This game was played solely as a Play-by-eMail (PBeM) game, where participants took turns by postal mail and, later, received their turn results. Some PBM games had no published components; others offered a published player's manual or introductory setting guide, etc. Salient details may be noted here in the description - especially for games with no published component.
Cloven Shield was a play-by-email implementation of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd Edition), modified by numerous house-rules. The campaign was set in a customized version of Forgotten Realms and focused on a blend of high fantasy adventure and campaign historical development. The game was computer-moderated and open-ended. Cloven Shield was played from abt. 2000 through at least early 2006.
A session report for Clovenshield [sic] appears in: