Anyone who still has doubts about whether the film adaptation of Dungeons & Dragons will capture the chaos in pen and paper rounds should watch this funny clip! Because for some D&D fans it’s really a bit “too real” and that’s why it’s so entertaining.
The time has come: The fantasy adventure film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves hits theaters on March 2, 2023! And it definitely has something to prove, namely that it captures the Pen & Paper original better than the 2000 adaptation, which left a bad taste in the mouth for fans. But there are many signs pointing to improvement. The trailers promise great fantasy action, the cast consists of great actors and the direction and script also come from the people thanks to Game Night and Spider-Man: Homecoming. A new, pre-released scene from the film makes it even more impressive: Those familiar with the D&D template were at work here!
D&D: Funny scene from film adaptation captures spirit of original
Because in the scene shown, the group of adventurers around the bard played by Chris Pine is in a cemetery. The goal? Getting answers from a deceased soldier. Thanks to a spell, it can also be briefly revived and even questioned. The rules are simple: He answers five questions, then he will return to eternal rest, this time really forever. Sounds simple right? So …
D&D players will anticipate and fear what is about to happen. It’s still very funny to watch: the adventurers forget that the Rule of Five Questions is strict. Every question the corpse hears, it answers. And so the five questions are answered faster than you would like. Especially with answers that nobody needed. Many D&D fans online are now confirming that something like this has already happened to them. One player pointed out on Youtube that his group even had TEN questions and managed to screw up this unique opportunity.
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What do you think of the scene shown from Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves? Does she make you want more? Have you had an experience like this in a D&D game? Or even funnier experience? Feel free to tell us in the comments – we’re looking forward to your pen & paper stories!