Celebrity Gaming

While doing some research earlier into game design, I ran across a few articles that spoke of celebs like Seth Rogen, Patton Oswalt, and even Stephen King as possible Magic: The Gathering players.

It's pretty much public knowledge that Vin Diesel was (is?) a D&D player, and others such as Stephen Colbert and Lauren Graham have mentioned playing, too, if I'm not mistaken.

So, taking that into account, why don't we know about more? The law of averages says that there are many more celebs that enjoy tabletop gaming of some sort, but why do they not come forward with it?

Personally, I think it would be awesome, and tying in to my post a few days ago about shy players, might even help some of those people who are still in their shell come out once they see someone famous enjoys the hobby, and it would definitely draw a larger crowd to the games played by the celebs.

I certainly hope that the 'geek' stigma isn't what keeps them from mentioning their gaming preferences and pasts. That would be rather tragic. Everyone should be able to enjoy our great hobby.

Anyone out there know of certain celebs that play CCGs or RPGs?

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