The onblog campaign has been gaining momentum again after our December hiatus, but as it happens one of the players has simply vanished. There's no word at all, and we have no idea what happened - he had seemed very into the game, suggesting something nefarious.
Still, we all know the game ... and since four players make a better session than three, the time has come to start looking into finding another regular player for the game. If said individual shows up later, then five is still manageable ... and five is better than three.
So ... if you are interested in exploring my world as a player, now is the time.
The criteria is fairly rigorous, I'm afraid. The campaign is played on a blog, so the first thing a new player needs to have is an ability to express his or her self in the written word. You should be someone who likes to write, and who is willing to do so on a regular basis. You should have good grammar, and have the ability to be precise and to the point. Saying all that needs to be said in the least number of words is a priority.
The game is entirely played between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Notes pass back and forth sometimes in the evening, but the game is played during office hours, so you should have reasonable access to the internet at that time. Most of have meetings, work, things we do, so game moments get suspended constantly and sometimes for whole days, but we'd want someone who could log on, check to see what's happening and offer an action to keep things going. I really couldn't base an event around your character if it took three days to hear from you. We play virtually every day, even if it's just a little bit. Fanatics, therefore, are wanted.
You should be completely familiar with the nature and the style of the campaign, and I think you should be flexible about what rules you want to play by. I'm not going to change rules in the game just to suit you, so if you depend on things like skills and feats, my world won't be for you. It is highly modified AD&D, but the structure is basically still the old game from the late 70s.
It wouldn't hurt to know my blog, and to have learned by now that I'm not an asshole all the time. A lot of people around the blogosphere seem to think I must be painted black, not gray, and are constantly surprised when I say gray, or even white things.
I would like to hear from you, either in the comments section or to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I must tell you I'll be more impressed if you write me in the comments section - how can you ask to play openly on the blog if you can't give me the reasons you'd play just as openly?
And I want to hear reasons. Not just, "It will be fun!" - but honest reasons why you'd want to give it a crack, what kind of character you'd like to run, what you'd like ultimately to do with the character and how you think you'd interact with the present three players running. Be specific and give examples.
I'll be open minded ... but the game online is a good one, so if I don't see a good fit, I won't take anyone. The other players will be watching this post too, so if you ingratiate yourself with them, they'll have a lot of pull when it comes to convincing me to let you play.
Give it a try. I won't eat you.