Ah, storytelling. You know, I haven't thought about it a lot, but I've really attempted to do storytelling in a lot of different ways. I know I've obviously talked about The Paladin and the short stories I have here on the site, and I've even talked a little bit about my dabbling with Pro Wrestling (the finest form of theater and I will go to my grave insisting that.) But I've messed with a few other things.
Beyond straight up stories, I've written a couple of screen plays. Nothing amazing, but it was what I intended to do with my degree. I'll likely fold the ideas from both of those into The Paladin world. Had some good ideas, which I won't share here, but I might include in short stories or, heck, maybe in my next novel.
I've talked a little bit about the Table Top RPG stuff I've been doing, which is very time consuming. Seriously, if you've played but never DM'd a session, go buy your DM a soda or something. I'm preparing for a one-shot, a single go that isn't likely to go into a longer story, and I already have 18 pages of notes. 18 pages! And frankly, I feel like I'm under-prepared. My hat is off to DMs that do this stuff weekly and manage to keep things fresh and exciting for their players.
Lastly, I've even tried to mess with video games. I think this is where I overextended myself. Of course I've played with RPG Maker (I actually used RPG Maker to create my English final for my Junior year. My prof was strangely impressed) but I also have some legit gamemaker tools, too. Steam had a sale, what can I say? I'll be honest, I'm not very good at programming. I watched a lot videos, did the programming tutorials, and... I can make a brick and ball game. Yeah. I know, pretty badass. My game is like Arkanoid, but way cooler. Point is, I really wanted to do a long RPG so I can tell an epic story, but that's really unlikely to happen anytime soon.
So, I've messed with lots of ways to tell stories, and I guess the normal, standard method of writing it down as a story will have to suffice for the time being. Though, the idea of The Paladin video game does still float in the ether of my imagination.
Keep your eyes open for my debut novel, The Paladin.