It's 2017, my 40th Anniversary in the gaming hobby.
I have recently come upon the opportunity (half fell upon it, half created it) to run a game with a very cool, if small, group of former players who I really like gaming with.
This is my chance to run something really grand, and run it my way. This is a group that thinks my games rock, and for the most part they're willing to give (almost) anything a go.
With that...I have no idea what to run.
To be more precise, I don't feel jazzed about anything in particular at this very moment. Nothing is screaming 'run me'. I have a lot of ideas I'm kinda, sorta, somewhat interested in, but nothing setting the ol' creativity ablaze.
And that sucks. It really sucks.
As my good friend Dave said today,
"I know guys you can run just about any of their favorites at any time. Tell them you want to play X, and they'll run X. And it'll be good. Maybe not great, but good.
You're not like that. You need to be in the mood for a thing. You need to feel it. If you don't you'll run three OK, to crap sessions and then dump it. It you do, it ends up amazing.
What do you feel like running?"
He's right on all counts, though I don't know that I've ever met the GM you can just run anything at anytime. I mean, if you don't connect with it in a deep fashion, how can you really run it well?
Anyway, not the focus. The focus is, if I get excited about something it will rock. If I don't it, will flounder.
Why can't I get excited about something?
I think my gaming is broken.