I've been off camping with friends. Now I'm sitting in the heat itching from sunburn and mosquito bites but I got to watch a movie I thought was pretty cool: Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
. Some D&Dable elements it has:
- Facial transfigurations facilitated by pins stuck in pressure points
- A poison activated in an interesting way
- A pretty unique mace
- An underground Bazaar/City made up of the remnants of an ancient city
And that's all spiced up with insane, wire-work fights, ninja assassinations, and deadly traps. If you have a couple hours to kill, I'd recommend it.
Pretty cool thing with the fire beetles, I may steal that!ReplyDelete
I just watched this last week. It's a pretty fun movie, although not quite the kung-fu Sherlock Holmes I expected.ReplyDelete
Via the magic of Netflix streaming I just watched it tonight. Neat flick. Thanks for the recommendation.ReplyDelete
@DaveL: A Deadly Foe indeed. I think this movie has finally pushed me to think a list of poisons of varying type would be fun "toys" for players.ReplyDelete
@Paul: Yeah, It sort of wanted its "cake" of rationality and the "eat it too" of transfigurations and insane combat. I would have liked a little more Holmes myself, but dug enough of the weird stuff to overlook that. I just remembered the talking, shamanistic deer as another thing I might implement.
@Peter: My pleasure, glad you liked it.