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The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience.
Gary Gygax

Meaning of "role-playing game" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ROLE-PLAYING GAME

role-playing game play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ROLE-PLAYING GAME

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Role-Playing game is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES ROLE-PLAYING GAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

role-playing game

Role-playing game

A role-playing game is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting. Players take responsibility for acting out these roles within a narrative, either through literal acting or through a process of structured decision-making or character development. Actions taken within many games succeed or fail according to a formal system of rules and guidelines. There are several forms of RPG. The original form, sometimes called the tabletop RPG, is conducted through discussion, whereas in live action role-playing games players physically perform their characters' actions. In both of these forms, an arranger called a game master usually decides on the rules and setting to be used and acts as referee, while each of the other players plays the role of a single character. Several varieties of RPG also exist in electronic media, such as multi-player text-based MUDs and their graphics-based successors, massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

Definition of role-playing game in the English dictionary

The definition of role-playing game in the dictionary is a game in which players assume the roles of fantasy characters.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ROLE-PLAYING GAME

rolag
rolamite
Roland
role
role model
role playing
role reversal
role-play
role-playing
Rolf
Rolf the Ganger
Rolfe
rolfer
roll
roll call
roll film
roll in
roll in the hay
roll of honour
roll off

WORDS THAT END LIKE ROLE-PLAYING GAME

arcade game
ball game
beautiful game
big game
board game
card game
computer game
con game
fair game
football game
game
guessing game
home game
name of the game
party game
perfect game
play the game
small game
video game
war game
word game

Synonyms and antonyms of role-playing game in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «role-playing game» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ROLE-PLAYING GAME

Find out the translation of role-playing game to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of role-playing game from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «role-playing game» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

角色扮演游戏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

juego de rol
570 millions of speakers

English

role-playing game
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भूमिका खेल खेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لعبة الأدوار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ролевая игра
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jogo de role -playing
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভূমিকা পালনকারী খেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jeu de rôle
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Permainan peranan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Rollenspiel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ロール·プレーイング·ゲーム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

롤 플레잉 게임
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Game peran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

game nhập vai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பங்களிப்பு விளையாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाट्य - पात्र खेळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rol yapma oyunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gioco di ruolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gra fabularna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

рольова гра
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

joc de rol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

role- playing game
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

rol speel-speel spel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rollspel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rollespill
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of role-playing game

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ROLE-PLAYING GAME»

The term «role-playing game» is quite widely used and occupies the 41.457 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ROLE-PLAYING GAME» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about role-playing game

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3 QUOTES WITH «ROLE-PLAYING GAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word role-playing game.
1
Ben Edlund
I used to a play a role-playing game called Dungeons and Dragons, and that was about levels of experience; as you gained experience, you were able to deal with much greater and far more kind of global creatures.
2
Gary Gygax
The essence of a role-playing game is that it is a group, cooperative experience.
3
Kim Young-ha
In my 20s, I became obsessed with the role-playing game 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms,' named after a classical Chinese novel, and later 'The Sims,' a life-simulation game, and 'StarCraft,' a science-fiction game.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ROLE-PLAYING GAME»

