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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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Video game RPG, fast travel via fairy flatulence

I initially conflated this with RPG where one of the party members has his powers enabled by making dolls, but somewhere in the mid to late 1990s, I remember reading a review about an RPG, I'm pretty ...
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Android pixel RPG where, around the midpoint, it's revealed that the world is a simulation for survivors of some disaster

I think I played this around 2010 as a free RPG, possibly via Amazon Gaming (they frequently offered free games, and I went through a rash of "buying" each just to have it in my library). ...
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RPG where one of the party members has his powers enabled by making dolls

I was reading the TV Tropes entry for Madden into Misanthropy, which mentioned that Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen had a pedophilic doll-maker as a character, which suddenly catapulted my brain into a ...
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Trying to find a UK Fantasy single player RPG Magazine from around 1992/3

I think it was a single player Fantasy RPG magazine that gave you a story for you to work through and the first issue included a map of the world. Later issues gave you cards of monsters and such that ...
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Shareware fantasy RPG from around 1993

Around 1993 or 1994, I remember getting a copy (probably downloaded, but it's possible that it might have been on physical media) of a shareware fantasy CPRG. I don't remember that much about it. I ...
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Choose Your Own Adventure type gamebook about a knight vs a demon

My brother and I remember a choose your own adventure type game book that we can't find. The cover depicts a young knight crouched towards the bottom of the cover, wearing silver/blue armor and ...
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Steampunk tabletop RPG set in a Victorian society on fragments of planets

I'm trying to find a tabletop RPG system probably from the late 2000s. I have seen people running around with "game tester" t-shirts in 2014+ in Germany, during my studies in Nuremberg, so ...
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Looking for a SciFi RPG I played in my childhood about a girl who is a hologram who fights aliens

I recall playing a game at a babysitters' when I was a child, on either PlayStation 2 or GameCube. (She had both.) In the game, you started off playing as this girl who was either a machine or a ...
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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 ...
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