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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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Pathfinder RPG, derived from Dungeons & Dragons v3.5, published in 2009.
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The practical arts and methods applied to gamemastering.
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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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Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, written 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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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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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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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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"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 "learn more..." …
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Interpretations and applications of rules that only take into consideration specifically what published game material states. Questions involving this tag require explicit citations of the rules in qu…
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Questions relating to Dungeons & Dragons as a whole, or to multiple versions of Dungeons & Dragons.
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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 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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In Dungeons and Dragons 3rd edition and higher, additional properties of a character chosen from a wide list which grant small bonuses in specific circumstances.
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it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured? This tag covers questions relating to monstrous antagonists.
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Abilities of characters that typically, but not always, apply to a wider setting than simply combat.
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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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An online or offline tool used in preparing or running a RPG.
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Writing, managing, and expanding campaigns.
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Discrete abilities of a character, typically but not always associated with combat.
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A Fate based system set in Jim Butcher's modern-magic and hardboiled-detective world.
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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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A generic game engine combining described character traits with numeric skills, and using metagame currency to provide players expanded agency.
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Players new to a specific system or to RPGs in general.
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Questions about the nature of magic in a game. Use [spells] for questions on specific spells or [spellcasting] for how magic spells are cast.
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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.
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Equipment usable by characters to cause damage to other characters.
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Published or player-created game worlds in which ongoing adventures take place.
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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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Shadowrun Fourth 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 shadow…
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (a.k.a. "AD&D", "first edition", "1e") was written by Gary Gygax in three volumes between 1977 and 1979.
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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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Issues related to designing RPG system mechanics.
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The social aspects of role-playing games.