I guess I'm supposed to introduce myself... Anyway, I've done tabletop RPG's for a very long time, but I'm quite a distance away from any gaming group. I'm new to this whole thing but I figured that I would give it a shot. Hope this goes well.
Welcome to the Guild, drcl19!
If you happen to have any questions about the forum or need some help getting around, feel free to ask me or one of the other Comrades. We're the users with italicised usernames, and we'd be happy to lend a hand if you need it.
If you're looking to get started nice and quickly, I'd recommend starting with the Guild's Guide. It should answer most of your questions.
Welcome to the Guild, drcl19! I think you'll have a lot of fun here. I came here for similar reasons and have had some wonderful RP here. It's a bit different from tabletop in that there are typically no stats involved and it's more like collaborative storytelling. But there are some die hard table-top fans who run some table top here and we are in the (slow) process of getting a specific table-top sub forum. In any case, I always recommend new people, whether new to RP or just new to here, check out the guide here, it fills you in on how things are done around these parts. If you have any questions there is a thread here specifically for them, also feel free to PM me if you require any assistance with anything. Happy Role Playing!