CASTAROON! is an
game that deploys the laws of chance and your own subjectivity to
symbolically represent something - past, present, or future - about your self.
A "roon" is a constellation of symbols cast across your screen by clicking the green-red
CASTAROON! button below. Your first partial roon was cast when you navigated to this page.
You can probably see some symbols in the background - mouse over the CASTAROON! button
to reveal them fully. Click the CASTAROON! button to add more elements to your roon and
. Click anywhere else or refresh your browser to
start a new roon.
The number of clicks is your choice, you can stop at any time when
you feel that the roon is significant. Sometimes you might instinctively stop
clicking before any sense of meaningfulness is clear. Interpretation may be
immediate, or it could emerge over time. Try not to be too literal. A
"☠" [skull & crossbones] doesn't always mean
"piracy" or "death" - it might signify an end or closure, or maybe it is simply an
element helping to structure "the bigger picture".
Be playful - it's a game after all! Click as many times as you like until
you reach a personally meaningful or aesthetically pleasing constellation
of symbols. "Wipe the slate" as often as you want, then click on until you
achieve your desired result - on reflection it will probably still be
As well as the spatial juxtaposition of symbols and their graphic form or
semantic content, their scale, sequence, frequency, layering, hue and intensity
are all to be considered as potentially meaningful in the interpretation of a roon.
*WARNING: If you don't see symbols, 'peace' & 'yin yang' here:
your browser/OS might not be compliant with current standards for HTML & CSS.
The latest versions of most browsers display this page correctly.
© Graham Budgett 2009