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Honor Among Thieves Continues A Surprising New Dungeons & Dragons Trend

Posted On: Aug 7, 2022   |   Posted By: Screen Rant

Honor Among Thieves Continues A Surprising New Dungeons & Dragons Trend

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves will join a growing list of TV shows and movies that portray Dungeons & Dragons as a “cool” game, subverting the typical role-playing game nerd trope. TV shows and movies have historically relied on RPGs like D&D to characterize two-dimensional geeky characters: they might ramble off D&D jargon, probably wear glasses, and definitely provide some comic relief. The notoriously unsuccessful D&D movie franchise hasn't done much to help the game's case. The original trilogy began with a poorly received first installment in 2000 and wrapped up with two direct-to-DVD movies in 2005 and 2012. However, TV shows and movies have increasingly been departing from the D&D nerd trope. Shows like Community and Freaks and Geeks have episodes centered around D&D campaigns that unite D&D lovers and otherwise alike. The pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things is famous for capturing the spirit of D&D, especially through season 4's beloved Dungeon Master Eddie Munson. Stranger Things pays...

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