David J. Ritchie
|David J. Ritchie|
|Born||October 6, 1950|
|Died||September 6, 2009
Early life and education
David Ritchie worked for SPI until it was taken over by TSR in March 1982; as more former SPI employees left TSR or were fired, Ritchie was the final SPI holdover, and left for Coleco in late 1983.:14 Ritchie, along with Jon Pickens, David "Zeb" Cook, Harold Johnson, Rick Swan, and Ed Carmien, co-wrote the adventure module OA2 Night of the Seven Swords. Ritchie and Dave Arneson detailed Arneson's world of Blackmoor in a series of four adventure books from TSR, DA1: Adventures in Blackmoor (1986), DA2: Temple of the Frog (1986), DA3: City of the Gods (1987) and DA4: The Duchy of Ten (1987).:388
Ritchie wrote the 1991 book Connecticut: Off the Beaten Path with his wife, Deborah.
Ritchie died in his Connecticut home on September 6, 2009, at the age of 58.
- "United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JGGR-2YC : accessed 07 Dec 2013), David Ritchie, 6 September 2009; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
- Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
- Pickens, Jon, David "Zeb" Cook, Harold Johnson, Rick Swan, Ed Carmien, and David James Ritchie. Night of the Seven Swords (TSR, 1986)