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D&D Movie/TV Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves At San Diego Comic-Con

Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con this year will be able to immerse themselves in a 'Tavern Experience' promoting the upcoming D&D movie, Honor Among Thieves, IGN reports. It will be a 20-minute experience in which you can interact with D&D critters and characters. Additionally, guests can try both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of 'Dragon Brew'. Additionally, on Thursday July 21st...

Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con this year will be able to immerse themselves in a 'Tavern Experience' promoting the upcoming D&D movie, Honor Among Thieves, IGN reports. It will be a 20-minute experience in which you can interact with D&D critters and characters. Additionally, guests can try both alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of 'Dragon Brew'.

Additionally, on Thursday July 21st, during the convention, the films cast will be on stage and fans will get a sneak peek at the movie, which is due out next year.

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves includes in its cast Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, and more.

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Parmandur

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I have come to realize in my decades of interacting with other D&D fans online that many people had a very different experience with D&D than I did. It was never anything that anyone in my real life circle ever took seriously - I mean, one of the first adventures I ever actually owned was The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror where we got Gygax's loving tribute to Lewis Carroll. But I understand now that for many people gaming was a serious undertaking and their worlds were works of serious fantasy.

So I get it, but I do wish that more folks would look at D&D as a brand when they're thinking about how it looks to a mass market rather than their own personal experiences with the material. D&D in the mass market is goofy stuff in a good way - like Doctor Who or Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-man. You can do serious stuff with it, but it's never going to be "serious" as a brand because that's not the headspace it lives in in the general consciousness.
Yeah, I don't begrudge anyone their personal experience, but as a line of products the work of Gygax, Greenwood, Hickman, Weiss, and so on was always high camp with an extra serving of gooey cheese.
 

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payn

He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
I have come to realize in my decades of interacting with other D&D fans online that many people had a very different experience with D&D than I did. It was never anything that anyone in my real life circle ever took seriously - I mean, one of the first adventures I ever actually owned was The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror where we got Gygax's loving tribute to Lewis Carroll. But I understand now that for many people gaming was a serious undertaking and their worlds were works of serious fantasy.

So I get it, but I do wish that more folks would look at D&D as a brand when they're thinking about how it looks to a mass market rather than their own personal experiences with the material. D&D in the mass market is goofy stuff in a good way - like Doctor Who or Guardians of the Galaxy or Ant-man. You can do serious stuff with it, but it's never going to be "serious" as a brand because that's not the headspace it lives in in the general consciousness.
I get that folks want their tastes catered to. What I think the serious crowd needs to understand is that if this thing can take off there will be a lot of flavors of D&D happening. Eventually, you will get your super serious lord of rings like D&D movie, but it might take some time to get up and running. Of course, that all relies on this big tent attempt to hit broad audiences being a success.
 

Jer

Legend
Supporter
I get that folks want their tastes catered to. What I think the serious crowd needs to understand is that if this thing can take off there will be a lot of flavors of D&D happening. Eventually, you will get your super serious lord of rings like D&D movie, but it might take some time to get up and running. Of course, that all relies on this big tent attempt to hit broad audiences being a success.
I personally think you're more likely to get a serious D&D TV show first rather than a D&D movie. At least if the TV world and film worlds stay like they have been for the last decade or so. Streaming gives you a little more room to breathe and find an audience over time while films are declared successes or failures on the day they come out. So the TV folks get more creative flexibility in the kinds of shows they can put out there while the film studios are really conservative about what kind of movies they're willing to throw money at. Unless that changes we're unlikely to see film studios take much risk with big budget properties or potential franchises - the risks are being taken by smaller studios like A24 (who, not coincidentally, have had an Earthsea TV series in development for a while now - there's a title and a studio that should lead to some fantasy on the serious side of things).
 

Reynard

Legend
Supporter
I personally think you're more likely to get a serious D&D TV show first rather than a D&D movie. At least if the TV world and film worlds stay like they have been for the last decade or so. Streaming gives you a little more room to breathe and find an audience over time while films are declared successes or failures on the day they come out. So the TV folks get more creative flexibility in the kinds of shows they can put out there while the film studios are really conservative about what kind of movies they're willing to throw money at. Unless that changes we're unlikely to see film studios take much risk with big budget properties or potential franchises - the risks are being taken by smaller studios like A24 (who, not coincidentally, have had an Earthsea TV series in development for a while now - there's a title and a studio that should lead to some fantasy on the serious side of things).
I agree. It is already the case with Marvel and Star Wars, anyway, where the films are the big spectacule designed for broad appeal, and (some of) the shows have an opportunity to experiment with tone and theme.
 




Jer

Legend
Supporter
Are any of them Eberron, because if not it is a travesty.
IIRC the TV series that was announced as in development was worded in such a way that if the movie is a success then it'll tie into the movie the way that the Marvel shows tie into the Marvel movies, but if the movie is a flop it can go forward as its own thing. So I'd assume a Realms show. They're also hoping to make multiple shows - I think everyone wants to have the Marvel model of film and TV shows working in concert.

Here's an article from January about it - Rawson Marshall Thurber To Spearhead Flagship ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ TV Series For eOne They use the words "complement the film series" which I suspect means "it doesn't tie in directly, unless the film does well, in which case we'll figure out how to make it tie in directly".
 

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