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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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Does anyone know the name of this RPG featuring possessed villagers in the Yorkshire Dales ca. 1980's?

Years ago as a youngster I played an RPG book that was set in the Yorkshire Dales. I recall the story goes; you as the main character travel up to a remote Yorkshire mining village from London to ...
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Is there such a thing as a Magically Animated Coin Monster?

In today's session of the D&D 5e campaign I'm participating in, our party had to fight what was essentially a anthromorphic, magically animated, pile of gold coins with a weakness to fire (it was ...
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The Other as a changed form of the Beast

I remember in one of the splat books that there was a passage to change the beast to something they call "the Other" and have a hard time finding it again. I recently reread the Sonja Blue ...
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What was this religious-themed RPG from 90s/2000s about a war between heaven and hell to get souls as fast as possible?

I'm trying to remember the name of a tabletop RPG I once ran across. This was a religious-themed game in the early 2000s, or possibly the late 90s. The only thing I can really remember is that there ...
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What's the follow-up scenario to Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-07: Flooded King's Court?

I'm running Pathfinder Society scenarios I picked up on sale for my group. They've expressed interest in the storyline that begins in Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-07: Flooded King's Court, but I can'...
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Which sourcebook describes the Fox-clan and the Kitsune-families?

Back in 4th, the Fox clan was a staple minor clan (or branch of the Mantis) and available from in the 4th edition core book. When 5E came around, they revamped the whole character creation process, ...
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In what rule book is the awakened familiar background introduced?

I saw this as an option in a dnd beyond campaign that I'm apart of, in what book does it appear (and page if possible)?
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Are there drow deities that encourage cooperation with surface elves, and possibly reunion / conquer?

Inspired by How do I encourage Drow players to not make Drizzt clones? I'd love the concept of truly evil drow cleric adventuring on the surface and trying to cooperate with surface elves, hating ...
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80's or 90's “Dungeon” magazine adventure - players are shipwrecked on a noble's island, and attend a party

My daughter is home for college and has asked her friends over to play (and me to DM). A request was made for a combat-light short adventure with mystery elements. I am trying to remember a specific ...
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Where is the Core of Unisystem?

I'm trying to expand the range of universal/generic systems I'm acquainted with, and took a look at Unisystem. I had a very superficial run-in with it in one of its licensed-franchise forms some years ...
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Is Most Excellent Adventure available anywhere other than 1d4 chan?

Most Excellent Adventure, to my knowledge is a free time-travel RPG based on Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure. To my recollection, the only copy available was hosted on 1d4chan. However that is ...
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What's this roleplaying game that came with a video and a box?

I've got a player for a one-off that I'm running at the weekend who says that he's roleplayed before, but can't remember what it was. All he can remember is that it came with a video and "had a box". ...
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What is the name of this book with an adventure on the backside?

I'm trying to find a book again that I had decades ago. It was a book for the Dragonlance setting. It had a map on the backside with the city, the inn from the first novel, and the surrounding area. ...
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What published source contained antimagic oozes?

So, I was talking with a friend about how to disable divine casters in D&D 3.5e, and they raised an intriguing possibility in that an unfortunate encounter with something called an "antimagic ...
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GURPS supplement for Poul Anderson's “High Crusade”?

Recently I've been re-reading the amusing novel "The High Crusade" by Poul Anderson and enjoyed it as much as I did back then. As I was reading, a thought came to my mind: I seemed to ...
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Which Sword Coast port has bugbears loading and unloading ships?

I remember reading in some published book (most probably from the 3e era but I'm not sure; surely not from 5e) that in a certain port in the Sword Coast (I'd say Waterdeep, but Neverwinter and Luskan ...
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What is the title of this Dragonlance Adventure partly set on one of Krynn's moons?

I read a description of this in a pamphlet describing the various D&D settings that came out in 1998. But I no longer remember the title. The module in question was a Dragonlance adventure, and ...
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What is this RPGA world/campaign design contest winner (ca. 2006?) I remember?

More than a decade ago, my best friend had an online subscription to various D&D materials. When he was back home visiting, he let me spend a few hours exploring this treasure trove. From what I ...
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Looking for an old adventure module - Heroes explore a tower and find a trapped wizard

I'm looking for an old adventure module and I can't remember the name. This is what I remember: For AD&D 1e, and may have been a DM's Guild publication For low level characters, not more than 5th ...
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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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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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Trying to find an early D&D module that had a drider lair

I played this module about 25 years back and don't remember much of it, but it did have these features: There was a 'trap' consisting of a long chain that descended into a pool leading to an ...
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Has the 4th edition d&d the same box as the 1st (or did I dream it)?

