I've been trying to think of good ways to improve my narration of scenes when I can't actually practice firsthand with my group. On idea I had was to find some old text-only adventure/RPG games and learn from the techniques they use to create atmosphere and images with nothing but words.
Has anyone played some text-adventure games that they think could help? I'd obviously also prefer something that's as user-friendly as possible to minimize the frustration you get trying to do something that should be easy. (Nobody likes typing
go up ladder for 15 seconds just to realize all they had to do was type
climb ladder). Good storyline, interesting decision, interesting problem solving, and use of environment are also definite pluses.
If you can give me a brief description of the game and a link to download the game that would be amazing, but just a name or link to a list of text-adventure/RPG's would be fine.
I first asked this question on Gaming.SE, but it was closed as off-topic (they don't like recommendation questions, and with good reason), so I thought I'd come here. :D