I’ve been thinking of the kinds of games I could run were I to complete the tabletop RPG emulating Borderlands I’ve started called Pandora Excess (working title). What struck me was that Borderlands is the Wild West while Borderlands 2 is Occupied Europe.
In Borderlands, you saunter into town, kill some bandits, and then fight a bunch of baddies and beasties in search of the mine/Vault filled with silver/technology.
In Borderlands 2, you link up with the resistance to fight the oppressive force that has conquered the planet/country.
Lucky for me, I like both of those scenarios.
You can find out more about Borderlands here.
You can find out more about Pandora Excess here.