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Questions about the non-GM participants in roleplaying games and their behavior.
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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.
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These questions cover the the entire history of role-playing games: the history of game companies, trends within the hobby, developments of new kinds of mechanics, and gaming's place in culture.
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generate random numbers. In tabletop RPGs, dice are the most common means of introducing chance into the proceedings. Many players enjoy collecting dice of varying colors and…
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Describes a character or object changing location.
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Techniques to offset perceived inequities among player characters derived from differences in capability.
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The process of creating a complete, coherent and convincing world to use as a setting for RPG adventures.
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A fantasy martial artist, specializing in unarmed combat. Often a playable character class.
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition from 1989.
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the creation of your own rules or setting to suit your needs.
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a playtest of the soon to be published (Fall 2014) Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition by Wizards of the Coast. D&D Next is a heroic fantasy RPG inspired by the mechanics and setting of all …
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The practice of advancing more than one character class on a single character either simultaneously or alternatively.
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A pseudo-scientific term for unnatural mental powers, including telekinesis, psychometry and telepathy.
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Identifies a diety-bound caster, a playable class. Clerics will have different restrictions and allowances based on their diety.
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stealthy and dextrous. Often capable of finding and disarming many traps and picking locks. Some even have the ability to sneak attack.
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The ability to remain undetected by other creatures, either by skill or special effect.
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for game-participant dynamics including dealing with sensitive topics, managing group composition, and other table-level interactions.
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Explanations of RPG-specific terminology and jargon.
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the official generic implementation of the Fate game engine.
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A game setting, usually involving magic and played with a medieval or futuristic theme.
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OSR stands for "Old School Renaissance." It is an umbrella term encompassing pre-D&D 3.0 versions of Dungeons & Dragons. The various older editions are closely related enough that an answer for one is…
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A character in an RPG whose decisions and actions are handled by the game-master or a designated assistant. An initialism that stands for "non-player character."
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Designing challenging and engaging situations in which player characters come into contact (and often conflict with) NPCs, monsters, or other potential opponents.
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a heroic fantasy game mixing old school aesthetics and cutting edge game design based on the Apocalypse World system. In Dungeon World the narrative always drives the mechanics allowi…
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Participants in an RPG who, for whatever reason, contribute to difficulty running the game.
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A character who learns and casts arcane magic through study.
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Set in the universe of Warhammer 40K, players take on the role of a ships captain and crew.
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In d20 and similar games, any sort of extra attack that gets triggered by an enemy opening up his defenses either during his turn or while taking an opportunity action.
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This question involves moral alignments in game systems.
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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…