Role-Play OnLine has hundreds of play-by-post games of every genre you can think of, and perhaps some that you didn’t think of. I have played in a couple of short-lived D&D games on RPOL which disbanded due to the games’ participants getting too busy to play. My experiences were great. The DMs were good DMs and the players were good writers.
I am playing in a zombie game right now, with a couple of my friends, plus the GM (whom I don’t think any of us know). The setting is present-day London, and the GM is going for a Shawn of the Dead sort of feel — ordinary people put into extraordinary circumstances. The game mechanics are not rules-heavy (a relief for me, as I don’t consider myself good at memorising many rules) because the GM’s focus is on story and player creativity. We just started a couple weeks ago, and as yet there have been no hardcore zombie killings and such. There soon will be though. In game time, we are currently waking to the first day after some strange occurences in the city.
Anyway, it would be really cool if we had a couple more players. There is no pressure to post incessantly. Everyone has lives and such. Even the GM was absent last week for a few days, the game stalled for a bit, but we’re all still playing. So far the unspoken commitment has been at least one or two posts per day to keep the game going. If any of you would like to play, get a forum account at RPOL.net and send a request to join message to the GM. Upon approval, the GM will associate your forum name with an alias. This alias is your character’s name, and it will appear as such when you go to “The Dead Walk” game menu.
Anyone who is a decent writer *looks at blogroll* is especially welcome to join. With a cast like this, how could you possibly resist? I will leave you to guess which character I am playing. ;-)