A pen, pencil or other writing implement is a tool used for writing or drawing, usually on paper. It is one of the most common game aids used for face-to-face tabletop role-playing games, to the extent that such role-playing games are sometimes known as pen-and-paper role-playing games to distinguish them from other forms (such as live action role-playing games and computer role-playing games).
Examples of writing implement used in role-playing gamesEdit
Pens mark paper with ink, which is usually permanent.
Markers use ink, which is usually permanent on paper, but some markers use ink that can be erased or wiped away when used on a vinyl surface such as a game mat.