I've been listening to the podcast for quite awhile, and finally decided to join the forums. I am perpetually working on a homebrew world that is a Frankenstein's Monster for things I've seen in a variety of sources (Confrontation, Chronopia, Fighting Fantasy, the Lone Wolf series, and M:tG being the most prevalent). Don't know if I'll ever run anything in the world, but it's fun to make.
I got into role playing as a kid, but mostly stopped after college. I've played a lot of different systems, and am currently enjoying the stuff for 5e (I stopped after 2e, so it's a bit different to say the least!).
That is quite the leap in editions! That said, I absolutely love the sound of your Frankenstien's Monster, and even if you don't ever play a single session in that world the process will help you immensely as a DM. Glad you joined the Block Party!