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Author Topic: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?  (Read 604 times)

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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2021, 12:12:03 AM »
How do you even depict drow in live action?

Plan A: Hire Pierre Trudeau's wife's son.

Pan B: Use WOTC's depiction of Drow in Tashas Cauldron of Wank, which changes their skin tone to a pale grey.

By all accounts this is a permanent art direction change in the depiction of Drow for D&D...
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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2021, 02:52:20 AM »
Yeah paleface drow were in the Tasha book.

As for who could play a drow. Well black people of course. But once WokeTC is done palefacing them they wont be able to. Irony eh?

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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2021, 02:53:29 AM »
This thread also made me realize how weird and awesome some of those D&D inspired fantasy gameshows were.

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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2021, 04:47:00 PM »
Live action Drow you say.

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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2021, 05:55:42 PM »
Critical Role is 5e's version of the D&D cartoon. AKA, its questionable how many people became serious D&D players after watching the cartoon since media is a passive experience. It's doubly passive when you don't even have to turn on Channel 4 at 9am on Saturday to get your passive experience. With Critical Role, you can zone out to the show whenever and wherever you are, thus appealing even more to people seeking passive experiences.

I really can't stand watching people play RPGs online. I've struggled to put why into words. I think you're onto something. RPGs are an interactive experience, and watching someone do it is a passive experience. It's not like pure game, like watching a tournament or sports game. There's more to the RPG than just the G.
Maybe the passive experience watching an interactive game is what's making my brain go ow.
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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2021, 06:56:10 PM »
Jeff Goldblum makes me uneasy, and given how evil and degenerate Hollywood is, I'd rather not support anything he's in.

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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2021, 06:59:44 PM »
How do you even depict drow in live action?

Plan A: Hire Pierre Trudeau's wife's son.

Pan B: Use WOTC's depiction of Drow in Tashas Cauldron of Wank, which changes their skin tone to a pale grey.

By all accounts this is a permanent art direction change in the depiction of Drow for D&D...


My Drow have always been brownies since back in the day, where some of the earlier depictions of them showed them as having brown skin. I don't care how many revisions tell me that dark elves are Smurfs, or ash-faced now, they will always be brownies.  :P

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Re: Jeff Goldblum in D&D-themed reality show: good or bad?
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2021, 07:08:31 PM »
I really can't stand watching people play RPGs online. I've struggled to put why into words. I think you're onto something. RPGs are an interactive experience, and watching someone do it is a passive experience. It's not like pure game, like watching a tournament or sports game. There's more to the RPG than just the G.
Maybe the passive experience watching an interactive game is what's making my brain go ow.

For some RPGs are more about the experience than the actual interaction. This has been known and discussed since nearly the start. Usually the player that sits back and does not input much, maybe talking to NPCs and such, but seems to be really enjoying themselves.
Others just really enjoy watching a game being played. Or at least for them, certain types or styles.
Contrast Critical Role with say Zee Bashew, Puffin Forest, or Dingo Doodles for example. One persons going to gravitate to one of those, but possible not have much interest, or even be turned off by, the rest.

Others are more hands on and watching a game, no matter how entertaining, just wont work for them.