Dear Mr. Amazing,
I found your post both amusing and honest though perhaps a little self deprecating. Now that I have made myself sound like one really smart guy lets discuss the game. I am part of a 6 person group of old grumpy men who are very set in our ways. We play how we play and are always looking for new blood to add to the group. We really don't care how much you know or don't know about Pathfinder. Here are the important parts:
1. We play online every Wednesday from 9PM - 11PM and you need to show up every week. Its not a lot of time because we have real jobs, real lives, and real kids that take up too much time.
2. You need some manner of stable employment so you can afford your technology and you aren't changing jobs that affect your ability to show up and play.
3. Your significant other understands that every Wednesday from 9PM - 11PM is OUR time and she or he or it needs to wait until after 11PM to ***** about your playing.
4. You take the game seriously and you play to win. No ****ed up characters, and excuses for stupid decisions in order to properly role play a character. We all played sports, drank too much, and had gratuitous sex in college. We do not speak with phony accents, dream about being a knight, or try to change the color of a traffic light by using the force.
That's my pitch. I thank you for your time as well. If you are a brave enough soul to give us a shot, feel free to respond.
Also, just to make clear: This IS a campaign, we just started a new one so its a great time to jump in.
Either way, great post, I thoroughly enjoyed it