Thursday, April 9, 2009

Dave Arneson

For the past several days, there have been numerous reports on the grogosphere of Dave Arneson's passing. They were premature, but unfortunately, not by much. Today, I read Arneson's obituary on Lord of The Green Dragon, Sir Robilar's blog. He posted the following poem which I too though appropriate.

The Land of Counterpane
by Robert Louis Stevenson

When I was sick and lay a-bed,
I had two pillows at my head,
And all my toys beside me lay,
To keep me happy all the day.

And sometimes for an hour or so
I watched my leaden soldiers go,
With different uniforms and drills,
Among the bed-clothes, through the hills;

And sometimes sent my ships in fleets
All up and down among the sheets;
Or brought my trees and houses out,
And planted cities all about.

I was the giant great and still
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.

The posting of this poem is also appropriate in that my son and I have been spending his spring break waging that age-old war between the Greens and the Tans on the living room floor.

Crazyred has posted a collection of gaming pictures he has done, some depicting NPCs in the world of Yoon-suin. His blog: D&D Doodles.

1 comment:

brandykruse said...

Great stuff -- writing, layout, and love that header! thanks for the boost and consider yourself followed!
PS. Arneson's death, obviously not the great stuff to which I was referring.