See this is the hobby for me, not just or even the gaming, but the creation.
The cohesion and the visual appeal.
This here is what you expect in glossy gaming rule books:
And the love of the creation.
For me fantasy involves a lot of work just like historicals, there may not be any research if you are playing your own fantasy world rather than a ready established one.
But you can spend as much time creating and making a world as you can researching.
They are not just animals, they are truffle hunters, you could have easily not bothered with any of that.
Same with The Hearthshire Academy Mathematics Society.
It is all such great stuff.
World building and getting ‘buy in’, it is aspirational, I like it very much.