I am old school, Third Edition pushed many of my boundaries and led me and my old group to many a homebrew "ignore that rule", yet somehow since I moved cruel fate has given me a batch of people in this town born and raised on 4e. My desire is to run them through a Dark Sun "story", I have an amazing backstory/synopsis, but looking at pregen content I have run them through before I can't help but see the prominence of "combat". To me Dark Sun has short vicious combat, and I treat the whole deal a lot like Walking Dead meets "diminishing resources". How do I get this across to my players short of having minions that hit like mack trucks and more "find food and water" skill challenges?
Also, would people be interested in me posting synopses of my games/fantasy settings as a blog or should blogs stay on topic with our division since they give super secret forum points?