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April 26th, 2013, 02:34
I was introduced to this kickstsrter via an email notice in my newsbox . This time the kickstarter isn't about a game, but about the famous 1984 Anti-Dungeons and Dragons comic Dark Dungeons.
I won the lottery. Not the jackpot, "just" a thousand bucks, and being a typical middle-class middle-manager a thousand dollars is nice, don't get me wrong, but it wasn't going to change my life. So I decided to do something special with the money. I decided I wanted to spend it to bring something that would last; I would spend it to try and bring Jack Chick's epic 1984 graphic novel / tract to film.

I wrote Chick Publications explaining this to them and I'm super-excited to announce that I have obtained the video rights to make a movie based on Dark Dungeons.

If you're not familiar with Dark Dungeons you can read it in its entirety here;
DARK DUNGEONS: THE COMIC

But all you really need to know is that it sets out to show what Jack Chick knows to be the truth behind role-playing. It shows that;

*Playing RPGs can make you gain real life magic abilities
*If you gain a high enough level you will be invited to join a secret cult
* Gamers whose characters die are in danger of committing suicide.
* That DM's are vile temptresses that are out to corrupt their players to the forces of evil.

Given all those startling claims it's amazing that the crusade against RPG's has not been more successful! In fact, the last movie to crusade against D&D was Tom Hank's 1982 classic, "Mazes and Monsters."

We are going change all that. I'm already investing all of my lottery winnings in this project but it's just not enough to get it filmed and that's where you come in.

If the idea of seeing a movie where all the anti-RPG arguments above are made with every last drop of drama and conviction I can wring out them appeals to you, then I want you to invest today and make this movie a reality.
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April 26th, 2013, 02:34
I'm sure it'll be made required viewing at every Baptist conference.
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April 26th, 2013, 02:47
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I'm sure it'll be made required viewing at every Baptist conference.
Relax it's a parody of the novel more tongue in cheek than anything else.

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April 26th, 2013, 04:59
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Relax it's a parody of the novel more tongue in cheek than anything else.
I know. But not everybody groks parody and people believe what they want to believe.
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April 26th, 2013, 05:27
Jack Chick… ugh. That guy is so beyond the pale that I can't even laugh at him. It's pretty obvious the guy wasn't even fanatic, he was just flat out insane.
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April 26th, 2013, 05:55
I remember watching Mazes an Monsters, and laughing at them. Quite possibly one of the dumbest movies I've ever watched. Sorry, Tom!



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April 26th, 2013, 07:40
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I know. But not everybody groks parody and people believe what they want to believe.
Statement goes all ways
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April 26th, 2013, 10:30
Was this "Project" startet on April, 1st ?

“ Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.“ (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
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April 26th, 2013, 14:17
Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Relax it's a parody of the novel more tongue in cheek than anything else.
I grew up in Texas, surrounded by Baptists. The parody part of that will go right over their heads.

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April 26th, 2013, 17:39
Originally Posted by SonOfCapiz View Post
Statement goes all ways
Aye, that it does.
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April 26th, 2013, 18:18
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Jack Chick… ugh. That guy is so beyond the pale that I can't even laugh at him. It's pretty obvious the guy wasn't even fanatic, he was just flat out insane.
I got Tom Chick & Jack Chick confused once and was very confused why a crazy person was writing about video games.
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April 26th, 2013, 20:39
Jack meant well but his wilfull ignorance and pride get's in his way. Many good comic artists just aren't good writers. It took our generation methinks to show that RPG's can be a great teaching tool:

http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/9/9706.phtml
http://paizo.com/products/btpy7eu3?T…blical-Era-RPG

I'm really surprised if they got Chick's approval because IIRC he's never taken kindly to parodies. The Apostle Paul actually saw some benefit from detractors.

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April 27th, 2013, 00:51
it's always funny to see people fight over whose invisible friend is better, this is especially sweet seeing traditional D&D style fantasy being so righteously stomped - by another equally as bizarre fantasy

woah, check out the article on the same page: The Straight Talk on Dungeons and Dragons

D&D player (17 years old) Michael Dempsey, Lynnwood, WA. suicide by gunshot wound to the head, 5/19/81. Witnesses saw him trying to summon up D&D demons just minutes before his death.
Should a christian play dungeons and dragons?
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