Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - April 10, 2009


The co-creator of the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy game and a pioneer of role-playing entertainment, Dave Arneson, died at the age of 61 after a two-year battle with cancer.

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'