Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary
(1 viewing) (1) Guest
Go to bottomPage: 1234567
TOPIC: A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary
#19985
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
3-4 years ago I was approached by a filmaker (Jesse Spiro) who was creating a documentary on Dungeons and Dragons...

at that point in time I was in the middle of a severe deadline to complete the Gladiator Arena for presentation at the Paizo Publishing booth at the Origins gaming convention in Ohio...I was completely freaked out and stressed...I knew i wouldn't make it on time unless I took drastic measures...I hired a bunch of "fine art" sculptors (and a jeweler) and trained/directed them to help me in order to make the deadline...we had 10 days...

my personal life was in shambles...my drinking was out of control...

Jesse Spiro came and hung around and filmed the whole process...

He also came and attended a Dungeons and Dragons session I ran a few weeks later...

since the film I have cut my hair, stabalized my drinking (I'm pretty hung over during most of the shots) and gotten married to the most wonderful woman in the world...

My Mother and my Wife hate the film, my dad shakes his head, friends laugh, and I am just embarrased....so I guess it was a smashing success...

Short clips can be seen on Youtube:

Check it out if you dare...

Stefan
Admin
Posts: 2190
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Brooklyn, NY Birthday: 12/25
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Stefan Pokorny

CEO Dwarven Forge, LLC
 
#19986
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Stefan -

I was able to watch 1 and 2, but then got timed out; YouTube is apparently a heavy-traffic zone at 10 AM on a holiday Friday!

Actually, what I was able to see wasn't bad at all, although the narrator needs to come out of his "Edward Herrmann meets Christopher Lee" persona. That was so obviously a fake Brit accent!

See ya!

Jim
jkratzer
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2057
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Baltimore, MD
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Jim Kratzer, a/k/a The Mad Yank
Proud Vietnam Veteran, LOUD VFW Lifer
insane GM
 
#19987
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
This is great. I should be working. This is great. I'm already on 7a. ;-}~
Dante
Ogre
Posts: 857
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: The 9th Circle and Climbing...
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"Thus it is willed where everything may be
simply if it is willed."

Dante's Inferno Canto III (77-80)
 
#19988
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Actually, what I was able to see wasn't bad at all, although the narrator needs to come out of his "Edward Herrmann meets Christopher Lee" persona. That was so obviously a fake Brit accent!
That sounds like a genuine English accent, probably from somewhere in the South East fairly close to London, possibly Essex or Kent.
otherworld
Orc
Posts: 313
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: England
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Otherworld Miniatures Webshop - www.otherworldminiatures.co.uk
 
#19989
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
The accent sounded accurate to me (my Dad is English and I still have family all over England) but the text was pretty awful.

It is an interesting documentary, but seriously, the social-awkwardness of gamers always astounds me. Stefan gets a pass; he was hungover. But most of the people appearing in this just end up sounding and looking so... essentially uncomfortable in their own skin. Not everyone, true. But, man... *shudder*

;)


L
Law
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 3261
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
The administrator has disabled public write access.
"In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play."

-- F. Nietzsche
 
#19990
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
OW -

I wasn't looking to start a fight or anything, it's just that the tone of voice and the text, as L puts it, made the guy's accent sound phony.
On the other hand, though, you LIVE in the UK; I bow to your greater knowledge of Brit accents.

I got blown out of the connection for going any farther than the second clip, so I don't think I ever saw Stefan; but I WILL be going back tonight for the rest of the story. It seems pretty good, IF you get beyond the narration.

See ya!

Jim
jkratzer
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2057
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Baltimore, MD
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Jim Kratzer, a/k/a The Mad Yank
Proud Vietnam Veteran, LOUD VFW Lifer
insane GM
 
#19991
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Jim,

I'm not sure what you mean by a 'Brit accent'. This nation has a vast diversity of regional accents and dialects (even a few different languages), that it really isn't possible to generalise like that. If you think a British accent is that which is spoken by BBC newsreaders, librarians at Sunnydale High or the Royal Family, you'd struggle to find many 'real' people who spoke the same way.

It's also not a good idea to suggest to a Welshman that he has a 'Brit accent', or a Scotsman, or a Geordie, a Cornishman, a Brummie, a Yorkshireman, a Cockney, a Scouser.......!
otherworld
Orc
Posts: 313
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: England
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Otherworld Miniatures Webshop - www.otherworldminiatures.co.uk
 
#19992
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
David Niven has always been my model for a British accent, but there are of course many variations based on region and upbringing. J

ust as American accents come in a wide variety, including New York, New England (Boston), midwestern, southern, what I will call "backwoods", Texan, Californian, Cajun, and a few others. Even some of our accents have accents -- New York has at least three local variants, and Boston at least two.

All of ours, however, are proudly acknowledged as American.
jackattack
Minotaur Lord
Posts: 2674
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: USA
The administrator has disabled public write access.
 
