With a month left (minus a day) it's time to start looking at possible themes for the upcoming Competition #5.
With Competitions #1 through #3, we had a game that we used as the theme, and then pulled some tropes from the game that people could reuse or mix-and-match to come up with whatever game they wanted.
In Competition #4, we went with the very broad theme of "Sword and Shield."
Keep in mind that the theme has always been optional. Whatever is chosen does not require people to follow the theme. It's more of a way to help people come up with ideas and possibilities.
We've got a couple of weeks before we have to decide anything official, but it's probably time to start thinking.
I'm OK with choosing a broad theme like last time, or returning to the game-based theme, but I think my personal vote would be to go with another broad theme.
All ideas are good ideas at this point!