Which Opening Scene In Dungeons & Dragons Fixes One Of Its Biggest Flaws

Which Opening Scene In Dungeons & Dragons Fixes One Of Its Biggest Flaws

Updated on April 15, 2023 17:56 PM by Andrew Koschiev

In stories, fantasy worldbuilding can be problematic, but Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves avoids this problem. As a storyteller, you need to put so much groundwork into fantasy and science fiction before you can even reach your characters. Both readers and writers may find this burdensome world, a political system, and a culture are created and introduced, often pushing away an audience with heavy exposition before the story even begins. Its solution to this problem is one that other series can emulate, but Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves found an effective way around it.

Origin of the movie and Cast members

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As Edgin the Bard (Chris Pine) searches for a way to return his daughter, Kira (Chloe Coleman), in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. After Thayan wizards killed Edgin's wife, he joined in Making ends meet by robbing and supporting his child. Edgin and Holga (Michelle Rodriguez), their partner in crime, end up in prison during one of these heists when things go wrong. After they are released, they find Kira with an old party member, and nothing seems like it should, leading them on a quest to get her back.

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D&D's worldbuilding fights fantasy movies

There are often large, expository scenes in fantasy stories that introduce the kingdom, continent, or history. Even shows that do not, like Game of Thrones, leave viewers with much to catch up on throughout the series. Fantasy classics like Lord of the Rings and Rings of Power start this way. While this level of depth is good for immersing viewers in a series' world, it can also overwhelm an audience and make them feel as if they are watching a lecture rather than a story. The Dungeons & Dragons series was particularly vulnerable since it could explain Neverwinter's history and character classes from the start.

Start with the characters

Edgin and Holga introduce the world of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves before hitting the audience with its plot so the audience knows about two characters. Furthermore, this introduces the audience to the world's lore by giving it a personal touch, with Edgin focusing on what matters to him: the Harpers and the Thayan wizards, which recur throughout the film. Through their dynamic, chemistry, and stakes, audiences become more engaged in Holga and Edgin's story.

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