This film is not about D & D at all. The other comments focused on D&D because they are devoted players of the silly game. These boys who committed the murder lived 12 miles from me, and they were not motivated by the game, but were motivated by greed. This telling of the story based on Jerry Bledsoe's book is very accurate, and a decent movie. The other version, based on Joe McGuiness' book, is very different. That book was commissioned by Bonnie Von Stien to help show that her son was just a regular kid. McGuiness has proved to be untrustworthy when it comes to the facts, and he can be bought to write whatever you want!