Joe Manganiello Launches Dungeons & Dragons Club at Children's Hospital

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Joe Manganiello Launches Dungeons & Dragons Club at Children's Hospital

Post by Havard » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:02 pm

Joe Manganiello Launches Dungeons & Dragons Club at Children's Hospital
Actor Joe Manganiello has launched a Dungeons & Dragons club at a Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Manganiello, who appeared in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as Deathstroke, is a noted fan of the fantasy game franchise. He has his own line of Dungeons & Dragons streetwear, owns a massive dragon model in his home and regularly plays the game with other celebrity fans of the franchise. Now, Manganiello has introduced an entire new generation of fans to the game.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Mangaeniello and his brother Nick recently visited the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh with a large selection of copies of the game for the young patients at the hospital. The pair, who grew up playing the game together, introduced the franchise to the children and played with them for a day, helping them figure out the rules of the game and set up their own campaigns.

“I think at the heart of this game, it’s about immersion, and it’s about being able to step out of reality for a little while," Manganeniello shared. "And when it comes to Children’s Hospital and kids, [who are] here for a while, I think that becomes really necessary. Kids should be allowed to play… to be kids while they’re going through these medical issue that are forcing them not to be kids, but to be grownups.”
Source:https://www.cbr.com/joe-manganiello-dun ... -hospital/

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Post by Hugin » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:56 pm

That is awesome! Such a great idea for a children's hospital, especially for longer-term patients.

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Post by Tim Baker » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:41 am

That's great. I always enjoy seeing the hobby passed along to the next generation. And it's especially poignant when the kids are in the hospital -- hits me right in the feels.
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