Dave Sutherland Is Dying

I recently learned that Dave Sutherland, a longtime TSR employee and the artist behind much of the early D&D and Tekumel products, is terminally ill. To pay his medical bills and hopefully leave something for his wife and daughters, he and his sister are auctioning off much of his gaming stuff on eBay, including some real rare gems. You can find the link here.

Dave created the cover for the “blue book” edition of Dungeons & Dragons, which was the first roleplaying game I ever saw. In a sense, he drew me into the business.

If you have any interest at all, take a look at the auctions. They represent a real trove of gaming history, and the money would be going to help out a family in dire need. Please pass this on to whoever you like and post it wherever you can.