man, I know I'd be interested. Though, I'm a bit late (curse me for not checking over the weekend) It is way past "the morning" by this point. I've failed to keep up to my duties as self-proclaimed forum troll. I'm very disappointed in myself.
Its funny, I've talked to people about the idea of a pen and paper RPG in the elemental warld. I was discussing it with a friend at some point after the book was announced. Its pretty awesome that you're helping to develop the world in that fashion.
If it is not too late to possibly become involved, I've got a long pen and paper resume, in terms of systems and methods of play. (I have not seen a post by frogboy saying "I've got my 5" yet, so I can only act as if it is still open) I know I'd be happy to dedicate an hour or so every night (or every few nights) to performing actions in an RPG. I'd be able to setup a time to play, either in the morning or late at night. It would likely have my other work available to me, so I could get multiple things done at one time. Something I find to be a great way to work on art or animations. I have experience role-playing via text, in many different ways, so I should have no problem adjusting to whatever is presented here.
Landisaurus's RPG Resume:
Started playing Pen and Paper RPGs with 2nd Editian AD&D at the age of 6. From there I moved to Rifts and White Wolf role playing. By 3rd grade I lost access to any Pen and Paper books, because I was playing with my neighbor and his older brother, but his older half brother moved to live with his mother and took his books with him, we started role-playing without books making up settings, usually based off of popular TV shows and video games at the time, including my friend's sister as the 3rd player (we always had 2 players and a DM).
When D&D 3E was released, some of my friend's started playing that, and since I still had the monster manual and vague memories of playing 2nd ed, I was quickly absorbed into the D&D playing circles during middle-school lunch, where I started DM'ing seriously for the first time (all my attempts to DM previously were over-shadowed since up until that point I only role-played with people significantly older than myself). I became well adjusted to 3rd edition, and played that almost exclusively (still played the diceless games with my old friends) up until I left for collage when I started dabbling in a wide variety of RPG systems.
Since I moved away from my friends, two of which had been role-playing together with me for over 10 years, I started also seeking avenues for extending my role-playing great distances, so we used AIM and then eventually skype to prolong our role-playing experiences. Collage opened me up to many other play styles I avoided too, and as a result you'll notice 2007 was a big year for me in terms of role playing mediums. I also played with the idea of other role-playing methods that some of my other friends used, such as forum role-playing and IRC role-playing. At this time I am currently the DM for a 4E game out of desperation because the group I was playing Burning wheel with moved away when we all graduated collage.
RPG system History:
2nd ED AD&D 1993-1994
White wolf (mostly Werewolf, little bit of vampire and bastet) 1995-1996
Misc. Rule-less RPGs 1996-present
3.0 D&D 2001-2003
3.5 D&D 2003-2006
D20 modern & related 2004-2005
Warhammer RPG 2005-2006
Legend of the 5 Rings (RPG) 2006-2007
Shadow run (2nd ed) 2007
White wolf (world of darkness 3rd edition, vampire, werewolf, and mage) 2007
Burning Wheel 2007-present
4E D&D 2009
Methods of play: Year Started:
In person (on table with pen + paper) 1993
Mostly without rules (common sense and GM required) 1996
Over Voip program (skype, vent) with head-set 2007
Diceless roleplaying forum (no particular game master) 2007
Familiar settings: **
Fantasy: GreyHawk, Forgotten Realms, Planescape, Rokugan (legend of the 5 rings), Warhammer, Warcraft (pre-WoW), Breath of Fire (1 and 2), Final Fantasy-generic
Sci-fi: Star Wars, Rifts, Iron Empires (burning empires), Firefly (serenity), Red Dwarf, ShadowRun, Vampire Hunter D, Megaman X, Final Fantasy VII
Modern day, but with a twist ***: D20 modern, Ghost busters (and Extreme Ghostbusters), World of Darkness, Pokemon, Marvel Universe, Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog (based on Archie comics/ satAM TV show)
** = These settings I have both studied and role-played in. It does not include ones I've just studied for role-playing, such as Children of the Sun's setting which I have never actually played a game or various other D20 based settings for which I made a character and never used. Nor does it include settings I have played, but likely could not answer many questions directly relating to the setting such as DragonLance (I'm not really sure what makes it not "GreyHawk with extra dragons" though I suspect this is mostly because in 3rd and 4th edition GreyHawk has become a demented undefined mutant of a setting). It also does not include custom settings like what I tend to host in D&D and Burning wheel games if I'm the GM.
*** = I place them as modern, even though all but maybe world of darkness and pokemon includes technology more advanced than what modern science can provide. They are certainly leaps and bounds away from having space-ships, androids, and cybernetic horses.
"Go to Guy" for GMing at EHS's War games club
Master-level GM - RPGA (3.5) expired
Alexander Bates (primary member of role-playing group in collage)
relevant quote: "From what I've seen from Burning Wheel and D&D [...] I would say you are one of the best narrative designers out there"
Paul Luetkemeyer (long time role-playing partner)
relevant quote: "I would say you are certainly an above average role-player"
Greg Kessler (Librarian, game reviewer, and sponcer of the EHS war games club)
relevant quote: "Landis, you need to play [an RPG] with the freshmen because they need to see a good role-player"
(( awww, frowny face. The spots were already filled. Oh well. I should copy some of this into a word document and actually post it on my website. I think it would be appropriate for me to have a "role playing" resume in addition to my job resume. ))