Someone sees a neat system and says "hey, I'll pick this up, the group would love it" and they go from there.
(Go Huma go)
"I'm a published writer, a veteran of this hobby, and I've never made seven cents a word."
How much is seven cents a word? I'll put it into perspective.
If that was an RPG, I'd have made $4,900 at market rates.
The general mood of RPG-producing twitter tends toward poverty. This is an incredibly difficult industry in which to make a living. It's heartbreaking.
If I see one more established, respected RPG producer start a gofundme because their bank put them in overdraft, I'm gonna cry
We owe it to ourselves to make sure that this industry is sustainable. That it doesn't just chew up and discard the designers, writers, and artists that make the games we love.
In conclusion, please pay your creators more.