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for game-participant dynamics including dealing with sensitive topics, managing group composition, and other table-level interactions. For questions dealing with the actual party of charac…
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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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Items usable by a character, sometimes carried on their person.
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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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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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An action to cause damage or some other debilitation.
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delineate creatures encountered in a game world, often but not always sentient. Examples: Humans, orcs, green dragons, kzinti, griffins.
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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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Set in the universe of Warhammer 40K, players take on the role of a ships captain and crew.
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This question involves the rules that apply to taking a certain action in a specified system.
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The act of restoring life/health to a character.
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A being controlled in the game either by a player (player character) or the gamemaster (non-player character).
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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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Questions regarding role-playing via play-by-post or play-by-chat protocols, or realtime through internet-based tools like Roll20, Skype, or OpenRPG.
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Designing and writing adventures, for personal use or publication.
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Valuable items, particularly coin, gems, jewelry, and rare objects.
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for questions pertaining to the D&D warlock class, in editions where it exists.
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Relating to the creation and distribution of gaming-related materials, whether digitally or in print.
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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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The sequence of events that take place in the fictional environment of a roleplaying game.
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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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A playable class that excels in martial combat. They are highly skilled with armour and weapons.
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Questions related to the Forgotten Realms campaign settings of Dungeons & Dragons.
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a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.
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I remember something about a gaming product but not its name... What is it?
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cast outside of combat and may require investment of time and money.
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frequently viewed as a combination of the cleric and the fighter.
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Statistics deals with the mathematics of probability-based games.
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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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In games that provide for advancement of character capabilities in numbered steps, those steps are often called levels or character levels. The higher the character level, the more broadly powerful th…
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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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worn on the body with the specific purpose of deflecting or absorbing damage.
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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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A miniature figure, also known as a "miniature", "mini", "figure", or "fig". Also questions related to them.
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a modern horror RPG by White Wolf in the "new World of Darkness" series of games, in which the PCs are members of a hidden society of vampires.