D&D Movie/TV There's A New Trailer For D&D: Honor Among Thieves

A brand new trailer for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie has just been released! The movie comes out March 31st. This trailer very much highlights the tongue-in-cheek nature of the movie and is filled with one-liners. The trailer also gives us a good luck at the Red Wizards of Thay, along with the mimic, the owlbear, and other iconic D&D monsters.

 
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Bagpuss

Hero
Bard has clearly updated from an earlier edition and the player and DM are arguing over what to use for an escape artist check, the fighter just gets on with things.

DM: It's not really Acrobatics, as you aren't doing whole body physical stuff, nor Sleight of Hand as you aren't stealing or concealing something. Make a straight Dexterity check

Bard rolls a 3.

Fighter: "So hit him on the foot with the rock, Extra Attack to smash it into his face. Then Action Surge, throw the rock at the far guard, move to close the distance then because of my Tavern Brawler feat lets me get a grapple as bonus action using a superiority die for Trip Attack (extra d8 damage), use the Extra Attack to hit them again while I have them pinned."

Bard: How about perform my nimble fingers must give me some advantage.

DM: Yeah nice try. No, besides you said you were just rubbing them against the edge of the well worn prison steps. Tempted to make it a Strength check now.

Bard: No, no straight Dexterity fine. I'm rubbing really fast.

Bard rolls a 2.

Fighter:
So the one I have grappled takes 1d4, finishes the off? DM Nods Great. I leap at the other one still standing, unarmed attack, hits? DM Nods So I'll Trip Attack again, hitting him into the floor as my Extra Attack and Grapple as a bonus.

Bard rolls a 4.

Bard IC: "There are probably sharper stairs somewhere else."

DM: You know the guard she took out in the first round was about to chop her head off with an axe, a very sharp axe.
 






Very cool. It seems like this movie will finally be a D&D movie that actually integrates the lore, rather than just tossing in a few throwaway lines (Wrath of the Dragon Queen), or feeling like someone's really bad homebrew (the first movie).

Re: Forgotten Realms lore

That floating Red Wizard is apparently who everyone thinks he must be, according to Polygon.

I've watched Book of Vile Darkness, but my memory of it is vague and hazy. Probably as a defense mechanism.

It is truly spectacular. I especially liked the bit where our hero takes a vow of chastity, just like his father and grandfather before him.

No, seriously.
 




Parmandur

Book-Friend
It is truly spectacular. I especially liked the bit where our hero takes a vow of chastity, just like his father and grandfather before him.

No, seriously.
Vow of chastity, or vow of celibacy? Big difference, since chastity as traditionally understood is compatible with breeding like a rabbit, marriage vows being vows of chastity after all.
 

I mean 1.2 is definitely more 🥪 and less 💩 than 1.1. And the movie... Unarguably has higher production values than the previous 3.

The next version will likely be a lot better then 1.1, heck at least in some ways it might be better then 1.0a if they give enough concessions. Everybody is obsessed with 1.0a, which I've seen enough good legal arguments to believe will fail to be revoked, and not enough on the opportunities before us to squeeze as much value from OGL 1.2 revisions as possible. That should be the main focus now, keep telling revoking OGL 1.0a is unacceptable by all means, but otherwise let Paizo's lawyers handle it, focus on your Christmas list for OGL 1.2.
 

Haplo781

Legend
The next version will likely be a lot better then 1.1, heck at least in some ways it might be better then 1.0a if they give enough concessions. Everybody is obsessed with 1.0a, which I've seen enough good legal arguments to believe will fail to be revoked, and not enough on the opportunities before us to squeeze as much value from OGL 1.2 revisions as possible. That should be the main focus now, keep telling revoking OGL 1.0a is unacceptable by all means, but otherwise let Paizo's lawyers handle it, focus on your Christmas list for OGL 1.2.
Dear Santa,

I want a shiny 4e released under a Creative Commons license, and a Nentir Vale setting under OGL 1.3. I've been a good little boy all year (except that one thing).
 

Iosue

Hero
I’ll admit that my excitement for the movie took a hit in light of recent events, but I’ll be damned if this trailer didn’t get me all excited again. It’s just…everything I wanted in a D&D movie. A solid cast, faithfulness to the game, stakes, action, and irreverence. It actually somewhat pains me to hear people say, “They’re just trying to copy Guardians of the Galaxy,” because when I saw Guardians, the first thing I thought was, “This would have been a great D&D movie.”
 

I’ll admit that my excitement for the movie took a hit in light of recent events, but I’ll be damned if this trailer didn’t get me all excited again. It’s just…everything I wanted in a D&D movie. A solid cast, faithfulness to the game, stakes, action, and irreverence. It actually somewhat pains me to hear people say, “They’re just trying to copy Guardians of the Galaxy,” because when I saw Guardians, the first thing I thought was, “This would have been a great D&D movie.”
Just pretend GotG is a slightly unorthodox Spelljammer campaign!
 


The number of people who are aware of what's going on is far beyond what I would have thought. I've seen it crop in a number of places and when someone makes a comment indicating they don't understand the short explanation that usually follows invariably makes Hasbro look terrible.

I think that is the bubble we are in hanging out on sites like this where we overestimate awareness about things like this.
I would have agreed with this, and still mostly do, but this has reached the Washington Post. That's pretty darned mainstream and a pretty big audience, even if only a fraction of the WP readers see this article.
 

Whizbang Dustyboots

100% that gnome
I would have agreed with this, and still mostly do, but this has reached the Washington Post. That's pretty darned mainstream and a pretty big audience, even if only a fraction of the WP readers see this article.
I believe the Post featured it across their social media. I don't think it was unread by any means. And, more importantly, it's also an article that every Post article on the movie will be linking back to and referring to in the text. It's going to have legs.
 

DND_Reborn

The High Aldwin
There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t act a little childish sometimes
- The Fourth Doctor (Doctor Who)
The fact you are quoting Doctor Who means I must disagree with you on principle alone. :rolleyes:

So would you also say a D&D game, played by a group of adults, that is silly is... "bad"?
Yep. Comedy has it's place, certainly, but silliness does not. I've walked away from games like that and asked players like that to leave as they would most likely be happier playing in a game of a different style.

That's probably the aesthetic difference at the root. My D&D games are all fairly silly and light-hearted, so I'm glad to see a movie approach D&D the way it's normally played at our tables.
I agree, it is just my preference. But I also see it as unfortunate because it will promote a style of play in newer players which does not align with my own... 🤷‍♂️ It also detracts from the game (as I knew it) growing up and well into my adulthood. Sigh...
 

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