Film/TV/Video
  • Film/TV/Video


    WotC has just launched an official Dungeons & Dragons web show called Dice, Camera, Action. It stars Chris Perkins running a game for Holly Conrad, Jared Knabenbauer, Anna Prosser Robinson, and Nathan Sharp. They are playing Curse of Strahd, so only watch it if you don't mind major spoilers. The video is nearly two-hours long. Enjoy!  ...READ MORE

    This article from Dragon Magazine, back in 1977, is likely very familiar to many of you (feel free to yawn - this item isn't for you!) However, there are many newer fans of D&D who don't even remember Dragon Magazine, let alone issues from nearly 40 years ago. In the article, Bill Seligman posits that Gandalf was merely a 5th level magic-user. Given Cubicle 7's recent announcement about an official Middle Earth setting for D&D, it seems like a nostalgia piece worth revisiting.  ...READ MORE

    For those new to the concept of tabletop role-playing game, learning Dungeons & Dragons can be a daunting task. From the scope of imaginary fantasy it covers to the math required to the full engagement necessary for players to enjoy it, D&D is not a casual game for casual players. And yet the popularity of D&D is on the rise. There are lots of factors that have contributed to its ascension: an aging populace of gamers embracing their childhood hobby and a new streamlined edition, to name a few. But there may be a new factor contributing to the game's popularity thanks to the Internet.


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    We already know that the new Dungeons & Dragon movie, being produced by the producer of the LEGO movie, is going to be set in the Forgotten Realms. Producer Roy Lee said, while at DICE 2016, that it will have a tone akin to Guardians of the Galaxy. "This new Dungeons & Dragons will be a Guardians of the Galaxy-tone movie in a Tolkien-like universe. Because when you think of all the Hobbit movies and The Lord of the Rings, they have an earnestness to them, and to see something fun, a Raiders romp inside that world, I feel is something the audience has not seen before."  ...READ MORE

    Green Ronin has revealed its plans for the coming year - a year packed with news of Fantasy AGE, Wil Wheaton's Titansgrave, Mutants & Masterminds, and more! In fact, with over 20 products planned, Green Ronin has a pretty hectic release schedule. You can read the full report here, but for those looking for the highlights, I've listed them below. The schedule includes RPGs, card games, dice, even a coffee-table book about fantasy cinema. Plus there are new or revised GM's Kits for several of their lines with new GM screens, reference cards, and combat trackers.  ...READ MORE

    One thing that gamers love is having the favorite media properties made into role-playing games. They talk about how well the official games do at adapting the source material. They make lists of the properties that should have their own games. They also do unauthorized, unlicensed adaptations. If you go back to the little black books of Traveller, you can find write-ups for Luke Skywalker, Kimbal Kinnison and other well-known science fiction characters. Arduin had light sabers and knock offs of Jedi Knights. The original Deities & Demigods had Elric and the Cthulhu Mythos in it. Gaming blogs are sources of “converted” material. All of these were unauthorized of course.  ...READ MORE

    The Gamers: The Series, Season 0 has begun. And the first episode is even seasonally relevant. The Gamers: The Series follows the characters from the original 2002 Dead Gentlemen movie, The Gamers, and its sequel The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, as they struggle to make their way in our modern world. Are you ready to continue the story of Newmoon, Nimble, Magellan, Rogar, and Mark? The series is being crowdfunded via a Patreon campaign.  ...READ MORE

    There are no spoilers in this first post, but there are many in the comments within. This thread is the Star Wars spoiler thread (we did this for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, too). If you've seen the movie and want to discuss it, here's the place. For the time being, this is the only place to put Star Wars spoilers on the site. No need for spoiler tags. They don't work on touchscreen devices anyway, making the the thread either entirely visible or completely inaccessible. So, if you're reading this and you haven't seen it yet, spoilers may exist from any post after this one. You should leave the thread and come back when you've seen it!  ...READ MORE

    The class played by Vin Diesel in his recent D&D game was a custom class called the Witch Hunter, designed for him by DM Matt Mercer. Geek & Sundry has released the class as a nine-page PDF! "In a landscape tormented by all manner of beasts, devils, and abominations from beyond the veil, most live in fear of the dark, of superstition, and of the unknown. Some grow hardened by this experience, instead choosing to stand up and fight against the tide of shadow. These folk are called 'heroes'. Some, however, are so fanatical and bent on destroying the anethema that plagues the countryside that they embrace dark, forbidden knowledge. They so obsessively research forgotten magics and dangerous, experimental alchemy to become the perfect hunter that their humanity is often called into question. These folk are called 'Witch Hunters'."  ...READ MORE

