Sunday, August 30, 2015
RPGaDay - Day 30 - Favorite RPG Playing Celebrity
Oh please - the slow rise of D-list celebrity gaming is probably my least favorite development of the last few years. I don't care when an otherwise famous person mentions that they have played RPG's. There's nothing wrong with that. I just don't care much for the "celebrity gamer" thing. I like Wil Wheaton's Tabletop show, but I don't care about buying an RPG with his name on it just because his name is on it! I don't care about watching a video of an RPG session because of who is in it. I don't care about the latest OSR kerfluffle about who said what about who. None of it matters to me as a guy who runs and plays games.
If the #1 aspect of something RPG-related is who's name is on it then it's a problem.
If people get all excited because somebody famous "came out" as an RPG player, well ...
I'm sure it stems from D&D and the whole 80's nerd/devil cultist thing that blew up back then. I grew up with it and I don't feel some desperate need to force-legitimize the thing by trying to tie it to some famous person.
It doesn't matter.
Go play your game and enjoy yourself.