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The Gamers: Dorkness Rising (2008)

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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. ... See full summary »

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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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The character Nodwick is a direct nod to for the character of the comic strip of the same name "Nodwick". See more »

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During the credits the spelling of Rennard's name changes. It is spelled "Rennard" when referencing the living character, but the undead character is spelled "Reynard." See more »

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Lodge: You can't use a lightsaber! It... it's not even the right system!
Cass: I see no lightsaber. That would be a copyright infringement. I see a psionic spirit blade.
Lodge: You do not have my permission to use that in my campaign!
Cass: Fine! Then you do not have *my* permission to use *my* old character!
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No dice were lost in the making of this film. See more »

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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Brilliant
14 May 2009 | by (Belgrade) – See all my reviews

This movie brilliantly captures the atmosphere of a D&D group. While watching, I could not help but notice how vividly characters reminded me of myself and my gaming friends to the point where they acted literally the same as we do. Including the bickering, the fighting, the internal jokes, driving the DM crazy. EVERYTHING.

It has it all. Jokes that made me cry, action scenes which, even filmed in low-budget, I found uncannily awesome. The story is pretty straightforward and unsurprising, but that doesn't really matter, since the best part of the movie is to see the characters react and interact with each other and the NPCs.

Seriously, if you're playing D&D or any similar RPG, I cannot stress this enough, WATCH THIS MOVIE, it captured beautifully the spirit of D&D.


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