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First Trailer for OF DICE AND MEN Released

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 8:03 am by Amanda Andonian

Produced by Cavegirl ProductionsOf Dice and Men is a film that follows the gaming exploits of dungeon master, John Francis, as he struggles with his decision to give up gaming, and his friend Jason’s decision to enlist in the army and go to Iraq. Not quite what you were expecting based on the title, huh? Yesterday, they posted their first official trailer on Vimeo, which you can also watch below:

This is not an adaptation of the book that we reviewed a while back, but a completely different project that’s based on a play by Cameron McNary. Their Indiegogo campaign raised Cavegirl Productions a little over $14,000 (somewhat sort of their goal), but the great thing about Indiegogo funding is that the project goes no matter how much money it raises. Filming started in September, and the film is set to be released in early 2014.

The official synopsis:

Few dungeon 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.

Head on over to the Of Dice and Men website to learn more.

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