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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.
referring to the skill as an artform, suggesting a high level of proficiency in the skill.
- "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.
- Secret ninja conference
a private meeting between the GM and one or more players, when the entire party is not involved in a scene or aware of something.
(also: big bad, baddie) the most powerful enemy on a level or in a dungeon.
short form of "congratulations".
a well-placed or well-armed attack that has no effect at all.
- "You get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!"
phrase used to indicate that someone has failed to make a roll or has otherwise blown it; quoting "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory".
- Currency Rule
all countries and races throughout the world accept the same currency.
speaking broken or mistranslated English, such as in the game "Zero Wing".
synonym for multinational corporation, from the Japanese word meaning "industrial conglomerate".