I just wanted to let everyone here know that some friends and I are reviving a long-dead online campaign on IRC.
If anyone is interested, here's the website. Still under construction, of course.
The game is on irc.sorcery.net and the room is #Weary_Wyvern
It's a Forgotten Realms game, but familiarity with the setting (and even with D&D) isn't necessary. It's based in a tavern, thirty miles South of Waterdeep.
The really fun part of this game is that the tavern setting allows for open role-playing at any time, so there's plenty of social interaction and character development during downtime. Adventures will also be available from time to time, of course, which is where the majority of XP will be awarded.
I hope there's some interest in joining up. If anyone needs help with finding an IRC client or anything else, just leave a comment below.