role-playing gamerole-playing game
any of various kinds of games in which participants assume the roles of fictional characters in a highly imaginative setting, usually under the supervision of someone who predetermines the storyline and enforces the rules
A game in which players assume the roles of characters and act out fantastical adventures, the outcomes of which are partially determined by chance, as by the roll of dice.
(plural roleplaying games)
- (games) A type of game where one or more players assume the role of characters (usually one each), and interact with a fictional world either defined by themselves or through the mediation of a player known as the game master.
- (video games) A type of computer game where the player takes the role of a character or party, normally lacking tests of physical skill and including more story-telling and narrative aspects than traditional action games.
(plural role playing games)
- Alternative spelling of roleplaying game.