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A 2014 independent {{dramedy}} film produced by Cavegirl Productions, based on the 2011 play of the same title by Cameron [=McNary=]. Set in 2006, it concerns a group of thirtyish TabletopRPG gamers reacting to the announcement that one of them has enlisted in the Marines and is [[TheWarOnTerror going to Iraq]].

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A 2014 independent {{dramedy}} film produced by Cavegirl Productions, based on the 2011 play of the same title by Cameron [=McNary=]. Set in 2006, it concerns a group of thirtyish TabletopRPG gamers reacting to the announcement that one of them has enlisted in the Marines and is [[TheWarOnTerror [[UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror going to Iraq]].


* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: As the daughter of a prince and a queen, Alaya is a ''double'' princess, i.e. princess of two separate kingdoms.


A 2014 independent {{dramedy}} film produced by Cavegirl Productions, based on the play of the same title by Cameron [=McNary=]. Set in 2006, it concerns a group of thirtyish TabletopRPG gamers reacting to the announcement that one of them has enlisted in the Marines and is [[TheWarOnTerror going to Iraq]].

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A 2014 independent {{dramedy}} film produced by Cavegirl Productions, based on the 2011 play of the same title by Cameron [=McNary=]. Set in 2006, it concerns a group of thirtyish TabletopRPG gamers reacting to the announcement that one of them has enlisted in the Marines and is [[TheWarOnTerror going to Iraq]].


* RepetitiveName: Durak [=McMackMack=] (son of Clendak [=McMackMack,=] son of Gorak [=McMackMack=], son of Gak [=McMack=], son of Mack).

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* RepetitiveName: Durak [=McMackMack=] (son of Clendak [=McMackMack,=] son of Gorak [=McMackMack=], son of Gak [=McMack=], son of Mack the Mack).



-->'''John Alex:''' Nobody actually reads ''Literature/WutheringHeights.'' Except English Majors. And even they don't enjoy it.

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-->'''John Alex:''' Nobody actually reads ''Literature/WutheringHeights.'' Except English Majors.majors. And even they don't enjoy it.



* WrittenInAbsence: John Francis creates one for Edward's character when Edward is kicked out of the group.

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* WrittenInAbsence: In-universe, John Francis creates one for Edward's character when Edward is kicked out of the group.


A 2014 independent {{dramedy}} film produced by Cavegirl Productions, based on the play of the same title by Cameron [=McNary=]. Set in 2006, it concerns a group of thirtysomething TabletopRPG gamers reacting to the announcement that one of them has enlisted in the Marines and is [[TheWarOnTerror going to Iraq]].

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A 2014 independent {{dramedy}} film produced by Cavegirl Productions, based on the play of the same title by Cameron [=McNary=]. Set in 2006, it concerns a group of thirtysomething thirtyish TabletopRPG gamers reacting to the announcement that one of them has enlisted in the Marines and is [[TheWarOnTerror going to Iraq]].


* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: John Francis and Tara ... repeatedly. They are both interested in each other, but every few months, just as one of them is getting up the courage to make a Love Confession, the other will announce excitedly that he/she has just met someone ''great...''

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* UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo: John Francis and Tara ... repeatedly. They are both interested in each other, but every few months, just as one of them is getting up the courage to make a Love Confession, LoveConfession, the other will announce excitedly that he/she has just met someone ''great...''

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. John Francis even mentions that he and John Alex have the same last name, though he doesn't say what it is.


* '''John Alex,''' his best friend since childhood. His PlayerCharacter is a 12th-level rogue named Spango Garnetkiller XVII (or Spango Garnetkiller XXII in the play).[[note]]Spango's movie introduction speech was modified to remove the reference to several Spangos who died in the TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors, as the movie did not have permission to mention copyrighted DungeonsAndDragons material.[[/note]]

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* '''John Alex,''' his best friend since childhood. His PlayerCharacter is a 12th-level rogue named Spango Garnetkiller XVII (or Spango Garnetkiller XXII in the play).[[note]]Spango's movie introduction speech was modified to remove the reference to several Spangos who died in the TabletopGame/TombOfHorrors, as the movie did not have permission to mention copyrighted DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' material.[[/note]]



* GodwinsLaw: John Alex's rant about how Second Edition ''DungeonsAndDragons'' got rid of demons and devils ends with him comparing Pat Robertson to Hitler looking for ''lebensraum.''

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* GodwinsLaw: John Alex's rant about how Second Edition ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' got rid of demons and devils ends with him comparing Pat Robertson to Hitler looking for ''lebensraum.''


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The group breaks up due to so many people leaving town, but they all remain on good terms, and John Francis decides gaming is worthwhile as an adult.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The group breaks up due to so many people leaving town, but they all remain on good terms, and terms. John Francis and Tara finally get together, and he decides gaming is worthwhile as an adult.]]



** The stage show also places the final game sequence midway between the game world and the real world. The actors wear the costumes of the players rather than the characters, but they carry the characters' weapons. The dialogue freely switches in and our of character.

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** The stage show also places the final game sequence midway between the game world and the real world. The actors wear the costumes of the players rather than the characters, but they carry the characters' weapons. The dialogue freely switches in and our out of character.

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* AmbiguousEnding: [[spoiler:Whether Jason is killed in Iraq is left uncertain, as he is still there when the story ends.]]


* '''Tara,''' who has played with the group for a few years. She plays a half-elf wizard named Alaya[[note]]--actually, the name's much longer than that, but you probably don't want to get into that right now[[/note]].

