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The ability of a hidden character to strike for extra damage when attacking from hiding.
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In combat, attacks with a range beyond that of melee or hand-to-hand attacks. Examples include javelin, bow and arrow, pistol, blaster rifle, and the magic missile spell.
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Related to powers or abilities which can move other creatures without their consent.
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describe when the player characters meet with a group of NPCs. They can range from hostile to friendly, randomized to story-driven.
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Intelligent reptilian creatures with wings that love to hoard shiny objects.
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An event where matter disappears from one place and appears instantly in another.
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indicate an extraordinary hit, generally rewarded with an increase in damage dealt.
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The process by which a character gains competence upward or laterally.
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An acronym for "Live Action Role Play". A style of roleplaying game where players use movement, costuming, props, and scenery to enhance the experience. LARP often, but not always, has players perform…
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Star Wars: Roleplaying Game - Saga Edition, which was published by Wizards of the Coast from 2007-2010 and is built on modified d20 System mechanics.
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keep track of the main mechanical and narrative attributes of a player character.
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Referring to a character type in fantasy settings usually exemplified by combat prowess, disdain for heavy armor, and a familiarity with wilderness settings. Robert E. Howard's Conan The Barbarian is …
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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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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 Generic Universal Role Playing System from Steve Jackson Games. GURPS 4E is a skill-based point-build RPG focusing on flexibility. You can easily play anything from a stone age caveman, a…
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an official version of the Fate Core rules designed for simplified play.
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Ars Magica 5th edition (2004) by Atlas Games is the most recent incarnation of the game and the second edition after its return to its original publisher.
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a role-playing game based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and other authors writing using the Lovecraft Mythos.
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The d20 system, developed alongside D&D 3e, forms the mechanical backbone for a variety of RPG's entirely departed from the D&D system.
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Set in the universe of Warhammer 40K, players take on the role of an acolyte of the Inquisition and battle the enemies of the Imperium. Heretical cults, Daemons, and vile aliens are all common antagon…
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Questions about the Skill Challenge mechanic in D&D 4e. Skill Challenges involve the player characters' skills and abilities being challenged by the GM in a non-combat way.
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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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Self-contained universes holding anything from relatively small motes of matter to entire universes, these are used in some fantasy role-playing games as settings for the players to adventure in. Trav…
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used for actions that require merely touching a target, often ignoring the target's armor.
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handled asynchronously in text. Includes playing by post (snail mail) as well as email, posting boards, forums, and other asynchronous text mediums.
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the process of creating a map of an area, be it tactical or larger scale. It encompasses everything from creating a world map to the map of a dungeon corridor.
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Maps for visualising a battlefield during combat, often with grids and used in combination with miniatures or tiles. Not to be confused with the [maps] tag, which is for maps of larger areas, like cit…
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published in print or digital form and are not periodicals or websites.
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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 science fiction post-earth apocalypse game with posthuman concepts. Humanity has spread to the solar system and is starting to reach beyond, death is no longer a barrier to people as mind and memor…
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a role-playing game system created by Robin Laws, designed for running investigative scenarios.
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Fantasy roleplaying game in which you fight for your beliefs.
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The Fate engine uses these pithy phrases to define character, place, object, and scenario attributes.
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the Generic Universal Role Playing System from Steve Jackson Games.
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channel magic, particular to D&D 4e.
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An agreement among players about the framework for gameplay, primarily covering social factors such as what to do when a player can't attend a session, how to vet potential new players, what sorts of …