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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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Filling Empty Cups

That people ‘just don’t listen’ is a peril of conversation both online and off. It is worse when the person in question is seeking advice but won’t take it. Much can be said about the conditions and causes of faults in listeners, but does that accomplish all that we want? The target audience isn’t listening. … Continue reading

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Gothic Horror in Print

Two topics which get mentioned a lot on this blog are the Ubiquity Roleplaying System and Triple Ace Games. A third topic of note is Horror. This post is about all three: Triple Ace Games’ ambitious project of releasing an in-depth series of source books for Gothic Horror. Some History Unlike many Kickstarter Projects which do not … Continue reading

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From RuneQuest to Mythras

Over the coming weeks, as June becomes July, one of my favorite systems will be transforming once again. RuneQuest 6th Edition, the flexible and powerful iteration of this long-lived system by Pete Nash and Lawrence Whitaker of The Design Mechanism is casting off the name by which it has been known to re-emerge under the name … Continue reading

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Deliberating on Dice

I believe that I like dice. I once received a YouTube comment on an unboxing video displaying some new dice designs, which in very pointed terms asked, ‘What the [expletive deleted] I would need’ such things for. It’s a good question, from a certain point of view, I suppose. I tried to answer as best … Continue reading

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The Gathering ~ Week 4

This week, the fourth and final week of player preparation saw a flurry of questions and activity on our shared Facebook group as character creation went into its final stages before I could begin to look at what had been created as a whole. Of the 20 people engaged in the group, half submitted complete … Continue reading

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