Recently, I had the great privilege to sit down and interview The Secret World’s lead writer, Joshua “Scrivnomancer” Alan Doetsch, for All Day, All Night, All In.
As a big fan of TSW and its story, it was quite a thrill for me to be able to pick the brains of one of the main drivers behind it. And I didn’t even end up with liquid whispers telling me to carve alien runes into my living flesh.
Here’s an excerpt:
ADANAI: Explain a bit about what your job involves. What does an average day in the life of a video game writer look like?
Joshua Alan Doetsch: Every morning, a cult of gameplay designers draws a ritual circle in chalk, blood, and grave wax, summoning me with a blasphemous rite. Then we have a morning meeting. They compel me to give them text, careful not to break the circle, careful not to get too close…