Yeah, I know it doesn't make any damn sense, but neither do some of the auditions I receive. You might enjoy reading some of these rejected character try-outs. ..."Enjoy" isn't exactly the right word either, but they might make you raise one eyebrow and lower the other, like Leonard Nimoy standing on a windy street in Paris, In Search of Casanova...
P.S. These are the only auditions that have been rejected so far. I haven't rejected anyone based on the quality of writing in their try-out. Only problems in attitude or continuity, and even then, I offered to let them alter or resubmit their auditions.
...As for writing quality, I would like to think we'll take anybody, and we'll turn them into better writers as they play. (Translation: I don't have the heart to reject people who can't write.)
Never audition under a FULL MOON.
A werewolf player would be cool, but we just don't have a supernatural atmosphere going. I can see where this would be fun in some games, but at this point, it would be like seeing a vampire in the middle of Mad Max or a James Bond flick. I offered to let this guy play under the condition that his character was just delusional about being a werewolf, not actually changing shape. (My favorite vampire movie is MARTIN by George Romero, in which the protagonist may be a vampire or might just be crazy.) But he never wrote back to me.
The Bloody Audition of the Pied Piper.
We used to have a banner ad for Down Beat that said "The Corporate Music Killing PBEM." I stopped using it after getting this audition, in which the player character slaughters a band for making boring music...using his custom switchblade-flute.