Well, you may have found the right place! There's a good chance there's something ready-made to your interest in one of the forum subsections, and if not, making a game almost always generates interest! You'll probably have the best time in the casual section from your descriptions, or even take a plunge into advanced, depending on your interests and how detailed you want to get. In any case, if you have concerns or interests in something, let people know! Most people here are very friendly and will be very welcoming.
So, welcome, Mel! Hope you stay a while, and it's been almost a year for me and this place has been a several-times a day visit for me. Hope to see you around!