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Co-Creator of D&D Dies

David Lance Arneson co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, a game that started millions of adventures and countless batles, died Tuesday in St. Paul, the Star Tribune reports. He was 61.

The game's website, wizards.com, said Arneson died Tuesday evening after "waging one last battle against cancer," CNN reports.

Arneson and Gary Gygax created Dungeons and Dragons in 1974, which became one of the best-selling games of all time. Players in the game battle monsters and solve mysteries using in a fantasy setting.

Arneson was a history student at the University of Minnesota where he developed an interest for recreating historical battles. Along with Gary Gygax and John Perron, Arneson created a game where one player was represented by one avatar who quested through dungeons, which eventually became Dungeons & Dragons.