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11-26-2011 @ 11:26AM
While the PnP influences to MMOs is undeniable in terms of storytelling and even just casual tips of the hat (I'm looking at you Lurker Abo... *ahem* Below), it's the PnP mechanical roots that fascinate me most in WoW.I used to be a class officer in a casual raiding guild, and I found it immensely helpful to draw on people's experiences with PnP games to explain "rolls" on the combat table. Suddenly, newer players could grasp the importance of hit rating when they realized that the game is just tossing imaginary dice behind the "screen" every time you attack.
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