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An action to cause damage or some other debilitation.
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frequently viewed as a combination of the cleric and the fighter.
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for questions pertaining to 'experience points' or any other kind of point gained during play and used to 'level up' or otherwise permanently increase a character's abilities.
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The process of creating items within the game fiction or mechanics. May includes various types of smithing, alchemy, magic item creation, and other durable or consumable goods, depending on the game.
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Techniques game masters use to prepare for a game session. (For preparing a campaign, use the [campaign-development] tag instead.)
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to wrestle — engaging in unarmed, nonlethal combat where the goal is often to incapacitate, restrain, or pin rather than kill one's opponent.
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A design paradigm common among RPGs, a Class is an archetype summing up the abilities and role the character will play as well as binding unique mechanics together in one package.
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The ability to remain undetected by other creatures, either by skill or special effect.
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I remember something about a gaming product but not its name... What is it?
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The process by which a character gains competence upward or laterally.
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worn on the body with the specific purpose of deflecting or absorbing damage.
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Questions about the non-GM participants in roleplaying games and their behavior.
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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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Explanations of RPG-specific terminology and jargon.
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Class with martial prowess and skills in the wilderness. May have an animal companion depending on the game system.
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Smaller creatures that serve to aid certain spell casters. They typically lack the combat prowess of an animal companion, but aid a spell caster in other ways.
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The ability of Druids to turn themselves into a variety of animals: a shapeshifting effect to allow Druids to become more in tune with nature, allow them to do things they normally could not or to bec…
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Vampire: The Masquerade, White Wolf's breakthrough gothic urban fantasy RPG. The game concerns the secret society of vampires who live among the people of the World of Darkness.
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The act of restoring life/health to a character.
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are about the background and setting information of a game.
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A set of defensive traits based on a characters own ability to avoid the brunt of damage, resist control, and endure through some force.
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The ability of a hidden character to strike for extra damage when attacking from hiding.
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used for actions that require merely touching a target, often ignoring the target's armor.
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Issues related to the in-game death, or threat/fear of death, of a player's character in an RPG.
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Translating characters and concepts from one edition of a game to another, or to a different game entirely.
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Valuable items, particularly coin, gems, jewelry, and rare objects.
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a near-future game (Set in 2050-2075) in the cyberpunk genre, but with magic and fantasy races.
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Many RPG settings have custom faiths and pantheons; use this tag when your question is about them.
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A charismatic class involving limited spontaneous casting, the use of songs to buff allies and average chance to hit with weapons. Appears in DnD, Pathfinder and many other tabletop RPGs.
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kept for companionship; a pet.
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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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Warhammer 40,000 (40k), by Games Workshop, is a line of far future tabletop games, and their associated setting.
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Statistics deals with the mathematics of probability-based games.
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A game genre characterized by the presence of magic or magical aspects. Typically the genre also means a pseudo-historical theme, and only rarely includes modern or futuristic themes.
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Intelligent reptilian creatures with wings that love to hoard shiny objects.
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indicate an extraordinary hit, generally rewarded with an increase in damage dealt.