Even though Riddick has only clocked half as much big-screen time as Fast, it’s well and truly a multi-platform phenomenon, taking in video games and graphic novels that have kept the “IP”, as Diesel puts it (that’s intellectual property to the folks at home), ticking over. Given this, I see my chance and ask him if he would ever consider turning Riddick into a roleplaying or tabletop game. He is, after all, one of Dungeons & Dragons' most high-profile adventurers.
"Very much so," he says, only barely restraining his enthusiasm. "Um… I would love to do it. You mean like classic roleplaying?"
Well yes, I respond, I’m a D&D player.
"Are you??" he says, before breaking into the cheesiest grin and double thumbs up this side of Wayne Campbell saying "Zang!" Then he pulls back from the brink of deep nerd and side-eyes me. "But you’re probably a new generation D&D player."
No, actually, I say, for years we played 1st edition AD&D [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons to you], and our DM [dungeon master to you] only recently decided to bring us into the 4E [4th edition to… you get the picture] world. His eyes widen and I know we’re about to get into it.
Here follows the next few minutes, as my fellow journalists’ eyes glazed over:
Vin: “What’s that like? I never made that transition.
sushigrade replied to your post: Dungeon! - 1981 Fantasy Board…
Oh man, I wanna say I had Top Secret too! I never had Dungeon, but I had all of the original AD&D books, including the Deities & Demigods with all the non-licensed literary characters…
Me and my little sister would use Deities and Demigods to play gods and goddesses with our barbies. Our dolls were statues at a museum except for the archaeologist that found a special amulet that broke the curse that had been put on them. Then they all teamed up to go after the bad guys. It was like our own rpg with dolls. Sometimes our ‘campaigns’ would last for days.
Dungeon! - 1981 Fantasy Board Game by TSR
Got it when it came out. I was eleven. I’ll say one thing for us fake geek girls, we commit.
Side note: We’re having a board game day. I hadn’t looked at that catalogue for a long time. It came with the game. I wish I still had the original Top Secret and Gamma World, too. I have no idea what happened to those or Chill for that matter. I’m sure they’re ebayable, but nostalgia, y’know?
Yep, D&D even at a wedding reception.
MY KIND OF RECEPTION
Can I throw myself a real wedding even though I’ve been married for 6 years? Is that allowed?
Tumblr makes me ask the same question. Vegas was nice, convenient, and within our budget (time and money-wise), but I see some awesome nerd wedding stuff out there…
You guys! It’s your relationship! I fully intend on having another wedding that will only include our chosen family. I feel like our actual wedding was more for our families than us and by that I mean we had to do things please people in our blood-related families. Kris will officiate and I would like for Kelly, Kris and I perform the Romi and Michele dance. We make our own rules! We do what we want, Thor!!
Gary Gygax, co-inventor of Dungeons & Dragons, and a devout Christian, explains why he doesn’t celebrate Christmas.