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Player - one of the people playing the game
Character - the role a player assumes when playing the game
Session - a single block of time in which the players play the game (usually several hours long)
Campaign - a series of sessions that are played within the same game system and universe
Game Master - the player who assumes the responsibility of describing what happens as a result of the player characters' actions
Nonplayer character - a character within the game controlled by the Game Master rather than a player
Setting - the fictional world that an RPG takes place within
System - the rules that power a specific RPG
Welcome to the Good Library's
Roleplaying Game Resource Page!
Here you can find resources for the roleplaying games in the library's collection. If you need to print out more character sheets, explore new character ideas, or explore pre-made adventures, you can access them here. To get started, choose the game system you're interested in from the list on the left.
What are roleplaying games?
Roleplaying games (RPGs) are cooperative story-telling games where the action takes place in the collective imaginations of the players. Each player in an RPG takes on the persona of their character except for one player, who takes on the role of the storyteller (also known as the Game Master, or GM). The GM assumes the role of everything in the game that is not the player characters, and describes to the other players what happens as a result of their actions. Some of the primary characteristics of RPGs are: