Monday, April 5, 2010

Best Role-Playing Game Movies of All Time

The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
While being the sequel to The Gamers, Dorkness Rising in many ways surpasses its predecessor.  This movie follows the adventure of a new group of RPG players as they invite a new player into the group, a girl!  Dorkness Rising is filled with the same biting sense of humor that was in the original movie.  The hilarity of this movie is complete with a lascivious bard who gets killed at every turn, a gender bending chaotic evil sorceress who love to nuke innocent villagers, an elven monk (occidental might I add), and a female fighter with a low strength and high intelligence that would rather talk her way out of a bad situation. Watch The Gamers: Dorkness Rising

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The Gamers
The first movie to follow a group of role-playing gamers as they embark on an adventure to confront "The Shadow."  While done on a low budget, the writing in this movie is superb.  You will never forget the backstab with a ballista, the loooong shot critical, the failed trap sneak attempt, or the unforgettable ending of this film. Watch The Gamers

While not related to the other two The Gamers movies, this movie is still funny in the same.  This mockumentary follows the escapades of some long-term gamers as they attempt to break the world record for number of hours playing Demons, Nymphs, and Dragons.

The Guild
While technically a webshow and not a movie, I just had to add this series.  The Guild follows the daily lives of a guild of MMORPG players.  If you were ever into WoW, you need to see this.  Watch The Guild 

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Dungeons & Dragons: Wraith of the Dragon God
While not the greatest movie in the world, Wraith of the Dragon God definately did capture the feel of 3rd Ed. D&D.  Please do not confuse this with Dungeons & Dragons, which this movie plays sequel too, Dungeons & Dragons is one of the worst movies of all time.

This classic B fantasy movie from the '80s is one of my favorites.  In Europe it was actually released as Dungeons and Dragons.  It is a great mix of high adventure fantasy with a comic twinge.  The best part is that you get to see a young Liam Neeson as a bumbling rogue.

1 comment:

  1. How could Mazes & Monsters be left off the list?