Hello everyone! I hope your Valentine’s Day was memorable and I hope your ready for this weeks Geek Wish-List. Last week I shared my opinion that what the geek community needs is a new D&D movie. Especially with the community being as large as it is, now is the perfect time to invest in a new take on the D&D movie concept.
Some of you may be aware of the fact that in the past there was a series of D&D movies made in 2000. All that I have to say about the films is that they weren’t exactly known for its quality portrayal of Dungeons & Dragons. However, with the jump in film making technology and techniques I don’t think that it’s too far of a stretch to consider the possibility for a new ‘quality’ D&D movie, maybe before 2020 if we’re lucky.
It’s my honest opinion that a movie created to show a cinematic version of what a D&D campaign feels like would make for a fantastic movie blockbuster. As I’m sure some, if not most of you ,have experienced by now is that there is a special kind of joy that comes from partaking in a D&D campaign with a bunch of your friends. The thrill of going to new and exotic worlds with your friends backing you up, or in some cases plotting your downfall, is truly a unique experience that many find irreplaceable. If Hollywood can follow through on such a movie I know that the geek community would welcome it with open and loving arms.
My top three wishes for this D&D film would be for the movie to include my 3 C’s. Creatures Galore, Critical rolls, and Clashes with the Dungeon Master. With the sheer amount of monsters in the D&D universe I would need the movie to showcase as many original D&D monsters as possible. My biggest wish for this movie would be for it to include the infamous Dice Rolls. There is no way that any D&D movie could succeed in the box office without having at least something in relation to D&D’s critical saves. Even people who don’t play D&D know about the moment where players put their character on the line and pray for the coveted natural 20. Speaking of D&D related moments, the bane of all D&D campaigns is when someone in your group decides to piss of the DM. As all players are aware when you sign up for a D&D campaign you are putting your metaphorical life in the hands of the all powerful DM. I’m hoping that the studio that decides to take on the challenge of making a D&D movie include some moment that depicts the absolute terror that a player feels when they know that they have angered the DM and can sense the untold horrors that await them as penance.
On that happy note, next week I’ll go over some new ideas that I have for games that feature character customization such as the new XCom that came out.