Like a lot of people who once enjoyed this hobby, I no longer have the time to devote myself to lengthy scenes. With having a wife, raising kids, a job, and other extracurricular things that are going on, I tend to not be around a computer during my free time moments.
Back in the nineties when I first started using the internet, I liked doing a lot of collaborative storytelling through email. PbEms were fun and before I got into MU*ing, this is what I played.
I kind of want to get back into that medium, even if I have to run it myself. I know that Tumblr and Reddit have roleplaying communities through forums, and I considered them. I also considered rebooting the PbEm format. Old school, I know, but eh. That and my tastes, I think, are just too weird to have a MUSH for, not to mention that I don't have the time to code it or admin it.
Just out of curiosity, any settings or games that people might be interested in? I am open to criticism as well as problems that the format as well as these settings might involve. Here are some of my ideas:
Game of Thrones rp: So far I thought about setting it in the Riverlands during the War of the Five Kings and go from there. I thought about basing it in a made-up house not mentioned in the books, focusing on the retainers, family, and townsfolk around the castle. Again, my thinking of "Downton Abbey meets Game of Thrones." My other thoughts were setting it before the Targaryen Conquest or in a setting taking place a century or two after the books.
Star Trek game, set after the Dominion War, probably a single ship focusing on the "planet of the day" kind of thing. Gene's "seek out new life and new civilizations" would be the main theme here.
nWoD. I know I know I know but it is popular. And well, I would be interested in playing in a more period-dated setting. And focusing on two spheres - mortal/vampire, probably. France in the 18th century? Or Colonial Haiti before the Revolution, 18th century? Or England, War of the Roses? Byzantine Empire, reign of Alexios I (1081 approx).