Yesterday I saw a pre-packaged full D&D set, and it had the familiar red box of the first edition. I was pleased to see it, but reading on the back it appeared like a 4th edition pack. Was I ...
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What edition of Traveller is this?

I have an PDF of a Traveller core rulebook, but I can’t seem to figure out what edition it is. There is a character sheet in the back, but I haven’t been able to find the sheet anywhere else. The ...
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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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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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Comprehensive list of D&D products [closed]

I’m not sure I can ask this here, but lately I have been expanding my personal collection of Dungeons and Dragons products. Does anyone know if there is somewhere (official or unofficial) a complete ...
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“Tarot” based RPG?

When I was young (late-90s?) my brother and I were given a game that we never played. I opened it once and found it utterly impenetrable. Memory: There wasn't a board or anything concrete like ...
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Help me identify these 20-sided dice with assorted numbers from 4 to 72

I have these dice. I don't know where they came from or how I got them, and I can't imagine what they are for. They are 20-sided dice but the numbers on the sides are bananas. See image Numbers on ...
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Looking For Historically Accurate Ordinary Items Database For Dungeon-Stocking [closed]

I swear I had found in the comments of one of Matthew Colville's videos a link to an enormous database of accurate lists of ordinary items that list REAL items that could be found in any room, no ...
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Has there ever been an official “Room of Death”?

D&D knows Mimics and their relatives, the Lurker and Trapper. They are aberrations that mimicpun intended the floor and ceiling and have been used in conjunction with a stunjelly for years to make ...
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What book contains the rules for creating travelling shows?

I noticed that the Palladium website has a Traveling Show Creation Log. Presumably this worksheet would be used while working through the rules, detailed in a supplement of some kind, for defining a ...
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What is this series of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay adventures where the goal of each was to get an elemental gem of power?

Many years ago (24+), I had a set of 4 Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay adventures split between 2 books. Each adventure's goal was to try and claim an elemental gem of power. The gems were tremendously ...
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What's the name of the AD&D module with the parasitic worms in the rubble?

I'm trying to remember a module, AD&D I'm fairly certain. They had a listing of rooms and what was there. A few of the rooms had rubble in them which could be searched for treasure with one of ...
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Site with absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5 [closed]

A good ten years ago a friend of mine told me about a site somewhere where absurdly powerful characters for D&D 3/3.5 were listed, with detailed level-by-level character progression. As far as I ...
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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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What's this Advanced Dungeons & Dragons book?

I found this hard cover book and wasn't really sure on what it was. So I called a friend and he said it was "a rare edition" and that I could get quite a bit of money out of it. Is it ...
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How do I identify the edition of a Shadowrun book?

There is guidance on how trade dress of WoD and D&D changes over the editions, but how do you do that in Shadowrun? How can I tell what edition a particular Shadowrun book is for?
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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 publication history for the Kiasyd Bloodline?

The Kiasyd are a Lasombra Bloodline with Fae blood in them, which makes them a rather interesting take of vampire in general. However, trying to figure out the background for them is a little ...
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What is the name of this post-apocalyptic setting?

There is a post-apocalyptic setting that I've always wanted to play/GM and finally found a group for but I can not find the system anymore. Here is what I remember: Post-Apocalyptic Scene Based Free ...
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Rpg where the world is ending

I remember reading some months ago about an rpg where the world is ending, and the characters try and make peace with their past, or accomplish some other personal goal before the end. I remember it ...
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RPG with Rats as PCs?

I am tryting to remember what the name of that (German?) RPG was where you play a rat in some sort of decrepit house or mall or something. One of the worst enemies would be Cats. (It was definitely ...
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Need help remembering the name of an adventure (Shadowrun)

I played and later GMed this adventure sometime between 2000 to 2003 and we were playing a hybrid of Shadowrun 2 and Shadowrun 3 (not all the 3rd ed books were out yet). The adventure focused around a ...
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Which superhero RPG system is this quote about?

Many years ago, someone shared the following anecdote about a superhero RPG system. (I've paraphrased considerably since I don't remember the exact text.) Attempts to do weird things to a character, ...
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Is the “Immortals Handbook” series official WotC material?

Is the Immortals Handbook series official WotC material? Regardless of any thoughts on the general quality, as sources seem conflicted on that, my question only relates to how official these books are....
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What official adventure awards the “Home Sweet Home” story award?

A while ago (last spring) I played a 5e AL adventure and received a story award, I believe it was called 'home sweet home', in which each adventurer recieved a home in the city the adventure took ...
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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. What is this ...
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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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