What do you think about the D&D movie

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Postby Moonbiter » Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:21 am

This movie is..... unspeakable. Kull, come back! That dwarf. That dialogue. Ohmygawds.
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Postby Kelannar » Mon Dec 11, 2000 1:45 am

Celebrim, if I had a nickel for every time I said "Roll for initiative," I'd be a millionare. I was a DM in a campaign I wrote for about 12 years, stopping when I hit college. I wrote this gigantic campaign that interlinked the Dragonlance story with LOTR. It was really, really complex, and 4 of my friends played it with 2 characters each, splitting up when necessary to accomodate the campaign. Most of it I have saved on my PC still, in MS Word documents that probably total over 300 pages.<BR><BR>I don't think that any AD&D movie will be able to keep up with some of my adventures. No CGI in the world could compare with MY descriptions. These Hollywood types have no imagination at all.<BR>
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Postby AsGoot » Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:12 am

If I remember correctly DnD movie is independently financed, New Line bought the rights for $5 million, so they are already making a profit perhaps...<BR><BR>Too bad that it will be a long time before I get to see the spectacle of cheese.
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Postby Khajran » Mon Dec 11, 2000 3:25 am

1. 3rd Edition is *very* good. It really fixes a lot of the kludginess and feature-creep of 2nd, while still retaining that AD&D spirit.<BR><BR>2. I saw the movie. Wow. That was almost surreally bad. Definitely in the "so-bad-it's-good" category, along with "Manos: Hands of Fate", "Robot Jox", and "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Jeremy Irons was sublimely ridiculous in his overacting. Marlon Wayans was like Stepin Fetchit, only more offensive. Other than that, everyone else seemed to have one facial expression, which they repeated over and over again. The script was laughable. I haven't had so much fun at a movie in years. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>--k
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Postby HELM'S DEEP » Mon Dec 11, 2000 4:17 am

What about Tom Baker ( I think he's the 4th or 5th Doctor Who.)<BR><BR>He was the bloke with he white/grey hair. He was the Elven King, I think. How did he fair in the movie.
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Postby Celebrim » Mon Dec 11, 2000 11:54 am

"Celebrim, if I had a nickel for every time I said "Roll for initiative," I'd be a millionare."<BR><BR>You too, huh. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Heck, I've got single modules that top out over 200 pages in word. My current DM has a binder containing more than 1500 'seven sentence NPC's'. My character sheet at one time went over 60 pages. That was nothing compared to the guy who became king. His character sheet had to include under possessions a fairly detailed accounting of a very large kingdom (millions of subjects). We did one battlesystem battle involving 4500+ counters, and was spread out over an entire two car garage. It took more than 48 hours of gaming to play out (spread over 4 days). We had a naval battle with more than 100 ships, and more than 18,000 casualties. I had to write 30 pages of rules and read more than 3000 pages of research material just to model the d@mn thing. The highest level character in that campaign (which is going on without me) is something like 27th level dual class, and he got there legitimately.<BR><BR>Yes, I am turning this into a 'my campaign is bigger than you campaign' thread. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> Isn't that what all subjects convert to when two Dungeonheads meet. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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Postby helpingfriendlybook » Mon Dec 11, 2000 12:21 pm

There's a morning radio program in this area that plays a little recorded D&D sketch every once in a while. I haven't heard it myself but my DM was telling me about it this morning. Apperently the DJ used to play D&D a bit. It goes something like this:<BR><BR>DM: you're in a dark hallway, there's brown mold growning on the-<BR>Player 1: (Interupting from the background) WHERE ARE THE CHEETOS?<BR>DM: In the cupboard! <BR>So, as I was saying, you're in a dark hallway, there's brown mold and it smells.<BR>Player 1: Where's the Dr. Pepper?<BR>DM: It's in the refridgerator!<BR>Player 2: I cast a spell.<BR>Player 1: Can I have one?<BR>DM: What??? Yes, you can have one.<BR>You hear a noise.<BR>Player 1: Am I there?<BR>DM: No, you're back at the tavern.<BR>Player 2: I'm casting a spell.<BR>DM: You still don't see anything.<BR>Player 1: What's he casting?<BR>DM: He's not casting anything!<BR>Player 2: YES I AM!!! I'm casting Magic Missile.<BR>DM: But, you can't see anything. You don't have a target.<BR>Player 2: I cast it at the darkness.<BR>DM: ....nothing happens. Then, out of the darkness, you see a group of orcs approaching.<BR>Player 2: But there can't be orcs. I cast Mordekein's Faithful hound!<BR>Player 1: Am I there?<BR>DM: NO! You're back at the tavern! When did you cast that?<BR>Player 2: At the beginning of the session, I said I was going to cast it.<BR>DM: Well, you never actually said you cast it.<BR>Player 2: Yes, I did.<BR>DM: Well, you didn't say it, you didn't do it and, now, there's orcs...<BR><BR>It goes on like this. I've got to hear it. I tried to catch it this morning but they said they were going to play it tomarrow. If I catch it, maybe I'll write it out a little better for y'all, then<img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby HELM'S DEEP » Tue Dec 12, 2000 12:39 am

You heard that on the radio.<BR> That script souns almost exactly the same as the 'Summoner Geeks' Movie Short over at http://www.ifilm.com/db/redirect?s=news ... 20487.html<BR><BR>If the link doesn't work just go to http://www.ifilm.com<BR><BR>It's pretty funny watching characters from the new RPG computer game called 'SUMMONER' act out this scenerio. <BR><BR>See if you can recognise the book on their table.
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Postby Gormegil » Fri Dec 15, 2000 11:34 pm

But Finarfin.....did you LIKE it? <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>
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