Taking Inspiration from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Dungeons & Dragons

I wanted to write a blurb on using Marvel’s cinematic universe in D&D. I’ll either come back to this topic and inject some more specific examples and references…

Daemons & Deathrays

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Admittedly, I’ve been away from the boundless realms of graphic novel and comic books.  Whether it’s because I’m hesitant to try new series or because money is always tight, I haven’t really gone too deep into comic books, especially nowadays.  Now, I’ve caught up on a few series and read many of them after the fact, but I’ve never really gotten active within any fandoms… unless a handful of defunct and finished web-comics count for anything, that is.  That said, I’ve been slowly been brought back into the fold thanks to Disney and Marvel teaming up for the relatively recent series of films that have been mostly pretty damn good.  Save for a few sub-par installations, the films that have been released (sometimes more than) once a year have been fantastic.  At the best, an excellent journey of action and heroism… and at worst?  A good way to spend an…

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Movie Review: Ant Man (2015)

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It’s always refreshing to enjoy a summer film by Marvel.  Last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy remains one of my favorite films by the studios.  This year’s summer hit tries to recapture the somewhat tongue-in-cheek mood we saw last year.  They more or less acknowledge this within the poster itself. Granted, this film knows what it is and how absurd it sounds.  But hey, the New 52 reboot of Aquaman did that self-aware metahumor to excellent effect.  All in all, it’s finely balanced with some pretty intense drama and some genuinely fascinating sequences.  While I genuinely enjoyed the movie, does it stand up to previous films?

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Movie Review: Avengers Age of Ultron

Age of Ultron is the long awaited sequel to the first summer blockbuster hit, simply called “The Avengers.”  It brings back our favorite team, gives some well deserved cameos to some incredible friends and allies, which gives a nice follow up.  Overall, we have a good mix of old and new, to further expand the Avengers cinematic universe.  Our main cast is scene in whole new lights, for better or worse on their part.  While facing a new enemy, they must come to terms with their own faults or risk losing everything.  The sequel answers some questions, poses new ones, and goes off in plenty of other directions while we’re at it.  So, does the sequel do the cinematic series justice?  Find out for more!

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Movie Review: X-Men Days of Future Past

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Admittedly, I’m quite casual in the world of comic books.  I usually rely on one of my local friends for information, but he wasn’t available to collaborate on a review.  Luckily for me, you didn’t have to be a huge X-Men fan to enjoy this film.  But, this begs the question, if you aren’t a die-hard fan, how good will this movie be for you?

 

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