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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 is very hard to kill, usually because of a high armor class, hit points, or both.
- Bug out
to flee or retreat, often in cowardice.
- "All your base are belong to us!"
humorous way of saying that you intend to take, or have taken, your foe's territory and supplies; quoting the game "Zero Wing".
keeping the character's knowledge distinct from the player's knowledge, so that the character's behavior isn't influenced by information they wouldn't have.
(also: courage) showing resolve in the face of danger, pursuing an important goal regardless of risk; often confused with a lack of fear.
- "Iím a shrub!"
(also: "Iím a rock!") phrase spoken when a character has failed to hide, but doesnít realize it.
when two or more genres are mixed together for one story or game, or when characters from one genre visit another.
curse word similar to "Hell", most often used as a location; originates from "Farscape".
- Bathroom break
when the players have gone as far in the adventure as the GM has read; it is now time for the GM to take a bathroom break and read further into the module while on the can.
- Babel fish
any cheat that allows players to understand foreign languages.