What does a Dungeons & Dragons player look like?
Well, they don’t all channel the overdone nerd stereotype portrayed on Saturday Night Live — and that’s prompted a delightful moment on Twitter.
In a skit performed during Saturday’s show, three employees from the graphics department, played by Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, and guest host Kit Harrington, battle over the title of “Employee of the Month” in a style akin to live action role-playing games like D&D.
The D&D community, tired of seeing the same old stereotype, wasn’t impressed
Twitter user Nic ter Horst posted a selfie in response to the SNL skit, asking people to post their own (and their dice) with the hashtag #DnDSelfie, to “remind folks that D&D doesn’t look like pocket protector clad nerds from the 80s.”
“We’re out here being nerds now and our brand of socially awkward is frankly much more entertaining.”
Seeing that SNL D&D skit was painful so let’s post some 🔥 selfies to remind folks that D&D doesn’t look like pocket protector clad nerds from the 80s
We’re out here being nerds now and our brand of socially awkward is frankly much more entertaining (bonus points for dice pics) pic.twitter.com/nsSdccP8ae
— ♡ NIC ter HORST ♡ @ TCAF (@nicterhorst) April 8, 2019
Sure enough, a stream of #DnDSelfie posts arrived, and they’re great. Behold, here’s what a bunch of D&D players look like, SNL.
sup #DnDSelfie, i’m anna! i work as a barista at a board game cafe where i see lots of different people of different identities, backgrounds, ages, and what have you playing d&d and tabletop games. 🥰 i like drawing character inventories and rooms too 💖 pic.twitter.com/jOqwHFmrzB
— anna (@nannapai) April 8, 2019
Yup, haven’t you heard? Questing with pals is cool and you know it.