Hello! This idea was discussed in passing with a few regulars from the Elliquiy Game Night. If you don't know what that is, it is a group of us on E who routinely get on Mumble (the voice chat application w/ our own server) and play virtual board/card games with each other. One particular game seemed to strike a creative spark between us, and I think everyone at the time of playing seemed to be interested in the idea of turning the game concept into an RP.
For those who haven't played the game, I'll lay out the basic idea of what the RP theme would be about. To put it simply, it's 1 part Harry Potter and 1 part Avatar (TLAB or Korra).
The theme of the game involves a group of frustrated students who become fed up with their boring theoretic learning of elemental magic (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), so they sneak down into a forbidden part of the library and open the Big Book of Madness to learn the forbidden knowledge within. However, in doing so, they release a whole horde of eldritch monsters that they must use their powers to defeat.
In framing an RP with this theme, the concept is left very open because there aren't really any other descriptions of what else could be in the world because its more about the game than the theme behind it. But I'm thinking that we'd have instructors in the elemental arts, student characters, and anything else that you could think of that would be in a world where elemental magic was a pertinent aspect.
I may or may not be willing to play a GM, but I would not be the only one if there was enough interest. I don't have enough experience running group games to do it on my own, so I would be willing to try co-GMing something like this. My goal with this is to gauge interest first and work out perhaps a starting point second if there is enough interest.
Some game art for added flavor: