4th March 2009, 11:34 PM
Username: NPC, Cenodoxus, Yorei, Great Ghost
Experience: My first RPG was probably five years ago. I went to a small, tightly-knit community called RPG's R Us, an EZBoards community with a system where members would suggest new plots and ideas and, if they garnered interest, would be set up to begin. I was, like most everyone else, terrible at the beginning and mostly ignored the actions of others. I later went to SPPf and started a thread in the Games section called The Wacko Battles, way back when, where players RPed in script through simple and action-packed missions. That actually went on for a good two years, even though it was deleted by Jay like four times. (We eventually made him an enemy in the RPG, ha ha.) I also started an RPG based around the Serebii Kingdom, where Mods and Admins fought the impending invasion of noobs with their particular abilities. The plot had been blatantly stolen from a previous RPG by someone else, but I eventually received his blessing to continue despite it. Predictably, it was extremely popular, but eventually so many people joined that managing it became impossible. By then, I had also left RPG's R Us.
At that point my account name was changed from Great Ghost to Yorei. I'd made a good few friends on SPPf and decided to move on; we started an RPG community called P.U.L.S.E., mostly dedicated to the Wacko Battles mythology and various other typical subjects, and continued moving to various other boards as time passed. Our latest was Chaos Mirror, which survives until today, albeit barely. Some of my friends from there are still around, such as Tempus Fugit, while others, like Sonozaki Maya, have left.
I left SPPf for some time and returned as Cenodoxus, which is when I did most of my RPing here. I started several games, including Tales of Memoria, Nephilim, The Gates of Dawn (co-GM'd with Tempus) and finally Assassins, which, along with ToM, was the most successful as the bunch. I became sort of known in this forum, which was the one I frequented the most by far, but eventually left as well, giving more attention to my own communities outside of this site.
And now I'm back again, funnily. This time I'm working full-time on Persona: A God Without a Name, based on the Shin Megami Tensei spin-off series, which is already up and running. I've grown greatly since my initial incursions into RPGs, and truly love doing them now.
Favourite RPGs: Anything original. While I still enjoy RPGs based around various established media franchises (my current project being an example), I'm sick of trainer RPGs or post-apocalyptic alternate Pokémon futures, and for that matter stay out of Pokémon RPGs in general. I know it seems contradictory given where I am, but SPPf's RPG community is unique in how much it thrives. I particularly like RPGs without distinct sides or moral standings, but rather where greatly diverse characters band together or clash with each other.
Characters: I've RPed both males and females, but males are significantly more common. I tend to take the other characters into account when formulating a personality, thinking of what kind will clash with others best. My characters are mostly young, though, somewhere between the teens and early twenties.
Strong Areas: I'm fairly good at description and love to think up plots and twists for new RPGs. I'm very good as a GM, generally.
Weak Areas: Pacing is probably one of my biggest issues. I rush through things or go through them too slowly and either cause confusion or loss of interest. I lose interest myself quite quickly, which is admittedly why many of my RPG's failed.
Hints and Tips: Think outside the box, but still remember your audience.
Current Projects: Persona: A God Without a Name is my only current RPG.
Future Projects: I plan on reviving Assassins, as well as a virtual reality/hacking-based cyberpunk RPG with elements from .hack and Dennou Coil, although not based off of either.