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For questions about participants in an RPG who, for whatever reason, contribute to the difficulty of running the game.
For questions specifically relating to the process of depicting a character in an RPG. Do not use as a general marker for any question.
For questions pertaining to entities who have attained "unnatural" life after death (as opposed to "true" life such as via resurrection). An undead character is a character who was dead, and is now an…
In d20 and similar games, an opportunity attack refers to any sort of extra attack that gets triggered by an enemy opening up his/her defenses either during his/her turn or while taking an opportunity…
a particular class or type of magic user that often harnesses some form of innate magic. Questions in this tag generally refer to the D&D class. For the RPG named Sorcerer, use the [so…
For questions about the rogue, a common character class in RPGs that is stealthy and dexterous. Rogues are often capable of finding and disarming many traps and picking locks. Some even have the abili…
For questions about players being new to a specific system or to RPGs in general. Not for just indicating that the person asking is a new player.
For questions related to the Forgotten Realms campaign setting of Dungeons & Dragons. It was created by Ed Greenwood and published by TSR in 1979. It is the setting used for most D&D 5th edition adven…
delineate creatures encountered in a game world, often but not always sentient. Examples include humans, orcs, green dragons, kzinti, and griffins.
For questions about designing challenging and engaging situations in which player characters come into contact (and often conflict with) NPCs, monsters, or other potential opponents.
For questions about the process of creating items within the game fiction or mechanics. This may include various types of smithing, alchemy, magic item creation, and other durable or consumable goods,…
For questions about powers, which generally refer to discrete abilities of a character, typically but not always associated with combat.
Smaller creatures that serve to aid certain spell casters. They typically lack the combat prowess of an animal companion, but aid a spell caster in other ways.
Class with martial prowess and skills in the wilderness. May have an animal companion depending on the game system.
a generic RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment Group. The core values of the system are explicitly stated as "Fast! Furious! and Fun!"
For questions about grappling — wrestling, or engaging in unarmed, nonlethal combat where the goal is often to incapacitate, restrain, or pin rather than kill one's opponent.
For questions about the Fate RPG. If you're asking about a specific game publication that uses Fate for its engine, please include that system's tag also/instead.
frequently viewed as a combination of the cleric and the fighter.
For questions about writing, managing, and expanding campaigns.
For questions about saving throws, often used in RPGs such as D&D to refer to a set of defensive traits based on a character's own ability to avoid the brunt of damage, resist control, and endure thro…
a heroic fantasy game mixing old school aesthetics and cutting edge game design based on the Apocalypse World system. In Dungeon World the narrative always drives the mechanics allowi…
For questions primarily about ability scores (and their associated abilities), mechanical components of a character in all editions of D&D that represent the character's innate attributes: Strength, D…
For questions about Wild Shape, the ability of D&D and Pathfinder Druids to turn themselves into a variety of animals. It is a shapeshifting effect that allows Druids to become more in tune with natur…
In D&D 3.0 and related editions, a prestige class is a class that a player can take in addition to their starting class, to expand the options their character has or to specialize in certain aspects o…
For questions about polymorphing in RPGs, which generally refers to the ability to change a creature or object from one form to another form. This may be done either voluntarily or involuntary.
For questions about conditions suffered by a creature, typically negative and as a result of an enemy's actions during combat.
For questions about a the fighter class or character archetype that commonly appears in RPGs. The fighter is typically a skilled martial warrior.
The Chronicles of Darkness (1e) games: a series of urban fantasy and horror games released by White Wolf starting in 2004 and later by Onyx Path. Games using the God-Machine Rules Update (aka the Seco…
For questions about psionics, a pseudo-scientific term referring to unnatural mental powers, including telekinesis, psychometry and telepathy.
Shadowrun Fifth Edition, by Catalyst Games, is a cyberpunk role-playing game where magic, cybernetics and virtual reality coexist. Player characters are known as shadowrunners. They act in the shadows…
For questions about NPCs (non-player characters). NPC refers to any character in an RPG whose decisions and actions are handled by the game master (or a designated assistant) rather than by a player.
For questions about character advancement, the process by which a character gains competence upward or laterally.
for game-participant dynamics including dealing with sensitive topics, managing group composition, and other table-level interactions. For questions dealing with the actual party of charac…
For questions about the bard, a charismatic class involving limited spontaneous casting, the use of songs to buff allies and average chance to hit with weapons. The bard class appears in D&D, Pathfind…
For questions relating to armor in RPGs. Armor refers to equipment that is worn on the body with the specific purpose of deflecting or absorbing damage.