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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 character who can move at incredible speed.
- Rambo Rule
characters with higher strength do more damage with guns.
- Kull effect
the atmosphere when gamers play heavy metal or alternative music during medieval fantasy games, especially combat; originates from "Kull the Conqueror".
- Vacuum-packed dungeon
an underground complex that is impossible to build, full of creatures that never leave their assigned area and survive indefinitely until killed by the party.
- Pulling a Dante Rickman
describes the act of making your presence known to an extremely dangerous enemy who previously was unaware of your existence, for no good reason.
- 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.
a well-placed or well-armed attack that has no effect at all.
- "It could grip it by the husk"
phrase used to respond to an unworkable plan or suggestion; quoting "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
- PineSol Law
in fantasy games, all elves should use flora types or sun references in their names.
- Pet Class Rule
every RPG system has one character class or race that is inherently more powerful than the others.