Hey, I’m looking to recruit 4 players for a character-focused fantasy game. I find the most engaging games result when players AND characters care deeply about the plot. Caring about what happens keeps players immersed inside the fictional world and it’s why the games I run are entirely customized to who the PCs are and what they care about. My goal is to have you feel, act, and react as your character would and to live inside that moment… for 3-4 hours per week. I’m searching for players who: See speaking, acting, and reacting in-character as their preferred way to play. Want to see their character and their history really, really matter - to have their character’s goals, lives, and relationships make up the fabric of the story. Are mature and respectful in how they communicate and relate to other people. Want to feel genuine tension, joy, fear, sorrow, and relief in an RPG. See characters who exhibit weaknesses and flaws to be *better characters* than those who are badasses all the time - a character can’t grow, can’t have an arc, without both weakness and obstacles to overcome. Accept that the time, skillset, and dedication of a high quality GM are valuable enough to be worth paying for. Beginners are welcome, so long as you meet the above. What I’m looking for from this game: Games that I’ve recently encountered - by joining or talking with others - have been ‘ fine but...’ and have left me with an itch to scratch - to run a really high quality fantasy game with gravitas and narrative worth - something memorable and impactful. It pains me to see so much that is ‘ok’ when the hobby is capable of being so incredible. I want to share those incredible experiences. About me: I spend 20+ hours every week reading about narrative structure, rpg theory, practicing voices/accents, and watching rpg, story, cinematography, and screenwriting video essays. I’ve been doing much of that for a decade. That's in addition to whatever games I am currently running or playing in. I’m looking to add one very high quality game with players who can contribute to it. I’m not willing to sacrifice the quality of my games for quantity: the main complaint that I have heard about the games ‘out there’ is that they lack heart and that is absolutely what I’m seeking to avoid. I take the stories that we collaborate on seriously and find those games that I have encountered ‘out there’ to be (with one exception) below the standards I set for my own sessions. I’ve played in and run countless games. I have a protégé that I’m teaching how to GM, and in my most recent game a stranger called me a role model for how I portrayed my character. If this has piqued your interest, contact me here or on discord at Jay#2098 (case sensitive) for a free, no obligation chat about what we’re both looking for. Thanks for reading.