Writing an RPG is like playing solitaire, and publishing one is like playing poker. No, that's not right, let me try again. . . . . . writing an Rpg is like kicking a football against a wall, and publishing one is like having a kick around on the park. Except it's not. Damn. Poker and footy are both competitive, not collaborative group activities. Hmm? Let me think about this another way. In fact let me think about it like a writer, maybe even like an RPG writer . . .hmm? Oh, yeah. Here we go... Writing an RPG is like playing a solo journaling RPG, and publishing an RPG is like playing in an RPG campaign with a great DM and some amazing fellow players.