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Aasimar is a half-human, half-celestial race in d&d.
Abjuration is the school of magic that deals with protective spells (buffs) and counter magic.
The systems in these games are governed by rules from the pen-and-paper RPG Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. There have been many turn-based and action RPGs that have utilized parts of the AD&D rule set.
Gameplay system where choices in actions and dialogue affect the alignment of the protagonist on a spectrum toward opposite poles. Changes in alignment often modify the course of the narrative, player abilities, and gameplay options.
The act of turning one thing into another, be it lead into gold or earth into air.
Attributes are a numerical representation of a character's abilities who have their roots in RPGs. Today, attributes have spilled over to a wide range of game genres.
Backstab is a skill utilized most commonly by rogues. By attacking from behind an opponent, backstabs significantly increase the damage dealt. Sometimes a backstab can mean a one hit kill.
Barbarians in games are often known for their brute strength, large size compared to normal humans, appetite for meat and ale, general crudeness, and prowess in melee combat.
Poet and scholar, singer and narrator. A lover of wine, women and song, the bard is the iconic minstrel of the medieval world.
Games based on tabletop (AKA pen and paper) role-playing games, such as Dungeons & Dragons or Vampire: The Masquerade. These can have any type of gameplay, as long as they are set in the tabletop game's universe.
While essentially just a floating head with a bunch of eyes, the beholder is a classic Dungeons & Dragons Monster.
Betrayal is when a person breaks the trust and faith that others have placed in them.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
Games that are based upon books or novels.
Games that let you choose the path you take through the story-line.
Character Creation refers to characters created by players themselves, rather than developers.
When your character is saved in one game and is usable in other games.
Classes are different archetypes and playstyles that players can choose to play their game with.
The comic relief is a character, other than the main character, who is meant to add humor and lighten the mood of the game. These characters are usually very dumb or very witty, and are usually very talkative.
Trading systems allow players to trade items, money and other objects between each other.
Conjuration is the magic school of manifesting objects such as weapons out of thin air. In some settings, conjurers are also responsible for summoning creatures.
Cooperative play in games allows humans to play together as a team to accomplish a task. Instead of playing against a human opponent, the team must defeat an AI.
Cooperative Play in some games also means 2 human versus 2 human, this occurs in some Billiards games. (Scotch Doubles / Doubles)
An attack that does more damage than usual, usually affected by random chance and some sort of modifier.
Some games let players customize their character (or characters). Degree of customization may vary, with some games simply allowing to choose between different types of clothes, while others provide more detailed tinkering of features such as the distance between a character's eyes or hair color.
Elves who have often been corrupted in some manner, changing their skin tone and leaving them with an evil demeanor.
In a franchise, it entails the second game that takes on a gritty and dark tone to distinguish it from the first.
Environments cycle between day and night, often with effects on other aspects of the game.
The main line of distinction between victory or failure in video games, death is the process of a biological being ceasing to be alive.
Dialogue trees are a feature through which the player selects responses from a list of choices, eliciting reactions from NPCs and determining the path of the conversation and story.
Sometimes you want a challenge, sometimes you wanna coast.
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