Between battles, the story: Dave Arneson has passed on

Ars Technica: "Arneson understood that these things were of historical interest; history stands on the edge of knife, and a few different decisions one way or the other and the world would be a completely different place... we only forget that because we're comforted by putting historical events in a neat order. Arneson wanted to get into the heads of these people and play 'what-if.' Arneson understood that real stories came from what happened between the battles."