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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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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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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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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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 game uses dice with cyborg skulls in place of the 1 symbol?

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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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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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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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What was the source of this Magic Items PDF found on Wizards' website?

This "New Magic Items" PDF, found in the files section of the Wizards of the Coast website, has been shared around on various forums and linked in handbooks over the years. It has several fairly ...
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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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What is this story I recall about an extremely long ever-changing character backstory?

I read recently a post that was going around about a player who didn't like his DM, so he wrote an ever-changing backstory (hundreds of pages so no one would read it) for his character that allowed ...
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Searching for fantasy campaign setting with settlements of light and dark separated by permanent clouds

A long time ago I was listening to a D&D podcast by WoTC in which they briefly described a new campaign setting they were thinking of creating. I don't know if they ever did and my Google ...
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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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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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What's the game in which the PCs themselves have character sheets?

Inspired by this question, I was reminded of a role-playing game solicited in a late 90s or early 00s Previews (Diamond Distribution's monthly comic book and associated merchandise--including games--...
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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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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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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 issue is Dragon Magazine's Martial Monk in?

I have been looking all over trying to find out whatever I can about the Martial Monk class and what is different about it from a normal Monk. The only thing I could find was that essentially you can ...
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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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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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Fantasy adventure modules with naval adventuring [closed]

At the Recess mini-convention this weekend, someone was telling me about a classic D&D module that involved seafaring and presented rules for falling overboard in armor, etc. I'm wondering if ...
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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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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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Where are Vicious Weapons detailed?

Where do you find, or in what module do you find, Vicious weapons?
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What book describes consuming vials of vampire blood to pseudo-Rage?

I know I've ran across this in one of my 3.5 books recently and I cant remember the book or much about it, and am having trouble re-locating this. There was an entry towards the front of the book for ...