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Any natural innate appendage or orifice that can be used to attack with. Does not require a weapon to attack with in the traditional sense.
a near-future game (Set in 2050-2075) in the cyberpunk genre, but with magic and fantasy races.
For questions about the alchemist, a class or character focused on the use of alchemy, typically to create magical or quasi-magical potions.
Use for questions which ask about effects that affect a large zone or have multiple targets.
For questions related to powers or abilities which can move other creatures without their consent.
for questions relating to devices designed primarily to unpleasantly surprise and generally damage antagonists.
an expansion book for D&D 3.5e which introduces the concept of martial maneuvers to give martial characters extra options in combat.
For questions regarding role-playing via play-by-post or play-by-chat protocols, or realtime through internet-based tools like Roll20, Skype, or OpenRPG.
For questions about reactions - an action taken by an entity in response to a trigger happening.
A type of magic user or spellcaster in various systems, or a Pathfinder martial/spellcaster class. Use this when the thing you're asking about in your game system is called a Magus.
a character class for Pathfinder described in the Advanced Player's Guide. Summoners are arcane spellcasters focused on conjuration magic, and have the ability to summon a special crea…
Pertaining to different types of damage in an RPG system, i.e. fire, lightning, psychic, cold, etc.
For questions about rests, a short period of in-game downtime meant to be a period of recovery, regaining health and resources as appropriate.
Topics concerning using, managing, or separating player knowledge and character knowledge.
For questions about concentration mechanics in various RPGs.
The art/magic of raising the dead to fight again in a limbo of undeath.
For questions about animals, creatures that exist in the game world and are generally regarded as more commonplace or mundane than monsters.
Maps for visualising a battlefield during combat, often with grids and used in combination with miniatures or tiles. Not to be confused with the [maps] tag, which is for maps of larger areas, like cit…
Sometimes you just don't get along with your GM. Many questions about problematic Game Masters can be answered just by making sure everyone is playing the same game on the same page. See http://rpg.st…
For questions related to determining the value or cost of a good or service in-game.
Relating to the creation and distribution of gaming-related materials, whether digitally or in print.
A being controlled in the game either by a player (player character) or the gamemaster (non-player character).
describe when the player characters meet with a group of NPCs. They can range from hostile to friendly, randomized to story-driven.
the origin of a character before they are created and appear in play. Also called backstory or character history. Usually most relevant to player characters.
For questions about poisons in RPGs and how they work within a particular ruleset.
For questions comparing different editions of the same system.
For questions about composition or interplay of a character party in-game. For questions about interactions between the players at the table instead, use the [group-dynamics] tag.
Ritual magic surfaces in many games, and generally involves spells requiring significant investment of time, money, and preparation, and careful methodical execution, often by a group.
In combat, an element in the environment that provides a measure of protection against incoming attacks.
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a supernatural game for the new World of Darkness, with God Machine Rules Update. It focuses on Demons, the fallen Angels of the God-Machine. Demons are Angels who h…
Warhammer 40,000 (40k), by Games Workshop, is a line of far future tabletop games, and their associated setting.
a world-wide continuous Pathfinder campaign run by Paizo Publishing LLC.
the third edition of Green Ronin's Mutants & Masterminds superhero roleplaying game. M&M 3E is the ruleset behind the DC Adventures roleplaying game. M&M 3E is based on a heavily-modified …