I’m happy my zany ideas have sparked a thread with questions!
First off, I donot imagine zany games tobe years long campaigns, bit rather some fun one shots or like one season’s worth of play.
Secondly, my experience with the hobby was playing dnd with friends in highschool (3.5 at the time) and not being terribly into min maxing. I looked around the internet and found that there were different games and rulesets for different stories. GURPS opened my mind to the idea that you can use a system to play any type of game.
My struggles to combine the hobby with my faith made me find the Multiverser game by MJ Young and I played in that for a while through pbp. It basically means you’re a character that doesn’t die when you die, but you hop to another world, another universe, as such there can be a lot of different genre’s represented. Still, all of these games are pretty crunchy, which is something I personally can do without.
Anyway, I’m rambling. I found my way to risus which I love a great deal. It even explains how it’s simple system can be used to do other types of conflict than combat. It could be a lawsuit, a competition, a domestic fight spread out over days or weeks, … I also discovered fate, which introduced the bronze rule of the fate fractal which explains that you could stat up everything to emulate a conflict. (risus kind of does this too) A forest fire can have stats like a character and be fought (or run from) using the skills and aspects of the game.
And lastly, I think, the tension of my evangelical faith and the hobby tends me towards games where magic is less of a thing, or just a clearly silly thing, not taken to seriously. While I myself have no problem with interesting magic systems, most of the friends I play boardgames with tend to be church people, and I’d rather avoid awkward conversations because of a game. So trying to find other types of stories rather than grimdark fantasy or wathever is a bit of a thing for me. Besides that I like comedy and being weird and creative, so my brain is constantly asking “what if x, but y?” types of questions.
But yeah, I think mainly Risus and once getting a boardgame version of Ninja Burger got me thinking silly and creative about games.
Also: By all means, if you like what you’ve got, keep doing it. Don’t let my silly thread pressure you into something you don’t like. If only I had the time, I would try to make one of these things into a type of adventure module.