Not a great movie, but more influential than most people realize.
>>81305918Liam Nieson was great in that movie.>>81305508If I remember correctly that was based of a Dragonlance campaign that some Japanese nerds played, so it should be pretty /tg/ approved.Also, I got a special place in my heart for Bastard! and Outlaw Star.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezqv0JUc8K0When I was a child, this movie scared the crap out of me. I saw it again in my thirties, and it was a religious experience.
Saying "Lord of the Rings" in this thread is like picking your religion's holy book when someone asks you what book you would want trapped on a desert island.It's too easy.
WillowLadyhawkeThe Last UnicornDragonslayerLabyrinthThe Dark CrystalLegendMonty Python and the Holy GrailPenis Guy Jones (theatrical cut)
>>81306244Oddly enough, as a huge fantasy fan, I did not enjoy the Peter Jackson films nor did I enjoy the books they were based on. They were both far too long and incredibly dull for much of their run time. Visuals, soundtrack, scale, and such they were pretty God tier though. Given the choice as to which is the better story, I enjoyed the Hobbit as a read MUCH more.Oddly enough, Ralph Bakshi's LOTR movie was waaaaay better in terms of pacing to me by a retarded margin. Back on topic, I showed a hard-core fantasy nerd Gen X'er Dragonslayer last year and they were incredibly pissed they didn't know it existed before I showed it to them because "Little me would have watched that shit on loop for days on end."
Conan The BarbarianGolden Voyage of SinbadPrincess BrideDrunken Master
Hearts and ArmourLegend of ArslanLegend of LemnearHeavy Metal
>>81305508Any fantasy anime or OVA that came out before 2010.Any fantasy movie that came out before Lord of the rings that does not take place in the modern day.
You know what? Goonies. Its an excellent adventure movie, it speaks to all ages, and its just fun.
>>81306244It's easy but it must be said.
>>81306244Lord of the Rings is overrated anyway. I mean, it's respectable and definitely energized the fantasy genre in movies and TV, but it's not nearly as great as everybody seems to think it is, and think it benefits from a relative lack of competition. I'll take the original Conan movie over it any day of the week though.
>>81306321Man, the LotR books were pretty rough reading.
>>81306321That's on a list of movies that I've been really mean to watch including Pan's labyrinth. Side note, give the movies, adjustment bureau, upgrade, cloud Atlas a try. They're good movie. That last one should be able to give the best example on pulp fiction SCI fantasy.
DuneWillow Conan the Barbarian Conan the Destroyer KonosubaMaria the Virgin Witch
>>81305508Dragonslayer is unironically good. I expected it to be a trashy and campy fantasy schlock, but it was genuinely interesting and decent.
>>81306159>DragonlanceNo, the existence of Tiamat is because Tiamat and Bahamut got BECMI stats in a fantasy manga tankoban. The campaign setting was Ryo Mizuno's homebrew.
>>81306569Especially crazy how well it holds up all things considered.
The SlayersMust SeeThe Slayers (TV)The Slayers (Next)GoodSlayers The Motion PictureSlayers ReturnSlayers TRYOkaySlayers PerfectSlayers SpecialSlayers ExcellentSlayers GreatSlayers GorgeusMehSlayers Revolution/Evolution-R
Cowboy BebopSpace TruckersBrazil
Thundarr. Each episode is really just a one-shot D&D game session.
>>81306719>Thundarr. Each episode is really just a one-shot D&D game session.>D&DThat's a strange way of spelling "Gamma World".
>>81306719Thundarr makes me angry at the world. That show is so fucking good, it's got early eighties Hanna barbara Jank but the stories are cool, the designs are excellent, and it oozes style.Any yet somehow, no one has ever gone back to the well. Yet He-man keeps getting attention, when the original he-man cartoon is fucking awful. It's terrible. I legit don't understand why people give a single fuck about he-man.
>>81307023He-Man has a toy line. I'm gonna blame it on that. I would very much like to see Thundarr redone though.
>>81305508WaterlooThe DuellistsWar and Peace (Bondarchuk)War and Peace (Classic Paul Dano)
>>81307023The He-Man toys, amigo. The story behind how those toys and cartoon came together was some of the biggest collection of ass-pulls I have seen.>Dude obsessed with muscle men made a toy with incredibly exaggerated muscles>A crew of folks spitball it a bit to make more for the company>Oh, shit! The main hero needs an animal companion and we forgot to give him one! >Big cats are bad ass, lets give him a big cat. We got an old toy line that had one. Just use that!Boss, that toy line was from a different scale. That lion is retardedly big.>Paint it weird colors and slap a saddle on it. Kids are dumb, they won’t notice.Boss, the executives are here about the new toys. They like them, but don’t know how to market them.>Tell them the cartoon will sell them.What cartoon?>The one I am about to pull out of my ass for next weeks meeting.
>>81307234I guess that kind of nostalgia is just foreign to me.
>>81306244>It's too easy.And also faggy as fuck.
>>81305508Surprised this hasn't been said yet.
>>81305508>Red Sonja's location, sets, cinematography, and costumeKino>Red Sonja's writing, acting, and choreographyPainfulDoes anybody know how they managed to so royally fuck up an easy spin-off? It's like cutting into a big beautiful cake to find hard, dry expository dialogue as filling.
>>81306285TheseEspecially Dark Crystal and Labyrinth
Voyage of the Unicorn (2001)cheesy love letter to 80s fantasy movies. Fantastic costume work. Has neat story beat ideas like befriending Medusa by giving her sunglasses so she doesn't petrify people with her gaze
>>81305508Escaflowne's theatrical release always hit a lot of the high points and had all that delicious magitech going on. The 'Vision of' series got me as a kid, but doesn't have the same appeal after all these years.
