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Tabletop Roleplaying Games

This is a subject guide on Tabletop Roleplaying games, what they are, how to play them and how to run one. It is also contains resources of a variety of different Roleplaying games.


This subject guide was designed to help people who are new to role playing games and wish to know more about it.

A few terms to make it easier for you all

RPG = Role playing game
D&D = Dungeons and Dragons (a common role playing game)
DM or DMing = Dungeon Master or Dungeon Mastering (The story teller, the person that helps the game continue)
GM or GMing = Game Master or Game Mastering (Exactly the same as DM or DMing just a different word to say it)

The standard dice

The Dice used in Roleplaying games

These are the 6 dice that you may use whilst playing any roleplaying games, they are known by how many sides they are for instance the most common dice that majority of people would know as a dice is called a d6 as it has 6 sides. Here is shown a d20, a d12, a d10, a d8, a d6 and a d4.