I'll start by checking out the mage class, if you guys don't think a ritual caster will be necessary. I'll look at enchanter first, but honestly wavering between the three (pyromancer, enchanter, illusionist?) styles. Just an FYI, to me, controllers = big bursts, low damage but high status effect infliction, and possibly some buffs or debuffs.
In any case, sounds like I have a bit of time before our DM returns. Should give me enough time to whip up a sheet and jump in the RPing before we get down to the nitty-gritty.
Edit: Does anyone really have any perception in this group? For some reason, charisma-keyed characters appeal to me in pbp games (because I can be excessively-wordy and not feel out of character
) but I'd hate to neglect a really useful
skill if it's needed. Just more food for thought for me.