It gets kind of tiring to keep working on old, past episodes all the time, even though it's very important that I do. So I'm taking a moment or two to try and come up with something new. Of course, I still have a small, lingering case of writers block, so I haven't been totally successful.
It's been especially tough since I haven't had a (canon) roleplay since 2012. That's almost 3 years ago. I know the Blitz Pit World Tournament 2013 was a thing, but that never got finished. Without any episodes to surround it, it's kinda hard to keep it up there. I'm sure you people have already noticed how I update my character's ages on their birthdays. Yes, time flows by just as realistically. So having a single roleplay in 2013 that isn't anything really important just won't work that way.
So my solution was to make a time-skip: From 2012 to 2015. Basically the latest episode begins with the gang celebrating New Years (and Gizmo's birthday) I figure I should probably take some time to show how the cast has grown over the years, but I'd like to put a little more plot substance into it. And that's where I need some ideas coming at me!
I also had another idea, one that's a little more fleshed out, but had to bump it forward in time so it'd be the next episode. In that one, Smash and his wife are on a cruise, celebrating their anniversary. However, about a day or two into the cruise, something bad happens, which leads Smash and Luna to spend their time investigating the incident. My first thought was a murder case, but it could be something else. Or it could be a string of events that eventually leads up to murder. Whatever the case, it's a mystery that needs solving. It's been a while since I wrote up a mystery plot, so I'd like some opinions and ideas for that, too.
(The only reason I didn't ask to discuss actual roleplay ideas is because there's no way I can keep up with something like that right now.)