Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Another D&D movie. Will it be as good as the last one?

(Here's where I learned about it, on The Nerdist.)

It seems someone decided the Dungeons & Dragons brand wasn't degraded enough by that movie in 2000 (that somehow starred Jeremy Irons and Thora Birch), or the one after that (that I saw on the Sci-Fi Network among its peers in quality), so they've sold Warner Brothers the rights to make a new D&D movie. Maybe they're timing it to remind you exactly what you're going to get with D&D Next?

The Screenwriter: David Leslie Johnson, whose name is on Wrath of the Titans, which Leonard Maltin described as "a film that uses CGI as a substitute for good writing," and Red Riding Hood which is an adaptation of Red Riding Hood, so who gives a shit? But Melissa Silverstein had this to say:  The film reminded me a lot of Twilight except that there were no sparkling vampires. So, that's everything you need to know.

The Producers: Courtney Solomon who directed the 2000 Dungeons & Dragons picture and--WAIT A MINUTE--Roy Lee, who was a co-producer of How To Train Your Dragon, which is one of my favorite movies ever. I honestly enjoyed it more than Star Wars. So, there's ample reason for you to ignore anything I saw about movies. (Lee is also a producer of a bunch of  horror movies I know nothing about.)

I'm sort of interested in Roy Lee, but other than that this whole project reminds why I don't want anything new from "Dungeons & Dragons"  and why I'm not at all interested in D&D Next.  Dndclassics is lovely and brilliant, however.

I'm still going to go to the movie, though. If you're like me, we're all doomed.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Go support the Cartoon Action Hour Kickstarter

Lords of Light! Spectrum Games is doing a Kickstarter for Cartoon Action Hour Season 3!
(Read about it here.)

This is my favorite game concept in all of role-playing: emulation of '80s animation. It's what goes on in my head AT ALL TIMES.

Hey, why not pool a few pesetas from your whole game group and go in for the high backer reward levels and have Spectrum Games immortalize your own series concept. I'm considering doing that myself, which means there might soon be an "animated" series about tickle arms and double bear-bataurs. (And that's nonsense to you, which means I need to write something about it soon.)