EDIT: A story has been landed upon, so this interest check is now closed.
I got ideas in my head, too many ideas, so I'll just dump them out on the page here like tipping a plate of spaghetti and see where the meatballs land. This is an interest check, so please feel free to post in this thread your thoughts on any of these ideas, if they appeal to you, and what your take on it might be. I don't have oodles of time, so I'm just looking to start one game. I just can't decide what yet ... damnit ... so I'm hoping someone inspires me and you get inspired as well, and then we make magic together!
So, story ideas/fragments/whatnot:
• Dark, evil, horrific Jumangi: This is one of my faves, taking the concept of the movie Jumangi and playing it out here. My version of the game usually involves horrific and sexual things happening. Maybe we're a couple of people playing it during a cruise (which could draw in everyone on board), or a brother/sister playing it, etc. The game could be populated with NPCs to provide extra characters (i.e., victims). When I do this, me and my writing partner will come up with a list of possible outcomes each turn, and then when a turn is taken a random outcome is generated. Great fun!
• Hey, who's that?!: Your character is a voyeur who loves watching the girl next door get undressed at night. Perv. You don't think of yourself as a creeper, because you've never done this before, but ohhhh goodness, she's a hotty! One night while watching, you realize there is someone else in her house. Someone who should not be there. This is a moral choices story, where you decide what to do about the girl and the intruder. I would likely toss an NPC or two into this, but the ultimate outcome would be uncertain.
• Hell's Law Firm: You are a lawyer in a prestigious law firm. You are hard driving, willing to do anything to get to the top, like everyone in the firm. Thing is, this firm uses black magic to achieve its results, and the top partner, the enigmatic Mr. B, only wants the best to make partner. You are in competition for one of the coveted partner's position's with another lawyer in the firm, a tough woman who is your equal in every way. Both of you must employ black magic in an attempt to ruin/kill/incapacitate the other. The last one standing wins. This would be a semi-system game in the sense I would incorporate some dice rolling to determine success for fairness sake. This is urban, modern magic, mostly along the line of curses. Each character comes up with curses and machinations for the other, while concocting magical defenses for themselves, and then we role-play out the results. We would do this in rounds until one, or both, of the lawyers fail to survive the round, in which case the other wins.
Ok, those are all my ideas for now. If any of this piques your interest, lemme know below (please do not PM me, I want to gauge interest first before running with a game). We can discuss these ideas here until me and one of y'all go "Aha, that is fucking fantastic!" then we play :)