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nonplayer character

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  1. a character in a tabletop role-playing game who is controlled by the Game Master.
  2. a character in a video game who executes scripted roles and is not controlled by the player. Abbreviation: NPC
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NPC

abbreviation for (in New Zealand)
  1. National Provincial Championship, an interprovincial rugby competition
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