S31E7 – Finding Story Within Gaming

It’s no secret that our hosts are into gaming. We talk about Dungeons & Dragons constantly, especially how to use it to build characters. It’s more than that, though. We understand that through games, you have a chance to tell amazing and intricate stories. This includes all kinds of games, from board games to tabletop to video games. Each one, even Monopoly, tells a story of some kind.

If you’re looking for a writing career and enjoy choose-your-adventure style creation, consider venturing into the gaming industry. Companies hire dozens of writers to help on a single project, especially if it’s something as large as an MMO or even a tabletop game universe. You have the chance to explore and build incredible worlds, characters, and possible plots. You get the chance to let your players have a say in how the story unfolds. And you also get a guaranteed massive audience, since games are wildly popular.

In this episode, we break down storytelling for games of all kinds, as well as the advantages and disadvantages.

First aired April 25, 2022.

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I'm an editor and cover designer for AspenHouse Publishing. I am also a host for AspenHouse's poscast, Writing Roots.

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