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‘The Great Kingdom’ is an upcoming movie that tells the story of the origins of Dungeons and Dragons

“The adventure party is a family and Gary engendered family wherever he went.”

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A documentary that tells the story of the people that created Dungeons & Dragons and how its success affected their lives and families. The Great Kingdom is the story of families, blood and personal bond, affected by the success of the game, a game that brought joy to millions but heartbreak to its creators.

In 1969, Gary Gygax, a family man and game designer with an entrepreneurial mind meets Dave Arneson, another brilliant game designer from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The Great Kingdom (Trailer) from The Great Kingdom on Vimeo.

This is the first look at our documentary, THE GREAT KINGDOM. It tells the story of the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, how its success affected the lives and families of those who created the game.

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Music:
– "Ten Years Gone" by Led Zeppelin
– "The Wizard" by Black Sabbath

Plot Outline
1969, Gary Gygax, a family man and game designer with an entrepreneurial mind meets Dave Arneson, another brilliant game designer from the twin cities. Their collaboration over the next few years would change the gaming world and themselves. This is the history of the people behind the creation of the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons.

The Great Kingdom is the story of families, blood and personal bond, affected by the success of the game, a game that brought joy to millions but heartbreak to its creators.

We are still in production on this amazing story. Stick with us and tell your friends about us. We will update you here and on twitter (@TGKFilm) as we near completion of the film with details of our release.

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By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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