A roleplaying game (RPG) is a structured method of playing "Let's Pretend", in which players create characters to serve as protagonists in a fictional world created by a game master. Although characters and plots are driven largely by the imagination of the participants, game rules are used to resolve the results of dramatic conflicts, providing the games with a necessary element of suspense. Roleplaying began with the creation of the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons in Wisconsin in 1972, but now includes hundreds of commercial systems and homemade RPGs in many languages and genres. This section primarily covers what are often called tabletop roleplaying games (because they are typically played sitting around a table, with books and dice) but also includes its pen-and-paper descendants, live action roleplaying (where players dress up and physically act out their characters' actions) and gamebook roleplaying (system-based interactive fiction). Roleplaying Games.
Role-playing refers to the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Role-playing is the changing of one's behaviour to assume a role, either unconsciously to fill a social role, or consciously to act out an adopted role. While the Oxford English Dictionary offers a definition of role-playing as "the changing of one's behaviour to fulfill a social role", in the field of psychology, the term is used more loosely in four senses...
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- Pen & Paper www
News and reviews for current and upcoming roleplaying games. & Paper. Also features a RPG Database, release dates, message board, fonts, and gaming databases for Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars d20, Exalted, and World of Darkness.
- RPG.net www
Popular roleplaying game industry focused independent site, RPG.net, includes directory, regular columns, news, interviews, reviews, links, and large archives of gaming reference, art, and humor material.
- Daily Gaming Outpost www
Daily gaming news, Outpost, reviews and articles. Hobby gaming search engine and online forums. Special promotions and contests. Gaming Outpost.
- News GameWyrd www
News and reviews with forums and chatrooms. GameWyrd.
- Reviews RPG Wiz www
Reviews of roleplaying games. RPG Wiz.
- Blog RPG Blog www
Blog with news, Blog, reviews, and analysis. RPG Blog.
- Features Errant Dreams www
Features articles, Dreams, essays, reviews, and email newsletters. Errant Dreams.
- A Alan De Smet - Role-Playing Games www
A selection of practical tips for game masters and players of any system, Smet - Role-Playing Games, information about some Gaming Conventions, and resources for Amber, Dungeons and Dragons, and Shadowrun. Alan De Smet - Role-Playing Games.
- Detailing GreeneThorne's Realm www
Detailing the various RPGs that the author plays. Realm. Also contains custom gaming software for download. GreeneThorne's Realm.
- Audio RPGMP3.com www
Audio resources for roleplaying sessions, RPGMP3.com, as well as audio reviews and downloads. RPGMP3.com.
- Resource RPG Host www
Resource site featuring news, Host, adventures, character sheets, rules, and links for various systems. RPG Host.
- John Styles of Roleplaying www
John H. Roleplaying. Kim's rec.games.frp.advocacy FAQ, dealing with abstract (no one system) and RPG classification issues. Styles of Roleplaying.
- Every The Complete List of RPG Plots www
Every RPG plot ever in the history of the whole world (or at least 34 of them): an arbitrary exercise (and GM's aid) by S. Complete List of RPG Plots. John Ross. The Complete List of RPG Plots.
- Dedicated RPG Resource www
Dedicated to supporting roleplaying campaigns by providing company and product lists with reviews, Resource, links, and general resources. RPG Resource.
- Offering KMANT - Killing Monsters And Nicking Treasure www
Offering roleplaying news and reviews, Killing Monsters And Nicking Treasure, product information, links and a list of RPG shops in the United Kingdom. KMANT - Killing Monsters And Nicking Treasure.
- RPG The RPG Consortium www
RPG online community with discussion forums for different games and gaming styles. RPG Consortium. Includes archives of publications and reference materials. The RPG Consortium.
- Searchable Strolen's Citadel - The Idea Guild www
Searchable fantasy resource for game masters and players for original plots and items. Strolen's Citadel - The Idea Guild.
- The ENnie Awards www
The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards ("ENnies") are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying. Awards. Nominees and prior winners are presented with voting opportunity and staff as well as a blog. ENnie Awards.
- Information The Ogmios Project www
Information and resources for game masters and players. The Ogmios Project.
- Archive RPGArchive www
Archive of adventures categorized by genre and system. RPGArchive. Accepts submissions. RPGArchive.
- A The Keep www
A large collection of files, Keep, mostly related to RPGs: systems, rule supplements, information about or for campaign settings, adventures and ideas for adventures, other GM aids, fiction, humour, and miscellaneous RPG material. The Keep.
- Background, Victorian Legends www
Background, Legends, Artwork, and Information about various characters used in Victorian Legends, a free-form roleplaying game set in the Victorian Era. Victorian Legends.
- Book Library of Xenograg the Sorcerer www
Book excerpts, Xenograg the Sorcerer, sounds, and links of interest to role-players. Also, read Xenograg's own words about himself and others. Library of Xenograg the Sorcerer.
- Third The History of Computer Role-Playing Games Part 3: The Platinum and Modern Ages (1994-2004) www
Third and final part of this history feature. History of Computer Role-Playing Games Part 3: The Platinum and Modern Ages (1994-2004). [Gamasutra] The History of Computer Role-Playing Games Part 3: The Platinum and Modern Ages (1994-2004).
- Conference The Kraken www
Conference dedicated to Glorantha, Kraken, HeroQuest, Stormbringer RPG, and Call of Cthulhu. Contain registration, event and venue information, and guest list. Held in Berge, Germany. The Kraken.
- A Ring Of Australian RoleplayING www
A webring. Australian RoleplayING. Covers conventions, clubs, campaigns and personal sites. Ring Of Australian RoleplayING.
- Publishers Fantasy Flight Games www
Publishers of Anima, Flight Games, Dragonstar, Dawnforge, Dark Heresy and other RPG titles, alongside board games, card games and miniatures. Fantasy Flight Games.
- Developer lategaming www
Developer and publisher of role-playing games, lategaming, including titles by the now-defunct Crucible Design. lategaming.
- Large Legolas' RPG www
Large index of Role Playing links. RPG. Also contains original content like the Stage Setting, the World of Llanowar, Legolas' RPG Fonts, and Legolas' RPG Maps. Legolas' RPG.
- A Darkened www
A listing of RPG webpages. Darkened.
- Alexa: Roleplaying Games
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Roleplaying Games
- DMOZ: Roleplaying Games
dmoz.org Directory: Roleplaying Games