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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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Pathfinder RPG, derived from Dungeons & Dragons v3.5, published in 2009.
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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 Fourth Edition, published in 2008 (includes Essentials)
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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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Interpretations and applications of rules that only take into consideration specifically what published game material states.
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The practical arts and methods applied to gamemastering.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Questions relating to Dungeons & Dragons as a whole, or to multiple versions of Dungeons & Dragons.
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OFF TOPIC — DO NOT ASK RECOMMENDATION QUESTIONS. (Click “Learn more…” or “info” for details.) This tag exists only for historical reasons.
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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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Abilities of characters that describe their capabilities in a range of areas.
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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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Players new to a specific system or to RPGs in general.
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The Chronicles of Darkness (1e) games: a series of urban fantasy and horror games released by White Wolf starting in 2004 and later by Onyx Path. Games using the God-Machine Rules Update (aka the Seco…
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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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Writing, managing, and expanding campaigns.
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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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For questions about the Fate RPG. If you're asking about a specific game publication that uses Fate for its engine, please include that system's tag also/instead.
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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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Discrete abilities of a character, typically but not always associated with combat.
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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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A character who learns and casts arcane magic through study.
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For questions about using an online or offline tool in preparing or running a RPG.
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A Fate based system set in Jim Butcher's modern-magic and hardboiled-detective world.
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the creation of one's own rules systems, or material for an existing system. (Note that soliciting ideas for homebrew is off topic for the site.) Not to be confused with the [house-rules] …
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Identifies a deity-bound caster, a playable class. Clerics will have different restrictions and allowances based on their deity.
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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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A character class associated with nature and nature-related magic.
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A fantasy martial artist, specializing in unarmed combat. Often a playable character class.