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A page list many abbreviations and terms that may need definitions for those new to the study of role-playing games in various formats: tabletop, live-action, computer-based, solo books, etc.

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CRPG

Abbreviation of Computer-based Role-Playing Game

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Bleed

The phenomenon when role-players experience moments where their real life feelings, thoughts, relationships, and physical states spill over into their characters’ and vice versa.

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CYOA

Choose Your Own Adventure solo role-playing game interactive books.

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LARP

Live Action Role-playing

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MMORPG

Massive Multiplayer Online Role-playing game

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Thomas Radecki

Oft cited by anti-RPG supporters. License to practice as a doctor of psychiatry, famous in the battle against role-playing games in the 1980s, repeatedly revoked license, and a repeat offending violator of practice, and convicted criminal...

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MOO

Object Oriented Multi-User Dungeon

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MUD

Multi-User Dungeon

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MUSH

Multi-User Shared Hallucination, a form of Computer-based RPG.

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Multi-User Dungeon

Aka "MUD", a computer-based multi-user online role-playing gaming environment...

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RPG

role-playing game, plural: RPGs

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RPGer

Role-playing Gamer

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RPGing

Role-Playing Gaming (verb)

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SRPG

Solo Role-Playing Game (noun)

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TRPG

Tabletop Role-Playing Game

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Role-Playing Gaming

Role-Playing Gaming, (verb), the act of participation in one or more forms of Role-Playing Game .

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