Just when you think you're done with a game, along comes something that shows you're far from done: you just need to step outside your comfort zone.

Scenario Generator is a tool that works for multiple games, from strategy titles to Dark Souls, by giving you a specific set of challenges or situations.

For example, here's Civ V's:

Pretty cool, no? I went through a big Civ V phase last year, but got worn out by around September. Now that I look back on it, though, I'd largely been playing the same kind of games on the same kind of maps. Seeing something like this reminds me how much more game there is to try that I just continually glossed over.

If you're not happy with what you've been given, you can just re-roll: it's doing this randomly, not through any kind of specific curation, so you can just keep clicking until you get a setup that looks good.

It's such a weird thing, no? You already play these games, and the power to mix stuff around is already there. Those Civ options are available for everyone, every time you play it. But as the very existence of this generator shows, whether through laziness or a lack of imagination we rarely make the most of those choices.

Maybe all we need sometimes is for someone to give us a little push.