>>81307750inb4 someone calls it Reddit Garbage>>81305508Is BSG /tg/ approved I've litreally never seen it mentioned before
>>81309096Oh fuck. I read the book this was based on as a kid at my aunts house, never remembered what it was called. Totally remember the bit with medusa and the glasses. Tight
Forgotten film about an amublance driver in the early 90's. Good WoD vibe.
>>81309342BSG was like the Game of Thrones of the aughts. The last season and finale annoyed everyone so much it went from "plug your ears in the breakroom if you haven't watched the episode yet" to forgotten overnight. I still kinda like it though. And I'm a little in love with Callie despite everything.
>>81310544Huh good to know GoT wasn't a one off phenomena then.
>>81310582Plenty of writers have shown themselves to be complete dipshits when it comes to an ending. Stephen King is notoriously awful at writing endings with "Fuck it, let's just blow it all up" being a common mindset for him. At least he is aware of it and actually poked fun at himself over it in the latest It movie.
>>81310715It's the JJAbrams problems in reverse: setting up a plot and delivering on it are two entirely different skillsets. For network TV, it is *extremely important* to hype up the show and get the audience invested. If they think something cool with happen in the future, or think that a big payoff is coming, you get your viewership ratings and the show gets to live. Conversely, shows that don't pull in the expected ratings can get cancelled before their first season is even finished. Nobody has any patience for whether the show is going anywhere in the long run, they need to be sold on the hype from the first episode or its a dead show. And as long as the hype train keeps rolling, so does the money and you get more seasons.What this creates is a formula where you can't plan on a real ending because your goal is never actually to end. Its to stretch this out into as many seasons as you can. Selling people on future promises is just one of the ways you do that. By the time it actually comes time to end the show, because someone's contract is up or the money ran out, you don't actually give a shit how the finale episode goes because after that ratings don't matter, you have your paycheck and you are out of there. And It is entirely possible that you spent the last 4 seasons hyping up the answer to a mystery which you never actually knew the answer to yourself. Your goal was never to resolve the plot, only to dangle hints about the resolution in front of the audience to get them to tune in next week. So you have an ecosystem where the people who can hype up a story and generate interest thrive, and at no point is actually being able to write an ending rewarded. So people in the industry get really good at the first part, and never bother to think about the second. Why should they? Thats not the part that gets them paid.
>>81306625Lodoss is now a campaign setting for the popular japanse trpg Sword World.
>>81307023Considering how badly the 'reboot' went with He-Man, be glad it's ignored. The potential 'what if' is far better than cold pozed woke reality of agenda pushing fucktards running every thing.
>>81306321>They were both far too long and incredibly dull for much of their run time.So, true to the source material :^)On a semi-related note, while I find Tolkien's books pretty boring to read, they translate amazingly well into audiobooks (and I say that as someone who vastly prefers paper books in general). It lends credence to what I've heard about them starting as bedtime stories for his kid.
>>81313625The 2004 reboot is much beloved, is it not?
>>81305508Watch Rune Soldier, same author and setting as Lodoss War but far more light hearted it actually captures the feeling of a casual game with friends pretty well
>>81306331>Any fantasy anime or OVA that came out before 2010.Ah, the wonders of selective memory.
>>81309349>>81309342In after some sad souless sack called it reddit garbage.
>>81313242Yeah, but that is common knowledge nowadays, and didn't need to be mentioned in the correction about the supposed roots in Dragonlance.
>>81314420Talking about the 2021 Kevin Smith one and you fucking know it.
>>81305508>Legend of the Galactic Heroes>Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team>Patlabor>Spirited Away>Princess Mononoke>Great Teacher Onizuka>Wizards>Fire and Ice>Stagecoach>Seven Samurai>The Devil Rides Out>Horror Express>Trancers>Phantasm>The Thing>They Live>Robot Jox>MST3K>SWAT Kats
>>81315111>Ghibli epics>Fire and IceMy man, too wholesome
>>81309342Fuck the camerawork in that godforsaken show. Insufferable constant jigglecam like it's a shitty action movie that learned nothing from The Bourne Identity.
13th Warrior? And while it's not a really good movie, I do think Flight of Dragons deserves a watch, even if only to mine for ideas and, of course, to blatantly rip off Sir Orrin for when any Paladin takes his last stand.
Movies that are actual /tg/ games :>The Fall>Conan the Destroyer>What we do in the shadowsFlesh+Blood is a story about the hoboiest, murderiest of murderhobos.
>>81315430>>What we do in the shadowsI have only seen the TV show, but it's incredible how it fits into a Storyteller trying to make a serious game of Vampires with the players being only interested in fucking around
i liked ruin explorers
>>81309342Super garbage from its fucking horrible creator. Pissed in the faces of the fans. Irish Cunt.
>>813093421970s BSG is great.2010s BSG is unwatchable.
>>81305508luv Lodoss. Shame most of the novels aren't translated.
>>81307023>the designs are excellent, and it oozes style.No shit anon, there's the hand of Jack Kirby in thubdarr
>>81315244We can live!
>>81307023>I legit don't understand why people give a single fuck about he-man.Hasbro owns He-Man in its entirety.Thundarr's rights are spread over a handful of companies.
Fantastic little film about the French countryside being terrorized by a demon beast, (very) losely based on real life events.
>>8131511108th MS Team is basically Gundam dipped in Battletech and rolled in Vietnam, with Romeo and Juliet lightly sprinkled on top.It is a most excellent sundae.
>>81317006thank you for the rec anon, I'm enjoying it
Wizardry (Video 1991)The Sword and the Sorcerer (1982)The Name of the Rose (1986)The Seventh Seal (1957)Jason and the Argonauts (1963)The Vikings (1958)The Long Ships (1964)Deathstalker II (1987)Jabberwocky (1977)Legend (1985)Witchfinder General (1968)Vlad Tepes (1979)Army of Darkness (1992)Neverwhere (Short 1968)Prologue (Short 2015)Black Angel (Short 1980)Erik the Viking (1989)
>>81310582There was also Lost.I'm still mad.
