Tags

A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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For questions about healing, the act of restoring life/health to a character.
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For questions about the ability to remain undetected by other creatures, either by skill or special effect.
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For questions about the physical proportions and applicable size categories of creature dimensions.
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Self-contained universes holding anything from relatively small motes of matter to entire universes, these are used in some fantasy role-playing games as settings for the players to adventure in. Trav…
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For questions concerning D&D Adventurers League rules and play. Adventurers League is an official D&D 5e organised play format.
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For questions about animal companions. Obtaining them, controlling them, their abilities, and their interactions with other rules or mechanics.
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the official generic implementation of the Fate game engine.
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For questions about ranged attacks: attacks in combat with a range beyond that of melee or hand-to-hand attacks. Examples include those made with javelins, bow and arrow, pistols, blaster rifles, or r…
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The original release of Dungeons & Dragons third edition from 2000, not including the v3.5 revised edition.
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A design paradigm common among RPGs, a Class is an archetype summing up the abilities and role the character will play as well as binding unique mechanics together in one package.
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For questions primarily centered around ethical and moral alignments in game systems.
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For questions primarily about dice themselves: polyhedral solids used to generate random numbers. In tabletop RPGs, dice are the most common means of introducing chance into the proceedings. Many play…
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A Fate based system set in Jim Butcher's modern-magic and hardboiled-detective world.
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For questions primarily about racial traits, the quantifiable capabilities or limitations specific to a race, such as Dwarves, Orcs, Romulans, et. al.
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Questions about the column featuring draft form, unfinalized new content published by Wizards of the Coast for D&D 5e.
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For questions about the limits and ranges of visibility.
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These questions cover the the entire history of role-playing games: the history of game companies, trends within the hobby, developments of new kinds of mechanics, and gaming's place in culture.
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Second Edition from 1989.
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For questions about Vampire: The Masquerade, White Wolf's breakthrough gothic urban fantasy RPG. The game concerns the secret society of vampires who live among the people of the World of Darkness.
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For questions about targeting, the process by which something is chosen as the origin or recipient of an effect.
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For questions specifically about problems inherent to becoming or tutoring a game master (GM). This tag is not for just saying "I am a new GM": see the full tag wiki for important usage notes.
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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (a.k.a. "AD&D", "first edition", "1e") was written by Gary Gygax and released in three volumes between 1977 and 1979.
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Onyx Path's 2nd Edition of what was previously called the New World of Darkness, itself formerly known as “God-Machine Chronicle Rules Update.”
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for questions pertaining to "experience points" or any other kind of point gained during play and used to "level up" or otherwise permanently increase a character's abilities.
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For questions about abilities or effects that modify how magic works or is used.
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For questions about issues related to the in-game death, or threat/fear of death, of a player's character in an RPG.
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For questions about "sneak attacks", the ability of a hidden character to strike for extra damage. This ability is often applied when attacking from hiding or when the enemy is distracted by other tar…
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For questions about the components that go into spells, or how they are involved in spellcasting.
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For questions primarily about published or player-created game worlds in which ongoing adventures take place.
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For questions about the design of RPGs themselves. Not for questions about homebrewing subsystems, rules, or house rules questions. More specific tags may apply—click “info” or “learn more…” for a gui…
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Referring to a character type in fantasy settings usually exemplified by combat prowess, disdain for heavy armor, and a familiarity with wilderness settings. Robert E. Howard's Conan The Barbarian is …
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Many RPG settings have custom faiths and pantheons; use this tag when your question is about them.
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Statistics deals with the mathematics of probability-based games. This tag should be used for questions about tabletop game mathematics that relate to mechanics rather than game elements such as skil…
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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 identifyin…
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For questions about illusions, effects or manifestations that deceive the senses or minds of others. They cause people to perceive what is not there, miss what is there, or remember things that never …
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For questions about RPG-specific terminology and jargon. Use this tag for questions about terminology used across RPGs in general, rather than the in-game meaning of a special game term within a certa…