Short for Roleplaying Game. Table top or otherwise that
allows one or more people to assume a fictious alter
-personality, or personalities, and live
a story while having the ability
choices to directly alter
the experience and/or the outcome.
Not to be confused with most "Japanese console
rpg's" or as the kiddies refer to as "RPG-Lite" games such
as Final Fantasy, Wild Arms, Dragon Warrior, Secret of Mana, etc. Such
games play on the sensationalizing of the term
"RPG" to make
a buck in the market and in all actuality offer no authentic "Role Playing" experience.
The most they can be described as is simply
"interactive anime" or "pop up books
Isn't it ironic that 99% of console RPG's don't have any actual Role Playing in them?