>>81315035The one that isn't a reboot?
>ctrl+f Event Horizon>0 ResultsSeriously niggers?
>>81305508man, I'd love to play in a straightforward fantasy campaign like Lodoss someday
>>81305508grabbed this last time we had one of these threads
>>81321821Is the one based on the legend of the gevaundan beast?
>>81322717This dude gets it.
>>81323001>12 kingdoms>god tier no
>>81324143It's pretty good, and gets better as it goes along.
>>81322994What a waifu. Look at those eyelashes!And Deedlit is cute too
>>81323001No isekais with ridiculously long titles? Pfft!
Is there a fantasy manga that isn't waifushit, coomshit, moepedoshit or edgerapeshit? Something like dungeon meshi but good?
>>81324378I took one of the "best" from this list >>81323001 and in literally 3 pages in it went from "BANDITS KILLED MY PARENTS IN FRONT OF MY EYES NOOOO" to "MWUAHAHAAH I'M A BIG BAD EVIL HUMAN AND I'M GOING TO RAAAPE THIS LITTLE GIRL BECAUSE THAT'S MY FETISH AHAHAHAHAA"I imagine that the mysterious Chad hero disembowels him horribly in the next page. God this shit is so fucking trite. Every single fucking time they go for the cheapest fucking thing imaginable.
DEFINITELY Dragonheart (the first one.)>A KNIGHT, IS SWORN TO VALOR.>HIS HEART KNOWS ONLY VIRTUE.>HIS BLADE DEFENDS THE HELPLESS.>HIS MIGHT UPHOLDS THE WEAK.>HIS WORDS SPEAK ONLY TRUTH.>HIS WRATH UNDOES THE WICKED.Bad. Ass.That movie is mad corny, though. Definitely a popcorn flick, but I absolutely love Bowen, the main character. The costume design is also pretty cool.Easily the worst part of the movie is the Dragon CGI. That shit is awful.
>>81321941the cast is great fun, shame it isn't longer
>>81306681I could never get into Slayers. looks interesting, but those are the most annoying anime faces I've ever seen.
>>81321821That movie is actually kinda creepy. It was a serious thriller as a kid, especially when the dude pulled out the hand.
>>81324532that list has a lot, and I mean a lot, of duds.About only a quarter are worth watching unless you're just really into fantasy anime.In fact, let me go ahead and list the good (and okay with an asterix) ones.Lodoss WarGuin Saga*BerserkClaymoreDruagaMagiKiba*Brave Storythose Who Hunt Elves*Kemono no Souja ErinSeirei no Morbito12 KingdomsEscaflowneUtawarerumono*I'll admit to only seeing 95% of that chart, and I left out some series I personally love but are not easily recommended (like Guru Guru and Beet the Vandel Buster).
>>81324378Try Witch Hat Atelier. It's got young girls but is also innocent enough to get a pass, unless you automatically associate any mention of kids with pedos.
Thunderbolt Fantasy is the perfect /tg/ show. The first season basically has a D&D party. I never knew puppets could be such kino.
>>81311390I recall someone involved in House MD saying more or less:"We could either plan on having an ending to the series with season 7, or we could have been renewed for another couple of seasons, but would never know if the axe would come and remove us, so everyone decided that an ending we could control would be better"
Final Fantasy: Legend of the Crystals was pretty interesting if you like the Final Fantasy settings.
>>81324766Sadly he is unable to understand you because of his condition
>>81305931Robin of Sherwood.It's a great show that mixes history, mythology, folklore and sword and sorcery elements. RoS is set about 100 years after the Norman Conquest and portrays Robin as a rebel fighting for the Saxons against the Norman Occupiers. It gets my personal pick for the best Robin Hood adaptation. RoS is remarkably bleak compared to other Robin Hood adaptations. Characters die constantly. Including Robin in the Hood himself at one point. This happened because Michael Praed who played the first Robin basically stabbed the production team in the back by landing a role in a production of a Shakespeare play and not telling anyone until the very last day of filming on Season 2. As a result he was killed off and in Season 3 a new Robin in the Hood introduced based on the second, noble background found in later versions of the Robin Hood legend.Still a a great show and Season 3 is still very enjoyable.It really shows that a Historical setting doesn't have to hamstring you creatively when DMing a game.I wouldn't recommend 5e for this but grab Wolves of God, Lion and Dragon, Darkwood or Dragon Warriors and go to town.
>>81314450Based Rune Soldier Chad. I still rewatch teh series even to this day because the english dub is really spot on with its humor. Definitely /tg/ approved.!
>>81324185Based Monk Anon.
>>81305508StarWars episode 4
>>81306719I love Thundarr. It is kinda all over the place but it doesn't care. It just wants to tell a crazy fantastical story for kids. I was honestly happy when MCC included it as exemple for inspiration, because I had nearly forgotten it back than.
>>81323454Thank you, Rapeman!
>>81326892Have you tried not playing D&D?
>>81327185Oh shit. How does this actually play?
>>81314567Funny because it was garbage years before reddit existed. Pretty sure it will be shit years after reddit is gone too. Most nonsensical sci fi setting, and that is saying a lot. Joss Whedon is a hack.
>>81306681My god, I was such a fan of Slayers as a child, it feels odd having all the Slayers content listed that I've missed. Can definitely confirm the Motion Picture is great though. Watched it again recently and it's a fun romp, good pacing, memorable characters and set pieces. Also higher quality animation for those like >>81324648 who don't like the OG visuals
>>81323977>ywn get chills hearing Sora for the first time again
>>81322717>The Seventh Seal (1957)Came to mention this one. Great movie.
>>81327314>Outdated generic system shoehorned into a niche it was never supposed to cover.>Broken and unbalanced as fuck.>Has a staggering amount of homebrew material, almost a hundred martial art schools, some with multiple subshools, somewhere in the order of 3000/10000 homebrew techniques.More fun than a barrel of monkeys.
