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What follows are links to some online resources by Dave Arneson: essays, interviews, posts, a supplement, a map, and a dungeon. Here is a quick summary of these links:
For purposes of commentary and criticism, below I've excerpted from these Arnesoniana a few quotes that shed light on the origin of roleplaying and OD&D.
If you know of any other firsthand, online, Arneson-specific links or resources that will help others discover the wonders of OD&D, then please add them below! Also feel free to add your own comments about the resources mentioned here in the OP.
Remark: Dave sued Gary Gygax and TSR five times to get credit as co-creator of D&D. The cases were settled out of court and the terms were sealed. Unfortuantely, as a result of the confidentiality, Dave could not answer many frequently asked questions, either here or in the interviews linked below.
A snapshot of Dave's official website archived by the Wayback Machine on 10-Jun-2008 (the Wayback Machine's links still work but may require a few seconds to load):
An Interview with Dave Arneson. Pegasus #1 (April/May, 1981). Page 4.
Question: Does anyone know who got ejected from Dave's game? By any chance was it the legendary Dinkie Rizzle?!
Garbage Pits of Despair (PDF) - a Blackmoor Campaign Module for Dungeons & Dragons by Dave Arneson:
Quoting from Wikipedia:
Pegasus chats with... Dave Arneson. Pegasus #14 (December, 1999).
Comment: I'm quite fond of Dave's remarks here about rules and referees.
Dave Arneson Interview. GameSpy. By Andrew S. Bub. August 11, 2002. 2 pages.
The following exchange about Dave's role in the D&D movie is a gem...
An Interview With Dave Arneson. ENworld.org. By Ciro Allessandro Sacco. July 07, 2004.
Dave Arneson Interview. GameSpy. By Allen Rausch. August 19, 2004. 6 pages.
Dungeons & Dragons' Arneson: The Lost Interview. Gamasutra. Published posthumously, August 10, 2009.