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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

Ministry of Unusual Affairs: GM Notes 1

What follows is a brief Q&A with the GM of our Play by e-Mail campaign featuring Agents of the Ministry of Unusual Affairs, using Leagues of Gothic Horror – a supplement for Leagues of Adventure. GM (Murderbunny): I was looking forward to the recap of the caper in the caves. Thanks for this; reliving the campaign … Continue reading

Ministry of Unusual Affairs [Recap 2]

The first assignment for our ‘Agents of the Ministry’ has concluded with success, but not without losses. These losses were not to life or limb – although that was a narrowly missed outcome – but rather to sanity, and a more innocent view of the Victorian world our characters are duty-bound to protect. Did you … Continue reading

“You are doing it wrong…”

We can all make mistakes. An expression of which I am particularly fond is that even monkeys fall from trees. We can trip while walking upstairs, we can fumble with our keys, spill our drinks, and we can be mistaken in our understanding of things we have learned and been taught. Mistakes are many of … Continue reading

Behind the Lines: Instigation

Not long after the initial scenario pitch requirements for Parallel Lines were given to us, I found myself latching on to a set which would put the Agents against a backdrop of what they might at first see as someone else’s war. I hoped that I could provide a framework for the GM to work … Continue reading

Behind the Lines: Introduction

The new release from the Design Mechanism for April was a scenario collection called Parallel Lines. Usually, when a new book from the Design Mechanism is released, I do some sort of overview and share my thoughts here, on my YouTube channel, or both. This time is a little different as I have had a … Continue reading

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