Just read about the geeking out over meeting designers. Heh. When I first joined the industry mailing list years ago, it was a total geekfest for me--most of the folks who'd written the games I loved were involved in the same discussions I was! Got to meet many of them in person along the line.
Heck, it'd long been a dream to work with Gary Gygax and I got to do that. He was always grouchy about the editing (and the layout crew managed to pick up a virus that turned parts of text files into work salad during the project), yet I wouldn't trade that experience for anything.
Hmm. I should finish the working draft of the current game to get it in testing. Getting the urge to play again.
When speaking of various forms of non-monogamy...it ain't poly if you're just fucking around.
While polyamory, open relationships, and swinging are all distinctly different approaches to non-monogamy, they are not mutually exlusive. Folks can, and some do, engage in more than one of them at a time--and it's all good.