member, 2 posts
Thu 10 Aug 2017
at 16:50
overwhelmed :) a good way!

I used to love PbP RPGs and belonged to several when I was in jr. high. Now I'm finding the search for a new one a bit overwhelming. Many of the games (not necessarily just here on rpol) are closed to the public; however, I find myself wanting to read a few threads to get a flavor for the community.

I would love to find a 19th century-based RPG that contains some horror/gothic elements (not necessarily supernatural although I'm open to that). I've posted to a few places in "Looking for Players" but no response just yet.

Any recommendations are most welcome...I just feel like I'm going further and further down a rabbit hole!
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Thu 10 Aug 2017
at 17:01
overwhelmed :)
You might have more luck posting in the Wanted - GMs forum - start your own thread and explain exactly what you're looking for.

The forum is here: link to another game
 member, 6955 posts
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Thu 10 Aug 2017
at 17:02
overwhelmed :)
You could also try posting something in the 'Wanted: GMs' forum.  There may be people who'd be willing to run such a game, if they knew there was some demand for it.
 member, 777 posts
Fri 11 Aug 2017
at 02:59
overwhelmed :)
Most games here are private, and Adult games are required to be, to shield their content from youngsters. If you find a game or two that appeal to you, you could ask the GMs if they'll let you Lurk on a read-only basis for a while.
Apart from that, all you can do is keep trying,in Players Wanted and GMs Wanted. I see you already found your near-namesake - you could be happy there.