It’s happening in real-time via Twitter, but actress Dominique Tipper who plays Naomi Nagata in The Expanse discovered D&D and seems to love in.
Tipper went to an all-girls Catholic School and didn’t even hear the word “nerd” until it was used in an American film. It seems quite understandable to me that she was in no position to discover tabletop RPGs from friends or classmates.
One encounter with D&D does not seem to be enough for Dominique, though. She’s busy recruiting cast and crew from The Expanse for another game.
And Wes Chatham, who plays Amos Burton, has signed up. There’s a familiar story here; Stranger Things has served as the connector, helping to show that D&D isn’t a million miles away from his usual entertainment habits.
There is, of course, a The Expanse Roleplaying Game. It’s written by Steve Kenson and published by Green Ronin, using the company’s Modern AGE system.
Modern AGE is just in the process of getting its own standalone setting. Threefold looks to be decidedly more science-fantasy than some of The Expanse’s science-fiction scenes, but interesting nevertheless. It’s a setting in which gates connect different worlds and dimensions and different factions fight for control.
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