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Pathfinder RPG, derived from Dungeons & Dragons v3.5, published in 2009.
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Dungeons & Dragons Fourth Edition, published in 2008 (includes Essentials)
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Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 Edition, a revision of D&D Third Edition, published in 2003.
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Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition, by Wizards of the Coast. D&D 5e is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and settings of all previous D&D editions. Previously code-named D&D Next.
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Specific manifestations of magic that can be generically called "spells". Use [magic] for more generic questions about magic.
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The practical arts and methods applied to gamemastering.
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Interpretations and applications of rules that only take into consideration specifically what published game material states.
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Combat refers to the systems used in roleplaying games to resolve conflict through violent means, often to the death of one or more characters. Combat often involves several subsystems that determine …
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Character creation (also: character generation or character design) is the process of making a character whose role the Player will assume. Character creation is about realizing the concept of the cha…
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“Shopping” questions asking for a recommendation on a game system, product, tool, or similar. Game recommendation questions and answers on RPG.SE must follow certain guidelines. Click the “info” or “l…
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Not related to any one particular system or rules. You want solutions to the question that are not directly tied to a game's mechanics.
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Items imbued with magic in some way, usually beneficial but occasionally detrimental, such as a cloak which renders the wearer invisible or a hammer which returns to its wielder when thrown.
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Questions relating to Dungeons & Dragons as a whole, or to multiple versions of Dungeons & Dragons.
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Questions about interpreting what a feat does or understanding specific feats, which are abilities of a character that provide small bonuses in specific circumstances in Dungeons and Dragons 3rd editi…
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Questions pertaining to the positive aspects of character optimization (CharOp). For problems with negative issues or player problems around optimization, use the [powergaming] tag.
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covers questions relating to either monstrous antagonists specifically, or all enemies of the player characters generally; which usage is correct varies depending on the traditions of specifi…
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Abilities of characters that typically, but not always, apply to a wider setting than simply combat.
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Equipment usable by characters to cause damage to other characters.
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Questions about the nature of magic in a game. Use [spells] for questions on specific spells.
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The New World of Darkness games: a series of urban fantasy and horror games released by White Wolf starting in 2004. Games using the God-Machine Rules Update (aka the Second Edition rules) should use …
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A generic RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment Group. The core values of the system are explicitly stated as "Fast! Furious! and Fun!"
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A generic game engine combining described character traits with numeric skills, and using metagame currency to provide players expanded agency.
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Writing, managing, and expanding campaigns.
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Specifically relating to the process of depicting a character in an RPG. Do not use as a general marker for any question.
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Players new to a specific system or to RPGs in general.
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An online or offline tool used in preparing or running a RPG.
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Discrete abilities of a character, typically but not always associated with combat.
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small fan created additions and replacements to core rules in a rules set. In most cases, they are not officially sanctioned by the designer, in contrast to optional rules. For substa…
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A Fate based system set in Jim Butcher's modern-magic and hardboiled-detective world.
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An urban-fantasy/horror game setting created by White Wolf Publishing, best known for its flagship game, Vampire: the Masquerade.
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Published or player-created game worlds in which ongoing adventures take place.
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Shadowrun Fifth Edition, by Catalyst Games, is a cyberpunk role-playing game where magic, cybernetics and virtual reality coexist. Player characters are known as shadowrunners. They act in the shadows…
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A fantasy martial artist, specializing in unarmed combat. Often a playable character class.
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The original release of Dungeons & Dragons third edition from 2000, not including the v3.5 revised edition.
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powers or properties that are exclusive to a given class, for example the Cleric's ability to Turn Undead.
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (a.k.a. "AD&D", "first edition", "1e") was written by Gary Gygax and released in three volumes between 1977 and 1979.