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The process by which a character gains competence upward or laterally.
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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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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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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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keep track of the main mechanical and narrative attributes of a player character.
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indicate an extraordinary hit, generally rewarded with an increase in damage dealt.
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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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worn on the body with the specific purpose of deflecting or absorbing damage.
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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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an official version of the Fate Core rules designed for simplified play.
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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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An event where matter disappears from one place and appears instantly in another.
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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 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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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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Intelligent reptilian creatures with wings that love to hoard shiny objects.
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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 role-playing game system created by Robin Laws, designed for running investigative scenarios.
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published in print or digital form and are not periodicals or websites.
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Fantasy roleplaying game in which you fight for your beliefs.
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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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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 fictional setting created by John Wick and published by Alderac Entertainment Group in 1995. The setting primarily involves the fictional empire of Rokugan, though some a…
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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 …
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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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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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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 Generic Universal Role Playing System from Steve Jackson Games.
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channel magic, particular to D&D 4e.
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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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The Fate engine uses these pithy phrases to define character, place, object, and scenario attributes.
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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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a status effect handed out by some PCs and monsters as part of an effort to encourage an opponent to attack the marker.
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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 …