11. Shoutout an underloved creator.
It's always surprised me that you (or, at least, I) don't hear more people mentioning Sarah Newton https://rpggeek.com/rpgdesigner/20007/sarah-newton
. Maybe people sing her praises in places I don't frequent. I mean, they must. Her work has won Ennies, after all. But her name isn't dropped in conversations as often as I'd expect. (Can you, for example, name her Ennie-winning game?)
Her Monsters & Magic https://mindjammerpress.com/monstersandmagic/
is still unique among retro-clones, in that it is the only one that immediately motivated me to want to play it.
And, looking at her list of credits now, I hadn't realized she had a hand in a bunch of titles I recognize.