A little over six months ago, I created a little solo/co-op board game - Dungeon in a Tin - for a contest over at BoardGameGeek.com. I've played around with board and card game rules a number of times in the past, sometimes keeping them to myself and sometimes showing them to friends and family, but this is the first time I've ever actually released a full package into the wild for any old random person to play with.
Naturally, after I released it and it got a page on BGG, I subscribed to the page so I could get notified whenever people posted stuff related to the game. I'd done a fair amount of play-testing, but I was expecting a load of "this is too hard/easy/boring" comments and maybe some questions. And there were those, but there were also a load of pictures uploaded. And I have to say, there's something particularly cool about seeing other people's interpretations, customisations and additions to something you've made like this.