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I'd say the limit is that it doesn't put the game out of balance, or allow for you to do stupid, cheap things.

— Owen Glyndwr[1]

In role-playing games (mainly, but not exclusively), powergaming is a particular way of playing in which the emphasis lies on developing a player character that is either as powerful as possible, usually to the detriment of other aspects of the game, such as character interaction, or violates roleplaying etiquette by either taking control of other players' characters, actions, or the outcome of a game.

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