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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.
- Separated at birth
used to indicate which celebrity a character looks like.
(also: big bad, baddie) the most powerful enemy on a level or in a dungeon.
said in relation to any plan based on the (usually mistaken) impression that it will surprise and impress an opponent.
- Spawn of Fashan
the semi-legendary "Worst RPG of All Time"; a post-apocalyptic fantasy RPG published in 1981 by "The Games of Fashan Collective" and distributed in very small quantities.
- "You GM yourself"
the second worst insult a gamer can make to another.
- Currency Rule
all countries and races throughout the world accept the same currency.
- "...and a bag of chips"
phrase indicating that all of the major requirements are fulfilled, plus extra goodies.
synonym for multinational corporation, from the Japanese word meaning "industrial conglomerate".