I’ve had it all weekend long. It always happens just as I start writing up the start of a new campaign. I have a basic idea in my head but just watch me try and get that written down on paper and you’ll see me squirm.
Considering how I usually run games and how little prep work I do normally due to letting the players create most of the story I put a hell of a lot into the background for the campaign. My games time line runs whether the players do what they need to do or not. If they don’t step up and be the heroes then some other group will and we’ll just run the players story instead. They’ll criss cross the epic storyline many times and if they aren’t the ones driving it they’ll still meet everyone and have some input even if it’s not on the sharp end. I put a lot of detail into that time line for this very reason.
Now to find some way to reboot my writing brain.