A bit of D&D related film and TV news.
The Dungeon Masters is a documentary that follows the lives of three D&D players for a year. Living in unglamorous corners of lower-middle-class America the film explores how their real-life aspirations are fuelled by the worlds of their imaginations. Scott, whose self-deprecating humour has not translated into success as a budding novelist, struggles to support his wife and son. Elizabeth, an attractive twenty-three-year-old who dresses as a dark elf, seeks companionship after a failed marriage. Richard, who has a penchant for killing make-believe characters, aspires to reconnect with the real stepson he abandoned.
In an interview with director Keven McAlester he was asked if he encountered any resistence making the film:
Absolutely. I think, pretty much every gamer is suspicious of any kind of media, and the older gamers especially because in the 80s, there was so much portrayal of D&D as like this satanic cult that would drive your kids to suicide and heavy metal. And so, they were definitely suspicious…
Spellfury is a completely different kettle of fish. A low budget, web only fantasy adventure series. Only a couple of very short episodes so far, here is the first.
I think the best thing I can say is that it might get better.