role-playing game

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role-playing game

n.
1. 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.
2. A video or computer game similar to this, in which a player controls the actions of a single character while undertaking a quest in or otherwise exploring an elaborate virtual world.

role-playing game

n
(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a game in which players assume the roles of fantasy characters
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Torres-Roman, a teen librarian, and Snow, a metadata librarian/cataloger, offer a guide to tabletop role-playing games for librarians looking for programming for teens.
Editors Scordato and Forsyth have asked librarians from around the world to share their insight and practical knowledge of how games work in specific libraries and what types of games are the most successful, including live action and tabletop role-playing games, board games, and online games.