Thanks Elvi, it's a point well taken.
I'm comfortable either taking part in a larger, multi-player story, new or established, but I can really get involved with a good one-on-one story. I'm more comfortable freeform or all but free form (as in Amber or Nobilis systems), but I am familiar with the d20, White Wolf, and d6 system enough that I could play in a systemed game of that sort.
As the moon seems to be changing cycles, I'm finding myself intruiged by the idea of playing a dominant character. More details than that would have to be worked out with a prospective play-buddy.