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Diogenes 09-09-2007 12:32 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
That's sad and bad.

ericbsmith 09-09-2007 06:37 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diogenes
That's sad and bad.

It was an editorial nightmare as more books got printed, with newer editions or revised editions changing page references throughout a dozen different books. The abbreviation codes also got less and less intuitive as more and more books were printed. It's an understandable decision to not want to go through that again.

Diogenes 09-10-2007 08:44 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
OK, then. I'll still miss them *silent*weep* :)

vicky_molokh 09-10-2007 09:05 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diogenes
OK, then. I'll still miss them *silent*weep* :)

I miss them too. Badly.

We can make our own for the forum. My proposals so far:

IW: Infinite Worlds
ISW: InterStellar Wars
F: Fantasy
BS: Banestorm
S: Space (as per 3e)
SU: Supers (as per 3e)
P: Powers (needs a one-letter acronym due to being used frequently).
TPI: Traveller Psionic Institutes
Bi and Bii: Basic Set books when needing the distinction but ignorant of the page number.
MA: you know it.

Diogenes 09-10-2007 12:10 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Not too bad an idea, but for something that unofficial, we should open a new thread.

vicky_molokh 09-10-2007 12:33 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Diogenes
Not too bad an idea, but for something that unofficial, we should open a new thread.

As if my abbreviation list is official . . .

ericbsmith 09-10-2007 08:54 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
The current list of abbreviations I'm using in GCA is:
Code:

B        Basic Set 4th Edition
BS        Banestorm
Bio        Bio-Tech
DR        Dragons
F        Fantasy
IW        Infinite Worlds
LoT        Lands Out of Time
L        Lite 4th Edition
M        Magic
MA        Martial Arts
MY        Mysteries
P        Powers
S        Space
SU        Supers
TS:CT        Transhuman Space: Changing Times
T:IW        Traveller: Interstellar Wars
UT        Ultra-Tech


Daigoro 09-20-2007 09:21 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
I'm going to have a gripe about abbreviations for ammunition types in Ultra-Tech, some of which aren't immediately obvious and only yield up their secrets on a close reading of the text. CL and CLP were particularly frustrating until I spotted a ref to "caseless long rifle" rounds at the end of the conventional guns section (p136), as they weren't explained where they were introduced and aren't indexed.

So far I've figured out-
CL- caseless long
CLP- caseless long pistol
CLR- caseless long rifle
PC- plastic-cased (for shotgun-style ammo)
PLB- pre-loaded barrel
G- grenade, I presume, although I'm not sure why the Portable Rail Gun (p141/142) is listed as 10mmG when the text says it fires slugs
N- needler (that was an easy one)
T- tangler (likewise)

Abbreviations for gun names are more explicitly stated, so I won't go into them, but I had some 30 minutes frustration trying to scan the text, weapons tables, index, Basic Set, etc, for a summary of these ammo types.

Daigoro 09-24-2007 02:10 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Thanks for posting those on the front page, Molokh.

As I've had a reply from the esteemed David Pulver-dono graciously correcting an erratum, could you change one line in the entry?

Where it says
Quote:

G- grenade, I presume, although I'm not sure why the Portable Rail Gun (p141/142) is listed as 10mmG when the text says it fires slugs
it might be better to say-
G- grenade (note that Portable Rail Gun (p141/142, and the ammunition table p143) is listed incorrectly as 10mmG, where it should be just 10mm).

Thanks and onya.

Legend 09-24-2007 11:59 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Two acronyms I couldn't seem to find listed would be:

TK Telekinesis

PK Psychokinesis


But PK is listed in Characters so it may not count. : /


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