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An evil drow-elf is displaced by Hurricane Katrina. A sanitation worker lures friends into a Sphere of Annihilation. A failed supervillain starts a cable access show involving ninjas, puppets, and a cooking segment. These are the characters, real and imagined, of The Dungeon Masters: Against the backdrop of crumbling middle-class America, two men and one woman devote their lives to Dungeons and Dragons, the storied role-playing game, and its various descendants. As their baroque fantasies clash with mundane real lives, the characters find it increasingly difficult to allay their fear, loneliness, and disappointment with the game's imaginary triumphs. Soon the true heroic act of each character's real life emerges, and the film follows each as he or she summons the courage to face it. Along the way, The Dungeon Masters reimagines the tropes of classic heroic cinema, creating an intimate portrait of minor struggles and triumphs writ large. Written by Antidote Films

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Sad people who happen to play DnD
18 September 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This a is a very well made documentary. I was both informed and entertained by it. Me and my friends enjoyed watching it.

That being said, it's not about Dungeons and Dragons as much as it is about three awkward underachievers who happen to play this game. I've dabbled in role playing games and there is a big number of gamers that aren't making the most of their lives and others who you'd never want to be stuck in an elevator with, but there are also tons of very successful, intelligent, and physically fit people whom play these games.

I would have liked a more well-rounded cast, but this is still a charming piece of cinema.


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