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11-26-2011 @ 9:29AM
I began gaming when pen-and-paper was all there was. Back then I tried to model my campaign after events in the Lord of the Rings, and Conan stories because that was all I knew. Now that I've experienced single player RPGs, and WOW, I have a much more advanced idea of what the game story could, and should be. If RL ever lets my friends, and I have time to be together to play pen-and paper games again, I'd make dramatic changes to the narrative. (Maybe we will all end up in the same retirement home, and can start a campaign there.)The story isn't the only thing I'd change, after experiencing World of Warcraft though. Blizzard has evolved their game away from it's hardcore roots, and towards fun. I would do the same in a pen-and-paper campaign. There were a lot of rules we doted on in our D&D campaigns for "realism's" sake, that just weren't fun. Yeah... realistic wizards, and elves...
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