Skip Lipman, a suburban stay at home dad, embarks on an epic quest to topple a mighty empire in a full-contact Live Action Role Playing Game known as Darkon.

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Credited cast:
Skip Lipman ...
Himself / Bannor
Kenyon Wells ...
Himself / Keldar
Daniel McArthur ...
Himself / Trivius
Rebecca Thurmond ...
Herself / Nemesis
James Iddings ...
Himself / Saruk
Gary Black ...
Himself / Malkin
Domenic Prince ...
Himself / Arfex
Andrew Mattingly ...
Himself / Shapwin
Frank Kanach ...
Himself / Otto
Leah Kanach ...
Herself / Ilya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Wells ...
Himself - Kenyon's father
Nancy Lee Wells ...
Herself - Kenyon's mother
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Darkon is an award-winning feature-length documentary film that follows the real-life adventures of the Darkon Wargaming Club in Baltimore, Maryland, a group of fantasy live-action role-playing (LARP) gamers. The film was directed by Andrew Neel and Luke Meyer. Written by Wikipedia

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Skip Lipman: Everybody wants to be a hero, and in everyday life, most of the time you don't get to be the hero.
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Quite entertaining if not taken too seriously!
2 February 2008 | by (S. Lake Tahoe, CA) – See all my reviews

The first twenty minutes or so I was laughing at the absurdity of it all. But after relaxing a bit and just kinda of flowing into the idea of what it is these people are doing I enjoyed it. If you think about it, all these people are doing is making movies without the camera on a minuscule budget. I thought of all the people that hate their boring lives (which face it most of ours are) and these people are just doing something that however ridiculous makes their lives a little more interesting. Even their kids seem to be enjoying their parents play although I hope they are teaching their kids the difference between the two. I personally think it a little disturbing with how seriously some of them take this so-called game. However some of the others are just having a good time which I am all for. As Americans (or as humans for that matter) it is our right to do whatever the heck it is that makes up happy no matter what everyone else thinks. So enjoy this weird little gem of a film that I just happened to have seen on the IFC channel. Whatever you do, don't judge this too quickly.


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