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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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The Fate engine uses these pithy phrases to define character, place, object, and scenario attributes.
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The D&D mechanical abstraction of how difficult it is to hit and cause damage to an opponent.
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Ability to move in the third (height) dimension freely.
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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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more than transparency; it can potentially make something impossible to detect through any means. Questions about how it works, when to use it, and what can be done to stop it fit in h…
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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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For questions concerned primarily with the passing of time in the game world or at the table.
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required for use in the casting of certain types of spells.
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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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The D&D mechanic that represents an ability to shrug off or ignore damage of certain types and amounts.
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An abstraction of a health common to many RPGs.
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Topics concerning using, managing, or separating player knowledge and character knowledge.
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About finding resources online - use [tools] for tools and [online-roleplaying] for actual online RP instead.
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Defensive armor carried or worn on the arm for the protection of the body.
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a character class for Pathfinder described in the Advanced Player's Guide. Summoners are arcane spellcasters focused on conjuration magic, and have the ability to summon a special crea…
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a supernatural game for the new World of Darkness, with God Machine Rules Update. It focuses on Demons, the fallen Angels of the God-Machine. Demons are Angels who h…
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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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a role-playing game set in the new World of Darkness created by White Wolf Game Studio.
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"Traveller" refers to the 1977's (Classic) Traveller system and all of the compatible editions that follow on from it. These systems are designed for playing generic space-opera themed science fiction…
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An action "held" to react to an anticipated circumstance.
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Sometimes you just don't get along with your GM. Many questions about problematic Game Masters can be answered just by making sure everyone is playing the same game on the same page. See http://rpg.st…
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Questions about fighting without weapons, whether that be through the use of kicks, punches, and the like, or through the use of fangs, claws, and similar.
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Abilities or effects that modify how magic works or is used.
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a storytelling game by Lumpley Games that tells the story of a world in the aftermath of some unknown event- something that destroyed the golden age and left man in a place of bloo…
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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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The Exalted RPG by White Wolf
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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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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 Generic Universal Role Playing System from Steve Jackson Games.
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A series of related adventures with the same (or similar) group of Player Characters.
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Move forward rapidly in attack
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Information, methods and tools for introducing GMs and players to a system and to help them pick it up.