|Garrick Williams Star Voter Season 9, Star Voter Season 9 aka Cyrad|
as a matter of fact it was a dream of mine to become a videogame designer since I was 6 and I did realize that dream.
On the P&P RPG front, I have my system I started to work on I don't know if that's something I will ever complete and publish but... might be.
I'm a software engineer who got into tabletop gaming specifically because I wanted to develop my game design skills. RPG Superstar really propelled me further in that regard.
I tried to make my own RPG as well. I really like the current draft and had a very successful playtest of it. However, I feel it would be better to write a campaign setting book for an existing system than make an entirely new game from scratch. Depending on your goals, I recommend that approach as well. This reduces the scope of the project so you can focus on what's unique to your game, and the game benefits from already having an established community playing the system. The Strange (which uses Numenera's Cypher System) is a great example of this done well.