2019-08-27 Secrets of Blackmoor

I just saw the movie Secrets of Blackmoor. It was entertaining and worth the fistful of dollars I paid. 👍

I love the idea that I’m still going to be playing roleplaying games when I’m old. I guess that’s the main take-away I have for anybody thinking about watching the movie. It’s old people talking about the hobby, the transition from wargaming to role playing games. It’s also a slow movie. There are repetitions. They tell you how they played, how they still play. It’s lovely. Then again, as I grow older I’m starting to appreciate the slower cuts, the slower talking. 😅

It felt a bit like reading Playing at the World again but now with pretty pictures. As an aside, I also recommend the book author’s blog of the same name.

Anyway, the movie was OK, I liked it! It makes me want to play simple 2d6 based games again.

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Though I’m not quite there yet, I’m assuming that retirement will be my full speed second golden age of D&D.

Michael Julius 2019-08-27 17:11 UTC


👍 Let’s hope I have enough like-minded friends when the time comes!

– Alex Schroeder 2019-08-27 17:26 UTC


Apparently part 2 will be about the actual campaigns: “Arneson’s Blackmoor, John Sniders space campaign, Minstf Dungeon, Barker’s Tékumel.”

– Alex Schroeder 2019-08-29 12:21 UTC


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