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Everything you need to know about role-playing games

The objective of the role-playing game is to interpret a character in a specific universe and according to well-defined rules in order to achieve victory.

What are the most sought-after role-playing games?

What is a role-playing game?

In a role-playing game or JDR, participants represent a fictional character and interact with each other in different ways. In a JDR, characters usually solve puzzles according to predefined game rules. A playmaker presents the scenario and ensures respect for the disciplines. It is often used for entertainment using a board game. It appeals to imagination, interaction and above all dialogue.

The life-size role-playing game

The life-size role-playing game or live role playing games is played in:

  • Nature;
  • A camp;
  • A building;
  • Etc.

To recreate the atmosphere of a story, participants and organizers use:

  • Disguises;
  • Makeup;
  • Scenery;
  • Special effects;
  • Etc.

The table-based role-playing game

Table-top role-playing usually brings together two to five people around a table. This fun activity allows participants to embody a character. Then, everyone interprets their role and describes their actions according to the chosen character. A Game Master or Storyteller defines the context, animates the group and recalls the rules. He is the guarantor of the universe, the rules of the game and the dynamics of the group.

The role-playing evening

The role-playing evening allows you to discover the JDR. This box set, published by Larousse, helps players and especially the Game Master to understand how the JDR works. It is useful during the initiation stage. Larousse has developed an assistance service to accompany players during the reading of the initiation box.

Middle-earth role-playing game

The Middle-earth role-playing game or JRTM was released in 1984 in England. It allows you to enter the universe of the novels of J. R. R. Tolkien:

  • Lord of the Rings;
  • Bilbo
  • Hobbit;
  • Etc.

What are the most sought-after themes for a role-playing game?

Today, many role-playing game themes are available online. The most sought-after JDRs are:

  • The Harry Potter role-playing game;
  • The Call of Cthulhu;
  • The Warhammer;
  • The Knight role-playing game;
  • Medieval Fantasy;
  • Steampunk;
  • The Dungeon of Naheulbeuk;
  • The Iron Throne;
  • The Pathfinder role-playing game;
  • The Witcher
  • The role-playing game Game of Thrones;
  • The Star Wars role-playing game;
  • The Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

The situation is also categorized in the JDR. Professionals often use this tool to lead participants into a situation more or less similar to reality. It is therefore about recreating an environment and certain circumstances. Coaches use this technique to help some people develop their ability to interact in different contexts. In this case, the JDR makes it possible to:

  • Work attitudes;
  • Develop a skill;
  • Feel the effects of a behavior or speech;
  • Etc.

Today, JDR is also used in psychology to help some individuals control their emotional impulses.


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