A blogger once said, "Plot is what a DM contrives to entertain himself while players take snack breaks." While mostly true, the plot does loosly tie together our combat encounters to drive toward an entertaining climax. Kind of like fight porn. Given that let's test our memory, reasoning and creativity.
1. What story objectives did we accomplish last year?
2. What story objectives remain unresolved from last year that could be tackled this year?
3. How would you like to see the story evolve going forward? What ideas would you like to explore? What monsters would you like to slay? What does your character want to do when he grows up?