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DnD Beyond was used as reference for new Dungeons and Dragons movie

The directors of the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons movie have admitted to checking the Forgotten Realms Wiki and DnD Beyond on set

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The directors of the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons movie, which has the subtitle Honor Among Thieves, have been discussing firing up D&D Beyond on set to answer any burning questions they may have about characters or lore. The movie will be released in March 2023.

John Francis Daley, the co-director of the upcoming fantasy movie, starred as Sam Weir (younger brother of Linda Cardellini’s Lindsay) in Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s comedy series Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000). He started playing D&D to get into his role as an 80s geek, and still maintains a campaign to this day.

In an interview with Fandom, the directors were asked how often they used the Forgotten Realms Wiki, Daley answered; “a ton, sometimes on set,” noting how fortunate he was to have bonafide D&D expert, Ashley Alexander of E1, as a producing partner who knows “way more than I do” and was “an invaluable resource.”

Producer Jeff Latcham added; “I think we also all had all-the-time access to D&D Beyond,” and notes how they would sometimes stop filming in the midst of a scene to cross reference causing the actors to go, “what’s happening?”

Daley added; “I wish there was a D&D Beyond equivalent to every movie that we make because it would answer a lot of questions that we have.” Daley has previously directed comedy movies Vacation and Game Night.

Describing playing D&D, Daley said; “It’s just such a unique feeling. The first time I ever played, I just realised that it was unlike anything I’d ever done before and I understand the appeal. It’s almost like a drug, this game, because there’s so many possibilities and so much fun socialising and creating these bonds that you would otherwise never create from a normal conversation.”

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