    Remember last week when Vin Diesel said he'd just played a game of D&D with the folks at The Nerdist and Geek and Sundry? Well, now you can watch that game! Or, at least, some of it in this 5-minute highlights video. The DM was Matt Mercer, and Vin Diesel was playing a Witch Hunter character. The other players were Dan Casey, Jessica Chobot, Laura Bailey, and Travis Willingham.  ...READ MORE

    Back in July, actor Vin Diesel got an awesome D&D birthday cake. Last night he posted a video where he talks about his recent game of Dungeons & Dragons with the folks at The Nerdist. I don't know if the game was filmed, or if we'll ever get to see it, but even so it's great to hear that Vin had such a good time. He's starring in the movieThe Last Witchhunter (out this month), and he played a homebrew Witchhunter class in this game. In fact, director Corey Goodman said he was largely influenced by talks with Vin Diesel, specifically about his Dungeons & Dragons witch hunter character, going so far as to say "If it weren't for Vin Diesel's 'Dungeons & Dragons' character, 'The Last Witch Hunter' wouldn't exist."  ...READ MORE

    A school in Cleveland is putting on a theatrical show which takes place just before the start of the Hell's Rebels adventure path. They're working with Paizo, and are holding a Kickstarter to create a professional DVD of production, which is called Night of Ashes. The Kickstarter only has three days left to go, though it has passed its funding goal; you get not only the DVD, but digital copies of the script and the character sheet of the main protagonist.
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    Celebrity D&D game Acquisitions, Inc., has become something of a fixture at PAX Prime. It's back again this year, complete with Chris Perkins as the Dungeon Master, on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:30 (Pacific) in the Main Theater at PAX Prime 2015. You'll be able to watch it live via Twitch, but for now - here's the trailer!
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    The long dispute between Hasbro and Sweetpea Entertainment has come to and end, opening the door for a brand new Dungeons & Dragons movie! The deal between Warner Bros, Hasbro, and Sweetpea, will see a movie set in the Forgotten Realms, written by Wrath of the Titans' David Leslie Johnson, and produced by The Lego Movie's Roy Lee.
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    Wil Wheaton has announced that the RPG show Titansgrave, which was originally due to launch yesterday, will instead be launching next week on June 9th. After reviewing the episodes, he feels that they're not quite ready, and that an extra week of post-production is needed. He explains more in the video below. Titansgrave, as you may know, will be a weekly show depicting an RPG campaign using Green Ronin's upcoming Fantasy AGE rules and Wheaton's own Titansgrave setting.
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    Adventure Time is a US cartoon for kids created by Pendleton Ward and which appears on Cartoon Network. It stars a boy, his best friend, and a magic dog in the post-apocalyptic Land of Ooo, and started in 2010. It is inspired by games including D&D. Why am I mentioning this? Because the creator, Pendleton Ward, is in Seattle at WotC's offices right now collaborating on a project of some kind. WotC's Chris Perkins says "Pendleton Ward, creator of ADVENTURE TIME, is in town this week, collaborating with us on a future D&D story. That's all I'm allowed to say!"
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    Tomorrow is TableTop Day, which marks yet another celebration of our hobby known the world around. This week's eclectic selections also celebrate the enormous variety of stuff out there for us gaming geeks!
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    Another week, another batch of great game picks... and a fantastic announcement from Wil Wheaton and Green Ronin!
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    So, with Wil Wheaton's statement that the game being played in his new Tabletop RPG show is NOT Green Ronin's Dragon Age, it's time to start putting together the clues. Here's everything we know so far. I figured that if I've spent 15 years doing this exact thing to compile information about D&D books, hopefully the process work for a web show, too! Note: I think I've fixed the issue preventing Chrome users from reading the article.
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    We've known that Tabletop, the web show hosted by Wil Wheaton, was planning an RPG spinoff show for quite a while now. Yesterday, some more information emerged as the show began production. The cast list was announced, and various set photos were tweeted. The cast includes Wil Wheaton, Hank Green (Vlogbrothers, SciShow), Alison Haislip (Team Unicorn, Attack of the Show), Yuri Lowenthal (Naruto, Dragon Age, Ben 10), and Laura Bailey (Soul Eater, Dragon Ball Z, Final Fantasy XIII).
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