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a expansion book for D&D 3.5e which introduces the concept of martial maneuvers to give martial characters extra options in combat.
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An event where matter disappears from one place and appears instantly in another.
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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.
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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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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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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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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 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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The D&D mechanic that represents an ability to shrug off or ignore damage of certain types and amounts.
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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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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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Defensive armor carried or worn on the arm for the protection of the body.
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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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a role-playing game based on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft and other authors writing using the Lovecraft Mythos.
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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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has been deprecated. Use a more specific tag to describe your problem.
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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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a role-playing game set in the new World of Darkness created by White Wolf Game Studio.
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About finding resources online - use [tools] for tools and [online-roleplaying] for actual online RP instead.
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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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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 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 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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Move forward rapidly in attack
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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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Abilities or effects that modify how magic works or is used.
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A series of related adventures with the same (or similar) group of Player Characters.
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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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The Exalted RPG by White Wolf
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the origin of a character before they are created and appear in play. Also called backstory or character history. Usually most relevant to player characters.
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Liquids that when imbibed confer magical effects.
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the concept of rules that are essential to the game, and optional but official rules that can be used if desired.
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Maps of large areas, like world maps and city maps. Not to be confused with the [battle-map] tag, which concerns maps focused on a smaller area and used for visualising a battlefield in combat.