AceShowbiz - Joe Manganiello has turned his Friday poker nights into virtual "Dungeons & Dragons" playtime for his hardcore nerd pals.
The "True Blood" star, who is married to Sofia Vergara, started working with the company behind the character-based game and that got him back into playing - and when his poker pals found out, they wanted in.
"It was a fun hobby... I started playing again and my friends all started finding out about it and then they wanted to play, so I decided to start running a game for them on Friday nights," Joe tells "Live with Kelly & Ryan".
"Then of course, quarantine hit and I had to figure out how to use the technology on the camera, because I was used to playing in person. I figured out how to do that... and we've been able to carry on."
And Manganiello admits it takes a lot of hard work to put the weekly games together. "Everyone in the group is pretty hardcore," he adds. "I have to prep the most because I run the game, so it's a bit like being a showrunner on a longform TV show. I'm writing the story, I'm coming up with all the characters they're going to meet, where they're going to go, what they're gonna do."