OK, this column a little reactionary, and anyone who’s ever played D&D (or other RPGs) would know that cooperative interactive storytelling can be fun and fulfilling. However, there is a point here, and that’s not to risk getting so caught up in the medium and the tools that the story becomes lost in the details. It’s an easy trap to fall into I expect in time we’ll learn to avoid it. It’s too important to our makeup for us not to.
Storytelling is part of what makes us human, it’s the itch we have to scratch. As Salman Rushdie said, “Man is the animal that tells stories about himself to himself.”