I Like a good story. I think that's the key in keeping everyone interested. Once done then you have them eating out of your hand. I think that's how it goes. Well unless you're playing with zombies then all bets are off.
Old gamer since 1980. Well that's not old for an Elf but for a human that's another thing. I was a TSR junky in the 80's and bought everything that they came out with. I moved on to WEG d6, Legacy War of the Ages, Rune Quest, and many others.