I’m normally a pantser, but since that has yet to give me a finished story, I’ve been trying to fully outline my game this time around. However, I find it impossible to plan potential choices/plot deviations right off the bat – it seems too difficult to anticipate different MCs during the outlining process. Thus, I’ve started writing the “canon” route of my game, and it’s been going well so far! Once I’m done with the canon, I plan on going back and tweaking things so there can be different MC personalities, relationships, missions, endgames, et cetera.
My question is if anyone else plans their games/stories this way? On the surface, it seems like most people on the forum can address choices and plot deviations immediately in the writing process.