So, I recently moved across the country and lost my gaming group. We'd been gaming together for years. We did everything; AD&D, All Flesh Must Be Eaten, World of Darkness, Shadowrun, Palladium, and the list goes on. Anyway, my point is that we got along great. Despite all of us having different goals in gaming, we managed to play to each other's desires and stuff and everyone had fun.
So, I've been a little nervous about looking for a new group. I mean, I like the roleplay the most. I'm in it for the character development and interactions. In the past, I've had a hard time finding others that want the same. So, I thought I might turn to some internet based games. From what I'd seen in the past, they all seem to be fairly character-centric. It seems like exactly what I'm looking for.
But, hell. I've yet to see anything that focuses on original characters. I've always had way more fun with OC's than trying to play someone else's creation. I'm always afraid of someone saying the dreaded, "Uh, dude... so-and-so wouldn't do that."
I actually saw an RP today that I would have joined in a heartbeat, but upon looking at the character list, I realized they were all real celebrities. If I'm uncomfortable playing someone else's creation, I'm certainly uncomfortable playing someone else.
So... where's all the original characters, guys? Do they still exist on the net?