I understand that there's a number of things he'd like to say, questions he'd like to answer but can't for legal reasons. I wonder if he's got a letter tucked away in an attorney's safe, to be released upon his (hopefully not anytime soon) passing?
Mr. Arneson, if you're reading this would you care to comment?
Any fool of a DM can kill his players, it's as easy as "Rocks fall, everybody dies". The Art lies in giving them the opportunity to kill themselves, in as entertaining a manner as possible.
I saw Dave say in another interview that agreements were agreements and that there are some bits of information he would take to his grave. For that reason I didn't even ask him about TSR stuff when FO! interviewed him, though of course we were curious. He's here though, he can set the record straight himself (on his policy or on creative issues) if he likes.
Btw there are no secret letters to be revealed. Badger is writing a book and I have pretty much given him free access to my records and stuff. I will review what is actually published and there are a lot of the old players still around as well. I tend to save things like a pack rat. And my story has been consistent for over thirty years as well. As well as those of my players.
#61 Its a real slog getting through. More than 2hrs of bad audio and hosts who know very little about Arneson, and often are more interested in talking about themselves or irrelevant trivia than they are in talking to Dave. Nevertheless, about 70 minutes in it gets more interesting. I'll be posting some snippets.
Kobold magazine (issue #8 or #9) had an interview with Dave just prior to his death. I know that a shortened version was posted online, but you had to buy the magazine to get the full version.
Marv / Finarvyn DCC playtester (2011) S&W WhiteBox author (2009) C&C playtester (2003) Builder of the TrollBridge for T&T; Amber Diceless player since 1993 OD&D Player since 1975; Metamorphosis Alpha since 1976
"Don't ask me what you need to hit. Just roll the die and I will let you know!" - Dave Arneson
From searching the net, these are the only audio interviews with Dave.
They are all gone from the publishers' websites. Some of the podcasts doesn't exist anymore and some of them doesn't have a backlog that go that far back. I have tried to see if they were archived on the internet archive but sadly none of them are.