#19993
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
I think otherworld you can stop pounding the pulpit now.
Even the most ignorant of American or otherwise can understand that at least some UK folks are prouder about their accent than the most regionally-minded Appalachian hillbilly is.
The horse is well and truly dead otherworld!

BTW otherworld, you are evidently English, not Celt, if you think those of us who are, truly mind being called Brit if a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Folks from the UK Celtic Fringe do not overally mind being called a Brit actually; they will understand the absence of knowledge about regional accents from folks from outside the Isles.
I know - I have family there and have heard comments about this issue on many more than one ocassion.
What they truly ABHORE otherworld is being called the greatest of insults a person can verbally call them: [i][u]ENGLISH!!![/i][/u] :mad:
Methods of English oppression of the Celt and their languages and accents like the "Welsh knot" are still fresh in the mind of most UK Celts otherworld.

On the other hand otherworld, I truly can say your final comment in your posting describes Englishmen perfectly.
They are you describe - overally proud of their accents even if it means they are from the bottom of English society.
RabidFox*
Ogre
Posts: 962
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: Western U.S.A.
The administrator has disabled public write access.
SF: Starter(3), Passage(2), Alpha(7), Beta(2) someday soon;
Cavern: Cavern, Cavernous Passages, many individual pieces, Cavernous River & Wall and Cavernous Lake someday soon;
Fantasy: Room & Passages, Room, Octagonal Room, Wicked Additions I&II, Adv. Builder, Diagonal Walls Set, Dungeon Accessories, Medieval Furniture, many individual pieces.
 
#19994
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
I think otherworld you can stop pounding the pulpit now.
Even the most ignorant of American or otherwise can understand that at least some UK folks are prouder about their accent than the most regionally-minded Appalachian hillbilly is.
The horse is well and truly dead otherworld!

Your rude and aggressive style of posting is beyond tiresome. You really ought to learn some manners. Did you know that the use of bold type, capitals and underlining indicates shouting? If you want to stress a point, you could try using italics instead. Anyway, I feel the need to address some of your points:

BTW otherworld, you are evidently English, not Celt, if you think those of us who are, truly mind being called Brit if a citizen of the United Kingdom.
You couldn't be more wrong, and I'd be interested to see your 'evidence'. My ancestry is a quarter each of English, Irish, Scots and Welsh, if you must know. And I'm not British, or English, I'm a Yorkshireman!

Folks from the UK Celtic Fringe do not overally mind being called a Brit actually;
Again, you are very wrong. You should try visiting those 'UK celtic fringes' and telling the locals that they are 'Brits'. I'd be particularly interested to see the results of your trip to West Belfast!

What they truly ABHORE otherworld is being called the greatest of insults a person can verbally call them: [i][u]ENGLISH!!![/i][/u] :mad:
My God, can you possibly be any more offensive!?

Methods of English oppression of the Celt and their languages and accents like the "Welsh knot" are still fresh in the mind of most UK Celts otherworld.
It's true that the English have very little to be proud of with regards to their treatment of the Celts (particularly the Irish), but the day is yet to come when I will take a lecture from an American on treatment of native peoples, either in their own land or abroad.
otherworld
Orc
Posts: 313
User Offline Click here to see the profile of this user
Location: England
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Otherworld Miniatures Webshop - www.otherworldminiatures.co.uk
 
#19995
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
Uh oh...time out everyone...WOW!
besides the "accent" in the documentary (which was real by the way)...did anyone enjoy anything else about it? It would suck to have to lock this thread without any feedback besides a drawn out fight about accents...

please PEACE everyone!

What do you all think about the documentary? Did anyone see the clips with Gary Gygax? How about Donato? He was the special guest artist at Gen Con this year.

Any feedback?
Stefan
Admin
Posts: 2190
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Brooklyn, NY Birthday: 12/25
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Stefan Pokorny

CEO Dwarven Forge, LLC
 
#19996
A Dungeons and Dragons Documentary 7 Years, 11 Months ago  
The accent sounded accurate to me (my Dad is English and I still have family all over England) but the text was pretty awful.

It is an interesting documentary, but seriously, the social-awkwardness of gamers always astounds me. Stefan gets a pass; he was hungover. But most of the people appearing in this just end up sounding and looking so... essentially uncomfortable in their own skin. Not everyone, true. But, man... *shudder*

;)


L

Thanks for the pass L, it's true, I make a total ass of myself...especially trying to call DMing an art, ha,ha! It was really more like wishful thinking on my part (regarding my own game) and trying to convey that D&D is more like theatre than chess or monopoly (all of which I like) what I really was trying to say in all my bumbling and consequent insulting of the actual "art world" was that D&D is at it's best incarnation, a creative and a social game, but man, that hangover...!!!
Stefan
Admin
Posts: 2190
User Online Now Click here to see the profile of this user
Gender: Male Location: Brooklyn, NY Birthday: 12/25
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Stefan Pokorny

CEO Dwarven Forge, LLC
 
Go to topPage: 1234567