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Role-Playing Game Verse

A world straight out of a Role Playing Game. Some are adaptations of either computer RPGs or tabletop RPGs. Others were created independently, inspired by these games and their cultural ancestors.

Will use some, if not most, of the Role-Playing Game Terms, but how many obviously depends on the writers.

Often set in The Time of Myths or Medieval European Fantasy with any technology being Lost Technology or perhaps Schizo Tech. Compare RPG Mechanics Verse, when the characters themselves are aware of game mechanics.

Examples:

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    Anime and Manga 

    Comic Books 
  • Rat Queens is a Deconstructive Parody of stories set in D&D-type universes, concentrating on just how annoying adventurers would be to "ordinary" citizens.

    Literature 

    Video Games 

    Web Comics 
  • Many webcomics take place in a more or less literal Role Playing Game Verse.
  • MSF High definitely qualifies, though it's not immediately obvious. Switches to the sister trope when characters become Inspired, a specific class.
  • Problem Sleuth is both this and an Adventure Game Verse, leaning more heavily towards RPG mechanics in the later half of the series.
    • Homestuck also utilizes many RPG tropes, especially once the game of Sburb starts.
  • Cucumber Quest is brimming with Affectionately parodied RPG story tropes. Although RPG game mechanics have not been significantly referenced in-story, the site's character bio page actually assigns RPG stats to each character.
  • Amya is based on a tabletop RPG played by the authors, with adjustments to fit the webcomic format. The character sheet mentions character classes, and the comic proper mentions kolyaruts and tanglefoot bags by name.
  • morphE is an adaptation of a Mage: The Awakening game and goes out of its way to explain game mechanics in-universe. The end of chapter 2 deals with a character expending all of his mana and needing to be introduced to tass to replenish his supply.
  • Tower of God has several different character classes, scouts, close-range fighters, long range fighters, magicians, scouts and a Mission Control character class in which each cast member falls. They do this to have a functional team in their quest to reach the top of the Tower, scaling it floor by floor, in other words level by level. Their equipment and basic skillsnote  are from F to A with a special S Class and decimal sub units (10-1). And once the Regulars reach the top, they get ranked based on how they performed during their ascension. The best thing about it: it takes some time until you notice that due to how the concepts are interwoven with the narrative so that they make sense in-universe and contribute to creating a believable world, rather than present themselves as arbitrary and making sense strictly to the outside observer.

    Web Original 

    Western Animation 
  • The Dungeons & Dragons cartoon.
  • Wakfu, based on the computer RPG of the same name, takes place in a monster-filled, medieval-ish world inhabited by various fantastic races with different magical abilities.
  • The Futurama movie "Bender's Game" takes place partly in Cornwood, the setting to a Dungeons & Dragons game that some of the characters were playing earlier in the movie.

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RPG Verse