Discover the use of role-playing game in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to role-playing game and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Sailor Moon Role-Playing Game and Resource Book
This book offers a comprehensive Sailor Moon resource and reference section, including episode summaries, character bios, and series analysis in a clear and easy to read format.
Mark C. MacKinnon, 1999
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The Fantasy Role-Playing Game: A New Performing Art
Performance is a major part of role-playing, and role-playing games as a performing art is the subject of this book, which attempts to introduce an appreciation for the performance aesthetics of such games.
Daniel Mackay, 2001
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Role Playing Game
This all new edition revisits one of the most successful Sci-Fi roleplaying games of recent years, bringing the game to an all new group of fans!
J. Michael Straczynski, Matthew Sprange, 2006
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EverQuest Role-playing Game: Player's Handbook
All the character classes from paladin to shadow knight. All the races from dark elf to the lizardmen iksar. Hundreds of spells, skills, feats, equipment and more are packed into this essential volume. Harcover.
Sword and Sorcery Studio, Stewart Wieck, 2002
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Frontier Zone. the Role Playing Game of the Future. (Classic ...
What's more, there are the Mordum Hegemony and the Shardon Empire to worry about. Danger and excitement go hand-in-hand in The Frontier Zone. This is the classic edition, with all of the original artwork.
Stuart Sexton, 2008
6
Wars: Role Playing Game
WARS is about energy, power, conflict, and the mysterious quantum effects of The Mumon Rift.
Greg Lynch, Ian Harac, Richard Ford, 2005
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Future Lost: A Cybernetic Sci-Fi Role Playing Game
The book also contains a world description of the powers that be: international corporations, merciless gangs, military research facilities, fanatical religious sects and tyrannical government bodies.
Vincent Venturella, 2005
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The Creation of Narrative in Tabletop Role-Playing Games
"This work explores tabletop role-playing game (TRPG) as a genre separate from computer role-playing games.
Jennifer Grouling Cover, 2010
9
Dungeons, Dragons, and Digital Denizens: The Digital ...
Working from a broad range of disciplines such as ecocritism, rhetoric, performance, gender, and communication, these essays yield insights that enrich the field of game studies and further illuminate the cultural, psychological and ...
Gerald A. Voorhees, Joshua Call, Katie Whitlock, 2012
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Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games: The People, ...
This book is about the fastest growing form of electronic game in the world--the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG).
R.V. Kelly 2, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ROLE-PLAYING GAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term role-playing game is used in the context of the following news items.
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Nintendo Allows Same-Sex Marriage in Role-Playing Game
The characters in the popular role-playing game series Fire Emblem will be able to marry people of the same sex. Nintendo issued this statement to announce ... «TIME, Jun 15»
2
Square Enix announce a brand new role-playing game, Project …
If you're a fan of Japanese role-playing games, then you'll likely know of Square Enix, the legendary developer with a rather impressive pedigree. From Final ... «Everybody Plays, Jun 15»
3
Titan Quest Greek Mythology Role-Playing Game Coming to iOS …
Titan Quest was a fantastic action role-playing game (RPG) for PC. It blended slick Diablo-inspired combat and an isometric perspective with a detailed game ... «NDTV, Jun 15»
4
Square Enix unveils Tokyo RPG Factory studio and Project Setsuna …
Square Enix had one of the biggest surprises this morning at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow — a new role-playing game studio and Japanese ... «VentureBeat, Jun 15»
5
New Star Wars RPG coming set between Return of the Jedi and The …
Star Wars Uprising, a new role-playing game from Disney, Lucasfilm and Kabam, is coming to mobile devices later this year. Set between Star Wars films Return ... «Polygon, Jun 15»
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The Witcher 3: One of the best blockbuster role-playing games ever …
Instead, I've been walled up in my office, in front of my PC, exploring the vast continent of “The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt,” the sensational new RPG from the ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
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New Witcher 3 footage features sex on top of a unicorn
If anything, you should click mute, turn on the Game of Thrones soundtrack, and catch a handful of zany moments from the upcoming fantasy role-playing game ... «The Verge, May 15»
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A Card-Based Role-Playing Game Like No Other
Take one part deck-building card game, add one part Choose Your Own Adventure novel, and shuffle with a little light action combat—that's the deck ... «Kotaku, Feb 15»
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The best 'Star Wars' role-playing game is finally on Android
Well, BioWare's excellent role-playing game set in a galaxy far, far away is now available for Android devices. What's more, it's $5 on Google Play at the moment ... «Engadget, Dec 14»
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TSA Game Of The Year 2014: Role-Playing Game
Whether playing on PC, handheld or consoles old and new, 2014 has been another sensational year for role-playing games. Over the past twelve months we've ... «TheSixthAxis, Dec 14»

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