Hey all. Don't really know what to say as I'm terrible at introductions(But great at first impressions, which seems kinda contradictory), so I'll just give alittle synopsis about me.
I'm a burned out Pre-Med student turned Nurse whose true passion is writing. Been writing since I was young, mainly fantasy based affairs(I belong to GFAQ's Roleplay Fanfiction board under the moniker GeminiX7) but I have written quite a bit of poetry and modern non-fiction. I have, as my Creative Writing professor put it, "A very lucious writing style", which, if it isn't her way of hitting on me, means I tend to write with alot of detail and long-winded descriptions. I also have a heavy focus on facial expression and body language as well as gripping yet realistic dialogue, as I believe that sometimes a heated conversation can be a much more exciting scene than any swordfight.
I also have an extreme knack for making characters, especially ones that stray from the usual conventions. Like a schizophrenic puppeteer that uses people like marionettes. Or a chain-smoking police officer that wields manifestations of his Id and Superego as weapons.
I've been told I'm pretty funny by various people but I really just write and say what comes to mind.
As far as game designing goes, I consider myself a Novice at best, a complete Newb at worst. I've only made one "game" (If you can call it that) years ago in high school(About 6 years ago) that was mainly a parody of most RPGs, namely the SNES and early PSX era of RPGs. It was very simple tech/plot wise, but had a few funny features (An exotic dancer as a teammate, a quest involving convincing a man with a blanket on his head that he is not a ghost, etc.) I may remake it one day as a way to test my abilities and because I honestly had alot fun making it.
My current project, which is still completely in it's Idea/Written Note stage has no name currently, but goes by the codename of Ocean. It's a massive concept that's hard to summarize, but essentially it goes like this:
In the world of "Ocean", there are three planes of existence, the Isle, or Land of the Living, the Eternal Coast, or the Land of the Dead, and the Ocean, which stands as the chaotic rift between the other two. When a person dies, thier soul enters the Ocean, where it must make it's way to the afterlife. Some do not make it all the way, however and drift back to the Isle. Those that return to thier body are granted the gift/curse of magic.
The game follows the story of Issac(tentative name), a youth whose story begins at his end. Upon his return to the Land of the Living, he comes to realize that he was brought back by a group known as the Magi Order(also tentative) an organization created by the magic using Magi to protect the world by the damage caused by thier abilities and the energy of the Ocean in general (for instance, monsters in this world are created when the Ocean's energy corrupts the bodies of living beings). The game begins with his training and spans years into his life in the Order and beyond, meeting (and losing) a wide variety of Magi and human characters, seeing the varied world that is the Isle, and learning of not only the dangers that come with fear of the unknown but the even greater horrors that lay hidden with the truth.
I will be going much more in depth with description as I work out the kinks and (eventually) start putting the concept past notes, ideas and diagrams in a notebook.
In closing I've come to RRR to learn, contribute(as far as writing and ideas go at least) and find a community to leech off of.