This of course speaks to another stereotype: Designers run their games instead of playing characters. This was my situation too, but over the past year I have stuck to playing.
I really wish I could play in my own game. I made it to eradicate everything that wasn’t fun in play, and the feedback’s been broadly positive on that front.
I am too much of a procrastinator in my later years to make my own stuff.
Discussion of table top roleplaying games.