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Entertainment / Video Games / Role Playing Game: A type or genre of game in which the player takes the part of a character. Usually a turn-based game in which the player character endures the effects of 'hit points' and attribute value changes which are sometimes controlled by, and sometimes not under the control of, the player. Much more 'anal retentive' a type of game than an adventure game (which is the nearest equivalent genre). Far removed from an action game in that an action game occurs in real time, requiring twitch reflexes.
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