>>81306203Just post a fucking title not a goddamn link.
>>81326114Actually, I just realized something. Crossing this with Cthulhu Dark Ages would be FUCKING LIT.It's England, Prince Jon is being a shit but what if he's acting that way because he's being manipulated by a secret cabal of Great Old One cultists or Serpentmen. You could even have an adventure based around a Medieval English version of Innsmouth and have to face Deep Ones with swords and longbows.Plus the struggle of trying to reconcile the awful truth of the Cthulhu Mythos with a world as motivated by Christian Faith. That bit would require a delicate touch so that the game doesn't turn into:"HEY CHRISTIANS! YOUR RELIGION IS A HOLLOW LIE, NYA-HA!">*Tips fedora.*
>>81306489I know the tiger died because of the dye in this movie, but im also pretty sure they drowned some ferrets too. I cant find any information about it, but as a ferret owner I find it a hard movie to watch.
>>81306569It bogles my mind that the weird faced dude (Peter MacNicol) from Ally McBeal & Ghostbusters 2 is the hero.
>>81307382>Doesn't understand masculine romanticism
>>81322767What jew sorcery are you gonna try to pull to say that it isnt?
>>81324718the one I was referring to is in your "good" list
>>81306321>>81314381I've heard plenty of people mention that Tolkien put a lot of thought into how it would sound read out loud.Probably due to the Inklings doing readings in front of other members as well.
>>81324143The worldbuilding for it is pretty good once you get past the initial travel-over story. Shame it drags on in fujoshit land and then ends without resolving much of anything.
>>81310493Oh man I love that one.
>>81305508A movie I find really enjoyable is Takeshi Kitano's 2003 version of Zatoichi. Great sword fight and I liked his take on the character. Nice straightforward samurai plot. In terms of anime I'm surprised no one's mentionedGhost in the Shell 1995Ghost in the Shell: InnocenceJin-Roh the Wolf BrigadesSword of the Stranger
>>81315111>LotGH>MST3K>Swat KatsHello, Based department.
>>81307023I don't want modern culture to even know it exists... look at what it's done to practically every other 80s/early 90s fantasy cartoon...
>>8132183608th MS Team really does capture the general feel of Battletech. Especially since with the full Total War rules with tanks, infantry and aircraft, it really turns into a combined arms game.
>>81320754Pirotess is best elf and best girl.
>>81328292Which one are you referring to?
>>81315430Clarify which "The Fall", there's quite a few of them.
>>81321821>GM: Okay so the game is set in 18th Century France and concerns a murder mystery involving a beastly creature. What kind of character are you thinking of playing?>Player: I wanna play an injun.>GM: ...fine.
>>81328292Well stop being coy and just state the title
>>81329038>>81329253I'm not lying, and if you actually read any of these you'd know which one it is (although I guess there are multiple instances of THEY KILLED MUH PARENTS AND NOW THEY WANNA RAAAAPE MEEEE OH NOOO) I like to see weebs grasping at straws.
>>81323635Oh wow, it came out in 2004. Fuck that fees like just a couple years ago.
>>81328634>Ghost in the Shell 1995>Ghost in the Shell: InnocenceAlso Appleseed. But manga, and only the manga. The manga is awesome while the anime versions are various flavors of bad.
>>81329287Since you're so intent on being an unhelpful faggot I'm just gonna assume you're pulling it our of your ass and ignore it unless I happen to stumble on it by accident.
>>81324591And sadly probably the best we'll ever get in terms of "dragons as characters"
>>81329287>I'm not lying, and if you actually read any of these you'd know which one it is Which one is it?
>>81329353It was Guin Saga, chosen at randomBerserk is the same shitAlmost all of them are the same. I have read Claymore and it was super cliched as well.
>>81329333I forget how good it is and maybe there's a reason why it isn't mentioned with GITS, Patlabor and Appleseed, but there was also Dominion Tank Police. I should watch that again and see how it holds up.
Also for anime: Wings of Honneamise
Just finished it, pure kino. Is the movie that bad? I heard it changes a lot of things
>>81328943Oh fuck I just remembered looking at that... there's an anime series I saw a screenshot of but didn't get a name for and didn't save, of a guy who fights mecha using a gigantic anti-tank gun. Don't remember much other details other then it's definitely not Gundam, ring a bell with anybody who knows what series it is?And no it's not fucking Lagunn. It looks 80s/early 90s era.
>>81306504Great visual, but the pacing sucks. Could've used a more original story too, but its still a good watch.
>>81329382Guin Saga is an odd one, because the novels are early 80's fantasy and the anime takes a long time to really fall into its proper pace. It had a ridiculous first episode, then sort of wandered about, but by the end of the series, when Guin is reduced to just some background character, it really develops into something that makes you understand why it is one of the biggest fantasy influences in Japan, inspiring everything from Final Fantasy to Berserk.Also, what is wrong with you, if you can't enjoy Berserk or Claymore.>Almost all of them are the sameMan, I don't even know where to begin with you. You might genuinely be too dumb for anime. It's not a particularly challenging medium, but either you're just trying to troll and act dumb or you might genuinely be better off heading to Reddit and discussing GoT and how shocked you were that the series turned to shit.
>>81329382Thank you.>>81329395>I should watch that again and see how it holds up.No. Don't WATCH Appleseed. Go read it. The anime ranges from mediocre to bad to shit, depending on which version you watch.>>81329412how the fuck did I miss one of my favorites on this listprobably because it's not that /tg/ related, but still, strongly approved.>>81329476Armor Hunter Mellowlink?
>>81305508Porco Rosso for it’s tone, though I’m not sure what system you’d use to run biplane combat.>>81329476Votoms Mellowlink?
Any more sci-fi recs? More obscure and anime stuff, I know Blade Runner is the source for all cyberpunk but there are other influences too.
