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Role playing games

A role-playing game (RPG and sometimes roleplaying game) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development. Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines.

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Role playing games

Minecraft

Video games; Role playing games

Minecraft is a video game that was created by Notch. This indie game is being developed by the Mojang studios.

slime

Video games; Role playing games

A common basic enemy, especially in role playing games. The most famous variant comes from the Dragon Quest series, where a slime is always the first enemy encountered in the game and is used as a ...

Final Fantasy

Video games; Role playing games

A series of extremely popular role playing video games. Currently up to the 14th title with numerous spinoffs.

Japanese role playing game (JRPG)

Video games; Role playing games

These are role playing games that have an increased emphasis on telling a very structured linear story as opposed to WRPGs, which are more freeform. Despite the name, they do not necessarily have to ...

Western role playing game (WRPG)

Video games; Role playing games

These are role playing games that allow the player a great amount of freedom to progress and uncover the story in the manner of their choice, as opposed to JRPGs which are far more structured.

roguelike

Video games; Role playing games

A type of role playing game, known for being heavily randomized and often featuring permadeath. The name is derived from the first entry into the genre - "Rogue".

permadeath

Video games; Role playing games

Short for "permanent death". This is when a video game will not allow the player to revive their character once they have died once in the game world. This can often be achieved by having the save ...

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