I would suggest you read Reapers Rookies, Phoenix, as it's young enough to be read through in an hour or two, but there is plenty going on, and nothing much hidden away in private threads.
Crossroads Inn sounds like a great game, but I got so overwhelmed when I looked at the forum that I haven't started reading it, yet...
Reaper, if you're still ok with it, I would like reader status to Lost Portfolio 20 and Reapers Rookies. That would give me an idea on what I should expect for my first game (for the latter) and how legendary it can become (for the former, once I am more experienced).
Thanks Reaper and thanks for the posts guys.
I will probably try for a 3.5 or pathfinder game one of these days in addition to the games I am looking for