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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.
- T-Rex on the plains
derogatory term for a technique of railroading, where the GM uses deadly monsters to scare characters back onto the intended path.
- Snap plague
an imaginary disease that kills PCs instantly and without warning, and for which there is no defense, cure or treatment.
- Minotaur with a crossbow
phrase used to describe any implausible trap or dungeon feature.
- "Fezzik, jog his memory"
phrase instructing the strongest, and usually largest, character in the party to violently extract information; quoting "The Princess Bride".
- Skarka's Law
the idea that there is no subject so vile or indefensible that someone won't speak positively in defense of it.
- Narm narm
a term used to denote the enjoyment of food, or what you say to indicate eating.
an aficionado of tanks, armored vehicles and vehicular warfare, especially in wargaming.
- 1000 years
a frequently occurring date or period of time in RPGs; cataclysms, apocalypses, global wars, the emergence of demons, the birth of legendary heroes, and the rise of magic tend to happen every thousand years.
- Rolling thunder
a large quantity of dice rolling across a table simultaneously, often a gratifying sound accompanying a roll for massive damage.
- Road to Rome
derogatory term for the path the PCs follow because they're being railroaded.