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    Arrayed in the pull-down menus at the top of the page is a collection of commentary and comments about roleplaying games and roleplaying techniques for both players and adjudicators. The most recent entry specifically on running games takes pride of place in the headline above. The most recent entries on all topics can be found listed below in the Livre d'Eibon

    The focus of the posts you will find here is strictly on face-to-face and play-by-post 'tabletop' gaming. Further details on what to expect, how things are arranged, and the schedule for posting different types of entry may be found in the 'What to Expect' sticky-post below~

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What to expect from Casting Shadows

Using either the pull-down menus at the top of the page, or the various means of tag and category search tools arrayed along the sides, readers can explore a growing collection of commentary and comments about roleplaying games and techniques for both players and adjudicators. The focus of these posts is strictly on face-to-face and play-by-post ‘tabletop’ … Continue reading

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Casting Runes 6: A Season for All Things – Session 12 Recap

This post continues the exploration and implementation of RuneQuest 6th Edition in a sword and sorcery campaign setting. This was the second attempt at this session as the last was sabotaged by both a sudden change in schedules and trouble with an ISP. In the weeks which have passed since Session 11, we have met online … Continue reading

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Passing Familiarity

For a few years, my game group and I switched games and usually systems every month. Every once in a while, the other GM in the group would switch systems out from under a setting to try a new way of running a game we’d already played for his month of sessions. Generally, though, each … Continue reading

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Spectrum Shifts

I encounter a lot of certainty on the Internet, and no doubt convey no small amount of it myself – especially in posts like these. Hopefully, what registers that I am certain about is that we can rarely be certain of anything. Last week, I shared some ideas on gaming that seemed to register with … Continue reading

Is There a “Right Way” to Game..?

Originally posted on The Black Campbell:
This post came about from my thoughts on the graph in Runeslinger’s Spectrum of Play  article, as well as his Right Way to Game posts. The first has been reblogged here on The Black Campbell, but you can pop over to his Casting Shadows page to read more. His YouTube channel is probably even more…

Charting a spectrum of play

As has been mentioned on this blog in a few places, such as posts and videos on developing a language for describing play, there are times when speaking about the hobby of roleplay with other roleplayers of different experience can end up in an utter failure to communicate. People enjoy the conversation, but can sometimes not … Continue reading

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