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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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?

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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?

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What game uses dice with compass point arrows, forbidden signs, explosions, arrows and targeting reticles?

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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?

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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 Mage Dark Ages, 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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I'm trying to find a module I played as a kid

What I remember is a dungeon crawl sort of module laid out as an inverted pyramid. There was art that depicted the builders vision of the souls travel to the afterlife. At the apex of the pyramid, ...
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What book had Rituals to “upgrade” animal companions to keep them viable at higher levels?

I'm specifically looking for the resource/book/reference that I found basically the following: It was an entry, showing how those with Animal Companions could have their companion undergo a Ritual at ...
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What was the name of this Werewolf band?

I remember that there was a Werewolf hard rock or metal band in some sourcebook, but I am having trouble finding it again. I know these pieces of the puzzle: There was certainly at least one Garou ...
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Punching someone so hard that they become a duck

I was reading 1d4chan's description of the exalted. In it while describing Sidereal Exalted, it mentions punching someone so hard that they turn into a duck (before saying it makes more sense in ...
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Boxed Set of Undead Hunting Adventures Compatable with the Rules Cyclopedia

During my early years of playing D&D (focused around the Rules Cyclopedia), I remember I had a set of adventures (I think it was 3?) that came in a boxed set. They could be run separately, or the ...
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Which sourcebook is “Unholy Vampire” from?

I found a character build in a forum post that references Savage vampire from Libris Mortis and Unholy vampire, which I have never seen before. My character is in need of some Unholy Toughness, so the ...
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Name of a roleplaying supplement, 80s, D20 system, heavy on Alchemy?

I once had a roleplaying "supplement" - that was the title, it was actually an almost complete rpg - like this: the (scarcely described) setting was supposed to be Atlantis level and class system I ...
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Was there ever a published “world of tarrasques”?

Sometimes I pick in some discussions hints about a "Tarrasque planet". Is it an official place? Was it published in what book / magazine / source material? P.S.: I know the default stance is to take ...
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Identify a role-playing poem about an artifact

My Google-fu is rusty and I can't find this RPG poem[1] about making up stories about an artifact. Unfortunately since RPG poems are so short, there isn't much to say about them. Fortunately, if you ...
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Looking for a specific Traveller adventure about a rescue operation before a nuclear war beaks out

I'm looking for the name of a Traveller adventure I read on the Internet long ago. It concerned the characters landing on an atomic-age world to rescue someone (the daughter of someone important?), or ...
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What game used how much your character cared as a resource?

I found a game system once that I'm trying to find again. A few minutes of Googling hasn't availed me any success. The main features I remember are: It was a modern-day Lovecraftian setting. The ...
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What was this 4th edition paperback character booklet product I used to use?

Long ago, a friend and I had a 4th edition fillable character sheet. More of a full portfolio, with some twenty-ish pages. I'm pretty sure it was official Wizards merchandise and I've searched on ...
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System (single manual) “Advanced Roleplaying”

I used to have a copy of a game, bought used circa 1998, single hardcover manual, called "Advanced Roleplaying" (if I remember correctly). The cover was a reddish illustration of a wizard summoning a ...
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What is this book or homebrew PDF covering how to stat offspring from different dragon parents that I remember?

I am new here, but I have read some of your discussions and I see that there is a glimmer of hope for me, for I cannot remember where I have seen information on this particular matter. To rephrase: I ...
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Page 189 of… which Werewolf Players Guide?

After long contemplation and because I lack access to the book and I don't know which I should track down second-hand, I ask the community: Hengeyokai (WW 03063, published 1998) references on page ...
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What's the name of this dice set with blue letters on red-and-black?

I have a red speckled dice set with blue numbers, and I think the company that made them was Chessex. However, I have searched Google for a few minutes, but could find nothing on this set. I also have ...
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Does anyone know which company made these dice with engravings surrounding the numerals?

(image source) These dice are so beautiful, but I don't know what company makes them. Does anyone know what company made these dice?
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Which printings of Complete Champion had this line on the Lion Totem barbarian?

I have found a difference between multiple versions of the book Complete Champion. Some appear to have the text Regal and intimidating, the powerful lion is a symbol of nobility among the races of ...
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I've been trying to track down an old P&P RPG that I used to have years ago

The game was similar to Palladium or Rifts as I recall, but I remember a rule-set detailing Tech-level vs Magic-level; the higher the tech the less it affects the high magic elements, and vise versa. ...
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Is there a published adventure in any D&D edition where the dungeon is a construct?

Does anyone know if a campaign exists that takes the PCs through a dungeon, where they are looking for a construct, only to realize at the end that the dungeon itself is the construct? I am asking ...
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Mid-to-late 1970's Space Based RPG: what was it?

I am having trouble recalling a space-based Role Playing Game that we tried after we first tried Traveller. Our usual D&D group didn't care for Traveller as much as I (and the DM/GM) did. The ...
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What published module is described in this article by The Alexandrian?

In this article, the blogger The Alexandrian describes the plot of a published adventure, swapping the original names and locations with ones of his own device. Pursuing the villains who escaped ...