August 13, 2013 by brennon
If you’re into your role-playing and would like to see someone realistically portray your world then this new project sounds like it could be the one to look into. See what you think of Of Dice and Men…
From the blurb…
“Few game masters can make the game come to life better than John Francis. Dwarves, Mages and Barbarians jump right off of their character sheets whenever he sits down at the gaming table of frisky suburbanite parents, Linda and Brandon. John Francis’ best friends, sailor-mouthed John Alex and thoughtful jock Jason, bring roguish swagger and knightly nobility to the game. And the object of John Francis’ affection, the feisty Tara, provides all the Half Elven Double Princess backstory they could ever need.
But when Jason enlists to go to Iraq and with the relationship with Tara going nowhere, it may be time for John Francis to hang up his twenty sided dice and take a job on the other side of the country. However, John Francis is about to discover that leaving will prove tougher than the Tomb of Horrors.
OF DICE AND MEN is a blisteringly funny and deeply affecting look at the things that truly matter in life.”
It sounds like a pretty good story so far and it will be interesting to see it develop. I like the idea that they are telling a story about the people behind a role-playing game rather than it being all about it. It’s what made Gamers II: Dorkness Rising so good, it was about the people as much as the dice rolls.
What do you think?