Over the last couple of days, with my desk in disarray from putting up the new computer, I have realized something. Without all those piles of RPG junk, art books, sheafs of paper, and the other detritus that tends to accumulate ... it has been a lot harder for me to come up with ideas out of the blue.
There's something about having an undifferentiated jumble of idea-laden stuff that helps you invent new ideas. Not just rehashing the ideas that are in front of you in the pile, but new ones that springboard from the old ideas.
So here is the brilliant new idea -- I have plenty of RPG stuff, fiction, notes, etc. squirreled away in various corners of the house. I wonder if it wouldn't be a whole new avenue for creativity to take the pile from the desk, maybe every three months or so, and switch it out for an entirely different pile of stuff? Would a different stuff-population on the desk lead to whole new avenues of creative thinking?
What's on your desk?