• "What is a Role-Playing Game?" That question appears in the introduction of almost every basic RPG rulebook. You already knew that, I'm sure, and probably skipped right past this page like you do when you open one of those books. If you don't know the answer to that question, then I suggest you find out. RPG's are a fun way to hang out with your friends, play a game, and burn-off some of that creative energy you've been building up.