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  • Casting Shadows

    5,682 views 3 years ago
    2015 Channel Introduction: What does this channel concern? Who is that man you can only see part of? What's in it for me? For you? Show less
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    • Active Listening - Duration: 9 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 665 views
      It's story time on the Casting Shadows Channel~
      Like all good stories, this one has a point, which I eventually reach.
    • Genre is Rule 0... - Duration: 4 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 593 views
      This clip came about by way of speaking about a game with EmergentPlay and watching Disemvowel's recent clip entitled 'Why?' Thanks for the idea gentlemen and the questions that idea sparks...
      Blog...
    • Sandbox Play: When Play Stalls - Duration: 7 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 939 views
      This is a short overview of what a sandbox game is, what they are for, who they are for, and what to do if the freedom of action they allow leads to the deadly effect of "analysis paralysis."
    • Campaign or Chronicle? - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 522 views
      Does emulating fictional forms such as the novel, episodes and seasons of television programs, films, and comic books improve our RPG experience? Do the terms and concepts which go hand in hand wit...
    • Hungry Chromed Ghosts - Duration: 8 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 350 views
      This is a late response to the discussion on the reputed death of Cyberpunk~
    • Framing Die Rolls in RPGs - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 5 years ago
      • 410 views
      An expansion on Framing Roles in response to Sameolji's VR to my VR to Lord Strange's video on making a cheating mechanic to regulate fudging in RPGs.

      Sameoldji's VR is here:http://youtu.be/IINngc...
    • Consistently Violent - Duration: 2 minutes, 58 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 426 views
      What are the sources of violence in your games? Is this violence fairly represented on both sides of the screen?
    • Small Stories - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 253 views
      Saving the world, or saving the neighbor's gardener? Can the small stories not make as rich a feast in our gaming as the grand ones?
    • Question: Combat and a New Group - Duration: 44 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 202 views
      Open question to GMs - How would you go about communicating your style and method of carrying out specific functions of play, such as combat, to a group of players with whom you had never played? H...
    • Black Leaf has other ideas? - Duration: 4 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 239 views
      A question for the community at large concerning the effect of a fluid or narratively reactive story line in play~
    • Resolution Preferences in Gaming - Duration: 4 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 234 views
      We all react differently to styles of and modes of gaming. This clip poses a few hypothetical situations and asks viewers to respond with their reactions to those situations and their preferences f...
    • When do you feel free? - Duration: 5 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 304 views
      Through presenting three simple examples of play styles, a question is posed regarding the experience of freedom in RPGs. I'd like to hear responses building from this starting point about the idea...
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  • Exploring RuneQuest Play all

    This playlist will work through the core concepts of the 6th Edition of the venerable and beloved RuneQuest rules, and follow the development of a campaign to put them to the test.
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  • Video Responses Play all

    A Playlist of Video Responses on Roleplaying Game topics that I have made over time.
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  • On Simulation in RPGs Play all

    A series in progress on how to experiment with and experience a more simulationist style of play for those who have grown up with a more narrative slant to their Roleplaying. I have been making a concerted effort to keep the clips at either 5 or 10 minutes depending on the density of information portions needing to be communicated in one go, and have tried to back each major point up with actual examples from real games. Please dive in, and as always - discussion is welcome.
    • On simulation as a mode of RPG play - Duration: 8 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 1,135 views
      Post 1 of a series of clips which help explain and demonstrate simulationism in RPG gaming, with a side-order of immersion.

      Links to More in-depth discussion of simulation in RPGs:

      John H.Kim ...
    • Envisioning the Campaign - Duration: 9 minutes, 20 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 716 views
      This segment in the Simulation and Immersion Series deals with the initial preparation for developing a campaign intended to be run in the simulationist style. It will be followed by a segment on P...
    • Pitching the Campaign - Duration: 3 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 505 views
      This segment in the Simulation and Immersion Series deals with the two pitches needed when getting your group ready to try a new campaign intended to be run in the simulationist style. It was prece...
    • Campaign Design Example 1 - Duration: 6 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 796 views
      This segment in the Simulation and Immersion Series deals with an example of setting up a campaign run in the simulationist style. It was preceded by a segment on Envisioning the Campaign and one o...
    • Collaborative Design - Duration: 8 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 451 views
      This installment is the fourth in a series exploring simulation and immersion in roleplaying games. This installment looks at collaborative setting and character design as a foundation for a campai...
    • Setting a Scene - Duration: 7 minutes, 5 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 397 views
      This installment of the series on Simulation and Immersion is divided into three parts. This part covers the concepts of setting a scene in this style, and is followed by two segments, each of whic...
    • Example - First Scene - Duration: 7 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 346 views
      This installment of the series on Simulation and Immersion is divided into three parts. This second part covers setting the first scene in a campaign of this style, and is followed by a segment dis...
    • Example - Typical Scenes - Duration: 7 minutes.

