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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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Use of a discrete magical formula to accomplish an in-game effect.
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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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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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"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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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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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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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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Someone serving as game master (GM) for the first time, either in role-playing in general or with regards to a particular game.
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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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it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured? This tag covers questions relating to monstrous antagonists.
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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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Abilities of characters that typically, but not always, apply to a wider setting than simply combat.
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An online or offline tool used in preparing or running a RPG.
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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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the prerelease term for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, written by Wizards of the Coast, to be published in Fall of 2014. D&D Next is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and s…
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A Fate based system set in Jim Butcher's modern-magic and hardboiled-detective world.
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Discrete abilities of a character, typically but not always associated with combat.
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Players new to a specific system or to RPGs in general.
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Writing, managing, and expanding campaigns.
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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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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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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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Powers that derive from elemental forces, deities, spirits, or other non-technological sources.
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Published or player-created game worlds in which ongoing adventures take place.
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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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Equipment usable by characters to cause damage to other characters.
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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 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 should be using the [tag:nwod-god-machine]…
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The Game Master runs the game, including having final say over how actions are resolved. Also referred to as Dungeon Master (DM), Referee, Storyteller, Master of Ceremonies (MC) or other titles, depen…
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Issues related to designing RPG system mechanics.