Dude! I realize that this post is a little old, but I'm in the Addison area and looking for a group too. I'm partial to games set in a dark gritty future, but will play fantasy in a pinch. I started seriously gaming in College about *ahem* *cough* years ago, and haven't played much since, so I'd say I'm a novice.
Anyway, hit me up if you're still looking for a group, or if you've found a group near Addison, Dallas, Plano who still needs a player.