      • 6 years ago
      • 299 views
      This installment of the series on Simulation and Immersion is divided into three parts. This third part covers an example of setting a typical scene in a campaign of this style. The first video de...
    • Interactive Description - players, intentions, and dice, oh my... - Duration: 9 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 365 views
      This next installment in the series on Simulation & Immersion gets into an approach for reducing frustration, imaginative dissonance, and omniscience in a game using a simulationist style. The inst...
    • Implementing Interactive Description - Duration: 7 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 273 views
      This is the second segment in the installment on Interactive Description for the Simulation & Immersion series. This segment looks at ways to implement this approach. The previous segment addressed...
    • Issues with Information - Duration: 6 minutes, 45 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 265 views
      This is part one of a three-part segment in our ongoing series on Simulation and Immersion in Roleplaying Games. The three parts are Issues with Information, Roleplaying Skills, and Time Management...
    • Roleplaying Skills - Duration: 8 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 741 views
      This is part two of a three-part segment in our ongoing series on Simulation and Immersion in Roleplaying Games. The three parts are Issues with Information, Roleplaying Skills, and Time Management...
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    Questions for gamers about aspects of gaming.
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    • Review (FFG Star Wars) - Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 28,687 views
      A detailed and lengthy review of the FFG Star Wars Roleplaying game lines. Chapter times provided below:

      What is it, really? @ 2:38
      Distinct Atmospheres @ 8:41
      Consider Darth Vader @ 17:17
      Speed o...
    • Combat in Space (FFG Star wars) - Duration: 45 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 19,465 views
      An overview of the general rules of space combat with a specific focus on small encounters and dogfighting with smaller craft. A subsequent video will deal with large encounters and capital ship...
    • Using the Force (FFG Star Wars) - Duration: 20 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 13,078 views
      An overview of the mechanics for the Force in the Star Wars Roleplaying game by FFG.
    • Using the Star Wars Narrative RPG Dice - Duration: 15 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 12,647 views
      A look at the design of the dice, and the basics of interpreting them in play. Comments and interaction on this subject are very welcome.
    • Career Sourcebooks for Star Wars RPG (FFG) - Duration: 16 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 12,090 views
      A quick overview of five career sourcebooks for the Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars roleplaying game: Fly Casual, Dangerous Covenants, Far Horizons, Enter the Unknown, and Stay on Target.
    • The Worst Session Ever - Duration: 18 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 11,626 views
      In response to a new topic of discussion in the YouTube RPG Brigade Facebook Group: What was your worst session ever? Post a video and share~
    • 3D Printed Dice - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 10,603 views
      Yes... more dice. Deal with it.
      This is a quick overview of my first order from Shapeways, the 3D printing company and a close look at the stainless steel dice I received as a result of that excell...
    • A Time of War RPG Review - Duration: 59 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 10,433 views
      This is a lengthy look at the 4th Edition of the Battletech Roleplaying Game, A Time of War.
    • Ubiquity Roleplaying System Review - Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 9,841 views
      A fairly detailed review of the mechanics for Ubiquity and an overview of the 4 major games currently in print for it: Hollow Earth Expedition, Desolation, All for One, and Leagues of Adventure. S...
    • Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition (review) - Duration: 48 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 9,222 views
      This is a lengthy video. It approaches reviewing this edition in a slightly unorthodox way. Please watch it all before commenting. Videos on core products, specific mechanics and implementation, an...
    • Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition (Core Products) - Duration: 28 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 8,494 views
      A tour of the Keeper's screen and its packet of material, a look at Chaosium's Q-workshop dice, a survey of the content split between the Keeper's Rulebook and the Investigator's Handbook, and fina...
    • Gamescience Pound of Dice - Duration: 5 minutes, 23 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 8,264 views
      A quick scan through the assortment of dice you might get if you order the Pound of Dice from Gamescience. Results and amounts vary. Please share your results in the comments below.
      http://www.game...
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