Everyone take a deep breath. Ice-T doesn’t dislike Dungeons and Dragons. It’s true that he was caught by surprise when arrived to the recording booth and had to read a D&D audiobook; he didn’t know what to do with the material. He described the experience on his Final Level podcast and used some uh, colorful, language. Some people construed his poking fun at the text as hate, but now, he’s setting the record straight.
In the newest episode of his podcast, “Don’t Hate the Player, Hate the Mage,” Ice-T and his co-host Mick Benzo revisit the subject. Ice-T clarifies his comments, explaining he was simply remarking on the difficulty of reading the words. Regardless of your feelings about D&D, you can’t argue with the fact that the language can be cumbersome. And if you’re in a recording session and you’ve never read anything like it before? It’s a challenge.
Ice-T is cool with the game, though. From his podcast:
“I have nothing against Dungeons and Dragons, geeks, or nerds. I told you I just hate dumb fucks.”
“What wouldn’t Ice-T like about a dungeon… or a motherfuckin’ dragon? That shit sounds dope to me.”
He went on to say that he acted out all the characters in the book, including Drizzt Do’Urden, three women, and a talking sword. He also mentioned he’s becoming more familiar with the game, and not only does he want to play, he wants to become a Dungeon Master.
Who wants to join Ice-T’s gaming group? Let us know in the comments.