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Combat that takes place in real time, but that can be paused to give commands to certain characters.
Pick Pocketing appears in many games as a way of obtaining information, items, or cash from people.
The player can optionally choose to play a party of all custom characters by starting a multiplayer player game by themselves. The loading screens even suggest that you do so.
In Baldur's Gate II the player will gain access to a unique stronghold tailored to their avatar's class: A castle for warriors and barbarians, a planar sphere for wizards and sorcerers, a thieves guild for rogues, a cabin for rangers, a playhouse for bards, and a bed at their chosen organization's headquarters for clerics and paladins. Each stronghold comes with quests that can only be completed by possessing it, and performing exceptionally poorly at these quests can cause the player to lose them. Several strongholds are also excellent sources of gold.
Who needs 2D when we've got 3D? 3D, or 3 dimensions, is what we're used to seeing in almost every game these days, letting us do all sorts of awesome stuff like run in circles!
In a game that presents multiple options of how to proceed, Pseudo Non-Linear is when all options must be completed in order to proceed further. In other words it gives you to illusion of choice but there will ultimately be a set path.
Quest tracking is a common theme in RPGs and open-world adventure games, whereby the game monitors, records, and occasionally directs the player as to his next mission.
Quicksave allows you to save your progress in record time at the push of a button. It is more commonly found in PC games than in console games.
Enemies that appear out of nowhere and force the player into a battle.
Many games allow you to add characters to your playable group upon fulfilling certain conditions. This is a central mechanic of many RPG franchises, including Fire Emblem and Suikoden. These can be NPCs or even enemy characters that the player persuades to join their cause, through sidequests or dialogue options.
Classic form of numbering that gives things a more regal feel.
Romance in video games can either be interactive, in which the player attempts to woo another character, or an unchangeable part of the story of a given game.
Getting extra stuff on a new game from a previous game save on the player's system.
Sometimes, things are just meant to happen the way they do. Usually triggered by a timer, or by the player crossing a checkpoint.
Instead of having the loot spew out of the corpse it-self, this concept is based on having to interact with the corpse to obtain the loot.
An intimate physical activity between two or more individuals.
Edwin runs afoul of a scroll that doesn't do quite what he wanted it to do.
The ability to change shape. Humans shifting into animals is the most common type of shape shifting.
No point in gathering coins, gold, gil, money, or whatever if you can't buy anything with it.
Quests that aren't necessary for game completion. They typically offer side-stories or specific rewards.
Skeleton Warriors are comprised of the animated bones of the dead. Often brought to life to do the bidding of an evil master as mindless and indefatigable soldiers and guardsmen.
Slashing weapons are designed to cut and slice rather than causing blunt trauma. Examples include swords, axes, claws, naginatas, or even whips.
Player characters or enemies that can be abruptly awoken, often aggressively.
Whether it's to restore your health, save your game, just for the hell of it, or all of the above, sleeping in games has numerous uses.
Team stacking is when players will all join the winning team or all the good people will join the same team. Stat stacking is when players will maximize one or two beneficial stats so their character is extremely efficient at one role.
A condition which affects a character's effectiveness, either positively or negatively. Common examples include Poison or Haste.
Summoning involves bringing a distant ally into battle to either perform a single, devastating attack or to fight on the behalf of the summoner.
An aesthetic sub-genre of fantasy, focusing on brutal barbarians and arcane wizardly magic.
Many games that feature a theft mechanic also include a some form of risk or punishment. Other games just let players steal things as if it's a perfectly normal thing to do.
A race of horned humanoids in the Forgotten Realms and Planescape universes, created through human-fiend interbreeding.
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