Of Dice and Men

A geek movie without the self-loathing. Help us make the best film we can!
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Cavegirl Productions
Film
Silver Spring, Maryland
United States
5 Team Members

Thank you to everyone!

If you missed the campaign and would still like to donate, we'll be honoring almost all perks through the end of September. Just click here: www.ofdicemen.com/support


THIS FILM WILL BE MADE AND ALL PERKS WILL BE FULFILLED.

  • Get your own limited-edition character sheet like these from the makers of OF DICE AND MEN for a donation of just $10 or more!


  • All backers of OF DICE AND MEN will be invited to a private screening of the film in early 2014 in the DC area.

  • OF DICE AND MEN NAME RAFFLE! Every backer will automatically be entered in a raffle to have their name used as a character in the film, or even as a god in the in-film game!

  • AGREEMENT REACHED WITH STEVE JACKSON GAMES
    We've received permission to use GURPS supplements in the film!

Steve Jackson GamesGURPS


ODAM HeaderOf Dice and Men - The Gamers
OF DICE AND MEN - The Gamers
John Alex (Cameron McNary), Linda (Rebecca A. Herron), John Francis (Evan Casey), Tara (Gwen Grastorf), Jason (Ricardo Frederick Evans). Not pictured: Brandon (Greg Thompson)


OF DICE AND MEN
is a new comedy feature film shooting in late September 2013 based on the critically acclaimed play about tabletop roleplaying gamers written by Cameron McNary. Since its premiere to a packed house of 550 at the PAX Prime gaming convention, the play has played to rave reviews at professional theaters in New York, Berkeley, Atlanta, and several other cities.

“[Of Dice and Men is] important to gamers because it portrays gamers as the kind of people you want to be around, and the kind you want to be. It’s a hip, very funny story that challenges the stereotypes about gamers and gaming. It is geek art without the self-loathing. If you’ve ever wanted to take your mom or your girlfriend or your grandad to something and say, ‘Look: THIS is why I play’, and have them *get* it, now you can.”
-Cameron McNary

McNary, along with award-winning screenwriter Francis Abbey, have transformed the play into a hilarious and poignant "High Fidelity meets Dragonslayer" film script that will appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike.

Of Dice and Men - The Characters
OF DICE AND MEN - The Characters
Kester the Younger (Human Paladin), Durak McMackMack (Dwarven Cleric), John Francis (The Gamemaster), Spango Garnetkiller (Halfling Rogue), Alaya Starwillow (Half-Elven Sorceress). Not pictured: Throg (Barbarian)

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Gary Gygax QuoteFew game masters can make the game come to life better than John Francis. Dwarves, Mages and Barbarians jump right off of their character sheets whenever he sits down at the gaming table of frisky suburbanite parents, Linda and Brandon. John Francis’ best friends, sailor-mouthed John Alex and thoughtful jock Jason, bring roguish swagger and knightly nobility to the game. And the object of John Francis’ affection, the feisty Tara, provides all the Half Elven Double Princess backstory they could ever need.

But when Jason enlists to go to Iraq and with the relationship with Tara going nowhere, it may be time for John Francis to hang up his twenty sided dice and take a job on the other side of the country. However, John Francis is about to discover that leaving will prove tougher than the Tomb of Horrors.

OF DICE AND MEN is a blisteringly funny and deeply affecting look at the things that truly matter in life.

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Of Dice and MenOF DICE AND MEN will shoot over ten days in September 2013 at multiple locations in Maryland and Northern Virginia with a crew of 12 and a core cast of six, along with several dayplayers and extras.

This campaign will supplement our funds to pay for camera, lighting and equipment rental, studio/location costs, costuming and cast and crew stipends. There are also several green screen/special effects scenes in the script - the more we are able to fund these, the better our effects will be. We will be enlisting the help of conceptual artists, matte painters and visual effects experts.

We will seek distribution for OF DICE AND MEN, and plan to showcase it at several gaming and sci-fi/fantasy conventions after its release in early 2014.

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See descriptions to the right for all of the items/perks that come with each funding level. Any item perks that do not require completion of the film first will be sent out as soon as possible.

MINIATURES & MODULE MADNESS!

