Just mucking about with cutscenes just now as part of thinking about the various ways a story can be carried forward and it occurred to me that in the modules I’ve played ( which isn’t a large number) I can’t remember the opening screens being used to give the history or backstory through text ( I know I can do this with floating dialogue above PC head etc. )
I’m thinking more of the Star Wars slow crawl idea but, less than that, even the ability to display text like in the description contained within a book or maybe an old scroll with suitably old looking text on it telling of the hundreds of years leading up to this moment . . . doesn’t have to be moving - static would be fine.
So, are there any standard ways of doing this or, failing that, any modules I could have a look at that employ their own method of doing it ? Or is it just impossible?