Perhaps there are some plots your DM never used/you never considered using? Ones that involve armies, wars, temporal politics, stuff like that?Shortman McLeod said:Odd, I've been playing D&D since 1981 and I've yet to come across an "army" in an adventure or campaign. Lots of adventuring groups, lots of bands of monsters, lots of tribes and villages and cities full of NPCs, but no "armies". Are you thinking Warhammer, perchance? (Although I'll grant you that the D&D Rules Cyclopedia had rules for mass combat between armies).
Just a thought. Considering the general hue and cry about any elements in the presumed D&D setting that don't line up with Europe of the early second millennium, I should think the fact that the powers of that time and geography were nearly constantly at war with each other would instruct more campaigns.