Catching up

WISH 28: Movies for Gamers

What are three movies that have inspired you as a gamer? Would you recommend them to other gamers, and if so, what would you tell them to look for and/or hope for them to get?


Dark City – Arriving on the scene more than a year before the Matrix, this movie left an indelible imprint on my Things in Heaven and Earth game that I think it’s unlikely any movie will repeat. If you took Dark City and Sandman influences out of TiHE you’d pretty just be left with the funny quotes.
Tremors: Everyone can go list “Alien” or “Aliens” as their favorite “things trying to eat us” movie (And I love em too), but while those might be great movies, Tremors is how Aliens comes out when it’s fed into a group of Players. The repeated sight and prop gags, the soundtrack, the sense that the actors were having SO MUCH FUN in each scene… I just hope my games are half that fun. It’s a reminder that you can’t always be serious (not that my groups usually could be if they tried) — Gods laugh, too.
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight: I will always love this move. The premise formed the basis of my first Amber game (sort of. There’s always a sort of.) I loved the alternate history, the b-movie acting, the summoning of zombie-demons by spilling blood on the ground.
And Billy Zane… he’s dreamy.

One Reply to “Catching up”

  1. Back when I started Gaming the only cool movie(s) would have been Star Wars, and the Empire Strikes Back.
    I agree with Doyce on Tremors “Thar’s know why them’s any smarter then us”, and Dark City Rocked!
    I will add to the list:
    My favorite Terry Gilliam movies:
    Brazil
    Time Bandits
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
    12 Monkeys
    And I will go over the three movie limit?.
    Luc Besson movies:
    La Femme Nikita
    Wasabi
    Leon the Professional
    The 5th element
    And?.
    City of the children of the Damned
    Star Wars
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Excaliber
    The Three movie limit is very hard to do.

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