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The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)

Lodge, a gaming geek, takes his playing very seriously, unlike his babyish friends who'd rather be immature. He decides to shake things up by introducing two unconventional people to their group.

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Luster (female) / Professor (as Jen Page)
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Mort Agrippa / Mummy #1 / Goblin
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All Lodge wants is for his gaming group to finish their adventure. Unfortunately, they're more interested in seducing barmaids, mooning their enemies, and setting random villagers on fire. Desperate to rein in his players, Lodge injects two newbies into the distrust: a non-player character controlled by Lodge, who the power gamers immediately distrust, and the rarest gamer of all -- a girl. Can the group overcome their bickering to save the kingdom, or will the evil necromancer Mort Kemnon triumph unopposed? A parody of fantasy films and the adventure gaming community, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is a hilarious romp through the world of sword and sorcery -- in this case, a world of exploding peasants, giant house cats, and undead roast turkeys. Game on! Written by Matt Vancil

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Table Top RPG writers Monte Cook and Sean K Reynolds both appear as the characters Bill the Cleric and The Inquisitor respectively. See more »

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When Flynn the Fine discovers the secret passageway, and loses his arm (that has been severed by the cat), one can see his real hand in the shoulder-hole of his tunic, releasing the fake arm to allow it to fall to the ground. See more »

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[after donning the Mask of Death, Mort Kemnon easily brushes off the party's attacks]
Mort Kemnon: Surely you can do better.
Brother Silence: As you wish.
[Brother Silence suddenly pulls out a shotgun and cocks it]
Lodge: [voice-over] What the fu-!
Cass: [voice-over] It's from the trunk.
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Sir Not Appearing In This Film - Gluk the Third (A Monty Python reference) See more »

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Followed by The Gamers: Hands of Fate (2013) See more »

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Great movie for non-gamers, too!
31 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am definitely not a gamer, but a couple people in my family and my boyfriend are. So, a little reluctantly I decided to find out what the big deal was with "fantasy stuff". I saw Dorkness Rising and thought it was HILARIOUS! It's slapstick, but not disrespectful to those that enjoy role playing games. Also, and most importantly, people who've never gamed before can enjoy it and not feel left out or lost trying to understand the plot. The acting was great and the field shots/set were believable. This makes me want to see other movies by this production company. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this group! Three cheers - well done!!


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