Okay, I'm sure some of you are familiar with RPGs, while others may not be, so I'll give a brief overview.
I'm suggesting we start a messageboard play-by-post roleplaying game. (RPG) Unlike Dungeons & Dragons and other table RPGs, there are no dice, no character sheets, no spell cards or weapon cards or anything of the like.
In a messageboard RPG, we all tell a story together. It can be any kind of story in any kind of setting. We might pick an urban city, a futuristic vegan utopia, a fantasy kingdom, or a sci-fi world. The sky's the limit. Once a setting is chosen, each person who wants to participate creates a Player Character (PC). Your PC must fit in with the chosen setting. For example, if we all decided on a futuristic sci-fi setting, you couldn't have a unicorn/elf hybrid wizard or something like that. Your PC is an extension of yourself, and it is from that person's perspective that you help tell the story. Try to make your PC realistic. A character who can solve any problem, win any battle, and who is "too perfect" isn't as much fun to play with. Characters should also have strengths and weaknesses, and be consistent. For example, if your character is a 16 year old homecoming queen, chances are, she's not a hard-boiled soldier and expert fighter. (And if she is, you need to have a good explanation for how she became that way.)
There will be a Game Master (GM) who will help keep everyone on track and advance the plot. Sometimes the Game Master will ask some players to act as Assistant Game Masters (AGMs).
Everyone gets to contribute to the plot. Going back to our hypothetical sci-fi game, maybe someone's character discovers a secret government plot to clone the president and start a puppet government, and that character is a police officer who wants to stop it. The person playing that character can introduce the idea to the group and it can blend into the story.
Common courtesy when RPing indicates that you should never "play" another person's character. If you want to have a conversation with another character, there are two options. See the example below:
Cindra walks into the room and sits on the couch. She looks off to the side and sees Tom standing by the door.
"Hello, Tom! How are you?"
And then the person playing Tom could reply in the next post with his/her answer.
Another way to do it would be to PM back and forth with the character's owner. Maybe Cindra and Tom need to have a conversation to advance the plot. I could PM the person who has Tom's character and we could discuss the conversation before one of us writes it in a post.
Okay, my explanation turned out to be not so brief after all. If even a couple of you are interested, reply here and I'll explain more and we can decide what kind of story we want to do.
I used to do this on another board that I once frequented and I've participated in several of these, they're very fun, because everyone gets to add his/her flair to the story and it can come out really neat! I've GMed a couple of times, too, so I'd be able to do that if we start one.
Anyway, please reply here if you're interested, and we'll start figuring out what everyone would enjoy.
We see the world as "we" are, not as "it" is; because it is the "I" behind the "eye" that does the seeing.