>>81329636>>81329657Fuck that's it! Much thanks, am too cursed with search engines to find out myself.
>>81314450its only light hearted at the startafter the main plot begins its just like lordoss. (they actually visit Lordoss in 1 book and Louie had a crush on Deedlit)
>>81329724Heavy Metal L-GaimDougramPretty similar to each other.
>>81329472It changes a hell of a lot, but that's kinda the gimmick of versions of Escaflowne, having the names and sometimes faces in vaguely comparable plots. The "overall best" version is still the original series.The movie itself has great music, some great visuals, and the best/least flawed version of Dilandau.https://youtu.be/63AjKgljS8E
>>81324378Berserk is the only one I can think of.And you still need to put up with a little bit from every category you listed. Its all inverted from the usual anime tropes. Guts was passed around the mercenary camp as a kid. And theres a moe spellcaster introduced later. Generally readable. I tend to hate Manga too but I can still recommend it.
>>81329834>best/least flawed version of Dilandau. I hated that twist, Van should've killed him in that battle along with all her underlings, it would've made Hitomi's worries more important. Allen was given too much focus too
>>81306440Based. Honestly Conan in print shits all over LOTR in print too. Its readable and interesting. No huge overarching plot, just the chronicles of a ludicrously strong dude.
>>81329950Pulps are cool, I need to start reading more of them. Solomon Kane also follows the same formula, and there's not many 16-17th century content out there, fantasy or not
>>81329724Memories. Has a cool sci fi short.
>>81329989Already on the list, but thanks
>>81329950>>81329984Pulp adventure is starting to make a comeback in print form, hasn't really hit mainstream but the momentum is building with authors. I just wonder if it'll be allowed to exist.
>>81305508For context, Record of Lodoss War was made by Japanese DnD players, and the concept and story of the anime came about from their play sessions.
>>81305508Everyone suggests Lodoss War because it's got a very grounded D&D feeling to it. And it does it very much does. However it is also BOOOOOORING as fuck, and I can not suggest anything that boring.
>>81326114Ctrl+F'd for this.Such a wonderful show. I watched it in an actual castle once!You can break down the D&D-ness of it all, but it never really goes into "superhero" territory. Not that it's gritty or low fantasy or no wizards ever cast a fireball, but it hits such a sweet spot between historical accuracy and Errol Flynn type action.
>>81328262The fact that it's a direct sequel? Do you know what a reboot is?
>>81315418>And while it's not a really good movieI want to strangle you.
Just dropping in to post The Wild Hunt
The Inbetweeners.It's about you when you were in secondary school.
>>81305918I've loved that movie for years, whenever other nerds gush about Hawk the Slayer I feel the nerd to talk up Krull.However, Conan the Barbarian...I never go a full year without watching that movie again. It's brilliant.
>>81330499Believe me anon, it does sting a little to type those words. It has a place in my heart. I even had the actual art book ffs (probably ended up in some clearout sale at some point sadly). But ... as a film itself, it's lacking. The animation can be a bit screwy even by the standards of the time, the performances a bit stiff and it really needed a few more passes at the script (and some fatter wallets in general).And yet I will watch it. Repeatedly.
This movie is incredible. It is based on a Neil Gaiman story. Stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Claire Danes (before she got roided), Robert DeNiro (in what I think is his finest acting role), Sienna Miller (peak), and is narrated by Ian McKellan. This is just brushing the surface of this movie, by the way.Watch the fucking movie. It's on Netflix.
>>81328985I love Pirotess
>>81311390I have a question! How the fuck did "The Tenth Kingdom" get filmed?
>>81324591I wish they'd let the director who came up with the idea, Patrick Read Johnson, keep the fucking movie, he built a full size animatronic dragon for the test footage he shot, out of his own pocket, and the bastard studio still took it off him and gave it to some other cunt.
>>81305508>>81306159>>81306625>>81313242>>81314450>>81320754>>81322994>>81324202>>81329772>>81330296>>81330675summoning Lodossanon with the old school boxed set or anyone who saved the pics
>>81330651It's complete shit. Both leads have zero charisma and that's enough to kill the movie before it even begins. Robert DeNiro played a poorly-written campy faggot, and somehow still managed to be less annoying to look at than either of them.
dont know if its been suggested before, but i think this would be a good addition
>>81328847jesus, Callie awakened so many furries, lord give me strength
>>81324648Slayers is a realistic depiction of a great PC party. They goof off, throw their weight around, annoy NPCs, demand all the money for any most miniscule work and so on, and so on. And then when they are actually faced with a challenge or some asshole decides to sacrifice people to dark gods kids gloves come off and suddenly you look at a group of badasses beating the ever living shit out of arch demons and their ilk like there is no tomorrow.
>>81329287No one said you were lying schizo, they just asked you to state the fucking title
>>81327730Kind of true. They used multiple tigers for filming and one of them died accidentally but painlessly after being put under anaesthetic to be dyed, so it's not quite as horrible. I've never heard of the ferret thing.
No one remembers Exosquad. It was fucking great.
>>81310493Based. Any more WoD like kinos? Is Kindred: The Embraced worth a watch?
>>81324648Bruh, you think the faces are annoying? You haven't heard Naga the White Serpent's Evil Noblewoman Laugh. It's weaponised sonic snobbery.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRyXTnl7Jxw
>>81330693Made for tv miniseries were big for awhile. Tenth kingdom had a massive ad blitz when it first aired. The trolls still crack me up.
>>81325491You ought to check out Star Fleet.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16UypAOUMXk
>>81326114I remember this show, it was awesome. Little John had his Cornish accent, Richard O'Brian from the Rocky Horror Picture Show shows up as an evil wizard.
