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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.
- "Iím a shrub!"
(also: "Iím a rock!") phrase spoken when a character has failed to hide, but doesnít realize it.
a genre of simulation gaming that involves recreating battle situations, often involving miniatures of personnel and weapons in a modeled diorama; wargamers may recreate historical battles, or simulate science fiction or fantasy battles.
to cause one point in damage, or the minimal amount of damage possible in a game system.
- 7-11 Rule
shops are always open, sometimes even in the middle of the night.
- Viking game
refers to any circumstance in which gamers are evicted from one gaming venue, often a high school or university classroom, and must wander around as a group lugging their gaming materials until they find another place to play.
- Rambo Rule
characters with higher strength do more damage with guns.
- "I made it by [#]."
phrase used by a player to tell a GM how successful he was at an attribute or skill roll, where # is the amount the target number was exceeded by.
nickname for the Camarilla, a World of Darkness vampire faction.
"to hit armor class zero", a character must roll higher than or equal to this number on a d20 in order to hit an opponent with an armor class of zero; originates from the RPG "Dungeons & Dragons".
- Targeting laser
(also: plot stick) what a player is hit with when the plot centers around their character, generally putting them at great risk but also giving them an opportunity to earn unusually large rewards.