The table is the space where a group of players gathers to play an RPG. In games played face-to-face, it may be a literal table that players sit around, but in online play it may be whatever program or software is used to facilitate communication.
The term table is most often used colloquially as part of other common phrases, e.g.:
- table chatter is non-gaming conversation during a session
- decisions may be made at the table (i.e. during a session) or away from the table (usually the period between sessions)
- players may step away from the table when they have a break