Cut! And it’s a wrap! March has come and gone and it’s time for me to give closure to my first time hosting the RPG Blog Carnival. The theme I selected was the relationship between movies and roleplaying games and how they nurture each other. Let’s start this recap with some bloggers submissions that were left in the comments on the original post. Allow me a line to thank Chris Benquist, from «Loot the Room», for his help in the elaboration of the banners I will use in this article.
Without further ado, light, cameras… action! This year we’ll be giving away the first-ever «Golden Dragon Awards» to our fellow bloggers’ dedication. Guys, if you participated in this month’s carnival, feel free to use your award image in your original entry!
Rodney, from Rising Phoenix Games shared with us his experience taking the Netflix hit «Stranger Things» into a full campaign. You can have a look at how he advances it in his summaries for Episode 1, 2, 3 and 4.
Chris, from Loot the Room, made quite an essay about movies. As he explains in the intro, movies are one of his passions, but instead of taking us through the hidden and not-so-hidden references in his work, he prefers to offer us a list of movies that can be easily adapted as D&D adventures.
Rafael, aka Lord Archaon, gives us several tools about how to bring back the unknown to our games, and just before finishing his entry, he also shared some ideas about how he would do a D&D movie.
Finally, Tim, from The Other Side, talks about the movies that have influenced his campaign, «BlackStar», which he describes as a crossover between Star Trek and the Chtulhu mythos. The list inclues many sci-fi staples and an unexpected choice that gives an interesting twist to what I think it will be an excellent campaign. I hope he’ll make regular updates!
And now, just a quick review on the articles I finished for the occasion.
- I told you the basics about a campaign I created, which started as the crazy suggestion by one of my players about getting some nice pirate action. I’m talking about “Pirates of the Lhazaar Sea”.
- I trasnformed «Guardians of the Galaxy» into a D&D Eberron movie still starring Chris Pratt.
- And finally, I delved into some things we can use that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has shown us in the screen in: “To the Infinity and Beyond”.
That closes this month’s RPG Blog Carnival. April will bring us a theme related to «Grimoires, Journals, and Spell-Books», by HereticWerks. Being myself a hardcore wizard-player, I’m sure I’ll be participating!
Until the next time, may your games find the right inspiration, movie or otherwise!