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Games Roleplaying 1,755 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 category primarily covers what are often called (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).

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Computer Games 4,269 Gamebooks 28 Live Action 239 Online 519 Tabletop 1,162
Genres 1,162 Systems 20
Archives 3 Characters 5 Conventions 127 Developers and Publishers 50 Directorie­s 2 Fan Fiction 6 FAQs, Help, and Tutorials 8 Humor 27 Magazines and E-zines 10 Mailing Lists 5 Play Groups 33 Roleplayin­g in Society 19 Shopping 15 Software 10 Web Rings 20 World Building 101

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Arts Literature 15,407 Games Play-By-Mail 32
Pen & Paper News and reviews for current and upcoming roleplaying games. 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. Alan De Smet - Role-Playing Games A selection of practical tips for game masters and players of any system, information about some Gaming Conventions, and resources for Amber, Dungeons and Dragons, and Shadowrun. ENnie Awards The Gen Con EN World RPG Awards ("ENnies") are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying. Nominees and prior winners are presented with voting opportunity and staff as well as a blog. Errant Dreams Features articles, essays, reviews, and email newsletters. GameWyrd News and reviews with forums and chatrooms. GreeneThorne's Realm Detailing the various RPGs that the author plays. Also contains custom gaming software for download. KMANT - Killing Monsters And Nicking Treasure Offering roleplaying news and reviews, product information, links and a list of RPG shops in the United Kingdom. The Ogmios Project Information and resources for game masters and players. RPG Blog Blog with news, reviews, and analysis. RPG Resource Dedicated to supporting roleplaying campaigns by providing company and product lists with reviews, links, and general resources. RPGMP3.com Audio resources for roleplaying sessions, as well as audio reviews and downloads. Strolen's Citadel - The Idea Guild Searchable fantasy resource for game masters and players for original plots and items. Styles of Roleplaying John H. Kim's rec.games.frp.advocacy FAQ, dealing with abstract (no one system) and RPG classification issues.

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