1. The method for insuring that the tile loops properly is super smart.
2. The method for getting shadows. I've been using a brush and painting on a lower layer and then adjusting that layer's opacity up to this point, but this seems faster.
Thinking that if I get MZ, I'll work on a new Project. How about instead of just an RPG, I make it episodic, like an anime? You might even get fanservice. Oh, but I need the right costume for the character.