July 30, 2014
Wars are conducted via paint-based territory control: whichever side has the most territory painted in their designated color wins.
July 29, 2014
Every generation, new composers and artists are called upon to remix the national anthem in whatever style is currently modern. They may or may not hold contests to see whose anthem is better between nations.
July 28, 2014
A prominent philosopher and writer loses her memory due to some accident or something, and then slowly re-learns everything she’s ever thought by reading her own books and journals.
However, she now has new experiences, and finds herself disagreeing with herself all along the way.
July 27, 2014
A magic system that favors liars, masking their facial expressions and auto-tuning their voices to be calm even when they’re not.
July 26, 2014
Take several political struggles from the present-day world and retell them with whatever fantastical elements your main world has (or you can make new stuff, I don’t mind).
July 25, 2014
In the near-ish future, medieval-fantasy sword, bow, and magic duels become a popular VR esport. Follow the story of a player who roleplays the actual setting with 100% dedication, even if most of her peers don’t do the same.
July 24, 2014
A death system wherein every person can be resurrected once by being exposed to a single random item, which could be anything from a spoon to a spool of llama wool.
July 22, 2014
Write a melodramatic death scene in which the dying character gives his final speech to his tearful companions over the course of the story. In the end, he’s talked so long that his companions actually get him to a healer/doctor/etc. and save his life before he dies.
He knew this all along and was drawing out his speech to exploit the universe’s “last words” mechanics.