$50 Level - A custom, to your specs, hand-painted miniature like the ones used in the film! Also includes a PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module of the in-film game! Your choice of The Lady Nyvenne (Alaya), Ullr the Red (Throg), Mighty Grum (Durak), or Lord Cuthbert of Ellesley (Kester the Younger) from RedBox Games; or Titus (Spango) from Hasslefree Miniatures. (All figures are cast in high quality white metal. Sizes vary.)


$650 Level - A custom, to your specs, hand-painted, huge Purple Worm! Cast in resin as a 4-part model, it is supplied with a pewter-cast tail stinger piece. It is 125mm tall in its rearing pose, and 500mm long. "Miniature" by Otherworld Miniatures.

Level also includes having your name used as a character, place or in-game God in the film, a PDF of the OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, a black ODAM t-shirt, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button and Special Thanks in the credits/IMDb. 


Custom Full Color Digital Painting of Your Roleplaying Character
(or the fantasy character of your dreams!)
by professional fantasy artist Cynthia Sheppard

Art by Cynthia Sheppard

CYNTHIA SHEPPARD is a fantasy artist from the suburbs of Washington, DC. She specializes in art for games, trading cards, and books, with clients including:

* Wizards of the Coast (Magic: The Gathering, Dragon Magazine)
* Fantasy Flight Games (Call of Cthulhu, Elder Sign: Unseen Forces, the Star Wars LCG 
and Game of Thrones: The Card Game)
* Pyr Books
* ImagineFX
* Lamentations of the Flame Princess
and
* Sinister Adventures

Check out her work at www.sheppard-arts.com.

$1500 Level - Full body portrait
$900 Level - Head/shoulder portrait

(Includes initial consultation and two rounds of changes)

 

Custom Gaming Dice Set 

Dice Example

 $300 Level - You can now get a Custom Polyhedral Dice Set made just for you! (1 D4, 1 D6, 1 D8, 1 D10, 1 D12, 1 D20 - white/ivory base, sides are carved/painted to your specs, any 1 color per side).

This level also includes a Black ODAM T-Shirt, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button and Special Thanks in film credits/IMDb.


 


OF DICE AND MEN T-shirt, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag and Button

$100 Level

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Cavegirl ProductionsKelley Slagle, Director and Producer of OF DICE AND MEN, began directing, producing and editing short films and music videos with her company, Cavegirl Productions, in 2004. Cavegirl Productions has created films for twelve 48 Hour Film Project and National Film Challenge competitions. The films have collectively earned ten awards and many were accepted in other festivals.

Kelley is joined in producing OF DICE AND MEN by Executive Producer, lifelong gamer and longtime member of the Cavegirl team, Seth C. Polansky, and by award-winning filmmaker and co-screenwriter of OF DICE AND MEN, Francis Abbey of Ciscovaras Pictures.

Most recently, Kelley and Francis co-produced THE BROKEN CONTINENT, a new epic fantasy webseries, after completing two successful Kickstarter campaigns that raised over $50,000. The series is now available at www.getbroken.tv.

For more information on Cavegirl Productions, visit www.cavegirl.com.


How can I help?

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Have any questions?

Leave us a comment or drop us a line at info@ofdicemen.com.

Of Dice and Men

ODAM Dog Tag Logo by Cavegirl Productions
All photos by Roy Cox Photography
"Walk Away" by Cesium_137 courtesy of Metropolis Records

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  • $10USD
    Character Sheet

    A limited-edition, custom-created digital RPG character sheet by the producers of OF DICE AND MEN! Just send us a pic of you or your avatar. Limited to those individuals who backed us before the movie was made. Plus an ODAM Bumper Sticker!

