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Old 09-01-2006, 05:20 PM   #31
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Default 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
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:27 PM   #32
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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.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:54 PM   #33
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Well that no more an Acronym than needs to be explaed to be understood than GURPS 8) it's is a system name 8)
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:01 AM   #34
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Istr == ??
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Old 09-02-2006, 01:41 AM   #35
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ISTR = I seem to recall/remember
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:16 AM   #36
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IMC - In My Campaign

(How about IOU - Illuminati University? O:> )
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:46 AM   #37
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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.
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:41 AM   #38
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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.
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Old 09-02-2006, 10:34 AM   #39
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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.
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Old 09-03-2006, 03:33 AM   #40
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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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