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Post by Havard » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:10 pm

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I love his story about how he responded to his friend's girlfriend when she was dismissive about D&D. :D The game clearly meant alot to both Magianello and his friends when they grew up, just like it did for many of us.

Dragonlance isn't mentioned specifically, but I think those are the characters he is referring to.

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Post by Big Mac » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 am

Havard wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:10 pm
I love his story about how he responded to his friend's girlfriend when she was dismissive about D&D. :D The game clearly meant alot to both Magianello and his friends when they grew up, just like it did for many of us.
That was a pretty good story.
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Dragonlance isn't mentioned specifically, but I think those are the characters he is referring to.
I'm not so sure.

I did hear that the script he wrote was a Dragonlance script, but he was very careful to avoid mentioning a campaign setting in that interview. And he stressed that there was a different movie company in charge now and that he had to be careful about what he said.

It's possible that they have asked him to make a Forgotten Realms movie, to tie into the setting that WotC is supporting most.

I did notice that he mentioned Death Knights. But then the clothing he brought out had a picture of the original Death Knight. I'm not sure that is a Dragonlance character. I didn't quite catch the name (but it definitely was not Lord Soth).
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Re: Joe Magianello talking about D&D, Movie, T-shirts etc at Collider Movie Talk

Post by Cthulhudrew » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:48 am

Big Mac wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 am
I did notice that he mentioned Death Knights. But then the clothing he brought out had a picture of the original Death Knight. I'm not sure that is a Dragonlance character. I didn't quite catch the name (but it definitely was not Lord Soth).
Saint Kargoth the Undying. He is not a Dragonlance character, but is associated with Greyhawk (as a Death Knight of Demogorgon). He is- at least as far as I am aware- considered to be the first Death Knight.

(The first "named" death knight, in any event. Originating from Dragon #79. Death Knights had originally appeared before that, in the Fiend Folio. Lord Soth wasn't introduced until 1985.)

It sounds like he wasn't considering a Dragonlance movie, but something more D&D generic, but based on (at least what he says) "some characters that nobody was looking at." I am guessing he might have been thinking of Greyhawk, and a lot of those characters (Mordenkainen, etc.) But that's just a guess.

EDIT: NM. I see some articles and a tweet from him back in 2017 that strongly suggests it was Dragonlance.
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Re: Joe Magianello talking about D&D, Movie, T-shirts etc at Collider Movie Talk

Post by Havard » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:04 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 am
Havard wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Dragonlance isn't mentioned specifically, but I think those are the characters he is referring to.
I'm not so sure.

I did hear that the script he wrote was a Dragonlance script, but he was very careful to avoid mentioning a campaign setting in that interview. And he stressed that there was a different movie company in charge now and that he had to be careful about what he said.

It's possible that they have asked him to make a Forgotten Realms movie, to tie into the setting that WotC is supporting most.
I agree. I think that Magianello really was a genuine D&D fan back in the days and really fell in love with the game again when he came back to the hobby many years later. I think that he really saw the potential for a Dragonlance movie. I believe he saw the potential of himself playing Caramon.

But I think you are right that he specifically did not mention Dragonlance now, probably because he has talked to WotC and they would prefer a Forgotten Realms movie.

In any case, I really like hearing the video of Magianello talking about how he saw D&D back then and how he sees it now.

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Re: Joe Magianello talking about D&D, Movie, T-shirts etc at Collider Movie Talk

Post by Big Mac » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 pm

Havard wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:04 pm
Big Mac wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 am
Havard wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:10 pm
Dragonlance isn't mentioned specifically, but I think those are the characters he is referring to.
I'm not so sure.

I did hear that the script he wrote was a Dragonlance script, but he was very careful to avoid mentioning a campaign setting in that interview. And he stressed that there was a different movie company in charge now and that he had to be careful about what he said.

It's possible that they have asked him to make a Forgotten Realms movie, to tie into the setting that WotC is supporting most.
I agree. I think that Magianello really was a genuine D&D fan back in the days and really fell in love with the game again when he came back to the hobby many years later. I think that he really saw the potential for a Dragonlance movie. I believe he saw the potential of himself playing Caramon.

But I think you are right that he specifically did not mention Dragonlance now, probably because he has talked to WotC and they would prefer a Forgotten Realms movie.

In any case, I really like hearing the video of Magianello talking about how he saw D&D back then and how he sees it now.
It was a great video. He does seem like a nice guy.

Right now, I would rather see a D&D movie that feature any published D&D campaign setting over another generic fantasy movie with the name D&D thrown on it.

I actually think that Dragonlance is an excellent thing to turn into a movie, as the War of the Lance is a great story, but Forgotten Realms has some reasonable stories too.

If TSR had not fallen out with Gary Gygax, I think that a series of Gord the Rogue movies would have been the best option.

I don't think there is any chance that they would do a Spelljammer movie. I don't think it would pull in as large an audience as Forgotten Realms, and the environment of Wildspace would probably push the budget up. But I'd rather have a movie for that or even a fairly obscure D&D setting that had some sort of story to tell.

Maybe, just maybe, if they do one Dungeons & Dragons movie based on a campaign setting, and it works, they might make movies for other campaign settings too.
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