What I Learned from The Secrets of Blackmoor: Part 1

Grumpy Wizard

The new documentary about the invention of fantasy role-playing is out on VOD on Vimeo. I was a Kickstarter supporter and I am very pleased by the final cut of the film. My comments on it are going to focus on what I learned from the film more than what my thoughts about how it comes together as a film.

Film making is far more complex and difficult than most people imagine. Congratulations to Griff and Chris for just getting this thing done. The whole enterprise of film making is a risky proposition to say the least. Good on them for doing the work and seeing it through to the end.

That said, there are a few things about the film I didn’t care for. There was a sequence with Dave Meggary and Ross Maker where there is audio and the video is some sort of blurry still shot…

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