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* '''Tara,''' who has played with the group for a few years. She plays a half-elf wizard wizard[[note]]though she also describes her character as a sorceress[[/note]] named Alaya[[note]]--actually, the name's much longer than that, but you probably don't want to get into that right now[[/note]].



* {{Backstory}}: Alaya has loads of it, which she will be happy to reel off at the drop of a hat. The backstory contains its own set of tropes, including BloodOath CainAndAbel, CircusBrat, DeathByOriginStory, DoorstopBaby, FirstLove, KidsAreCruel, MuggleFosterParents, ParentalAbandonment, and RoyalBlood.

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* {{Backstory}}: Alaya has loads of it, which she will be happy to reel off at the drop of a hat. The backstory contains its own set of tropes, including BloodOath BloodOath, CainAndAbel, CircusBrat, DeathByOriginStory, DoorstopBaby, FirstLove, KidsAreCruel, MuggleFosterParents, ParentalAbandonment, and RoyalBlood.



* FunetikAksent: Durak's accent is spelled out phonetically in the stage script, and presumably in the screenplay as well.

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* FunetikAksent: Durak's accent "truly ludicrous Scottish accent" is spelled out phonetically in the stage script, and presumably in the screenplay as well.



* SirSwearsalot: John Alex. His swearing is not only profane but creative, sometimes managing to be filthy without using any of the classic four-letter words.

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* SirSwearsalot: John Alex. His swearing is not only profane but creative, sometimes managing to be filthy without using any of the classic four-letter words. It is also a lifelong habit, evidenced by the fact that his eight-year-old self uses words like "cowsucking" and "dumbsuckers."


* {{Backstory}}: Alaya has loads of it, which she will be happy to reel off at the drop of a hat.

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* {{Backstory}}: Alaya has loads of it, which she will be happy to reel off at the drop of a hat. The backstory contains its own set of tropes, including BloodOath CainAndAbel, CircusBrat, DeathByOriginStory, DoorstopBaby, FirstLove, KidsAreCruel, MuggleFosterParents, ParentalAbandonment, and RoyalBlood.


* '''Jason,''' who has been gaming with John Francis and John Alex since high school. He plays a paladin named Kester the Younger.

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* '''Jason,''' who has been gaming with John Francis and John Alex since high school. He plays a paladin [[ThePaladin paladin]] named Kester the Younger.



* '''Linda,''' who hosts the game at her and Brandon's house. She plays a dwarf cleric named Durak [=McMackMack=].
* '''Brandon,''' Linda's husband, who plays mostly as a social activity. His character is a barbarian named Throg.

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* '''Linda,''' who hosts the game at her and Brandon's house. She plays a dwarf cleric [[CombatMedic cleric]] named Durak [=McMackMack=].
* '''Brandon,''' Linda's husband, who plays mostly as a social activity. His character is a barbarian [[BarbarianHero barbarian]] named Throg.



* TheBerserker: Throg, during the final combat [[spoiler:as a result of seeing Durak get killed by the dragon.]]



* DeepImmersionGaming: The characters introduce themselves to the audience as if they existed separately from their players, although they are portrayed by the same actors. During the final game sequence, the lines blur a bit, as the characters sometimes speak lines within the game world that are obviously being said by the players at the game table.
** The stage show also places the final game sequence midway between the game world and the real world. The actors wear the costumes of the players rather than the characters, but they carry the characters' weapons. The dialogue freely switches in and our of character.



* FunetikAksent: Durak's accent is spelled out phonetically in the stage script, and presumably in the screenplay as well.
-->'''Durak:''' It also allooz me the privilege of calling doon specTACKular divoine blessinís upon moiself aní moi compatriots, which primarily involves resoiting spoine-chilliní theological incuntEEtions in this knee-wobblingly resOOnding bahritone which ye hear...
* GlassCannon: Alaya.



* SkewedPriorities: In a {{Flashback}}, John Francis and Jason are angry at Edward for cheating on Tara because he broke her heart. John Alex is angry at Edward for cheating on Tara because now they have to decide which one to kick out of the gaming group. And he's genuinely conflicted about which one to keep: on the one hand, Edward was a complete {{Jerkass}}, but on the other hand, "he gives really good roleplay."

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* SkewedPriorities: In a {{Flashback}}, John Francis and Jason are angry at Edward for cheating on Tara because he broke her heart. John Alex is angry at Edward for cheating on Tara because now they have to decide which one to kick out of the gaming group. And he's genuinely conflicted about which one to keep: on the one hand, Edward was is a complete {{Jerkass}}, but on the other hand, "he gives really good roleplay."



* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Alaya dies constantly.
* TrueArtIsBoring: Discussed in-universe by John Alex when John Francis is deciding which books to take along on his move.

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* TheyKilledKennyAgain: Alaya dies constantly.
constantly. Justified in that she's a character in a roleplaying game where DeathIsCheap.
* TrueArtIsBoring: Discussed Mentioned in-universe by John Alex when John Francis is deciding which books to take along on his move.


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* WrittenInAbsence: John Francis creates one for Edward's character when Edward is kicked out of the group.

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* AshesToCrashes: Brandon's story of how he threw the vase containing his grandmother's ashes at the wall when he was upset over a football game.

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* MomentKiller: Tara and John Francis almost have a moment just before the game, until John Alex barges in on it.

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