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Famous people who play D&D.

warlord

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In talking to my brother trying to explain D&D was cool I brought up that Vin Diesel plays it. He then said Vin was a nerd. So I'm just wondering is there any other famous people who play D&D?
 

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Steel_Wind

Adventurer
Mike Meyers used to.

But Robin Williams? I knew he was a fan of Diablo II in his trailer between takes on set, but D&D? You sure on this?

The voices he could do! What a DM he'd make :)
 


rvalle

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I heard he played Dark Age of Camalot as well. Seeing how hyper he usually is he probably does all of them at once.


We figure Peter Jackson has a 20th level Wizard tucked way somewhere.

:)

rv
 

MrFilthyIke

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rvalle said:
I heard he played Dark Age of Camalot as well. Seeing how hyper he usually is he probably does all of them at once.


We figure Peter Jackson has a 20th level Wizard tucked way somewhere.

:)

rv

Have you looked at a picture of him? I'm sure it's a OD&D Hobbit he's got tucked away. ;)
 

Henry

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If he thinks D&D is a "nerd's activity", remind him that it's a fairly prevalent pastime among U.S. soldiers. It's also not that long ago when (according to Dave Arneson, that is) that most Nuclear subs had a D&D group stationed on them. :)
 


shaylon

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I have heard that Curt Shilling, the professional baseball player, is an avid D&D as well as everquest fan.

I would be interested to see your brother call Vin a nerd to his face!

-Shay
 

kenobi65

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shaylon said:
I have heard that Curt Shilling, the professional baseball player, is an avid D&D as well as everquest fan.

I've never heard that Schilling plays RPGs, but he *is* the owner of Multi-Man Publishing, which has taken over the publishing of the classic wargame Advanced Squad Leader.
 

whydirt

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Henry said:
If he thinks D&D is a "nerd's activity", remind him that it's a fairly prevalent pastime among U.S. soldiers. It's also not that long ago when (according to Dave Arneson, that is) that most Nuclear subs had a D&D group stationed on them. :)
What, soldiers can't also be nerds?
 


shaylon

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Of course this info is unconfirmed, but reports of famous people who game are all over the net. Obviously this isn't all D&D gaming, but gaming nonetheless. I was looking for the Curt Schilling interview I read on Allakhazam.com where he discussed EQ and D&D, but I cannot find it yet. If I find it, I will post that as well.

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There was a topic about famous people who play role-playing games. I was surprised at the confirmed ones. Probably the best known gamer is Robin Williams. It's a confirmed established fact that he plays Warhammer, Cyberpunk 2020, and used to play GURPS. Wil Wheaton (err, Wesley Crusher from a long time ago?) plays D&D3E, posts to RPG.net from time to time, coded his own website in php, and is a strong Libertarian. Claudia Christian from Babylon 5 is probably the most famous LARPer (live action). Jaques Villeneuve, the CART racecar driver, GMs Shadowrun. Curt Schilling, world series winning MLB pitcher, is a rabid wargaming fan--he even bought an ailing company and delayed a Spring Training in order to finish research on Dutch and Polish WW2 vehicles. The 'short guy' on Ally Macbeal plays Birthright. Michael Stipe sang about Rifts and one guy from Weezer talked D&D a while back in an interview, even describing his character. Vin Diesel is a confirmed gamer. Others who may game or may have gamed in the past: George R.R. Martin, Kobe Bryant, Lexa Doig, Tim Zahn, Andy Richter, Courteney Solomon, Justin Whalen, Joss Whedon, Drew Carey, Henry Thomas, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, Tom Morello, Matt Groening, Mike Myers, Bobby McFerrin, Jon Spencer...
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-Shay
 





shaylon

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DarrenGMiller

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Ed Robertson of the band Barenaked Ladies.

Okay, so he is not universally famous, but they are (IMO) a good band.

As far as the actors go, according to "30 Years of Adventure" it seems pretty common for actors and movie people to be gamers.

DM
 

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