Posted on April 9, 2009
Here’s Vin hitting the talk show circuit, promoting Fast & Furious, and shares with Jimmy Kimmel the story of Melkor the Drow. Enjoy this little bit of geekness on late night tv.
The D&D stuff hits at 2:27.
April 9, 2009
I’ve heard that he played D&D so many times but I’ve never heard any proof to tell my friends/gaming mates. Thanks for sharing.
20 years! Wow. No wonder why is it so hard for him to not talk about Melkor.
Bringing up D&D in a talk show like this is starting to show that RPGs are slowly making its way into the mainstream.
I’ve got that book he wrote the forward to.
That was a fantastic interview. He didn’t make the hobby look bad at all. And he was so excited to talk about his character!
April 12, 2009
My first character’s name was Melkor, and it was an identity I used throughout my teens and early twenties.
It’s ruined for me now.
April 18, 2009
I love how it’s like he’s coming out of the D&D closet. Give it a couple years, and we’ll have D&D pride parades. Woo!
June 29, 2009
Hmm, apparently Melkor is another name for Morgoth (Sauron’s boss) in LoTR. Pretty sweet. Though I’ve never seen anyone playing a half-drow, I think the race will become more popular as a result of Mr. Diesel.
Steven Colbert has talked about playing D&D plenty. A quick google will show anybody that easy. It is even on YouTube!
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