Holee Kee-rap! I never expected this sort of response. 8 responses in 9 views is a sign of things to come.
Alright, since no one is diving for the world of the DM. I’ll volunteer to do it unless (until?) someone else comes along. Until that time, I’ll begin laying ground rules and details.
As mentioned, playing online with forums is not exactly… quick. So if you’re going to be impatient, you’re out. Here is what I have in mind.
Size: 6 players (possibly 8, see below)
Setting: TBD - Possibly Greyhawk, Eberron, or homebrew. I’ve got a lot of ideas floating around in my head but it may be too slow to piece them all together.
System: It would be largely 3.5 with some house rules to be laid out later. I am open to classes other than the core ones (but I will have to approve it,) and everyone would begin at level 3 with multiclassing allowed.
Setup: I picture a hybrid of Forums and chat. I would like to run forums for RP and such and then every few weeks fall into a chat because I feel like that adds a lot to the camaraderie of the game, forums become very disjointed and hard to follow after a while.
Since forums are inherently a slow way to play, daily checking and posting would be required. This is where I’m going to be cutthroat. The forums I’ll use should provide me the ability to make sure people log in daily, or see when they last logged in. If after five days you haven’t logged in, you’ll be dropped to wait list and your character will be inactive. I know we all take vacations, and there will be times where I will as well, so giving us notice of your absence will be allowed up to a certain (undefined) point. No vacations for three weeks please.
The chat would probably be over a chat client or IRC (if you don’t know what it is, don’t worry, I’m well versed in teaching people about IRC). And would be at a preset time and date (trying to accomodate all time zones).
I will also, at points, call holiday and take several days off. It might be life getting ahead of me, perhaps Bob the laundry monster has eaten the couch, or maybe I’m just burned out. During which case everyone will be given said holiday.
Non-players: You’ll be welcome to view the forums and follow the action, I’ll most likely lock the necessary threads so that you can only read and not post. And this will weigh heavily on who gets selected from the waiting list since it will mean I won’t have to relay the story up to this point. You’ll also have a Peanut gallery / audience forums to have your own chatter.
You’re still reading? Excellent! I hope I don’t seem too Draconian, I just like to lay out the hard lines right off just don’t worry - it’ll be fun!
To sign up, if you are definitely, absolutely, 100% interested drop me an email pjarrettX@gXmaiXl.com (remove the Xs) and it’ll be first come first serve. Anyone past the initial six will be wait listed such that if someone drops they will come in and replace them. I will post as soon as I have 6, but that does not mean you cannot continue to email me to be waitlisted. If I cross a certain threshhold of players in line I will bump the group size to 8.
If you have further questions, please post them here and I will monitor the thread all day (gotta love telecommuting).