Just resharing an article which I found to be VERY enlightening.
Dungeons and Dragons, whether you hate it or love it, has a place in gaming history. And yes, for many of us, the game opened our eyes to new insight on how stories are told and what works pretty well in making them entertaining.
So go check out 7 Things Dungeons and Dragons Taught Me About Storytelling by Rob D. Young.
Broaden your game experience.