Wednesday, October 21, 2009

District 9 (movie)

My wife and I just got back from watching District 9, which opened here in Korea last week. Very cool! Makes me want to run a Star Frontiers or d20 Modern/Future game.

But I'm having enough trouble getting my Classic game going. Last night was my board game night, and with the RPG and Classic D&D haters gone, I thought that would be a perfect night to run my game for the rest. But Josh had prepped his 3.5 game, and really wanted to run that. So we ended up playing his 3.5 game.

Oh well, at least my sword & board fighter got lots of goblin and giant ant kills (Josh had way underestimated the power of the monsters, since he's never DMed before and didn't have any experience with on the fly he was nerfing them so we three fighter types wouldn't be slaughtered!)

Anyway, back to the movie. I really hadn't heard that much about it going into it, only that it was an SF movie set in South Africa about discrimination of aliens and a company out to steal their tech. Oh, and that Peter Jackson was involved with it. One of my coworkers saw it over the weekend, and said it was really good, so we decided to see it tonight.

There are some really cool weapons in the movie, but I suppose in an RPG a gun that shoots lightning that explodes the victim might not make the players too happy when it's used against them... :)

1 comment:

  1. This, like so many other recent movies, is on my "to see" list.

    I'm still renting movies I missed in 2003!