Updated: 11/18/2022 by Computer Hope

RPG may refer to any of the following:

RPG in red lettering on black background.

1. Short for role-playing game, RPG is a game where players act out a different reality or roles. For example, a player may take on the role of a gnome mage who can cast magical spells to damage enemies. On a computer, these games are sometimes called a CRPG or computer role playing game.

2. Short for Report Program Generator, RPG is a programming language developed by IBM in the 1960s to simplify coding for business applications.

3. Short for Raster Pattern Generator, RPG is the set of electronic circuits that converts raster patterns into bit patterns.

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