What does RPG stand for?

Role-playing game

RPG stands for role-playing game, which is a game where you take on the role of a character. Some popular examples of RPGs include Dungeons & Dragons, Final Fantasy, and World of Warcraft.

There are different types of RPGs including tabletop, live action, and video games. A tabletop RPG is performed through discussion, whereas live action (LARP) is performed through actual physical interaction.


"Final Fantasy III for the Super Nintendo was the best RPG video game of all-time."
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RPG means role-playing game

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Last Updated: August 25, 2016

RPG definition

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