I love writing stories that start small and spiral big. I like to find out what happens when good and evil get shaken up, and I don't necessarily reward right actions with good outcomes. My worlds are unforgiving. Every choice has consequences, and every perfect plan the characters scheme up can still go to hell. The magic tends to be difficult and just a bit feral, and the tech is prone to malfunction.
It's a dangerous, ever-shifting context where characters really get interesting to me.