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D&D Movie/TV Michelle Rodriguez, Justice Smith Join D&D Movie

From Comic Book Movies -- "Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar) and Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu) have joined Wonder Woman 1984's Chris Pine in Paramount and eOne's upcoming big-budget board game adaptation, Dungeons & Dragons..."

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We learned in December about Chris Pine's involvement, along with directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley.

 

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Zardnaar

Legend
Tinker gnomes and their creations are a normal part of Krynn. Alphatian Airships and gnomish technology are a normal part of Mystara. A magic-infused nuclear reactor lies at the hear of one of the Mystaran nations. A crashed spaceship and its robot guardians are a big part of Blackmoor.

You were saying?

Mystara is very obscure now, Krynns tech gnomes are a small part of the world. And they're also specific settings so they're opt in.

In both cases the generic level is ye olde renaissance faire.

Personally I don't mind it myself I bought and enjoy Eberron. But I wouldnt include those aspects on a D&D movie.
 

Mystara is very obscure now, Krynns tech gnomes are a small part of the world. And they're also specific settings so they're opt in.

In both cases the generic level is ye olde renaissance faire.

Personally I don't mind it myself I bought and enjoy Eberron. But I wouldnt include those aspects on a D&D movie.
I hear lots of new guard make artificer and do not play eberron so it would not be impossible.
 

Scribe

Hero
I hear lots of new guard make artificer and do not play eberron so it would not be impossible.

I do wonder about that, how accepted some of the classes/subclasses are. We have threads about other race options being disallowed, but I havent seen one about classes.

Personally, I dont like a most of the Artificer subclasses (Armorer, Artillerist, Battle Smith) at all thematically, and dont include it in my setting.
 

I do wonder about that, how accepted some of the classes/subclasses are. We have threads about other race options being disallowed, but I havent seen one about classes.

Personally, I dont like a most of the Artificer subclasses (Armorer, Artillerist, Battle Smith) at all thematically, and dont include it in my setting.
what is your settings thematics?
 



Scribe

Hero
and an artificer compromise that how?
I dont like the concept of fully magical suits of armour blasting at people, or guns, or some construct running around with you at low levels.

I'm not big on Warforged either. Like I get it for that setting, but thats not what I'm about.

EDIT: Its more a steampunk type vibe, if that makes sense? Which is cool and all, just not what I'm looking for.
 

I dont like the concept of fully magical suits of armour blasting at people, or guns, or some construct running around with you at low levels.

I'm not big on Warforged either. Like I get it for that setting, but thats not what I'm about.

EDIT: Its more a steampunk type vibe, if that makes sense? Which is cool and all, just not what I'm looking for.
do you not know of Talos the colossus? that was a greek myth.
plus why does any of what you say mess with your thematics in any way?
 






Zardnaar

Legend
so were most mythical creatures but we still end up with them, do you only have one red dragon?

Red dragons aren't unique and they fit in fantasy fine.

I don't think the movie will have a Warforged protagonist or even a Warforged.

Main reason is CGI and that's gonna cost money. I could be completely wrong it just imho. Either way what we think here on ENworld is irrelevant.

Movie should probably have a dragon. Movie will very likely have cgi in it. Movie will likely disappoint in some way what's in it and not in it.
 

Azzy

KMF DM
Mystara is very obscure now,
Irrelevant. I'd accuse you of moving the goalposts, but I suspect that you don't even know where the goal posts originally stood.

The Known World/Mystara, along with Greyhawk and Blackmoor, is one of the foundational settings of D&D. If we're going to discuss what is "D&D" (and the conversation you interjected yourself into was), Mystara is very much it.

Krynns tech gnomes are a small part of the world.
Um, no. Tinker gnomes, as much as I loathe them, were featured in the original modules, novels, and setting book and were a part of the creation story and the Greygem.

And they're also specific settings so they're opt in.
So are Greyhawk and the Forgotten Realms. Irrelevant.


In both cases the generic level is ye olde renaissance faire.
So what? In both cases, they all have weird tech/magitech.

Personally I don't mind it myself I bought and enjoy Eberron. But I wouldnt include those aspects on a D&D movie.
The line of conversation you've joined is about what "stretches D&D into new genre territory". And it really doesn't. Magictech is old hat, pulp is old hat—the only thing vaguely newish to D&D is the noire vibe of some of its aspects (which a potential Eberron-based movie wouldn't even have to lean into). And even that's not stretching things into "new genre territory" as it's still fantasy action and adventure. Like I said, the odds of the movie being set anywhere other than the Forgotten Realms or, possibly, Dragonlance are slight at best. That said, Eberron is not this radical departure from "normal D&D" (unless you mean by being more interesting that the Forgotten Realms) and it's certainly no departure from popular fantasy since, at least, the 90s.

What you would include isn't the line of discussion that you inserted yourself into. If you're going to join a conversation, please try to keep up
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Irrelevant. I'd accuse you of moving the goalposts, but I suspect that you don't even know where the goal posts originally stood.

The Known World/Mystara, along with Greyhawk and Blackmoor, is one of the foundational settings of D&D. If we're going to discuss what is "D&D" (and the conversation you interjected yourself into was), Mystara is very much it.


Um, no. Tinker gnomes, as much as I loathe them, were featured in the original modules, novels, and setting book and were a part of the creation story and the Greygem.


So are Greyhawk and the Forgotten Realms. Irrelevant.



So what? In both cases, they all have weird tech/magitech.


The line of conversation you've joined is about what "stretches D&D into new genre territory". And it really doesn't. Magictech is old hat, pulp is old hat—the only thing vaguely newish to D&D is the noire vibe of some of its aspects (which a potential Eberron-based movie wouldn't even have to lean into). And even that's not stretching things into "new genre territory" as it's still fantasy action and adventure. Like I said, the odds of the movie being set anywhere other than the Forgotten Realms or, possibly, Dragonlance are slight at best. That said, Eberron is not this radical departure from "normal D&D" (unless you mean by being more interesting that the Forgotten Realms) and it's certainly no departure from popular fantasy since, at least, the 90s.

What you would include isn't the line of discussion that you inserted yourself into. If you're going to join a conversation, please try to keep up

ThevD&D movie isn't really for us though not is it arguing about what is D&D.

It's going to be made to appeal to the masses. Mystara doesn't have mass appeal anymore.

It's probably generic or FR. It's not going to be set on Mystara it's probably not going to be Eberron. It won't be Darksun or Planescape.

It won't be a MtG setting. It probably won't have a Warforged protagonist or any other race that requires heavy CGI.

That's all imho if they do any of that I'll freely admit I'm wrong.
 

So trains in a D&D movie.

Potential reactions.
  • Wait isn't this fantasy. Why are trains in a fantasy movie? Isn't it supposed to be all beardy Dwarves and Vulcans galivating through the country side?
  • Ok whatever, I don't know what this is, but I'll just go with it?
  • Magitech? I thought that went out around the time people stopped listening to Eminem?
  • This isn't how trains are supposed to work in Eberron. Screw you Hollywood you ruin everything!
 


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