Why weren’t D&D monsters and spells referred to in the movie? I figured there would be as soon as the movie was announced. But other than dragons and a throwaway line about a Feeblemind spell, I couldn’t find any. No magic missles, floating disks, swords +3, beholders, speaking dragons, etc.
It may have even been silly to say “As a magician, I can’t use that sword” or have a good luck charm that looked like a 20-sided die. A little nod to the fans, like “Holy rusted metal!”
Was the movie originally meant to cater to D&D fans and have rules and book references? Or was it pretty much always just a (admittedly terrible) fantasy movie that used the title? IMDB’s trivia didn’t help, but does anyone know some of the inside scoop on the movie development?