I was tempted to go with Wil Wheaton because of the many things he’s done to show gaming as a fun activity to non-gamers, or as someone else pointed out, his “nerd outreach programs”.
Tempted, that is. While I like what he’s done, I don’t care for his ongoing public actions regarding TableTop’s former co-producer. I had several hundred words written about this, but I wrote them and deleted them and that’s how you write something to vent.
So my favorite RPG-playing celebrity is Stoya. She’s an occasional player in Zak Smith’s D&D With Porn Stars game. She’s also Stoya. Not just a porn actor, she’s someone that’s in control of her own body and is an activist for women to be in control of their own bodies, which means she’s a person with a fantastic agenda: education. The Editor-in-Chief of The Verge writes “The questions our male readers ask Stoya continue to completely validate her column.” She has written for The New York Times, Esquire, the New Statesman, and Vice.
You know, I don’t have much more to say about Stoya than that. She uses her fame pornography gave her to gain a position where she can try to effect real, societal change. And she plays an elf druid. She’s pretty cool.