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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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#RPGaDay Day 25: On Character 

Today’s Question: What makes for a good character?  There is a lot to say on this topic, for me at least. Character is the driving force in my enjoyment of roleplaying games.What goes into a good character is both simple and complex. Easy to relate and complex. The long answer is in the video (not … Continue reading

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#RPGaDay Day 24 – On Giving a Game

Today’s Question:  August 24th:What is the game that you are most likely to give to others? This is simultaneously easy and challenging to answer. I could just cite my favorite game because I am very likely to give a good GM a copy of my favorite game to see what they do with it. A … Continue reading

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#RPGaDay Day 23: Worst Luck

Today’s Question: What is one of your best ‘worst luck’ stories? Today’s tale is one that is better heard than read, I am afraid, so please forgive me if I direct you to the video below. The video is short, as these things go, and full of energy and smiles and whatnot. Let’s just say … Continue reading

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#RPGaDay Day 22: Random? Really?

Today’s #RPGaDay Question: Share a story of random events in your game which through recurring so often, did not in the end seem random. Tense outcomes are resolved using dice or other randomizers in the majority of our hobby’s games, and devices such as charts, or lists are popular in some types of games. What … Continue reading

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#RPGaDay Day 21: Alternate

Today’s #RPGaDay question asks us to share our funniest misinterpretation of a rule, but despite the overwhelming feeling an old story is lurking just behind my eyes, I am going to draw from one of the pool of alternate questions. I wanted to do the whole run with the original questions, but time and memory … Continue reading

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