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* RecognitionFailure:
** Leonard doesn’t know who Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is.
** Played with regarding Joe Manganiello; Leonard recognizes him from ''Series/TrueBlood'', while the girls — Amy in particular — are more familiar with his work on ''Film/MagicMike''.

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* RPGEpisode: Wil's secret ''Dungeons & Dragons'' sessions are the focus of the episode.


* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Wil Wheaton gives one to the guys in "The D&D Vortex" (see CelebrityIsOverrated above for further details).

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* ContinuityNod: The girls recall [[Recap/TheBigBangTheoryS6E23TheLoveSpellPotential the last time they played D&D]].
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Wil Wheaton gives one to the guys in "The D&D Vortex" (see CelebrityIsOverrated above for further details).


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* AsHimself: "The D&D Vortex", along with recurrers Creator/WilWheaton and Creator/KevinSmith, also includes Creator/WilliamShatner, Creator/JoeManganiello, and Creator/KareemAbdulJabbar.
* CelebrityIsOverrated: When the group discovers Wil Wheaton has a D&D night with a variety of celebrities (including William Shatner) they immediately start pestering him to let them in on the game. Wil ends up giving them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech because the biggest struggle with being a celebrity is sycophants trying to use you to meet other celebrities.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Wil Wheaton gives one to the guys in "The D&D Vortex" (see CelebrityIsOverrated above for further details).
* SwearJar: During Wil Wheaton's ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game.
-->'''Wil Wheaton:''' Okay, where were we?\\
'''William Shatner:''' I was about to go all "[[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan Wrath of Khan]]" on the ogres.\\
'''Kevin Smith:''' Oh, man, that's it. Put another dollar in the Star Trek jar, Bill.\\
'''William Shatner:''' {{Worth it}}!
* VomitDiscretionShot: Done with Sheldon throwing up on Creator/WilliamShatner. The ColdOpen shows the scene leading up to it, then cuts to the guys watching a video of it on a phone, followed by the sound of Sheldon vomiting.


When the guys learn about Will Wheaton's celebrity ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' game, they use deception and betrayal to fight over the one empty spot.

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When the guys learn about Will Wheaton's celebrity ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' game, they use deception and betrayal to fight over the one empty spot.

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When the guys learn about Will Wheaton's celebrity ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'' game, they use deception and betrayal to fight over the one empty spot.

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