Tabletop RPG Wiki

This is a glossary for technical terms used in the sphere of tabletop roleplaying games.
This section is under construction. New terms will be added monthly. If you want us to explain any specific word, contact us.

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H

High fantasy

A popular fiction genre or setting based on European medieval times with a high amount of magic and monsters. Read more…

Hit Points, Health Points

Hit points measure the health and toughness of a character in numbers. Read more…

L

Life Points, Life Total

Life points measure the health and toughness of a character in numbers. Read more…

Low fantasy

A fiction genre set in a medieval times world, in which magic and monsters are rare. Read more…

O

One-shots

A tabletop rpg scenario or adventure that can be played from start to finish in one single session. Read more…

P

Pen and Paper Roleplaying Game (RPG)

Synonym for tabletop rpg. A social storytelling game, in which the outcome of the story is defined by the players’ decisions. Read more…

T

Tabletop Roleplaying Game (RPG)

A social storytelling game, in which the outcome of the story is defined by the players’ decisions. Read more…

Total Party Kill (TPK)

When all player characters die in a single encounter, this is a Total Party Kill. Read more…