1. Published on Amazon? If you have a book, e-book, or audiobook available on Amazon.com, we'll promote it on WritingForums.org for free. Simply add your book to our Member Publications section. Add your book here or read the full announcement.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice

1000 Posts: Reflections of a Roleplayer

Published by Teele in the blog The Blog of Teele. Views: 131

Well, here we are. Nearing the end of October 2008 and I recently made my 1000th post here on writingforums.org.

Many blaze past this number without thinking too hard about it, but for myself, strange or not, I consider it a small kind of accomplishment. And so, I am taking some time to put down in writing my reflections of the great times I've had here on this site.

I joined the site in May at the request of my step-brother, known on this site as Thagryn-Sylrand. I posted a piece of my novel, and soon realized it would need reworking. And then, I went on vacation for the entire month of June and didn't touch the forums. When I got back, I noticed a tiny little section labeled simply "RPG". Curious, I took a look around. I had played tabletop role-playing games, and really loved the concept. This looked like the same thing, without the rules. I read all the manuals provided, and looked at a couple of the ones that had gone past.

The first game I seriously joined was hosted by Raven, and was known as Cyberpunk 2766AD. It was here that I began my role playing career with Spencer. Unfortunately, I had not the time to commit, for I was working full-time, and the game was quite fast-paced.

August ended, and I joined the next installment in the series, Cyberpunk II 2786A.D. Las Vegas, again using Spencer. Near the end of this, I was able to get more involved. However, Spencer was cut in half by Vornn at the end, and so ended his legacy (sort of...).

As we waited for CP III, I joined Foxee's Thief Race RPG, where I played Kevin McConnell; a rock-and-roll guitarist who had lost his girlfriend to a maniac sociopath. It was here that I learned just how sadistic a GM could become (kudos, Foxee. :D).

The turning point for me, I think, was Cyberpunk III: 2856A.D. MARS. Here, I played Jack Cyrus, a pistol-wielding computer hacker who was part of Alpha Squad, and who was involved in an interesting love triangle involving a teammate and a commanding officer. With Mars, I found a happy place both in plot and character, and I think that's when I had the most fun with an RP.

It was during this that I decided to try my own hand at GMing. I began Crystan: Dawn of War, based on my fantasy world (details in the part of my blog labeled as such). But, due to lack of plot planning, it eventually crumbled and died. I learned from the experience, however. Watch for a re-release of Dawn of War, coming soon (ish)!

My next big role came with chad.sims2's The Mist. I played a female, Cassandra Therrin, for a bit of a change of pace. The concept was awesome, and it started really well, but unfortunately we didn't get finished.

And right now, as we speak, I am involved in three great RPGs. Spencer has made a comeback in I C E, I have introduced Kurasai Shoji (Buddhist monk turned cop) in FlakeandFins' Rouge City, and Derek Aedrin (scientific jack-of-all-trades) in Blossom's Exodus.

And so, looking back, I would like to thank all my GMs and fellow players for making my stay here an exciting and interactive one! May there be several thousand more posts to some! I look forward to many more games with all of you!
You need to be logged in to comment