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  1. krunch

    krunch moving on in life

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    Do you mean from when the cleric was in the church at the beginning of the movie and put the smackdown on the guys who walked in the church with their shoes on or when the dragon-breath froze the cleric and the dragon proceeded to eat the magically frozen cleric?
     
  2. krunch

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    It's on tv again, a replay.
     
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    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    Both I guess . . . the character himself looked sort of like Shiningted, as pictured in the 'cam-hos' thread. :shrug:

    Edit: This of course means that if ever there were a tabletop game of D&D played by Co8 people, Ted would have to be the cleric. ;)
     
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    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    Well Ted would prefer Paladin or Inquisitor (if weird classes were allowed) but I could handle cleric :)

    If someone (or more than one someone) wants to toss off a kwik review of the movie, I will publish it on my blog for such as don't get to see it (like me out here in the Antipodes). Email it to me at Shiningted@yahoo.com
     
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    well apart from not having whatever channel that movie was on, I had to spend my sunday afternoon having a few cold ones and watching the V8 Supercars race at Bathurst. it was pretty good
     
  6. Shiningted

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    Can't believe they had that the same day as the cricket.

    Used to be the first weekend in October - long weekend here - but that got taken over by the Rugby League.

    Speaking of movies, did anyone see the 'Wizard of Earthsea' movie and was it any good?
     
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    Saw parts of it. Was disappointed. Changed the channel.
     
  8. krunch

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    Here's a pic of the party in the movie.
     

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    krunch moving on in life

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    a summary stated..

    Based on the phenomenally successful role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons 2 takes you deeper into the dark and fantastical world of this fantasy epic. When the evil sorcerer Damodar braves a perilous whirlwind vortex to steal the elemental black orb he declares a sinister plan of vengeance against the kingdom of Ismir. Berek, a decorated warrior, and Melora, an amateur sorceress join four heroes representing Intelligence, Wisdom, Honor and Strength to battle against Damodar's growing army of gruesome creatures, flying harpies and an ice dragon to reach a vault room holding the orb. Together, they build their own army to retrieve the orb using elemental forces to defeat Damodar before he summons the sleeping black dragon whose omnipotent evil powers could lay waste to the entire kingdom.
     
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    one review stated..

    The party is an elvan wizard, A human Fighter, Human Cleric [of Ob Hai (sp?)], Human Barbarian and a short Human Rogue (note - he may be a halfling but it is not clear)
    - The barbarian and the wizard are female the rest are males.
    - The movie goes with the rules of DnD very well (at one point the elf detects a secret door)
    - I personally liked it a lot better than the first movie which was no where near DnD.
    - Don't expect greatness in this movie but I would watch it again.
     
  11. krunch

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    another review stated..

    I am very much pleased with this movie, VERY much... It was alot better then the first one in so many ways that it is hard to say it was ever born out of the first one, had you never heard of Damadar who tied the old movie to it then you would have never even realized it had anything to do with that first one. Overall impression: Not the worlds best, but hey in DnD we make our own worlds so maybe it is in some of them, Graphics for the most part were quite impressive for a most likely low budget film, The actors were decent, and the plot had some grounds to it. Alot could have been added and really it was the bare bones of a game. That Damadar was quite simply.... Weak! I mean in the first movie he had this He-man thing going on but in this one he is even weaker then Profian and that is saying something... That and the Dragon God looks like a black dracolich that instead of shooting acid jets has fireballs for its breath weapon. What disapointed me the most was that it was supposed to be razing a city and most of its fireballs didnt even damage the main buildings, let alone touch them. However the old director who was not director of this film was quite right when he said the movies that followed would make up for lost dungeon crawls. The sorcerer must have been of decent level too, she cast quite a few spells more then once, like in the attack when figuring out a certain puzzle. She casts the same spell over and over. It could have been a high level magic missle but she was shooting it more then just within a certain range of the first. However in many aspects these little things can be overlooked because they are replaced or filled by many impressive scenes. Like the White dragon which kicked arse or the dracolich in general. The lich looked alittle funny to me but that could be just my pre-concieved image of them talking. Personal favorite scene was either the White Dragon attack or where the Lich(Shape changer?) took the orb back and did its little transformation thing, I liked the graphics. Though the regrowing of the.... Well we will leave some of the movie for people to watch :p
     
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    Thanks Krunch, I just had a long winded blog but that lot can go up tomorrow.

    Fireballs from a black dragon? :(

    The only 'D&D' elements of the first one as far as I recall was when the chick asked the two theivy heroes if they were 'feebleminded' and then for memory cast Hold Person on them.

    Edit: Is it my imagination or is that pic some bizarre shot showing the actors, thier stunt doubles and a cameraman or soundguy or something in there for no reason?
     
  13. krunch

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    about Teds question *shrug* the girl who plays the elf mage is a great lookin' gal :)
     
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    Kiwi Nascar...?

    The best D&D movie ever made is the 13th Warrior. Yeah, the dragon looked more like Dragotha than anything else. It seemed to me that the foul wind & breath of it did more to people than structures, but some damage was evident in the long shot view of the city in the aftermath of the attack.

    More after I watch it for a second time...and more carefully!
     
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    They seem to be holding down the horses' heads. Likely they're not in the real shot.

    The movie seemed very TV-ish to me. :blank:
     
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