Gaming terms to add to your vocabulary

An ongoing guide from your friends at Inverse. (Illustrations by JoAnna Wendel)

NPC /ˈen-pē-sē/(noun): An acronym for “non-player character” used to describe computer-controlled characters in games.

Tank /taNGk/ (noun):A character class that is defined by its ability to soak up enemy damage and distract enemies from more fragile characters.