Father Knows Best
Recently, it’s become more common to find celebrities having super geeky hobbies. Joe Manganiello has a regular Dungeons & Dragons game. Henry Cavill plays Warhammer 40k and famously almost missed his Superman audition because of World of Warcraft. Deborah Ann Woll is returning to on-screen tabletop gaming, after having an already extensive resume in that field!
This isn’t even a complete list, and we may not even know the number of celebrities that are into the geekier pursuits. We do know we can add Raised By Wolves and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla actor Abubakar Salim to that list. Salim has been participating in actual play games on Stream of Blood’s show, Vamps of Pittsburgh, alongside YouTube and voice acting icon Ashley Burch (of the upcoming Tiny Tiny Tina’s Wonderland and appearances on Critical Role.)
Recently, Salim has joined the Glass Cannon Podcast on their new show Haunted City. The new series uses the Blades in the Dark system and has the players exploring the day-to-day lives of being scoundrels in a dark steampunk setting. The show is currently on episode 4 (as of the time of this article) and things are heating up for our (anti-)heroes.
You can watch all of Season 2 of Raised by Wolves now on HBO Max. You can catch the Glass Cannon Podcast on various platforms including YouTube and their own site.
Have you checked out any actual play or live-streamed tabletop games? What are some of your favorites?