I want to see a TV show where the flying camera crane zips around the table where Wil Wheaton, Puff Daddy, Michael Madsen, and Lindsay Lohan play D&D. I would totally watch that.Link
"Yo, I'm-a gonna get all up in that orc's face with my Magic Missile. Jack you up, orc!" Then then announcers banter, "oh, Magic Missle! A bold choice, he might need that later. Here comes the roll..."
It would be GLORIOUS.
Update: It turns out that Wil Wheaton already pitched this to Comedy Central:
No joke: I helped some guys from Upright Citizen's Brigade pitch this to Comedy Central. We did a live version for them at the Comedy Central Workspace earlier this year.
It was AWESOME, and hilarious, and I got to sit close enough to Paget Brewster to pretend that she was in love with me, but CC didn't pick it up.
There's a tape of it, that should /really/ find its way to the internets.
Update 1(a): Wil sez, " I didn't pitch it (as in, it wasn't my idea). I just helped some guys who had put the thing together, and played in the game during the performance for Comedy Central. I improvised a lot, and I gave up some of the funny, but the original idea wasn't mine. Would you correct that at boingboing, so I don't get credit where credit isn't due?"
Update 2: A reader sez, "Apparently, Vin Deisel is a big nerd who's really into D&D. He wrote the Foreword for that special anniversary Dungeon Guide."
Update 3: Thanks to Jonathan for reminding us of this 2004 post about a non-celebrity community-access D&D TV show.
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