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A Fate based system set in Jim Butcher's modern-magic and hardboiled-detective world.
The process by which a character gains competence upward or laterally.
This question involves ethical and moral alignments in game systems.
The ability to remain undetected by other creatures, either by skill or special effect.
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.
worn on the body with the specific purpose of deflecting or absorbing damage.
For questions about healing, the act of restoring life/health to a character.
A charismatic class involving limited spontaneous casting, the use of songs to buff allies and average chance to hit with weapons. Appears in DnD, Pathfinder and many other tabletop RPGs.
For questions concerning D&D Adventurers League rules and play. Adventurers League is an official D&D 5e organised play event.
Questions about the physical proportions and applicable size categories of creature dimensions.
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.
generate random numbers. In tabletop RPGs, dice are the most common means of introducing chance into the proceedings. Many players enjoy collecting dice of varying colors and…
Questions about becoming or tutoring a game master (GM). Not for just "I am a new GM": see the full tag wiki for important usage notes.
Onyx Path's 2nd Edition of what was previously called the New World of Darkness, itself formerly known as “God-Machine Chronicle Rules Update.”
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.
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.
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.
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…
Published or player-created game worlds in which ongoing adventures take place.
Issues related to the in-game death, or threat/fear of death, of a player's character in an RPG.
In combat, attacks with a range beyond that of melee or hand-to-hand attacks. Examples include javelin, bow and arrow, pistol, blaster rifle, and the magic missile spell.
Questions about the design of RPGs. More specific tags may apply—click “info” or “learn more…” for a guide. Not used for homebrewing subsystems, rules, or house rules questions.
Questions about the column featuring draft form, unfinalized new content published by Wizards of the Coast for D&D 5e.
Many RPG settings have custom faiths and pantheons; use this tag when your question is about them.
The ability of a hidden character to strike for extra damage when attacking from hiding.
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 …
Quantifiable capabilities or limitations specific to a race, such as Dwarves, Orcs, Romulans, et. al.
Questions about the limits and ranges of visibility.
I remember something about a gaming product but not its name... What is it?
For questions about the components that go into spells, or how they get involved in spellcasting.
Techniques game masters use to prepare for a game session. (For preparing a campaign, use the [campaign-development] tag instead.)