A good friend of mine I met online from playing Blood Bowl online (fumbbl.com), had talked to me about an idea he had. He was planning on trying to run a Fantasy world based RPG using the GURPS system, and doing it online.
18 months later, we are having a terrific time with this venture. The Wandered Roads Campaign features two distinct groups of wandering heroes that recently met up into combined sessions. For the past 18 months, the GM had been running 2 groups on alternating Sunday nights. South group and North group. Due to my schedule and ability to use a laptop computer from work, and due to some player attrition, I have been able to field a character in both groups.
We use a system called Map Tool to play online. It's actually a really neat forum. Between Posting on forums, and live play via java script and using the virtual game board, we can play a game just as if we were all sitting at a gaming table together. The only thing missing is the smell of Cheetos and Mountain Dew.
Recently, we just ran a few sessions with both groups combined. It was very interesting (especially playing 2 characters), but very fun.
We play Sunday nights at 9:00pm Central time (That's 10:00pm for you Eastern time zone folk like myself), and we play for about 3 or 4 hours.
I'm sure we could use one or two more players if we could round them up.