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Roleplaying Games Glossary
This glossary is comprised of gamer slang, RPG terms, common quotes and cliche "rules" that apply to a wide range of systems. There are currently 815 entries.
improving the power of an already immensely effective item by combining it with another potent item.
- Good work, Rick, you saved the planet!
sarcastic response employed when a plan utterly fails to succeed, especially a detailed, group-oriented plan intended to prevent a terrible catastrophe.
a situation where random chance outweighs all other factors, or an uncontrolled situation.
- Mr. Johnson
a mysterious and anonymous NPC who gives the party their first mission; the players know that he is untrustworthy but accept the mission anyway to get the adventure started.
a magic spell, particularly one that makes a thing, place or person appear different than they are.
- Click trap
a trap that either malfunctions, or never was never intended to activate in the first place.
- Kull effect
the atmosphere when gamers play heavy metal or alternative music during medieval fantasy games, especially combat; originates from "Kull the Conqueror".
- Prophecy Rule
in any campaign with a major prophecy, the PCs are destined to be involved in its resolution.
- Fog of bullets
a more extreme version of hail of bullets.
- Fleegman Guy
a character who worries that they are going to die all the time, or a player paranoid about losing their character.