~Greetings~ (First off, it's nice to be using a forum with a halfway-decent formatting gui.) Hello everyone, my name is Jeran Korak, and I'm a long-time roleplayer who just recently stumbled across this site after google-searching in a fit of sheer boredum. In the past I've been extremely active in the Freelancer and Neverwinter Nights communities, but with those games slowly fading from the public conciousness I've been forced to seek other places to practice my craft and satisfy the old creative urges. I'm what some people might consider a 'professional' roleplayer. There is nothing I love more than to engage in a plot and see it develop from a gleam in the eye of the writer into a sprawling epic. Roleplaying is my primary form of relaxation, and I consider punctuality, literacy and posting quality to be ideals which good roleplayers are obligated to uphold. That said I try my best to lead by example rather than act in an overly judgemental and hypocritical fashion. Everyone is welcome to give a reasonably-minded critique of my work, and I try my best to be constructive at all times. In terms of roleplaying settings, I tend to enjoy fantasy, science-fiction and 'hardcore' realistic settings. I play Dungeons & Dragons a great deal, and just about every fantasy setting I've ever created or run has drawn heavy inspiration from D&D mechanics and concepts. I'm both a designer and a player, but most recently I've focused more towards the 'design' aspect. Creating unique settings and giving them detailed, realistic and engaging backstories is a passion of mine, one that I don't feel I've gotten to indulge nearly as much as I should have. Since I've only just joined, it'll probably take me a few days to get involved with the community in any meaningful way. I'm hoping to find some decent writers to help fill out a few of the worlds that I've developed recently. I'm no stranger to forum roleplaying, but I'm also much more used to Instant Messaging based roleplaying, which I generally prefer. The best communuities I've observed have been ones with plenty of social connectivity outside of the game they share. This in my opinion is the best way to run a roleplay, with each player being aware of how their actions affect their comrades and being able to obtain feedback at a moment's notice. But anyway, that's enough about me and what my opinions are. I'm interested in knowing about this community, and how other players might feel about joining in with some of the games that I work on. Thanks for bothering to read all this!