Message modified by user dayofthedm 7/17/2011, 2:20 pm
Greetings, fellow DND:TAS Fans,
My reason for writing this is for my wish to see closure ('Requiem') and continuity (premises and more un-penned premises) for DND:TAS. This is quite a read for some, so bear with me. Rogull72 has 8 unmade premises listed on his blog- in addition to 'Requiem' -proposed by the writers:
“City of the Githyanki”
“The Crystal Forest”
“Day of the Dragons”
“Janapurna and the Stallions of Hokar”
“Master Thief of Baal-Dur”
“Mines of Minosia, The”
“Spell of the Ice Wizard”
“Yugol and the Curse of Stone”
While some seem more promising, others may not. As a Jr. Scriptwriter, I pose you this: Suppose a group received the rights to produce these and more episodes. Which of these would appeal to you most of all and, if possible, why? I'd like to hear your responses.
That aside, my proposals are that
1a. Requiem air first in a season opener, or else air separately.
1b. Though Venger is now the new Dungeon Master, the children will still call him- and he insists on this- Venger. (He hates being called 'DM2', 'your tallness' (indifferent), and especially 'Dungeon Master the Younger'- as Eric calls him, somewhat derisively).
1c. The DM enlists the help of all of the kids in missions where All their abilities are needed.
and a few where
1d. only certain pupils- or pupil- is/are needed.
2. 5 more premises should be made, then all 13 written to create a full season (1 episode per Saturday).
3. At the end of 'Requiem', the kids choose to return home, and do in fact live there again, with a restored Venger, the new Dungeon Master, appearing in a portal to their world- near the start of each show. Where Eric dreaded sudden 'surprise visits' from 'Old DM' in the first 3 seasons, he equally dreads being summoned back to the Realm by Venger. Where the old Dungeon Master
spoke in riddles, Venger, while now good, has his old twisted, if not manipulative, sense of humor, as when enlisting the kids' help, proposed here:
V (To Hank): "...so you are incapable of completing such a mission, Ranger? Well then...shall I ask … the Cavalier?"
Venger (to Bobby):"Barbarian. (tilts head disapprovingly) What a Selfish fool. All of that skill… wasted on childish games."
Venger (to Presto): "Still a mere hat that uses a child to cast magic? (strokes chin) Hmm, yet, you may be of use to me for this mission..."
V(to Sheila): "So, Thief...I understand you fear being alone. I assure you, you WILL be alone in your world… for your friends are in great danger in the Realm- even NOW!"
Venger (to Eric):"Well, then Cavalier... since you do not wish to help the villagers, I suppose the Ranger will be more than capable of such a task."
V (to Diana): "Is this your way of refusing your mission, Acrobat? I assure you, your father will regret your mistake as well."
...to name a few. Venger has his way of encouraging the kids to help save the Realm- full of smirks, backhanded compliments, and sly remarks that work like salt on wounds. That said, His true kindness shows through occasionally, like the traces of good (albeit very short-lived) he showed in the original series (refer to Episode 4: "Valley of the Unicorns" from Season 1 and "The Treasure of Tardos", from Season 2). Like the original Dungeon Master, Venger does never reveals the whole truth; however, he utters grim statements - even apparent veiled threats and taunts- to the kids to goad them into doing good.
To put it bluntly, Venger is at once a protagonist and an antihero. Think of Venger as ‘Control’ to the kids’ ‘Equalizer’ from the 1985-1988 TV series (in making such a comparison, do I imply that this season should depict a darker mood than season 3?)
That's it for now- thank you for reading my proposal. Serious suggestions and critiques are much appreciated.
dayofthedm aka "dndrequiem"
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