Thursday, October 23, 2014
What is TPK?
Short one this time around. I hate gamer-talk sometimes. We develop our own jargon that we assume everyone gets but really just creates a taller barrier to entry to new people into the hobby. If you’re reading this entry, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if you typed, “What’s a TPK” into Google after seeing it on a post at RPGnet or something. I’m here for ya.
TPK is an acronym for Total Party Kill. It’s simply when everyone in an adventuring party (usually a traditional fantasy, sci-fi, or horror RPG) ends up dead after an encounter. It could be because of player error, GM error, a combination of both, or some really bad luck on the dice. It happens.
Anyway, I’m defining this here because I plan on using this jargon (and linking back to this post) in a future entry and just want to have my bases covered.
Posted by Troy_Costisick at 7:59 AM