Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fantasy Gaming with the Stars

Here's the idea...you can choose 5 people to join you in a one-month reality show. You'll be trapped in a house, constantly surveilled, and expected to play 12-hours-a-day 1st edition AD&D. One of you will be the DM (your choice). One fighter, one thief, one magic user and 2 whatevers. So, ladies and & gentlemen...let's see your rosters!!!

1. Stephen Colbert
2. Vin Diesel
3. Mike Myers
4. Dwayne Johnson AKA The Rock
5. Matt Groening
6. Dame Judy Dench
7. Jenny McCarthy
8. Kato Kaelin
9. Edwin McCain
10. Wil Wheaton
11. Daryl Hannah
12. Robin Williams
13. Lexa Doig AKA Rommie and the computer AI from Andromeda
14. Ben Affleck
15. Mat Damon
16. Matthew Lillard
17. Jon Stewart
18. Jim Breuer
19. Brian Warner AKA Marilyn Manson
20. John Carmack
21. Sebastian Bengtsson
22. Joakim Bengtsson
23. Robert P. Olsson
24. Björn-Erik Karlsson
25. Daniel Antonsson
26. Tommy Karlsson
27. Kevin Smith
28. Eddie Izzard
29. Johnny Vaughn
30. Michael Greco
31. Dave Gorman
32. Charles Manson
33. Scott Edgar
34. Jon Favreau
35. Curt Schilling from, I think, the Red Sox or at least use to be.
36. Todd Pratt from, I think, the Braves or at least use to be.
37. Jimmy Wales (One of the founders of Wikipedia)
38. Jacques Villeneuve
39. Rivers Cuomo from Weezer and, it is rumored at least, the rest of the band.
40. Everyone in Marcy's Playground
41. Everyone in Flashlight Brown
42. Gary Gygax
43. Seth Greene
44. Trey Parker
45. Matt Stone
46. Patton Oswalt
47. Stephen King
48. Steve Rune Lundin AKA Steven Erikson
49. Joss Whedon
50. Jack Black
51. Ryan Cabrera
52. Nick Cannon
53. Jon Heder
54. Jesse McCartney
55. David Boreanaz
56. Lauren Graham
57. Hulk Hogan
58. Johnny Vaughn
59. Michael Greco
60. Dave Gorman
61. Lauren Graham
62. Alice Cooper
63. Raymond Feist
64. Kari Byron of Mythbusters
65. Ed Robertson (Barenaked Ladies)
66. Robert Jordan
67. Ben Kweller
68. RA Salvatore
69. David Duchovny
70. Donald Faison
71. Emilio Estevez
72. Robert Asprin
73. Glenn Danzig
74. Carrot Top
75. Brad Pitt
76. Len Lakofka
77. Steve Marsh
78. Dave Cook
79. Tom Moldvay
80. Dave Arneson
81. Richard Snider
82. Ed Greenwood
83. Tim Kask
84. Frank Mentzer
85. Paul Jaquays
86. Erol Otus
87. Dave Trampier
88. Dave Sutherland
89. Bill Willingham
90. Bob Bledsaw
91. Graeme Morris
92. Jim Bambra
93. Phil Gallagher
94. Dave Hargrave
95. Aaron Allston
96. Jim Ward
97. Rob Kuntz
98. Lawrence Schick
99. Mike Carr
100. DM's Choice

*I snipped most of this list of celebrity gamers from the Dungeon Delver. Thanks DD!*
*List edited to include designers, artists et. al. (8/29/08)
*If you can't decide...just roll a d00 and do it the old-school way.

10 comments:

Joseph said...

Gary Gygax (duh)
Joss Whedon
Robin Williams
Jack Black
Matt Groening

I went for people that I know are either excellent improv artists (Robin Williams and Jack Black), or had excellent imaginations (Joss Whedon, Matt Groening), or both.

Patrick said...

I'm going to have to go with this:

Joss Whedon as DM (oh hell yes)
Seth Greene as the magic user
Wil Wheaton as the thief
Matthew Lillard as the fighter
Stephen Colbert as a paladin (oh hell yes)

With myself as, hmmm, I don't know. A monk? I think I remember monks being in 1e.

The only thing I'm torn on is the desire to include Eddie Izzard as the magic user ... but I don't know who I'd bump. I guess it would have to be Lillard - make Colbert the fighter, and Green could play a cleric.

As long as Whedon is the GM. That thought brings tears of pure nerd joy to my eyes.

Joey said...

Lexa Doig
Gary Gygax
Joss Whedon
Stephen Colbert
RA Salvator

Reverend Mike said...

Like any good lazy D&D player, I whipped out the ol' d%, rerolled 76-99 and called 00 DM's choice...

29. Johnny Vaughn
35. Curt Schilling
01. Stephen Colbert
00. Gary Gygax
89...
24. Björn-Erik Karlsson

Arioch said...

Stephen Colbert
Vin Diesel
Robin Williams
Gary Gygax DM
Joss Whedon

With jack black as 1st alternate

Aaron W. Thorne said...

Stephen Colbert -> MU
Joss Whedon -> whatever
Hulk Hogan -> Thief
Raymond Feist -> DM
Kari Byron of Mythbusters -> Fighter
me -> Cleric

Bobjester said...

DM: Gary Gygax (of course)
Fighter: Kari Byron
Thief: Kevin Smith
M-U: Eddie Izzard
Cleric: Vin Diesel
Gnome Thief/Illusionist: Matt Groening

I chose these celebrities & their classes based on what I would find to be entertaining roles for them.
If I were to play (I'd have to be the Bard (Jester).

Lord Gwydion said...

Stephen King as the DM
Mike Meyers: Fighter
Jack Black: Cleric
Stephen Colbert: Thief
Kevin Smith: Magic-User
and me: Ranger

Man, that would be a fun lineup, and with King behind the screen, I'd bet the adventure would be alternately hillarious and horrific!

lars said...

7. Jenny McCarthy
11. Daryl Hannah
42. Gary Gygax (DM of course)
47. Stephen King (NPC necromancer)
56. Lauren Graham

What?

vraymond said...

I can tell right now I'm off in left field...

- Vin Diesel (he plays D&D)
- Dwayne Johnson (comic relief)
- Dame Judy Dench (if she's the DM, we're all DOOMED - but it will be lots of intense fun)
- Wil Wheaton (off-the-wall reasoning)
- Joss Whedon (for the dialogue)

As for the rest of the list, I've gamed with some of 'em already:

- Dave Sutherland (Tekumel with Prof. Barker as GM)
- Dave Arneson (one-offs, mostly)
- Robert Jordan (board game, once)

And then there were the games Mike Ford used to run in the Twin Cities:

- John M. Ford, GM (you were so screwed as a player, but it was the most fun you would ever had)
- Steve Brust
- Kara Dalkey
- Pamela Dean (chronicler)
- DD-B
- Martin Schafer
- Eileen Lufkin
- Elise Matthesen
- Felicia Herman (Mrs. Joel Rosenberg)
- 1-2 others (including me); Joel Rosenberg would occasionally poke his head in to say hi.