Vin Diesel plays Dungeons & Dragons as his character from The Last Witch Hunter
When it comes to Dungeons & Dragons, Vin Diesel is no pretender to the geek throne. The star of the Fast & Furious franchise has been rolling 20-sided die since he was a New York kid in the ’80s, has penned the foreword to the 2004 book 30 Years of Adventure: A Celebration of Dungeons & Dragons, and even has a tattoo of his game character Melkor somewhere on his body.
Now the actor behind big screen tough guys Dominic Toretto and Riddick gets into character as the protagonist Kaulder from his latest film The Last Witch Hunter in a specially customized game of D&D put on by Nerdist and Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer from Geek & Sundry. Here’s what Mercer has to say about the Witch Hunter character he designed for Diesel:
“The Witch Hunter is designed to play as a second-line combat class (more damage and utility than tanking) that can use its own health as a resource,” says Mercer in a language only fluent nerds will understand. “Single weapon combat makes for a fun, focused bit of balance and survivability, where dual-wielding with dual-Blood Rite becomes a dangerous trade for extra damage. Throw in the Crossbow Expert feat for a fun Melee + Hand crossbow or dual-hand crossbow build.”
You can watch Diesel nerd out hardcore in the four-minute highlight version or the thirty-minute full version below!