The Directors of Dungeons & Dragons Used D&D Beyond as a Reference While Shooting a Movie


The directors of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves admitted they got help making sure their next movie was true to the Dungeons & Dragons Game. Speaking with Fandom at San Diego Comic-Con, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves directors John Francis Daley and John Goldstein and producer Jeff Latcham noted that they frequently referenced several online D&D databases while making the film. When asked by Fandom if the directors used the Forgotten Realms wiki (which is hosted on the Fandom platform), Daley noted that they used the wiki “a ton, sometimes on set”. Latcham also noted the influence of D&D Beyond, stating that they sometimes stop filming in the middle of a scene to cross-check the compendium online for accuracy. “I wish there was a D&D Beyond equivalent to every movie we make, because that would answer a lot of the questions we have,” Daley told Fandom.

D&D Beyond is one of the reasons behind Dungeons & Dragons’ recent growth. The online compendium, originally created by Twitch subsidiary Curse before being purchased by Fandom where it was later purchased by Wizards of the Coast, serves as both a character creator and an online database for gamers. Players can create a character using the D&D Beyond tools, then track HP, spell slots, and ability usage through the web-based system. Wizards of the Coast has used D&D Beyond to release additional material for Dungeons & Dragons in recent months added new monster stat blocks and free adventures available to all players with an account.

The official description of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves reads: “A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers go on an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously wrong when they run into the wrong people. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves brings the rich world and the playful spirit of the legendary big-screen role-playing game in a hilarious, action-packed adventure.”

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves stars Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Rege-Jean Page, Justice Smith, Sophia Lillis and Hugh Grant. The film will be released on March 3, 2023.


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