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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.
- Kull effect
the atmosphere when gamers play heavy metal or alternative music during medieval fantasy games, especially combat; originates from "Kull the Conqueror".
excellent overall, high-powered, highly desirable.
any character with a spellcasting class, such as mage, cleric, shaman, sorcerer, necromancer or priest.
- Mother of All Cliches
in most storylines, the PCs are trying to save the kingdom or the world.
- Gelatinous lozenge
a facetious re-working on the gelatinous cube, so as to make it slightly more realistic and less like a Jell-O Brand myxomycete.
describes a roleplaying style where heroic characters are allowed to perform super-human or impossible feats (such as defying the laws of physics), simply because they're the heroes.
(also: gothling) a young or inexperienced LARPer.
(also: pwn or pwnt) to be dominated as an opponent, to be made a fool of during game play.
the portion of an RPG book that describes the setting and genre, as opposed to the rules system.
"fishy Malkavian", term for a character who uses a mental illness as an excuse for never following the genre's social rules, defending their bizarre and disruptive behavior as "good roleplay".