A question for my fellow RPers/GMs: how do you go about creating your RPs? Do you simply stick with simple, tried-and-true adventures, focusing on strong character growth? Do you construct elaborate worlds, the ultimate playground for your fellow RPers, letting their imaginations go wild? Do you write a deep, compelling plot, ensnaring your players in its twists and turns? Or perhaps some combination of the three, or even none of them?
Personally, I love using RPs as practice for my admittedly weak storytelling. I think of a theme and a relevant plot twist and work backwards from there, constructing a plot outline and setting that could feasibly accommodate both. Of course, I'm careful to not be too detailed in my planning, to avoid railroading my players and strangling all the fun and creativity from the RP.