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  • Actors: Aimee Graham, Price Carson, Jon Collins
  • Directors: Matthew Mishory, Matthew Ross
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Reel Indies
  • DVD Release Date: April 24, 2007
  • Run Time: 82 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000OQDSHC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #434,189 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

You were either one of them, still are one of them, or at least remember them from your high school cafeteria. The stacks of books, the funny looking dice, the esoteric babbling. They were not only odd, geeky, awkward and often times smelled funny, they were a total mystery. That is, until now. Starring Indie favorite, Aimee Graham, Fellowship of the Dice follows the plight of Elizabeth, a recovering party girl desperate for a new group of friends. After a chance meeting with avid gamer Sanford (Alastair Surprise) lands her an invitation to play the popular fantasy role-playing game, Wizards, Warriors and Wyrms, she spends a long afternoon and evening plagued with confusing rules, high adventure and nerdy drama.

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Munderpool on December 8, 2007
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Having participated in role-playing adventures for many years - albeit many moons ago - the film caught my eye under my recommendations list. While it did struggle to show what the gaming experience can be about, it also chose to do so in the typical Hollywood overkill fashion. Ok, we get it...they're misfits, square pegs, insecure, crutches for each other's weaknesses.

Now go back and re-write their lines, get a new bloody cast for the interesting central character - well played by Aimee Graham - who are not all entirely pathetic creatures deserving of contempt rather than compassion. They could have been interesting without being outrageous losers.

The interludes, with the actual gamers from a convention, were a nice touch, and closer to my memory of actual people, with whom I played over several years. Not borderline loonies, just people looking for fun in an alternate environment where they're not sitting in a boring algebra class or counting the minutes in their cubicle to their coffee break.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jackey on April 15, 2012
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I bought this movie after seeing Dorkness Rising, thinking it would be similar to it. It wasn't. The entire movie was pretty much watching these people play their Role Playing game. Then getting the thoughts about Role Playing from a bunch of fans. The movie was terrible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SciFi Phreak on September 23, 2011
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I wanted to like this movie. It started with an interesting storyline about a complete outsider to gaming getting drawn in, but it decayed into a re-re-hash of the stereotypes we've seen over and over. The ending hinted at redemption of the outsider and the validation of gaming as a form of socializing and storytelling, but the script never delivered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kieran Righetti on October 23, 2011
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I got recommended this film after purchasing another RPG based movie.

It started out a girl looking for something different than the party life and getting invited into a game of Wizards, Warriors & Wyrms. You had the usual suspects with their different quirks. The game nazi, the shy one, the one that argues everything, the one who gets a little to into it etc etc. The film quickly develops into this overdramatised story of everyones emotions during the gaming process and their likes/dislikes towards the game, each other etc (note camera pans out to the character on their own expressing their opinion like in an episode of any reality TV show). I played RPG's regularly when I was younger and still sit in on a game from time to time so have experienced the highs and lows of playing rollplay. However in Fellowship of the Dice they have really overplayed/overdramatised each characters differences. Rules/arguments that shouldn't be taken to seriously were pushed way out of proportion into almost life and death level situations.

Though it wasn't the best attempt at a story the film was interesting because it seems that it was initially created as a documentary instead of being for entertainment. Fellowship of the Dice develops by a sort of rough initiation into gaming. Begins with introduction, characters/classes, rules, culture etc with the film panning across to other roleplayers not associated with the original story (like the way documentaries use experts to explain topics).

Though not very well protrayed (dramatised to say the least) Fellowship of the Dice did give outsiders a snapshot view into the gaming culture. 3/5 stars.
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Like i said, this movie identifies all the role-playing stereotypes. Like the game master taking away the all too powerful magic items he gave the group and giving them absolutely useless substitutes, to the players getting real life angry due to game life situations, etc...the addition of the hot and troubled young lady joining the group is pretty much every table tops most fervent dream and desperate nightmare.
If you never played tabletop games, you probably wont get this film. My girlfriend didn't. If you did, you will probably enjoy it even as it at times can completely annoy you. But, as often is the case, the turmoil leads to a big confrontation and resolution, and everybody's bonds are stronger for it.
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By al beddow on January 20, 2011
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Having seen the trailers I expected the production value of this movie to be between "The Gamers" and "The Gamers:Dorkness Rising" and I was right. It's not bad but the story line is not what I expected. The characters are drawn with a hand that is heavy on the ridiculous. One character literally has the mentality of a 10 year old (mentioned on the DVD case), one is a self-published author of a unknown book "The Zen of Acting", etc. The central character is actually violating house arrest to go to the game and she has never role-played before in her life.

I will say some of the things that happen I've had happen in my own game, including the GM taking someone aside to get feedback on the game, so it's not all bad just overall not what I was expecting. I love good movies about gamers and the gaming community but wish they wouldn't treat us as a joke or something similar.
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