Vin Diesel Talks Dungeons And Dragons And The Last Witch Hunter

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It’s well known that Vin Diesel is a huge Dungeons And Dragons Fan. You can take a look at this Birthday Cake to see that!

And it looks like he is merging  that love into his new movie The Last Witch Hunter.

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Collider recently had an interview with Vin, and he opened up about Dungeons And Dragons And More.

 

I’m gonna go way back. For the 30th anniversary of a game called Dungeons and Dragons, the company at the time had asked me to do a foreword and write the foreword on the cover of the book and I talked about my experience growing up playing Dungeons and Dragons religiously, and I even talked about a character that I had named Melkor, a name that obviously I stole from The Silmarillion, and that character was a witch hunter.

About four years ago or three and a half years ago, I met with this writer named Cory Goodman and I think he wrote Priest, he wrote a bunch of great things. We started talking and someone put us together because he was a Dungeons and Dragons player and thought that could be interesting and I guess he went off to write a whole film around my character Melkor, which was a witch hunter.

And just the very fact that I would be playing a witch hunter speaks to how nerdy I was about the game, how committed I was to the game Dungeons and Dragons because what people may not realize is that the witch hunter class wasn’t offered by TSR at the time. It was a character that you could get from a third party book of characters called The Arcanum. And so even if you played Dungeons and Dragons, you couldn’t play a witch hunter because the witch hunter class didn’t exist in Dungeons and Dragons, but I guess that there were these third party books that allowed you to find and become other characters that you were able to incorporate into the game, and there were a few characters that started there that eventually Dungeons and Dragons took over, but one of those characters was a witch hunter.

So I play the witch hunter because I was a huge fan of rangers and this was a class that was somewhat like a ranger and had a small spell class called mysticism at the time. [Sighs] Way too much information.

 

Read the full interview here.

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