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Glossary of Terms (Manual Entry) (deprecated, use Automated Glossary Collection method going forward)

by Hawke Robinson published Mar 28, 2016 12:55 AM, last modified Aug 12, 2016 02:47 AM
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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B

  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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CRPG , computer-based role-playing game.

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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MUD - Multi-User Dungeon

MUSH - Multi-User Shared Hallucination

 

 

 

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RPG , role-playing game, plural: RPGs

RPGer , role-playing gamer

RPGing , role-playing gaming

 

 

 

 

 

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SRPG , solo role-playing game

 

 

 

 

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TRPG , tabletop role-playing game

 

 

 

 

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