I am a Dungeons & Dragons nerd. These are the things I learned from playing that have helped me in my writing.
1. World building is important. The world must be flushed out enough so that the reader can see how living there has influenced the characters.
2. Its fantasy! Its not supposed to be real, at the same time, it must be close enough to real life that the audience can live there.
4 Just like in real life sometimes the good guys will role a twenty and sometimes they won’t. Make sure there’s always a way to gain strength from the battle.
5. Have fun!