“I’ve heard some rumors about it,” he tells us of a potential follow-up. “But I don’t know anything yet. But I feel pretty confident that it may happen.”Continue reading Quote of the Day, That’s An Amusing Weasel, Chris Pine edition.
Well, that’s a stupid question. If a DUNGEONS & DRAGONS revival would make ’em money, then obviously they’d be all for it. The question is: is there?
I must say, though: this self-mockery isn’t too bad, for a corporate entity. Paramount’s not actually ashamed of making DUNGEONS & DRAGONS: HONOR AMONG THIEVES, which is nice. I dunno if they’re gonna make a sequel, but at least we got one decent TTRPG movie out of it.
Up to $21/hour, too.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Howard County Recreation and Parks is seeking an instructor to teach participants how to play Dungeon & Dragon. Previous experience in teaching or leading youth activities is required. Selected individuals must have patience, be flexible and have an overall positive attitude. Must feel comfortable working with individuals with disabilities.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and reliable transportation is mandatory.
Before you ask: I don’t have the formal experience required in working with eleven-year-old kids (who aren’t mine). It sounds like a fun gig, but somebody with both D&D and an educational background is gonna snap it up, alas. Still: I’m tickled pink to see that TTRPGs have definitely gone respectable.
…featured by Reason, I’m going to have to go with this one:
…if only because the article (click the image to read) combines a such a heaping level of nonsense about contemporary occultism with what was actually a decent review of historical occultism*. Plus, as Reason notes the occultism hysteria eventually gave us the Dungeons & Dragons hysteria… which produced some truly spectacular additions to the arts, like Mazes and Monsters. The reality, of course, is that it was all more like The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, but try telling that to a worried mom.
I should also note that if, after reading that article, you want to actually GAME 1970’s-style bad occultism – and why wouldn’t you – you absolutely need Mythic Vistas: Damnation Decade. The filmography section alone is worth the purchase price; it does a marvelous job at separating out the Crap Seventies Films Worth Watching from the Just the Crap Seventies Films.
*Mind you, back then journalists ripped off actual encyclopedias, not Wikipedia.