>>81331251Yeah it's class. A young Ray Winstone is basically a radge Will Scarlet and now that's always how I always see him lol
>>81327730Never heard the ferret story. Dying the tigers was done against the director's wishes, forced on him by the studio, don't blame Don Coscarelli for that, blame the studio.
>>81328634Every time I start to list Japanese or Chinese fantasy or historical kino, I get told "fuck off, weeb".
>>813277251. According to less than reputable sources King John at least thought about converting to Islam to get military aid from a Moorish king.2. King John lost the part of his baggage train that contained the crown jewels while crossing a tidal estuary.King John made pacts with followers of Dagon, fucked it up somehow, and then they came and got their gold back. I'm sure you could also tie in the White Ship disaster that happened a few generations earlier that led to the Plantagenets gaining the throne in the first place.
>>81322717If we're including TV, I'll pimp:Arthur of the Britons (TV Series 1972–1973)Blackadder (TV Series 1982–1983) (at least the first series)Monkey (TV Series 1978–2004)I, Claudius (TV Mini Series 1976) Rome (TV Series 2005–2007)Vikings (TV Series 2013–2020)Movies I forgot:Spartacus (1960) Ben-Hur (1959)Clash of the Titans (1981)Conquest (1983)The Hour of the Pig (1993)The Company of Wolves (1984)The Lion in Winter (1968)Robin and Marian (1976)Time Bandits (1981)The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)And Hawk The Slayer, but I think someone else mentioned that since.
>>81305508The 1998 Merlin miniseries is a really great one that I don't see get brought up at all. I re-watch it every now and again and one or two silly moments aside it still holds up.
>>81330906>>81331319I should clarify, I'm not saying that ferrets died. I cant prove anything. But I do know that California HATES ferrets for no fucking reason, & a lot of idiots think they are basically rats, so if they were so shitty at animal care to kill a goddamn tiger, I fear they might have killed ferrets from negligence too.
>>81305508Dont mind me, just posting about Stargate SG-1, the greatest show of all time & the greatest example of the four man adventuring team ever put on film
>>81305508MFW sitting around hoping some one will talk about Dune...
>>81331370Japan:Kwaidan (1964)Onibaba (1964)Zipang (1990)Ninja Scroll (1993)Sword of the Stranger (2007)Shogun Assassin (1980) ZVP (Short 2017)Azumi (2003)Zatoichi (2003)Hara-Kiri (1962)G.I. Samurai (1979)The Ninja Wars (1982)Legend of the Eight Samurai (1983)Aragami (2003)Blade of the Immortal (2017)Basically anything by Akira Kurosawa. The man's name is practically Japanese for "Kino".Rashomon (1950)Seven Samurai (1954)Throne of Blood (1957)The Hidden Fortress (1958)Yojimbo (1961)Sanjuro (1962)Kagemusha (1980)Ran (1985)Reverse-weeb:Maria the Virgin Witch (TV Series 2015– )Claymore (TV Series 2007)Le Chevalier D'Eon (TV Series 2006– )TV:Zatôichi monogatari (TV Series 1974–1979) The Samurai/Onmitsu kenshi/Shintaro (TV Series 1962–1965)Modern:Versus (2000)The Phantom Agents (TV Series 1964– )The Machine Girl (2008)Tokyo Gore Police (2008)Izo (2004)Sweet Home (1989) House (1977)The Street Fighter (1974)JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (TV Series 2012– )Riding Bean (Video 1989)
>>81317006This is great, but is it just me, or is this set in the world of YS? At least its got some inspiration going with that Fighter in episode 2 that looks just like Adol from YS.They even have the elves with animal tails like in Ark of Naphishtim.
>>81332462I love how when they replace O'neil the replacement (who is actually good at his job) is redundant because the other 3 party members have been adventuring for so long they are all certified badasses.
>>81328943That is quite the ballsy move, could been flattened by that Zaku II.I thought their armor was much better than tanks, an RPG can just take it out? I mean I guess he did hit it in the joints.. but those are probably as thick as a whole tank.
>>81332481Fourth book is best book, and I'll fight anyone on that.
>>81309342The BSG reboot had some great acting (especially from the older folks) and really nailed the gritty, desperate atmosphere, but it was completely undone by its flaws. Basically everything about the cylons was lame, characterization was regularly thrown under the bus for a plot twist, everybody was an unlikable idiot, and the writers had no idea what they were doing and were clearly making up shit as they went along. If everything was bad about the show, it'd be easy to write it off, but because of its good qualities, it was incredibly frustrating. Also, far too many people thought it was amazing.
>>81332537Hell just look at Jackson's slow transformation into the Ascended Chad & Clapper of Alien Cheeks.Cam Mitchell was a really solid character though. He was fun & didnt feel like he was trying to be the "new O'Neill" (two L's)Fuck John Shepard in Atlantis though. His actor is fine & I like him well enough with Rhodney, but his character fucking sucks & had no direction
>>81306681Idk if this is strange but I liked Slayers Try more than Slayers next. I was way into Cordelia (dragon lady) and her character arc. Slayers Try goes to some dark places once or twice and I felt like it helped up the stakes for me
>>81329724I'll take a shot.Space:Alien (1979) Aliens (1986)Cowboy Bebop (TV Series 1998–1999)Blake's 7 (TV Series 1978–1981)Solaris (1972)2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984) Event Horizon (1997)Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) Time Masters (1982)Starchaser: The Legend of Orin (1985)Gandahar (1987)Fantastic Planet (1973) Helsreach (TV Mini Series 2017– )Astartes (TV Mini Series 2018– )Planet of the Vampires (1965) Forbidden Planet (1956)Xenogenesis (Short 1978)Dune (1984)The Fifth Element (1997)Total Recall (1990)Alphaville (1965)Flash Gordon (1980)Barbarella (1968)The Black Hole (1979)Planet of the Apes (1968)Star Trek: The Original Series (TV Series 1966–1969)X Bomber (TV Series 1980– ) The Last Starfighter (1984)Outland (1981)Cyberpunk:Death Machine (1994) Hardware (1990)Blade Runner (1982)Black Magic M-66 (Video 1987) Max Headroom (TV Series 1987–1988)Max Headroom (TV Movie 1985)Escape from New York (1981)Ghost in the Shell - Kôkaku Kidôtai (1995)Akira (1988)Aliums:Stalker (1979) Predator (1987) Predator 2 (1990)Species (1995)Future:A Clockwork Orange (1971)Rock & Rule (1983)The Matrix (1999)1984 (1984)Æon Flux (TV Series 1991–1995)RoboCop (1987)Lol I dunno:Tron (1982)The Terminator (1984)eXistenZ (1999)And before that one cumbubble who started REEEEing at me last time for putting Escape From New York in Cyberpunk and not Robocop starts REEEEing again, fuck you, Cyberpunk is a setting, not literally sticking fucking wires in your fucking head. Dumbass, The Terminal Man would be cyberpunk if that was the case, you dreary autistic fuck.
