Already in my childhood i annoyed my parents and my sisters with my selfmade anarchic tabletops games. And after a while they even stopped playing with me because i seemingly changed the rules while playing. Pff that's not true!
Nevermind time has passed and my games are becoming more and more... tangible. I started to write the rules down and i ordered material on the internet. But it was worth it. My familiy and my friends now enjoy playing my creations with me.
But i wanted a little bit more. After several recommendations on sending my games to the big game publishers i did so and it was... a little frustrating. Expensive fees and a long waiting period.
Additional to that the tabletop market is flooded in Germany. Accordingly my chances has been really low. And yes i only got cancellations but mostly with the nice letter that just something tiny was missing.
So till today i am trying to optimize and improve my games until they are ready to be published.