Do you ever get stuck on a theme?
Let me explain.
Let’s say you are reading this fascinating history book about the Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic. And it captures your imagination so you start listening to podcasts about the history of Rome. And then you start seeking out TV shows or movies about Roman history. And then you are playing video games and lamenting the fact that there seems to be a surprising lack of board games based on Roman history. And all you want to play is a game based on Roman history, and nothing else seems to satisfy that craving that you have?
This “captured by a theme” phenomenon happens to me all the time. It might be WW2 history, a unique science fiction or fantasy world, or of course Star Wars. It’s amazing immersing yourself into a theme and getting lost in it.
It’s great while it lasts!
But then at the same time, it’s also not so great, because it makes everything else seem less interesting. And often the content that is available doesn’t reach my lofty (and unrealistic) expectations.
What are some favorite themes that you’ve immersed yourself in? What is it about those themes makes them so interesting or intriguing?