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Title: Dark Albion inspiring movies or shows?
Post by: Brigman on February 07, 2021, 01:04:50 PM
What movies or shows would help a DM (or player!) "get into" the immersion of a Dark Albion setting? 

Just purchased the books and am trying to get inspiration, not only to DM, but also that I can show my players and go, "THAT is the kind of world we're playing in."

Thanks!
Title: Re: Dark Albion inspiring movies or shows?
Post by: Stephen Tannhauser on February 08, 2021, 12:57:38 AM
Well, Game of Thrones, obviously, the first three or four seasons at least.

The recent Borgias series with Jeremy Irons could give you a good look at intrigue in the Church of the Unconquered Sun among the Arcadian city-states.

Kingdom of Heaven is crap theology, but great music, slice-of-mediaeval-life and battle sequences.

Vikings is quite a bit earlier than the Dark Albion period, but has lots of good stories about personal passions playing into political fallout, as well as great Christian vs. pagan clashes. The Tudors was done by the same creator (Michael Hirst), but I haven't seen that one so I can't speak to how useful it would be.

There's a series called The White Queen on Starz, based on the Philippa Gregory novels about the women of the Wars of the Roses; I haven't seen that either, but it was nominated for a bunch of awards, so it may well be worth watching.
Title: Re: Dark Albion inspiring movies or shows?
Post by: HappyDaze on February 08, 2021, 05:30:13 AM
If Vikings get recommended, then I suggest Norsemen on Netflix for how it's more likely to play out at the table with the way gamers tend to be. Watch season 3 first, then seasons 1 & 2. There will not be a season 4.
Title: Re: Dark Albion inspiring movies or shows?
Post by: Brigman on February 08, 2021, 10:46:35 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Dark Albion inspiring movies or shows?
Post by: Primarch_XI on June 07, 2021, 11:32:34 PM
Two movies pop to mind that I enjoyed.

Black Death (2010) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death_(film) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death_(film))
England is under a plague and a group of ex-crusaders + a priest go to investigate a village which is mysteriously free of the plague. The suspicion is that one of the villagers is a necromancer.


Season of the Witch (2011) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season_of_the_Witch_(2011_film) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Season_of_the_Witch_(2011_film))
Some crusaders are charged with escorting an accused witch to a monastery.