At this point the amount of Dungeons & Dragons movie news coming out might need it gets its own mini-collage every week. With the move from pre-production to actual filming you should expect a flood of actor announcements and leaks. There are no secrets in Hollywood.
This week’s Lore Collage is heavy on inspiration and I would love to know what direction you are taking those little seeds.
Official D&D Products Releases and Reviews
Supposedly Chris Pine is playing a human named Edgin in the D&D movie. Expectations are that the casting director will be Rich Delia, who worked with directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein on Game Night. Delia’s genre credentials include The Curse of la Llorona, Shazam!, Brightburn, Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn, Stargirl, as well as upcoming projects like Mortal Kombat, King Richard, Black Adam and The Flash.
According to Newsweek, Heroes’ Feast was the best selling cookbook of 2020 (up to Dec 2) and the 3rd best selling How To/Advice book this year. Yes, you read that right, a D&D food book outsold an HGTV star and Food Network’s Barefoot Contessa
Another blogger discovers that fluff is part of the game as well. There’s a consistent debate among those who are online right now, just check the comments.
As Nerdarchy discusses, story took a huge step forward in Xanathar’s Guide, but in Tasha’s it came to the forefront. There’s no surprise that I agree.
Morrus reviewed the top stories on ENWorld in 2020.
There’s a lot more Eberron coming. For our purposes anything from Baker and his team is considered official.
D&D During the Pandemic
Baltimore County Public Libraries are hosting D&D.
Dungeons, Dragons, and Mainstream News
Volume One out in Wisconsin interviews a D&D player who became a dice creating artist. Soulbound Dice also make amazing jewelry inspired by dice.
The Santa Fe Examiner’s annual 12 things to do in the winter suggests that you pick up pen, paper, and dice. Ignore the video games, and tell stories together.
Slay virtual meetings like a Dungeon Master – Forbes.
Inspiration for Your Next Adventure
When the Bad Guys Win, this month’s blog carnival is all about villains and what to do when heroes lose.
Next time you face off against a Giant Croc, understand that they were real. The Swamp King lived 3 million+ years ago and was 16 feet long.
These sounds of the souk can enliven sessions set in MENACA and similar spaces.
Your gameworld should have fast food. Walkup and cart-based food vendors were common prior to the modern era. Embrace that. In Pompeii hot food was lowered, bowl and all, into the stonework counters of their walkup restaurants.
Ramps that ease access for the disabled are not a 20th century invention. Your worlds should include these too. Be more like the Greeks.
Lox is the oldest English word that has kept both meaning and pronunciation. That let’s us know that the proto-English speakers came from a place where salmon was a regular dish.
Your next underwater adventure better include a punchy octopus.
FanWraps D&D Inspired Shirts
Other Geek Stuff
The latest art drop from Swordsfall is of an illicit market that is never in the same place twice. I see that image and want to start shopping.
Jon Peterson’s latest big is a study on how Role-Playing Games became Role-Playing Games. His previous works in our realm are Art & Arcana and Heroes’ Feast.