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transmetahuman 09-01-2006 05:20 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Since I got credit without actually contributing anything (IG), let me suggest an addition or two:

PBEM == Play (or Played) By E-Mail

TT or TTRPG == Tabletop RPG, as opposed to a computer game

Incard 09-01-2006 08:27 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
While not strictly GURPS related, I did run into it here in these forums and I just didn't get it until I wikipedia'd it.

BESM = Big Eyes Small Mouth

which is an Anime(Japinese Animation) style role playing game.

roguebfl 09-01-2006 08:54 PM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Well that no more an Acronym than needs to be explaed to be understood than GURPS 8) it's is a system name 8)

vicky_molokh 09-02-2006 01:01 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
Istr == ??

ericbsmith 09-02-2006 01:41 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
ISTR = I seem to recall/remember

Archangel Beth 09-02-2006 06:16 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
IMC - In My Campaign

(How about IOU - Illuminati University? O:> )

zorg 09-02-2006 06:46 AM

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

Originally Posted by Agemegos
BBOR: big book of rules
BBEG: big bad evil guy
EPIC: evil person in charge
ESM: evil step-mother
FSM: flying spaghetti-monster

These are rare here, though. ime, of course.

Maz 09-02-2006 07:41 AM

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

Originally Posted by Molokh
GURPS Attributes, Sub-Attributes and Attribute Elements
DX == Dexterity
DX! == DX increase by 1 combined with a .25 decrease of Basic Speed.
FP == Fatigue Points (i.e. endurance)
HP == Hit Points
HT == Health
HT! == HT increase + FP decrease + BS decrease.
IQ == Intelligence (not just real-world IQ, but also experience, wisdom etc.)
IQ! == A level of IQ combined with one negative level of both Per and Will.
Per == Perception.
ST == Strength
ST! == (rare) ST increase + HP decrease
Will == Willpower

Personally I would list these in a different way. As the way they stand now can be a bit confusing: "DX Increased by 1 combining with a 0.25 decrease of Basic speed" ? Huh?! That made me confusing and I was even the one suggesting the abrevation.
Why not just DX! = DX - 0,25 Basic speed. ? (this way you avoid the very confusing "Increase with a decrease").
Also I don't think there is any need for the nomal ST, FP, Will and so on, as those are already obvious in the book. The ! attributes are not.
...Again too many needless abrivations will just drown out the ones there are a need for.

Michael Lewis 09-02-2006 10:34 AM

Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?
 
My God! This is insane! Im with Qoltar's opinion. I don't like a acronyms either. It took me forever to figure some of them out.
On the other hand, thanks for posting them. I guess that's part of the "lay of the land". Or should I say LOTL.

vicky_molokh 09-03-2006 03:33 AM

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

Originally Posted by Agemegos
I'm just providing grist for the mill. I reckon that whomever is maintaining the master list in the edited OP will exercise some selectivity, so it is safer to be too liberal than too conservative.

I'll include the more important-looking ones soon.


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