Bonus Content

In the fall of 2008, I began writing a monthly column for Knights of the Dinner Table called Gaming the Movies. The premise was to take a movie and distill the key elements out of it that would let you play it as an RPG. What are the themes, the aspects of genres, the touchstones that would make a game of that movie feel like the movie.

I’d started this concept in a couple solo articles, beginning with the “All I Really Need to Know I Learned from Firefly” in issue #100 where I examined the short-lived cult hit Firefly, and “So You Want to Play Heroes” in issue #136 where I distilled the essence of the Heroes TV show.

In support of the column, I’m going to be providing additional information to expand some of the topics.

Planet of the Apes – Issue #169

Adventures in Babysitting – Issue #168

Inception – Issue #167

Three Days of the Condor – Issue #166

Sergio Leone Spaghetti Westerns – Issue #165

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – Issue #164

The Wild Geese – Issue #163

Thirteenth Warrior – Issue #162

Johnny Mnemonic – Issue #161

Burn Notice – Issue #160

Mission to Mars/The Red Planet – Issue #159

Underworld Trilogy – Issue #158

Rosemary & Thyme – Issue #157

Ghostbusters – Issue #156

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow – Issue #155

The Shield – Issue #154 – More Information

Pirates of the Caribbean (Issue #153) More Information

X-Men (Issue #152) More Information

Apocalypse Now (Issue #151)

Alien (Issue #150) More Information

A Reservoir of Pulp Dog Fiction (Issue #149)

Band of Brothers (Issue #148)

Forbidden Planet (Issue #147)

Indiana Jones (Issue #146)

Death Race (Issue #145)

Mystery Men (Issue #144)

Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (Issue #142)