Have you’ve ever gathered around a table with your friends for a round of D&D, to cast the dice and enter a world of mages, rouges, and monsters? If the answer is yes, you will be thrilled to hear that Derek Kolstad, the writer of the John Wick franchise is bringing to life a series inspired by the game, “Dungeons & Dragons.” There is no word yet which network it will premiere on.
The fantasy role-playing game, which is easily one of the largest role-playing games ever created, was first released in 1974 by game developers Ernest Gary Gygax and David Arneson. It rose to popularity in the 1980s and has gained traction once again during the pandemic due to its easy remote gameplay over services like Zoom.
To play the table-top game you will need a group of friends, a “Dungeon Master” (lead storyteller), and a few supplies, including a handbook. We recommend you get a starter kit (here). The game is ever-expanding and allows you to build your own campaigns in an incredible world with characters you can create yourself or a pre-generated one. Here’s a warning, the game can be very addictive, I spent many years of my life hooked.
D&D will be huge over the next couple of years. Hasbro’s film studio eOne is also currently working on projects linked to “Dungeons & Dragons,” Variety reports. There’s also another film starring Chris Pine which was announced back in December and is set to be released sometime in 2022 by directors Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley. A new online game that just came out called D&D: Beyond. Oh, and you may remember that D&D is also the favorite game of the kids from “Stranger Things.”
We’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available on the new projects headed your way.