Joe Manganiello Reveals How His Star-Studded Dungeons & Dragon Campaign Handled The Pandemic
Vin Diesel might be the most high-profile Dungeons & Dragons aficionado in Hollywood, famously teaching Judi Dench how to play during their downtime on sci-fi sequel The Chronicles of Riddick, but it can’t be denied that fellow enthusiast Joe Manganiello boasts the most star-studded campaign.
The DCEU’s short-lived Deathstroke was also hired by D&D as a consultant by to write storylines, create characters, and redesign existing ones given his in-depth knowledge of the property, while he also refitted the basement of his home from a wine cellar into a place where his team would gather on a Friday night to spent hours forging ahead with their campaign.
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His fellow players include Vince Vaughn, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, professional wrestler and former WWE star Paul ‘The Big Show’ Wight, Game of Thrones co-creator D.B. Weiss, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, League of Legends story designer Ryan Verniere and more.
During a recent interview with Variety, Manganiello discussed how he’s managed to keep his game running during the pandemic, when a bunch of people hunkering down in a basement for hours at a time was strictly off-limits.
You certainly can’t fault Manganiello’s enthusiasm for remaining committed to Dungeons & Dragons even during the worst global health crisis in generations, and that’s one game we’d love to be a fly on the wall for.