Thinking of doing my first mission; do you think it's best to outline it first?
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Join Date: Dec 2007
04-13-2011, 09:13 AM
If it is your first try and you're not making something that should be published, then I suggest just jumping in there and testing things. Who knows, maybe there's even a great mission idea in there.
If you are trying to create a REAL mission then, I guess, it is essential that you know where you are going and what should happen.
Create a plot outline, characters and, yes, entire dialog trees. It helps. A lot.
Heard about writer's block? Yeah, that cannot happen if you plan ahead before you start - except if the Foundry doesn't work like your story requires. And that will happen. A lot.
Finally, for dialog sequences, a computer program might be awesome. But for all other planning, I prefer using pen and paper - actually I use a whiteboard in my office, but you know what I mean.