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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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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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Relating to the creation and distribution of gaming-related materials, whether digitally or in print.
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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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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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published in print or digital form and are not periodicals or websites.
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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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Questions about the physical proportions and applicable size categories of creature dimensions.
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The sequence of events that take place in the fictional environment of a roleplaying game.
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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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To change from one form to another form. Can be done both voluntarily and involuntary.
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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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a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.
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A class or character focused on the use of alchemy, typically to create magical or quasi-magical potions.
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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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Related to powers or abilities which can move other creatures without their consent.
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Ritual magic surfaces in many games, and generally involves spells requiring significant investment of time, money, and preparation, and careful methodical execution, often by a group.
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an official version of the Fate Core rules designed for simplified play.
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Combat from a mount such as a horse or other riding animal.
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Pathfinder class that blends martial prowess with spell casting, from the book Ultimate Magic.
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mechanical components of a character in all editions of D&D that represent the character's innate attributes: Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, Charisma.
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for questions relating to devices designed primarily to unpleasantly surprise and generally damage antagonists.
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Process of bringing an object or creature to the spell caster via magic to aid them.
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keep track of the main mechanical and narrative attributes of a player character.
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Questions relating to setting-specific use of language in RPGs. Questions about real-world languages should be tagged with the specific language instead.
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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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Questions relating to riding or otherwise being transported on the back of creatures.
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Any action in combat that may not directly result in damage but some other form of debilitation or advantage that allies can capitalize on.
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An event where matter disappears from one place and appears instantly in another.
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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.
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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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A miniature figure, also known as a "miniature", "mini", "figure", or "fig". Also questions related to them.
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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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Questions about composition or interplay of a character party. For questions about interactions between the players at the table instead, use the group-dynamics tag.