Questions tagged [product-identification]

For questions about identifying a game product (sourcebooks, published adventures, and even entire systems) based on remembered details of the product or of specific content within it. (For identifying specific game content instead, use the [content-identification] tag.)

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Looking for a late 80's (or possibly early 90's) D&D one-shot adventure based around a bar room brawl

About 20-25 or so years ago, our group played a D&D one-shot adventure that was entirely based around a bar room brawl. It started out with us in the inn post-adventure, and then developed over ...
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Which published campaigns that melds D&D and paranoia was my DM talking about?

Years ago I was a player in a game that started as a really intense, high action D&D one shot and then within about an hour we learnt that we were in a simulation designed to help us function ...
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Princess Elizabeth's Space Marines game league?

Does anyone have any information about the game league described in this post on Reddit's r/DungeonsAndDragons? Back in the early 2000s, a coworker used to be involved in a game league that used [...
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What is this Call of Cthulhu scenario set in England or Scotland, where a a dilettante asks the characters to look for his missing daughter?

Around a month ago, I've read somewhere about a scenario, which right now I can't seem to find. All I remember, that it's setting was either in England or in Scotland, and it has two key antagonists. ...
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What's this dark fantasy-themed RPG with a core mechanic based on rolling d10s and grouping dice results to be under a specific sum?

A few years back, I read an RPG which used the core dice mechanic of rolling a number of d10s, then arranging the dice into sets, such that the dice in each set added up to no more than a specified ...
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What is the name of this Ravenloft adventure where imprisoned PCs control NPCs in the past?

In this Ravenloft adventure, PCs suddenly find that they are now inhabiting the bodies of unknown characters at a ball held, as far as I remember, by Strahd von Zarovich at his castle. How is this ...
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What game uses yellow 20-sided dice with letters and arrows?

Full disclosure: These are from my own online store (see my profile.) I've sold a small number of them over the years to dice collectors, but I don't know why anyone would want them or what they are ...
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Early-1990s basic D&D adventure - had three dragons in a ruined keep of squabbling mooks

This was a DnD adventure I recall playing in the early 90s. There were three adventures all closely connected: a black dragon, a green dragon (which uses illusions to make itself seem like three ...
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What is the name of this Ravenloft adventure featuring a vampire innkeeper and a werewolf that kills villagers?

When I started playing Dungeons & Dragons, it was in second edition, Ravenloft Campaign. I remember playing an adventure where it was a small village in the snow, where a werewolf was killing ...
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What was this role playing game from the 70s or 80s?

Does anyone know the name of the role playing game from around the 80s (or possibly 70s) that was sort of a Star Wars ripoff? There was combat, experience points you could earn. There were tall Jawa ...
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Where did this dungeon come from that was spiral shaped and contained a statue of Dagon?

I remember there being a dungeon for D&D 5e, possibly as part of an AL adventure (I don't remember it being in a full published adventure like Out of the Abyss, etc), but if it was AL, I don't ...
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Is there an easy way to know what edition a World of Darkness sourcebook is?

I've recently started getting into World of Darkness and I'm realizing there are 5 different editions of sourcebooks: First edition Second edition Revised (3rd) edition V20 (4th) edition Fifth ...
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What's the RPG about a journey from A to B, with examples about French soldiers going to kill Hitler and a team trying to win a TV race contest?

There's this roleplaying game that's all about a group of people trying to get from point A to point B. The two example scenarios that are the base for all the examples in the manual are French ...
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How can I identify which AD&D books are for which edition, given the seemingly inconsistent use of logos between editions?

Recently I started googling out old AD&D books, but I stumbled upon very strange mix-up in terms of edition naming convention. For example, the Wayne's Books listing of a later series of Greyhawk ...
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Which books are in AEG's Oriental Adventures product line?

Which books are in AEG's Oriental Adventures product line? The books in that line are the ones that WotC gave permission to use this logo.
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Which D&D 3.0 & 3.5 Kingdoms of Kalamar books are considered officially licensed third-party products?