    23 claimed

    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $20USD
    Grab Bag

    Backer-exclusive link to the completed film and one digital goodie of your choice (PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module of the in-film game, high-res posters, audio commentary, soundtrack, screensavers, set photos or behind the scenes videos)

    45 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $35USD
    Bardic Lore

    The Digital Package - Backer-exclusive Film Preview Link, Audio Commentary, Soundtrack, Screensavers, Set Photos and Behind the Scenes videos

    22 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $35USD
    Scrying Mirror

    ODAM DVD, Dog Tag and Button (Add $5 for int'l shipping)

    46 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $50USD
    The Adventure

    A custom, to your specs, hand-painted miniature like the ones used in the film! Your choice of four different white metal miniatures by RedBox Games and one by Hasslefree Miniatures (see description in Featured Perks). And you also get a PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module of the in-film game! Also included: Backer-exclusive link to the completed film, Button, and your name on our website. (Add $5 for int'l shipping)

    14 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $75USD
    Bag of Holding

    Handmade 4"x5" Leather Dice Bag in black, red or purple leather; ODAM Dog Tag, DVD, Button and your name on our website (Add $10 for int'l shipping)

    13 out of 125 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $100USD
    Shirt of Elven Mail

    Black ODAM T-Shirt, Dog Tag, Special Edition DVD with behind the scenes, outtakes and commentary; Button and your name on our website (Add $10 for int'l shipping)

    29 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $250USD
    Sourcebook

    Cast and Crew Signed ODAM Film Script in leather binder, Black ODAM T-Shirt, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag and your name on our website (Add $15 for int'l shipping)

    7 out of 15 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $300USD
    Natural 20

    Custom Gaming Dice Set made just for you (1 D4, 1 D6, 1 D8, 1 D10, 1 D12, 1 D20 - white/ivory base, sides are carved/painted to your specs, any 1 color per side) and Special Thanks in film credits/IMDb Plus: Black ODAM T-Shirt, Leather Dice Bag, PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, Special Edition DVD, D20 Keychain, Dog Tag, Button

    1 out of 20 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $650USD
    Named NPC

    A custom, to your specs, hand-painted, huge Purple Worm "miniature"! It is 125mm x 500mm, and is by Otherworld Miniatures. (See Featured Perks for more details). You'll also get Your Name Used as a Character, Place Name or in-game God in the film and Special Thanks in film credits/IMDb. Plus: Black ODAM T-Shirt, Leather Dice Bag, a PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, Special Edition DVD, D20 Keychain, Dog Tag, Button (Add $10 for int'l shipping)

    1 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $900USD
    Mirror Image

    Custom Head/Shoulder Digital Painting of Your Roleplaying Character by Fantasy Artist Cynthia Sheppard (www.sheppard-arts.com) and Special Thanks in film credits/IMDb Plus: Black ODAM T-Shirt, Leather Dice Bag, PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, Special Edition DVD, D20 Keychain, Dog Tag, Button (Add $10 for int'l shipping)

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,200USD
    Indispensable Henchman

    Be an Extra in the film in a gaming store scene, Be named an Associate Producer in film credits/IMDb Plus: Black ODAM T-Shirt, PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, Leather Dice Bag, D20 Keychain, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button (Must be available September 23rd, 2013 and provide own transportation to Baltimore area) (Add $15 for int'l shipping)

    0 out of 4 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,500USD
    Custom Character Class

    Custom Full Body Digital Painting of Your Roleplaying Character by Fantasy Artist Cynthia Sheppard (www.sheppard-arts.com), 8"x10" Print of the painting, Be named an Associate Producer in film credits/IMDb Plus: Black ODAM T-Shirt, PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button (Add $15 for int'l shipping)

    0 out of 3 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $3,000USD
    Deities and Demigods

    Gaming Day with the Cast and Crew - Bring your own character or we'll make one for you! (DC area or Skype); Be an Extra in the film, Custom Head/Shoulder Digital Painting of Your Roleplaying Character, 8"x10" Canvas Print of the painting, Be named an Executive Producer in film credits/IMDb Plus: Black ODAM T-Shirt, PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, Handmade Leather Dice Bag, D20 Keychain, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button (Must provide own transportation)

    0 out of 2 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $6,000USD
    Gamemaster

    Attend the ODAM Audio Commentary Recording Session with Cast and Crew, Gaming Day with the Cast and Crew, Be an Extra in the film, Custom Full Body Digital Painting of Your Roleplaying Character, 16"x20" Canvas Print of your painting, Be named an Executive Producer in film credits/IMDb Plus: Black ODAM T-Shirt, PDF of the official OF DICE AND MEN gaming module, Leather Dice Bag, D20 Keychain, Special Edition DVD, Dog Tag, Button (Must provide own transportation)

    0 out of 1 claimed

    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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