>>81332987FFFFFuture:Mad Max (1979)
>>81333071Should probably put Lexx under space.Is The Expanse good?Or Altered Carbon?
>>81333095Altered Carbon has moments when its good. Then others which are shitty. It's first season ended kind of shitty so I never went back for season 2
>>81333095I like the expanse. Lots of drama in it but it also good spaceship scenes.
>>81333095S1 altered carbon is decent, everything else really isn't with it. The expanse is a mixed bag for me. The setting is heavily under stasis until much later and the early plot is basically a cold war potentially getting hot. Also, the belters just end up coming of as predominately shitty people actively fucking each other over
>>81333492I tried watching the Expanse but every scene with the pajeet lady drags on & on & I hate it. Is it worth suffering through? The space guy who seems like the main character is also boring as shit. The belter detective is cool though
>>81330960I remember. Never forget that Matthew Marcus knew how to die.
>>81333796I had similar problems. Only go for it as a last resort as background noise if that's how you feel about a lot of the main characters. The detective dies later on and you really do run out of likable characters when he does
>>81329724>Any more sci-fi recs?Farscape.
>>81329530>you might genuinely be better off heading to Reddit and discussing GoTI didn't like GoT because I figured out what it was made of fairly quickly and it got too boring to watch. Manga just isn't very well written. It's like superhero comics. It goes from cliché to cliché without ever doing anything clever.I'm not saying this to claim superiority, I really wish it didn't suck. Western comics are just as miserable but with much worse art and much slower releases, and I wish the Japanese put as much thought into writing as they did in the art.
>>81332481Read the first book, not much interest in getting to the rest. If I don't read the bad ones, they can't disappoint me. The Dune board game never disappoints me though. It's just impossible to get my friends to agree to play the thing.>>81332486I'd recommend the entire Lone Wolf and Cub movie series over the compilation film Shogun Assassin. Zatoichi is fucking fantastic. I always think back to the scene where he leaves the gambling den with a lantern, only to blow it out when the guys try to jump him in the dark. Yeah anything by Kurosawa is great. I'd recommend Ikiru and Stray Dog if you want some of his non Jidaigeki films.Maria the Virgin Witch is great if you skip through the cheesecake and get to the real treat of the Hundred Year War.Tokyo Gore Police is a great film to show your buddies when they're high.>>81332987Based on that list check out Black Rain (1989). It's not exactly cyberpunk, but it's a Ridley Scott film following an American cop in 80's Japan.
>>81331613How does this look more high production then 90% of netflix series
>>81322862>Event HorizonThe best 40k movie without actual 40k in it.
>>81334806Also the best Doom movie.Also the best remake of Disney's Black Hole.
>>81306329>Legend of ArslanStarting that now... seems good but I have to laugh as how all the background characters and their clothing and armor and such look period/plausibility-accurate while the named characters look like typical anime characters. But it's not as glaring as Maria The Virgin Witch, which is even more hilariously so.
>>81315111What system should I use for a Princess Mononoke campaign?
>>81335031That was an interesting dichotomy in Blade of The Immortal, that drove the plot- on the one hand you had these very traditional Kurosawa-style historically-accurate samurai, on the other hand there was a faction of flamboyant anime samurai, with colourful costumes and crazy weapons.It actually has a historical precedent in the gangs of Kabukimono, Kabuki-inspired crossdressing delinquent samurai.
>>81332987I should include Star Trek II, Wrath of Khan in there.
>>81329918Berserk is edgerapeshit full of tearjerkers don't pretend it's not.
>>81335203Ryuutama is pretty much made to run Ghibli films. Might be cool to do it in The One Ring, though you'd have to make up a lot of your own material since the game itself is Lord of the Rings. Both systems focus a lot on the journey, and things outside of combat.
>>81307750This really is just Joss Whendon's faggot version of Cowboy Bebop.
>>81325491The puppets can be off-putting for some, it took awhile for me to convince a few friends to watch due to them, but the show is good and the puppets are a novelty. The Enigmatic Gale kinda feels like a DMPC of sorts though, he's good at basically everything, has a bunch of magical tools, and moves the plot along a lot like gathering the various party members in season 1 to exposing Kei Gai's resurrection scheme in season 3.
>>81332554Snake eyes anon, They'll fuck up your day.>Through Armor Critical>Rolls for crits>Two Crits >First crit: Gyro>Second crit: Gyro>Mech auto fallsAside from that I think Zaku II's have a canon armor thickness of around 200mm-500mm with some places reaching 1000mm.Modern main battle tanks have upwards of 1000mm RHA. Plus we don't know what strange and advanced chemistry makes up that rocket's warhead.So it's entirely plausible that infantry with AT or in this case AMS for Anti-Mobil Suit could take out a Mobile Suit.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taHFUKKKmJM
>>81329724>Anime:Bubblegum CrisisOutlaw StarDirty PairSpace Battleship Yamato: 2199Dominion Tank PolicePatlaborVenus WarsBanner/Crest of the StarsLegend of the Galactic HeroesCowboy Bebop>Web comics:Outsider - We have threads whenever it updates so you may have already heard of it.Freefall>TVThe Classic Buck Rodgers serials*The Classic Flash Gordon serials*Babylon 5GI:JoeGravity Falls (Though calling it sci-fi is a bit of a stretch I still steal from it)Samurai JackThe Expanse*Wanna know where all our modern Sci-Fi tropes on TV and in movies come from?
