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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.
a predatory, perpetually single male LARPer who spends every minute of the game chasing women.
- Heroic Fortitude Law
even if the heroic side loses every battle, they will somehow still win the war.
- Click trap
a trap that either malfunctions, or never was never intended to activate in the first place.
- Octopoidal Horror Rule
creatures from "beyond reality" always have tentacles.
- Gunpowder and wax solution
a solution so obscure, so highly doubtable, that only the GM who thought up the puzzle would think of it.
a creature which, if looked upon, drives people insane simply by virtue of his sheer alien "otherness".
- Main hand
(also: primary hand, preferred hand) the hand with which you have the most manual dexterity, the hand you write and wield weapons with, generally your right hand.
- Reverse armor theorem
a tendency for characters wearing less armor to be targeted less often by foes during combat, or to be injured less than armor-wearing combatants.
- Garden weazel
a high-level AD&D Ranger or ranger-type character.
someone who regularly participates in console, live-action, online, board, miniature or roleplaying games.