I am feeling that "special urge" to do some roleplaying here and wanted to gauge interest. I kind of prefer erring on the "telling good/fun stories" side of things, and as such I think the FATE Core
system would be better for that than some of the other rules-heavy systems. On top of that, it's a good system for learning what RPing is all about, so if you've always wanted to try, and, like, we know you, this might be a good place to start!
For the game world itself, one of the neat things about FATE is that you can basically play *anything* you want. I did a one-shot with a couple friends a while back that was essentially a 1980s action movie a la Diehard, for instance. I'm *leaning* towards the Call of Cthulhu genre (set in the 1920s-30s and horror of variety HP Lovecraft employed in his stories) but if folks want to try out a one-shot in a different genre I am all ears.
ETA: In terms of how we'll converse, there is a program already out there that can handle die rolls and the like:http://roll20.net/
We could also use Skype if that's too bulky, although since this game *does* do die rolls (using special dice, no less!!!) I'd kind of prefer we did something that gives people the implied agency of doing their own rolling.
My schedule is probably best suited for doing something on the weekend, say, Saturday or Sunday afternoon, but we could also try out an evening instead. If you're interested, please respond to this thread and let me know when you'd be available. I will
break into your house then
see what I can do about accommodating peoples.