>>62668514>And this is exactly why this is the /tg/'s movie ever
You are right, but for the wrong reasons.
The reason why The 13th Warrior resembles tabletop campaigns so strongly is quite different.
Not many people realize it, but it was specifically written and filmed to resemble the narrative structure of heroic chronicles, things like Odyssey, Iliad, Edda and other epics (more specifically, viking sagas).
The 13th Warrior specifically depicts the archetypal "hero's journey" of the Arab (don't remember his name) - it's pretty obvious that Banderas's character is the protagonist, who undergoes growth and trial by hardship, emerging as a different man. But it's heroic chronicles, and just because it has a pretty obvious protagonist doesn't mean it will focus solely on said character - Iliad is an example of that.
That's why tabletop RPGs love mimicking heroic chronicles - because it gives the players the main thread of narrative to follow, while leaving enough freedom for them to pursue their own subplots and character development.
That's why The 13th Warrior resembles a tabletop session - because both of those take their roots in heroic chronicles and epics.