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Game Designer Dave Arneson on Slice of SciFi Show #151


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

With this week’s passing of legendary game creator E. Gary Gygax, his longtime colleague, Dave Arneson joins us to talk about their association together on the groundbreaking RPG “Dungeons & Dragons” (D&D). Like Gygax, Arneson cut his teeth on gaming through various strategy board and card games and then, again like his D&D co-creator, was introduced to the wargame “Gettysburg” by his parents, and that changed his entire future. Arneson is the co-founder, with Dustin Clingman, of Zeitgeist Games, home of Arneson’s Blackmoor, other RPG products, and a company dedicated to creating fun and innovative casual games for web, PC and Console platforms.

In the News segment we will have two very cool SCI FI to SCI-FACT stories, one of which is a robot feature that some may find kind of frightening, along with an update to Sam Raimi’s new horror film “Drag Me To Hell.”

We’ll give our fans a good rundown of all the SF/fantasy and horror big screen features that are expected in theaters for Movie Talk.

Now that the writer’s strike is over, why are many scribes idle at their desks? We tell you in the TV Talk segment of the show, as well as, giving out some details about Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino’s new television miniseries coming to NBC.

Future Talk says that Gerard Butler will be showing up in one of the most anticipated SF movies in quite a few years. We tell you which one and the unique role he will be playing in it, also, rumor has it that there may be a new Starfighter in our futures.

Dave Arneson is our special guest, we still have two important contests running, there will be special segments and much, much more. Be sure to join us online this Saturday, March 8, 2008 for Slice of SciFi Show #151 and again on March 10, 2008 on XM Satellite Radio’s Sonic Theater (4-5AM & 7-8AM EDT drive-time).
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