User Name: Gunther (AKA: Landain on other sites)
• Small Groups 2 - 5 + GM/Mod
• Post Size 2-6 Paragraphs
• Cool Headed People
• Reasonable GM/Mod
• Quick Poster - but well thought out
• High-end Casual & Advanced
• Mix character development/revelations while advancing the story
Freeplay: I'm new here and from what I've seen and read, the content of what is in Freeplay or the basic level is what I avoid. I enjoy RPing with folks who are at least somewhat grounded in reality.
Casual: I would be willing to participate in Casual RPs as long as there is a level headed GM/Moderator guiding the story in one direction. If the storyline is permitted to flow erratically or in ridiculous directions, I'll lose interest.
Advanced: I prefer this level and expect the authors contributing material to maintain similar high standards in regards to spelling, grammar, character development, story progression and content.
I search the ICs for RPs that interest me. You can invite me if you wish, but I'll be looking on my own.
Fantasy Adventure: I played D&D when I was in High School and still enjoy a D&D type adventure once in awhile.
Midievel: I am a history buff and love to get into this type of adventures.
Sci-Fi: I am more than willing to venture into Sci Fi, but the GM/Moderator creating the backstory must be prepared to fill in a ton of back story to make a good Sci-Fi. A lack of back story merely opens up avenues for authors to contribute things that weren't planned by the GM/Mod. In detailing the back story, this should include things that will not happen in the RP.
Modern: I would be more than willing to get involved in a modern day RP regardless of the topic.
Murder/Mystery: If a GM/Mod could put together a decent murder mystery, I would be willing to participate as an investigator, suspect, police officer, witness or the killer. A good old fashion CLUE Whodunit!
Supernatural: I could get into wolves/vampires and Zombie Apocalyptic scenarios.
Post Apocalypse: I'm into it, but like a good Sci-Fi, the back story should be well thought out by the GM/Mod
Comedy: If I were in an RP with individuals who had a quick wit and could create humorous dialogue, this would be a blast.
Military History: This is my favorite genre, but I have a problem working with people who have no clue what they are talking about. It is because this is one genre I have the most knowledge about. I would love to do force on force RPs rather than a group of individuals all working in the same squad. My experience is that does not work. RPers are individuals with vivid imaginations. Soldiers are disciplined automatons who DO what they are trained and rarely think outside the box. If an RPer wanted to RP as a Platoon Leader in control of 30 to 40 soldiers, I would be more than willing to get involved with this.
Least Preferred Genres
Romance: Not fully against it but it gets stale for me quickly. I'm marred and love my wife. I don't need pretend romances
High-School: "IF" I were to join a HS RP, it would be as a School Teacher, administrator, coach or janitorial service worker.
Anime: Not my lane, brother. This would include any variation on that theme.
*I am fairly active and will post rather quickly. Sometimes I get impatient waiting for others to post, but I keep that to myself. You'll never know about it unless you ask.
*I'll join almost anything provided the initial OOC/IntChk interests me.
*I'll be the last one to quit an RP thread. If and when I do, I will have communicated with the GM/Mod over why the thread has grown stagnant.
*I prefer to use proper quotations and dialogue structure that you would find in a novel. If you prefer to write as though you were writing a Play, leave me alone. I don't care to see it.
I am a retired Army Officer and Stay at home father of four children. Since I am at the house, I have plenty of opportunities to spend online. It is my dream to write a novel and have been working on one for a few years now, but nowhere near complete. My wife works too many hours, but when she is home, I don't play games or write RPs on the computer. In my signature, it states Thurs - Sun are my best days for RPs. She works those days.
I have basic knowledge and understanding of German and Spanish languages. I studied Political Science at the University of Massachusetts and also have an AS in Criminal Justice. I enlisted in the US Army right after I graduated from High School in 1982. I spent three years on active duty working as a Unit Armorer and a Unit Supply clerk. I was stationed at Ft. Carson, CO and Kirch Gons, West Germany.
After I left active duty, I joined the Army National Guard. I found the guard to be unprofessional and lacking in standards. Throughout the latter half of the 1980s and early 1990s, my world in the Guard changed. The Guard became much more professional and the standards improved immensely. I attended Officer Candidate School (OCS) and Infantry Officer Basic Course (IOBC) at Ft. Benning, GA. I served as a Rifle Platoon Leader, Heavy Mortar platoon Leader (4.2" mortars), Company Executive Officer, Company Commander, Battalion Personnel Officer, Battalion Supply Officer, Battalion Communications Officer, Brigade Assistant Supply Officer and Brigade Operations Officer. In 2001 and 2002 I served as a Battle Captain in the Division Operations Center (DOC) for Multi-National Division (North) MND(N) for the NATO operation Joint Forge in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 29th Infantry Division (Light). I retired from the Guard in 2003 and was married the following year.
I have worked as a Reserve Police Officer for three different communities in Western Massachusetts. I spent three years working in a warehouse selecting groceries, three years as an account representative for an insurance company performing retirement planning services for my customers. I acquired a comfortable knowledge and understanding of how the stock market works during this time. I also spent five years working for two different railroads as a Conductor in Freight service. During this time, I saw much of the landscape in New England and the Hudson River valley of New York.