I have begun playing again! I have had two sittings within the past month of an old-school retro clone called Castles & Crusades. I chose to reinvent an old persona for this game. I am playing Corwyn the Elven Knight. I'm still working on reconciling an elf knight, but I think I have some ideas to make it work.
The game is an episodic mercenary adventure. This should work well with people coming and going from week to week. Being a knight, I have sort of set myself up as a leader, so I need to think a bit more on that, too.
I will flesh out my character a bit more the longer he lives. There's no sense in putting a lot of work into a short-timer.