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2021-03-03 9:48:40 AM  
9 votes:
Will he play a charming yet befuddled and stammering lich?
 
2021-03-03 11:49:16 AM  
7 votes:

rogue49: It will only work if the writers, director, producers, etc understand D&D.

And how to get many hours of play, down to 2.
Much less actual character development, including skills...and not just handing them a magic weapon/wand/etc

Forget the damn thief, they're always comic relief and useless. And fighters are redundant and boring.

Focus on the magic users
As protagonists!!!
You've got tons of magic classes to work with.
Wiz, Sorcerer, Druid, Warlock, etc etc etc.

Make it a true dungeon crawl
No friggin landscape travel.
Got sick of this in LOTR.

Leave the villain to be some arch Lich...Hugh Grant loves makeup now.
Don't do what you always do...

Believe me, newer generation gets fantasy already. Slim the intros.

Head straight into the spell slinging.



Half the movie:

Wizard: "Okay everyone gather...buffs."
(cast)...(cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... ..........(cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)... (cast)...
Wizard: "There, now does anyo - "
Fighter #3: "You forgot to give me fire protection."
Wizard: "Do you *need* fire protection?"
Fighter #3: "Yes, I'm using my acid resist gauntlets."
Wizard: "Why? We're not going to deal with acid..."
Fighter #3: "Well, they also have prot. eight and I need that."
Wizard: "And you don't have anything else?  No potions?"
Fighter #3: "They only give me ten and don't last that long."
Wizard: "Ug...fine." (cast)...
Ranger: "Uhh...could you drop another haste, I was too far away."
Wizard: "How the?!  Don't you have boots?!  Fark!"
Fighter #1: "Are one of you clerics going to drop anything?"
Cleric #1: "We need the mana."
Cleric #2: "Yeah....unless you want to fight using potions."
Bard: "Nobody move...songs."
Fighter #2: "You could have done this ten minutes ago!"
 
2021-03-03 11:59:56 AM  
4 votes:
Why would you want a D&D (pick your flavour) film at all? The appeal of playing D&D is that you use your own imagination coupled with that of your friends and the DM to interact and invest through *your* character with the story/scenario.

Watching a D&D film robs D&D of all of its meaning, and effectively becomes another bog-standard CGI-wank-fest fantasy film, where the D&D "element" is just using some TM/(C) names and places in some valueless marketing BS.
 
2021-03-03 10:03:52 AM  
4 votes:

lifeslammer: If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail


I wonder how they plan on keeping Joe Manganiello off the set.
 
2021-03-03 10:05:45 AM  
3 votes:

lifeslammer: If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail


And/or Joe Manganiello
 
2021-03-03 4:37:04 PM  
2 votes:
Here's another option.
CelebriD&D with Terry Crews
Youtube 1ntfXLb5eFk
 
2021-03-03 3:42:41 PM  
2 votes:

lifeslammer: If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail


I saw an interview about a year ago with Joe Manganiello and he was asked about Vin Diesel being a big D&D geek.  Manangiello said something along the lines of, " He SAYS he's a D&D geek.  But I run the biggest D&D games in LA.  I play with EVERYBODY, all the big names and not-so-big names.  And I don't know anybody who plays with Vin Diesel."

If you watch Diesel on that YouTube D&D promo he did for the Witch Hunter, and you know how to play the game, you can tell he's utterly clueless.  Doesn't know what dice to roll for what, doesn't know to add ability modifiers--it's ridiculous.

/Yes, I'm a D&D geek
//Been playing one game for almost 10 years.  Started from scratch, now an 18th level Elven Druid
///Picked up another game last year.  6th level Tabaxi Bard
 
2021-03-03 1:10:16 PM  
2 votes:
I hope they have a tasteful beholder tentacle love scene.
 
2021-03-03 11:39:10 AM  
2 votes:
I'm keeping my money unless Willie Aames and Donnie Most join the cast.
 
2021-03-03 11:09:23 AM  
2 votes:
It will only work if the writers, director, producers, etc understand D&D.

And how to get many hours of play, down to 2.
Much less actual character development, including skills...and not just handing them a magic weapon/wand/etc

Forget the damn thief, they're always comic relief and useless. And fighters are redundant and boring.

Focus on the magic users
As protagonists!!!
You've got tons of magic classes to work with.
Wiz, Sorcerer, Druid, Warlock, etc etc etc.

Make it a true dungeon crawl
No friggin landscape travel.
Got sick of this in LOTR.

Leave the villain to be some arch Lich...Hugh Grant loves makeup now.
Don't do what you always do...

Believe me, newer generation gets fantasy already. Slim the intros.

Head straight into the spell slinging.
 
2021-03-03 10:19:07 AM  
2 votes:

skyotter: lifeslammer: If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail

I wonder how they plan on keeping Joe Manganiello off the set.


Failed that Initiative roll
 
2021-03-03 10:18:27 AM  
2 votes:
Can't be worse than the last one.
 
2021-03-03 9:12:31 AM  
2 votes:
Michelle Rodriguez - either neutral Human Ranger or Chaotic Good Human Sorcerer....both in tight armor.

...I would settle for Warlock as well.  Just don't do something stupid and make her a Dwarven Bard.
 
2021-03-03 12:51:21 PM  
1 vote:

skyotter: lifeslammer: If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail

I wonder how they plan on keeping Joe Manganiello off the set.


I'd rather Manu Bennett.
 
2021-03-03 11:45:35 AM  
1 vote:
 They should really add Tom Hanks to the cast. It would give him a chance to make up for participating in Mazes & Monsters.
 
2021-03-03 11:33:23 AM  
1 vote:
Please be Dragonlance. Please be Dragonlance. Please be Dragonlance.


/or Tomb of Horrors.
//everybody dies.
///In hilarious ways.
 
2021-03-03 10:45:30 AM  
1 vote:

Ishkur: Oh man, this better not fail its saving throw against sucking ass.


I think it just did.
 
2021-03-03 10:37:29 AM  
1 vote:
I don't give a crap about the BIG NAME STARS. Tell me about the movie's plot/storyline and I may give a damn.

/Forgotten Realms? Dragonlance? Greyhawk?
//it'd be kinda cool if they went with Ravenloft or Spelljammer
///Dark Sun FTW
 
2021-03-03 10:14:32 AM  
1 vote:
Someone else who should be involved but probably isn't: Deborah Ann Woll, still my favorite celebrity DM.
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2021-03-03 10:06:55 AM  
1 vote:
Oh man, this better not fail its saving throw against sucking ass.
 
2021-03-03 9:49:57 AM  
1 vote:
If Vin Diesel is not part of the cast by the time production starts then its safe to say the movie will fail
 
2021-03-03 9:41:14 AM  
1 vote:
That's divine
 
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