9 *Change:* _Swords Without Master_
SWoM changed my perspective so much that I published my own hack of it AND started a completely new hobby! It taught me to trust my own narrative voice in a way that 15 years of indie games hadn’t. I learned to trust it so much that I’ve spent the last several years writing sword-and-sorcery fiction, with more than a dozen short stories and a novella completed, and a novel in the works. This game is magic every single time.