A Party is a team of adventurers which band together for mutual safety and combat effectiveness. Many adventuring parties are, effectively, small mercenary companies. The word used for a party often depends on genre.
Typical party roles are:
- "Brick"/"Tank" - A character who attracts enemy attention from frailer party members
- "Scrapper" - a character who inflicts high damage in personal combat
- "Blaster" - a character who excels at inflicting damage from range
- "Healer" - a character who protects other party members from harm and heals them when injured.
Other roles exist from party to party, including a "tactician," who controls the field of battle, and a "leader" who directs combat and typically possesses abilities that give extra damage/power to other characters in the party.