Eh, if you're familiar with D&D, it's pretty easy to hear a story and put it in context.Sentox6 said:With a pen-and-paper character, as Yahtzee says, the possibilities are infinite. Effectively there's no frame of reference and trying to resolve one to contextualise that character is an insurmountable task, for the most part.
"So, after the beholder wiped out our last party, all four of us had all decided to make new characters that were level 1 wizards for some reason. We were out of spells for the day, so when the kobalds attacked we all ran and hid in the trees. We probably would have been fine, they had no idea where we were, but then John decided to take out his sling and toss a rock at one of them..."
Anyone who's familiar with the rules of D&D understands what's going on at this point in some detail. And personally, I find stories about pen and paper RPG's much more interesting then anything about what someone imagined their character to be in a video game.
I mean; doesn't anyone around here read order of the stick?