The concept of game casting was coined by our game group as:
Game Casting: the act of selecting a public figure for a particular character role in an rpg game– mshgamer.com
For example: In our games, the character known as The Ravager, aka Thomas Stone, was casted as young Ethan Hawke. So for all game purposes, the character looked and sounded like the actor Ethan Hawke in his late 20s. This would immediately give any person a very specific image and voice to any character in an instant.
This concept also is a malleable as like in super hero movies, the actors are sometimes re-cast depending on the whims of studios. Sometimes Batman is played by Michael Keaton and other times he’s Christian Bale.
It’s all pretend folks!