Sorry if this thread's been done before, but.. I get my ideas from people and things. I see them, I notice them, and I imagine a 'what if' about them and bam, there it is. Like today, I was waiting for my dad to pick me up and I saw a car pass by. I thought how strange it would be if he picked me up and he was being held hostage by someone. I got the hostage idea from my Tom Clancy game. Then I thought what if a kid was picked up by his father ( the kid lives with step mom to add a cliché twist ) and he entered the car and it turns out that his father was being forced to do things. Then I can branch of to different genres, plots, and so forth. Where do you get your ideas from?