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The RPG Geek Database is where you can meet all your collecting, ranking and statistical gaming needs. Here you will be able to find books by their mechanics or genre. You can search by name or author and browse by a multitude of categories to help you research your next major purchase!

The key thing to remember about the database is that it is mainly broken down into RPGs and related RPG Items (often just called Items).

RPGs are games you play, for example Dungeons & Dragons v3.5 is an RPG. Dungeons & Dragons v4.0 is a different RPG.

RPG Items are things you can physically obtain: books, box sets, PDF files etc. These Items are linked to a parent RPG. For example the Player's Handbook, the Starter Box Set and various published adventures are all RPG Items that are linked to the RPG Dungeons & Dragons v4.0.

Genres are the "thematic" base of an RPG item. When you browse any given Genre, it will show you a list of all items that are linked to it. Some popular genres in our system: History (American West), Science Fiction (Space Opera) and Fantasy (High Fantasy)

Settings are the named game worlds that were clearly defined for an RPG. Be it the main setting of a game like Mythic Europe or Age of Sorrows or alternate settings like Forgotten Realms.

Series are a collection of books tied together, examples are AA - Adventure Anthologies or many of the Dungeons & Dragons modules.

For more details see Database Structure.

The entire site is database centric. That is, we have specific forums attached to each and every RPG, RPG Item, Settings and Series contained within our database. Please see the More About Forums page for details on how forums are structured at RPG Geek.

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