It happens to everyone, but it’s always more frustrating when it happens to you. I know I just kicked off a Mage: the Awakening campaign a few weeks ago, but with the crush of work stress and various scheduling conflicts, I’m starting to lose a bit of steam.
Right now I find myself flipping through my considerable collection of pdfs and wondering what the heck the source of my current GMing lethargy is coming from. I don’t think it’s because I’m not enjoying the game, because I felt that I was having a good time with the Mage campaign when I ran the first session.
Maybe I just feel particularly un-creative at the moment. I know these moods pass soon enough, but I can’t help but feel annoyed when it happens. Still, there’s something good about these moods as, I tend to force myself to read or study something new to see if anything manages to shake me out of it by sheer novelty or genius in the mechanics or the setting.
This is probably one of the reasons why I have to wonder about people who can run very, very long campaigns lasting years. How do you guys keep the momentum going for so long without getting bored?