Hey I Can Chan's answer to the question "How do you tell if a D&D book is 3.0 or 3.5?" describes a category of products as follows (emphasis mine): officially licensed Kingdoms of Kalamar third ...
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Which D&D 3.0 & 3.5 Dragonlance books are considered officially licensed third-party products?

Hey I Can Chan's answer to the question "How do you tell if a D&D book is 3.0 or 3.5?" describes a category of products as follows (emphasis mine): officially licensed Dragonlance third party ...
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What is the “5th Edition Adventures” book series?

I recently was looking through an online games store for tabletop games and in the section for D&D 5e I found a book series called "5th Edition Adventures". I have never seen these books, the ...
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Which book is the Murderer's Gloves magic item from?

Which book is the Murderer's Gloves magic item from? I tried googling it, but no luck. It is supposed to be good for rogues.
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What is this 1990s horror game of otherworldly PCs dealing with monsters on modern Earth?

In the 1990s I once played a horror RPG. I'd like to track it down again but I'm unable to figure out what it was. As best I can remember: The PCs are powerful, almost alien beings. Players had a ...
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What is this adventure where the party is stuck in a dungeon with a time machine?

I used to DM for a group in high school and ran a great adventure that involved everyone being stuck in a dungeon with a machine that allowed the party to travel back and forth in time. It was a bit ...
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What brand and style is this D20?

I've had this one die for nearly 30 years, and I just started sorting and displaying my collection so I'm trying to find out which brand/style it is so I can hopefully complete the set someday. I ...
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What kind of publication is/was the “Imperial Herald”?

While skimming through the Legends of the 5 rings fandom-wiki, I found the page for the court system. It references a source: "Way of the Magistrate" Written by Scott Gearin and published in the ...
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What is the name of the online dice roller that makes it less likely to roll the same number sequentially?

I'm searching for an online tool a friend used in an RPG once, no more than two years ago. The tool is a dice roller that adjusted the probabilities of an otherwise fair dice roll to make it less ...
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What game uses glitter-filled dice with an arrow-like symbol with bracket-like symbols either side of it?

Note for reviewers, this question is a part of several similar questions. It has been broken down so as to not run afoul of other guidelines. Whilst they are almost identical, they are not duplicates ...
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What game uses dice with cyborg skulls in place of the 1 symbol?

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What game uses dice with engraved faces, weapon symbols, double weapon symbols and object symbols?

Note for reviewers, this question is a part of several similar questions. It has been broken down so as to not run afoul of other guidelines. Whilst they are almost identical, they are not duplicates ...
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What game uses dice with compass point arrows, forbidden signs, explosions, arrows and targeting reticles?

Note for reviewers, this question is a part of several similar questions. It has been broken down so as to not run afoul of other guidelines. Whilst they are almost identical, they are not duplicates ...
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What game uses six-sided dice with symbols as well as numbers on the 5 and 6 faces and a blank space where “1” should be?

Note for reviewers, this question is a part of several similar questions. It has been broken down so as to not run afoul of other guidelines. Whilst they are almost identical, they are not duplicates ...
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Seeking the Game System with 'Soft' Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock Effects in Combat

I vaguely recall that somewhere between 2000 and maybe 2010, I've seen attempts in some system* to implement a mechanic in combat where one physical manoeuvre or style would be stronger against some ...
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Where was the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation officially published?

As title says, where was the Thirsting Blade warlock invocation published? Is it from an official 5e book? I'm trying to make a Pact of the Blade Hexblade warlock with Thirsting Blade. My DM isn't ...
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What customizable name generator am I remembering?

