Broken down simply, "Of Dice and Men" is about a group of six friends on the edge of dramatic changes in their lives. They are Dungeons & Dragons players, and many of them have been playing together since high school, sharing life's ups and downs while throwing the polyhedral dice. These are not caricatures of gamers/geeks, they are authentic, well-rounded characters, clearly envisioned by a writer who knows and loves that world so well.It's playing in Chicago through March. Check the links above.
Oh, and there's a movie coming out?
OF DICE AND MEN is a new dramedy feature film by Cavegirl Productions that completed principal photography in September 2013. It is based on the play about tabletop roleplaying gamers written by Cameron McNary. Since its premiere to a packed house of 550 at the PAX Prime gaming convention, the play has played to rave reviews at professional theaters in New York, Berkeley, Atlanta, and several other cities.It's a small movie, don't know when/if it might play anywhere. IMDb says opens 1 March 2014. Another online source says April.
McNary, along with award-winning screenwriter Francis Abbey, have transformed the play into a hilarious and poignant “High Fidelity meets Dragonslayer” film script that will appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike.
Nothing like getting teased. But the trailer looks cool.
NOTE: The title Of Dice And Men seems to be popular -- I found at least six usages in thirty seconds of Googling.