Four Gamer Films You’ll Enjoy
If you’re looking for something to help pass the time between gaming sessions, listed below are four films (two comedies and two documentaries) about gaming culture. I’ve seen all four and enjoyed them, so I thought I would pass them on (in case you haven’t seen them). I hope you enjoy.
Darkon (2006) [documentary]
Directed by Luke Meyer and Andrew Neel, Darkon is a documentary that follows the lives of several Live Action Role Players in Baltimore Maryland. Darkon can be watched for free at Snagfilms.com. (Link)
The Gamers (2002) [comedy]
This film, directed by Matt Vancil, follows the exploits of a humorous adventuring party as they attempt to stop their arch villain, The Shadow. The film’s hook is that it switches from the actual players, to their characers and back all throughout the movie. Gamers hits on just about every D&D joke possible, from the player that always plays a girl, to the thief that attempts to pickpocket everything, and the player that is always missing, but whose character is often forgotten about. While done on a low budget, The Gamers is worth a watch.
The Gamers 2: The Dorkness Rising (2008) [comedy]
The sequel to The Gamers does not disappoint. Here’s part of the IMDb synopsis:
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
The Dungeon Masters (2008) [documentary]
Directed by Kevin McAlester, The Dungeon Masters, is a documentary about the lives of three DMs.
Partial plot summary from IMDb:
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.