>>81334526It had J. Michael Straczynski at the helm
>>81336873I'll meet you and raise you!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GPGQoR6f6w
>>81330675weird how little porn of her there is
There was a REALLY great show about a group of mercs on a converted stellar cruise ship just trying to make ends meets. It was named like "black star" or "dark sun" or some shit. It was contemporaneous with Lexx/Andromeda/Farscape back in the late 90's. It had 7/10 special effects but the writing was 11/10, one episode the crew just ran out of money and had to take some rando jobs just to make ends meet. Another they need to fix up something on the ship so they take on a bounty and capture the guy who seems like a total schizo, only he turns out to be a aug-hacker who is in psionic content with his ship through his impant and has it attack them even though he's in the brig.It was like a sci-fi TTRPG campaign put to television.I've spent the last 20 minutes trying to find it to post it here but I can't find shit since modern search engines are made to shill modern products rather than answer questions.It also doesn't help that while really great to watch it was a definitely a lower budget late night scifi show.
>>81335636>Ryuutama is pretty much made to run Ghibli films.It's the best recommendation for this I've read and I'm off to look for it.
>>81338517I had the name confused with another show but I managed to find it. It was called starhunter.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarhunterThe rest was totally true. Just a bunch of goofs who couldn't even afford a proper warship and inside got an old starliner on the cheap making ends meet in space. Like watching televised recaps of some homebrew sandbox scifi setting where the writers were playing out their characters.
>>81323001That list is old as fuck but I'm still pissed Dunbine and Escaflowne aren't on it.
>>81315111>08th MS TeamA good choice, but I'm more of a War In The Pocket man.
>>81327394It's basically just travellers setting you no games retard
>>81332710I think the worst thing about nubsg is there's the unrefined ore of a better show under there. Whether you want to go with human Kobol paganism Vs cylon monotheism or lean hard into the cyclical time stuff or play around with the refugees with guns element or even just do the original premise of hidden roles the TV series properly. There's so many ways it could've been done better. But instead we got a Mish mash of the above that lost direction after season 2.
>>81327783I didn't mean to say the books or movies were faggy. I mean the answer is faggy.Saying "Lord of the Rings" in this thread or your holy book of choice is basically a cop-out. A way to avoid making the effort to give an actually thoughtful answer.
>>81334806>without actual 40k in it.That's the best part about it.
>>81329772I haven't read the books but the manga and anime both consistently keep things light after anything real happens, it never gets overly serious
>>81336870With due respect to JMS, "high production" isn't the first thing that comes to mind when I watch Babylon-5 (except for the alien makeup; some of that shit's pretty good, screwy-haired centauri notwithstanding).
>>81332987I have fond memories of Stargate SG-1.
>>81329752Armor Hunter Mellowlink aka the boss rush anime
>>81338644>pissed I'd also include Panzer World Galient there too
>>81335636>Ryuutama is pretty much made to run Ghibli films.>Ryuutama is a tabletop role-playing game developed in Japan by designer Atsuhiro Okada, now available in a complete English edition. It is set in a world where the "NPCs" of the village--the bakers, farmers, shopkeepers and healers--set off on a wonderful adventure exploring a fantasy world together. Some people colloquially call it "Hayao Miyazaki's Oregon Trail", because of its heartwarming (in Japanese "honobono") feel of family anime, and its focus on traveling and wonder over combat and treasure.Is this it? Is this the RPG I have been subconsciously looking for all my life? Is this as good as I hope it is? Is there a catch like an insufferably autogynephiliac weeb community?
the old 1989 adaptation of Prince Caspian is pure kino.
>Ctrl+f>no pic relSure it's Eastern fantasy but it's as /tg/ as it gets
I prefer the LotR books, but the movies are great fantasy movies even if they made a lot of characters less heroic. But I can understand that some find the movies too long-winded, especially extended editions.
>>81321821did this inspire Bloodborne?
>>81338910It's nonsense garbage for low iq's to jack off to. How is it good because Weedon stole ideas? Thats like saying twilight is good because it's just high school WoD.
>>81341344IIRC it was cited as a source of "inspiration" by the devs and a few aspects of it are literally pulled straight from it like the bladed whip weapon
>>81330420I really loved the way Magic was portrayed in Robin of Sherwood.Baron Simon de Belleme setting Robin's bow on fire, cutting him at a distance with a magic sword and tormenting the hero with illusions just feels way more, well magical than going "EXPECTO PATRONUS" and throwing out a fireball.One game that does seem to capture this feel very well is The Forbidden Lands. That's one I would add to the list of suggested games.
>>81341344Looking at the outfits in the opening scene? Absolutely
>>81323001I'm a sucker for Utawarerumono. Played the game too.
>>81338644Escaflowne is in it, look again
>>81341243>But THE KIDS like it!!
>>81341108the only catch is you might not like the rules themselves. Personally I think they're fine on paper, but I haven't managed to get a game going yet
>>81335031the recent series or the 90s OVA? Recommend the OVA but it's tricky to find
>>81342952>the only catch is you might not like the rules themselves.From what I've seen of the rules they look nice and simple, I like minimal games like this a lot. But it also looks like you need a very creative, imaginative group of people to make a good experience out of it since the daily exploration rolls need to be used as a prompt for roleplay. Knowing weebs, I have my doubt this is possible.