There was a negative review on this product complaining about how this is a storytelling game. This is a storytelling game. It's silly to rate it lower because it does what it says it will do. "High Stakes is a simple, fast set of
rules to create awesome stories with your friends." I really like the dice system for this game. It turns simple encounters into surprising scenes. It keeps players involved with really simple rules. I've played Dungeons & Dragons since AD&D. Sometimes you just want to sit down with a friend and make up a story instead. This game is perfect for that. However, it is not D&D. So, don't expect it to be.