Check out Quicksilver Messenger Service entertaining a crowd with 'Mona' in this
Then when you come back to earth, consider - what made this such a great performance? What is that the audience enjoyed about it?
My impression: Great Music (skill/talent), Great Story (lyrics/meaning), Great Spirit (energy/inspiration).
Applying this to RPG Design may seem a bit of a stretch, yet I think it is worth striving for. But of course, nothing is as easy as it seems until you 'get it' and as any Zen Gamesmaster will tell you; to achieve Mastery you must find your center without striving to find it, and know yourself without striving to know. Tune in, Turn On, Fly Over.
In the future, as the tools come together, simplify, and advance, that new art form may be Role Playing Games, though not necessarily in the form we are used to thus far. Well, naturally, Gamesmastering is all about creativity at the core. And the deeper one delves and opens the mind to the myriad of possibilities, the more excitement is generated, and from there one can drink at the well spring of the spirit and find inspiration.
Best wishes this New Year.