You don't understand what they mean. Pen and Paper RPG ( in reference to a video game ) means that the game is driven by statistics. In old pen and paper RPGs you could mathematically work out how much damage every hit was going to take. Not like in todays games where people are so dumb that they remove most of the statistics so as not to overwhelm console gamers and you can't build characters based purely on stats, you have to use intangible factors. Eg. In dragon age you would get items that simply say "Improves blood magic"..........???????????????????? How does it improve it and by how much? less mana( health ) cost?, more damage?, longer lasting? and how low?, larger area of effect? That's what it means, it gives you all the stats to play with so you are in full control of the games mechanics. Not a few token stats.