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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.
- John Steed
to consume inhuman quantities of alcohol in a short period of time and not be in the least affected.
a mundane, unimportant item that exists only to provide scene dressing.
- Butt break
a brief get-up-and-walk-around break taken late in a game session, for the purpose of recharging energy and restoring feeling to certain parts of the body.
a large group of foes that attack together.
someone who regularly participates in console, live-action, online, board, miniature or roleplaying games.
- Cheese cloth ribcage
the physical property of a vampire's chest that allows it to be punctured by any half-hearted stab with a sharp wooden object.
- Iron rations
foodstuffs designed to withstand the rigorous hazards of dungeon exploration without spoiling.
- Player revolt
a situation where one or more players, having spotted the direction the adventure is supposed to go, refuse to play along and fight back; generally a response to railroading.
- Fighter mage thief
(also: lesbian stripper ninja, vampire werewolf, Navy seal ninja hacker)
derogatory term for a character that combines a number of specially trained, unlikely concepts in an attempt to be stealthy, deadly, sexy, agile, and smart at the same time.
fiction created by an amateur writer, based on characters or situations in a favorite novel, film, comic book, anime or game.