A downloadable game

Made with a nod of acknowledgement to one of the founding fathers of our hobby, Arneson Gaming is probably not as cool or refined as what Dave played, but you may still enjoy it. A few rules to get your game moving, but not enough to restrict your creativity and imagination, just like Dave might have wanted it.

Contains a single PDF with minimal rules but enough of a framework to get the juices flowing and help your table have a fun time.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
Tagsdnd, Dungeon Crawler, fkr, Tabletop role-playing game


Arnesonian Gaming (1).pdf 608 kB


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Hi. This is great. I picked this up a while back and got linked here again a full year later. Now I leave a comment. What a gem of a game. You rock.


Awesome! I appreciate the comment and am glad you are enjoying the game.

Hi Matt, I’ve translated it in Italian. How do I send you the file? I also have the translation of so1um 0.6, if you want to publish it

Thank you! You can send to snikle 1973 through gmail will work (just remove the spaces), I will at the the product page if you are ok with that.

That’s totally fine. I’ll send them asap


A masterpiece of sobriety and efficiency. The best in the FKR category.

 Two pages of rules to play as if you were in the 70s with Dave Arneson and his friends.

 Thank you so much Matt Jackson, you're my hero ! 

I only added a "house rule" to your jewel for more roleplay: I keep 4 Hit Points but I name them ( Stunned/Wounded/Disabled/Dead )

Thank you! I’m very pleased you like it, and I love your HP hack!

Nice simple rules for good FKing gaming. Good job!

Thank you!


Game like its it's 1972

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Sheesh, everyone's a critic. ;-)

Thanks! Fixed. 


Is there supposed to be a PDF?



Age is getting to me, swore I uploaded and checked it! It’s on there now.

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No, you did good - in 1972 there were no PDFs xD


LoL Good point! It is like magic!