About 15 years ago, I came across a small program that allowed you to put in rules for name generation. I believe the program would have been no more than a couple years old at that point. It ...
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Cerebral Parasites and Where to Find Them

What book do I find cerebral parasites in? I've got an adventure that has them in it but doesn't give me any of the details of what they do. The adventure came from an issue of Dragon magazine, in an ...
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Identifying my late father's D&D stuff found in the attic

I recently found a box of Dungeons & Dragons stuff in the attic of my father's home. In addition to an old boxed set of Dungeons & Dragons (the Men and Magic booklet mentions hobbits and ents),...
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Which source or sources expand the elementalist wizard's spell lists?

The Advanced Player Guide introduced Wizard Elemental Schools, along with spell lists associated with those schools. For example, for the Air School, the following level 1 spells are given: Alter ...
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What was this official D&D 3.5e Lovecraft-flavored rulebook?

I faintly remember of a D&D 3.5 book, but I can not really remember its title. The book had a lovecraftian flavor, it was official and it was about old gods and monsters, that existed in the ...
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Which Article Helped Get Rid of Technobabble in RPGs?

Some time ago I saw an article on the Internet about technobabble in RPGs, specifically about why and how to get rid of it and replace it with something better. While I'm inclined to believe that I ...
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Which 3rd party D&D nested random encounter resource includes combat/social/treasure/mystery encounters for each type of environment?

I had once found a nested random encounter resource, as in there was a master table to determine the whether the party discovered interesting terrain, combat, mysteries, etc and one could then find ...
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Which 3rd party D&D book introduced new rituals that gave player characters monstrous body parts and their associated powers?

A long time ago, I remember reading a book which introduced new spells that allowed a player to take abilities from monsters by performing ritual magic that gave them the body parts associated with ...
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Where can I find the rules to play a craftmason?

I was looking for a character sheet for Dark Ages: Mage, and I saw that there was also a character sheet for playing as a craftmason. The idea of playing as a technocrat back when the Technocracy was ...
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Where can I find LPJ Design's alternate gun rules for Pathfinder? [duplicate]

From this answer: Your main problem is that the Gunslinger is gimped by the awful Pathfinder gun rules. It will never have comparable damage to other characters. Consider getting your DM to allow ...
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How do I know which edition of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) the books I'm looking at are for?

I know there are quite a few editions of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), each of which has loads of rules, source, and splat books. But how do I know which edition the books I'm looking at are for? ...
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In which book is Psychic Warrior?

I can find the class on SRD, but it does not list the source book. So which book introduced Psychic Warrior?
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What was this RPG that had rules for player-owned businesses?

A few years ago I sat in on a campaign where the rules had a nice table for player-owned businesses. It had things like a bank, a bakery, a grocery store and maybe a saloon as well. I think it was an ...
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What official videogames implemented the D&D rules as “authentically” as possible? [closed]

I know there are plenty of videogames that are loosely based on some edition of D&D rules. Are there any official D&D games that tried to replicate it as closely as possible? My question ...
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What's the name of the new Roleplaying in Glorantha game?

RuneQuest has (for me) a winding path of editions and publishers, at least in comparison with other rpgs. Adding the Glorantha setting to the mix doesn't make it easier. The last RuneQuest from The ...
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Which book contains The Celestial warlock patron?

I was wondering which book the Celestial Path for warlock is in? I have the Player's Handbook and as far as I could tell it's not in there. So what book is it in? An exact page # would be wicked ...
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What is the name of this D&D campaign I played? [closed]

A long time ago I was playing with a friend but I don't remember where I could read more information about it or what its called. Its based on D&D but its kind of a global thing where the world ...
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Are there any 3rd party products for D&D 5e endorsed by WotC?

My group and I enjoy having a ton of options when it comes to D&D 5e, be it new (sub)races, new (sub)classes, new feats, or other additional addons/features/variants. It is easy to determine which ...
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Is there a name for this 20 sided die with two 1s, two 2s, etc?

Purchased this die from a hobby/tabletop store yesterday, mainly because I thought it looked cool, and that it was funny that it was so hard to read the faces: I was passively rolling the die, and ...

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