Role-playing-game meaning

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.
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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.
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See CRPG.
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(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.
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(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.
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Alternative spelling of roleplaying game.
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