Fantasy, Horror, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction / Futuristic
Interested in published worlds, but it's not a priority!
Preferred Playing Style:
50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
What are you looking for?:
I'm eager to play 4e with a new group, but also enjoy 3.5e D&D. I may have access to other settings by case, but have not had good experiences with them in general. Primarily online player unless there just happens to be a great group nearby I need to know about. While I list some preferences, they usually aren't requirements, and I'll honestly tell you whether I'm able to do something or not.
I bring to a game:
Willingness to make an effort to have a good game
A love of most genres on their own merits
Conscious thought about how I may affect the game, good or bad, and how to adjust my behavior
I like in a game:
Functional knowledge and use of the rules (combat that doesn't "pause" every five minutes, or the use of a popular mechanic such as traps or skills if appropriate)
Willingness to try new situations
Use of thematic online tools in an online game- even something as simple as IRC instead of an AIM chatroom
Some standard of effort by all involved, such as typing words out in conversation
I dislike in a game:
Campaigns that strongly ride a rail (excessive prophecies, pre-destinies, big roll fudging...)
Over-matched scale (focus on national, worldly, or even cosmic scale- at 5th level. The two great empires going to war is great as a backdrop, but not necessarily as an adventure)
Continuity issues (if asked to generate a backstory, it never comes up again- nor do any NPCs that aren't a DM's pet, etc.)
Notably, I do not have a car and an reluctant to bike distances over a few miles. I'm happy to manipulate bus lines, however, or meet in more easily accessibly public locations.
I've been following D&D since the beginning of 3e after finding the core books at a small local store. A few years later, I found an online community with other people interested in a game, and purchased the 3.5 books to play. Since, I've probably played about ten campaigns with twenty different people in that community.