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Questions tagged [rpg]

RPG is short for "Role Playing Game"; a game that lets you take on the role of a character (or characters) in a fictional setting.

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Book about kids playing an RPG in a basement before the house is burnt down to get insurance money [closed]

I read this book around 2003 or before. It is a fantastical story. It is about a child who found new friends (a brother and sister). These kids plays role-playing games in the new friends' basement. ...
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Book about trope RPG characters with an Orc whose relatives are portrayed as very intelligent

I remember reading a book around 2015 in German that was probably around 500 - 600 pages long, full of jokes referring to RPG tropes. I think it was part of a series, which is why I would like to ...
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Book where a boy and girl are transported into a fantasy video game

The book I am thinking of starts with a boy and girl (I think they are class mates but not friends) both getting the same fantasy game then playing it at their own homes. When they started the game ...
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Book where RPG characters are portrayed as real

I'm looking for a Book where RPG characters are portrayed as real. Then at the end it shows that the RPGers are being played by another nested reality of RPGers and there is a bomb in the room. ...
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What is the origin of D&D's Dragonborn, in fiction?

I'm trying to get a handle on the Dragonborn (humanoid dragon creatures) from D&D. For all the other races (Elves, Dwarves etc) I can reference mythology, or settings like Tolkien's middle earth. ...
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Looking for the name of a sci-fi/fantasy video game?

I'm not sure if somebody will have the answer to this one, but I rented a video game from my local blockbuster when I was much younger. It was likely on the PS2 or that generation of consoles, and ...
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Comic/tabletop RPG about mice with swords and shields going on adventures

I know I am not crazy, and it's within the last 5 years that I've seen the stories and the Tabletop RPG with the same characters. But for the life of me I cannot remember the Title. What is worse; I ...
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Story about living gun and bullets

EDIT: This question started here, but from the comments, I was told it might be better on RPG SE. So, I've asked it there as well. I don't know if I am supposed to delete this question or what. ...
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Book where a game dev's daughter gets stuck in the game

This was a full-length novel I read a couple of years ago. The father is the lead dev (or the security head I forget which) of a MMORPG with full VR immersion. There is some kind of coup by some ...
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Book about RPG players who get pulled into their game

I read a book as a teenager and I am searching for it. (from around the 90's) Things I remember: I remember that one of the players was in a wheelchair and he played a dwarf, Also remember when the ...
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How do the Chaos Gods get “stronger”?

Most things I read indicate certain acts make the Chaos Gods stronger, for instance Khorne is strengthened by slaughter, while Nurgle feeds on despair. But what does this empowerment actually entail?...
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Is Joss Whedon's Firefly based on the Traveller RPG he played?

Internet rumours abound that Joss Whedon's Firefly series is based on the RPG Traveller, first released in 1977. The game itself is about living hand-to-mouth, trying to pay off debts by trading ...
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What can I read and in what order if I want to delve into the Warhammer 40K lore?

After playing a lot of Warhammer 40K: Space Marine, I suddenly have a huge urge to read more about that universe. It seems this story is quite old and lots of books have been written about it, and ...