The Dungeons and Dragons film: Calls for shameless fan service

Ryujin

Legend
I wasn't aware that you made it. I thought that was random picture from the web. My apologies.
One of my previous avatar pics showed me in a welded stainless steel shirt that I made myself ;)
 

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Ryujin

Legend
How heavy was it? 😳
The model a friend of yours? 🙃
I'm not trying to derail the thread. All the sudden I have questions. LOL
The chain shirt weighs around 30 pounds, so in AD&D range for weight. It's 5/16", 16 gauge rings.
The model is a friend of a fellow photographer in Nova Scotia (I'm in Toronto). The model in this one is a friend ;)
EDIT - More here: MorallyAmbiguous.net
 

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Aeson

Legend
The base me would insist on my first post.

I'd still enjoy that, but I'd like to see a dungeon crawl. Traps, riddles, monsters, treasure. Krull was an excellent dungeon crawl movie. I'd like to see the wizard use spells like polymorph, sleep, grease. Not just fireballs and lightning bolts.
 


Hussar

Legend
I need the sound of dice being rolled on a table dropped into the sound mix somewhere, even if no dice are present. Just mixed into some other sound effect will do (maybe tumbling rocks or rubble), but apparent enough for an attentive listener.
Kind of like the gamer version of the Wilhelm Scream. I like that.

To go with that, someone needs to order a 7-Up in a tavern, and all food eaten should sound like cheese doodles.

Oh, and of course, the inn in the movie should be named, "Color Animal Inn". No substitutions for those words, just those actual words.

Would be nice to have at least one character named as an anagram as well.
 

guachi

Adventurer
I think that the best way to do a D&D movie with good fan service has already been done, starting 20 years ago, by Dead Gentlemen Productions. Show the players playing the game and then their characters, in-game. You could start out showing the players and character introductions, then make the rest of the movie in-game.

I've thought this was a great way to go for years. The DM, of course, is the BBEG. Next movie all the roles are switched.
 

Horwath

Hero
A sorcerer who uses Fireball for everything. An attack by goblins? Fireball! A red dragon? Fireball? A locked door? Fireball! A jar that won't open? Fireball! Run out of toilet paper? Fireball!
same sorcerer looking for bats in every cave for more "material components"
 

Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
A wizard mauled by a housecat.
I'd settle for the wizard being terrified of housecats.
An animated gazebo, which attacks remorselessly.
Naah, the group just needs to see a gazebo on the hill and, with no warning or lead-in, violently attack it and burn it to the ground, in a scene that has no relevance to the rest of the story.

Also, someone needs to periodically produce a 10 foot pole from gods-know-where and ask if it would be useful in whatever situation they are in. After verifying that no, it wouldn't, the pole just disappears until the next time.
 
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The opening scene is the party members first meeting in a tavern when the door slams open and an NPC runs in, randomly singles them out and approaches them to undertake a most epic quest where the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance.
 

Hussar

Legend
I would use the players playing the game in the promotion material, not the movie itself. Why not do it straight like LoTR? Is that so bad?
Because we already have LotR. Or The Witcher. Or a hundred other straight fantasy stories.

Sure, they could do it straight, but, then, how is it not just "generic fantasy movie"? What makes it a D&D movie?
 


Ath-kethin

Elder Thing
Sure, they could do it straight, but, then, how is it not just "generic fantasy movie"? What makes it a D&D movie?
IP. Specifically, WotC Product Identity. Nobody else is going to have beholders, illithids, or displacer beasts.

Now, the issue/concern they're likely to bring up is that making it "too D&D" might alienate non-gamers. But I don't see any reason that, if they focus on making a good movie that happens to incorporate classic D&D monsters and tropes, they can't make it work.

Jackson's Lord of the Rings didn't work because it was Lord of the Rings. It worked because he made compelling movies. The bits that made it Lord of the Rings may have done a lot of the marketing legwork, but that all means nothing if the movie sucks.

For evidence, see Dungeons & Dragons, 2000, plus sundry others.
 

Ryujin

Legend
I'd settle for the wizard being terrified of housecats.

Naah, the group just needs to see a gazebo on the hill and, with no warning or lead-in, violently attack it and burn it to the ground, in a scene that has no relevance to the rest of the story.

Also, someone needs to periodically produce a 10 foot pole from gods-know-where and ask if it would be useful in whatever situation they are in. After verifying that no, it wouldn't, the pole just disappears until the next time.
No one ever seemed to realize that the purpose of the 10 foot pole was to accurately measure, for making dungeon maps :ROFLMAO:
 

Ryujin

Legend
The opening scene is the party members first meeting in a tavern when the door slams open and an NPC runs in, randomly singles them out and approaches them to undertake a most epic quest where the fate of the multiverse hangs in the balance.
If you haven't already watched the "Mythica" series, you should. They pretty much do the tropey D&D thing: Party formed in a tavern, through world saving levels of adventure, over the course of 5 movies. You can watch for free on The Fantasy Network.

EDIT - I think that the series might also now be available on Prime and Tubi.
 

If you haven't already watched the "Mythica" series, you should. They pretty much do the tropey D&D thing: Party formed in a tavern, through world saving levels of adventure, over the course of 5 movies. You can watch for free on The Fantasy Network.

EDIT - I think that the series might also now be available on Prime and Tubi.
Is it comedy or drama/action or a little of both? I've been looking for something new to watch, so I'll check it out.
 

Ryujin

Legend
Is it comedy or drama/action or a little of both? I've been looking for something new to watch, so I'll check it out.
There's a little comedy in it. Especially if you think that Kevin Sorbo is funny when trying to be serious. (He has a few walk-on parts as the main character's mentor.)
 


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