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Old 01-25-2008, 01:25 PM   #141
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Bio looks better than BIO.
Looks ambiguous IMO.
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Besides, you already have LoT on the list.
Okay, that's a point.

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BTW, EP for Energy Pool/Points and ER for Energy Reserve.
Isn't that one really easy to come by by reading the RAW?

P.S. Okay, that was snarky. I'm just angry tonight: since my last post I was busy reinstalling my OS. My WinXP refesed to boot for some reason (mid-boot) but nooo, they don't have a step-by-step confirmation in XP like they had in older versions. Once I reinstalled XP, it screwed up the MBR and now GRUB (and thus GNU/Linux) fails to load. So now I'm working on a not-quite finished installation of a window with all that implies. So much for playing C&C today . . .

I'll add ER.
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:38 AM   #142
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Maybe we should hyphenate: Bio-5, or B-52 with (the) Extra Arms.
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:00 PM   #143
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Made some minor additions. Anything else I should include?
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:03 PM   #144
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Made some minor additions. Anything else I should include?
The opening sentence should be modified slightly:
"By the way, do not hesitate to comment on the list..."
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Old 03-16-2008, 04:24 PM   #145
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4e seems to enforce it. ;)
IIRC, officially 4e only abbreviates the Basic Set. All other 4E books are supposed to be written as their full title (in bold italics) e.g. " See GURPS Cabernet Chicks on Ice page 23"
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:13 AM   #146
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IIRC, officially 4e only abbreviates the Basic Set. All other 4E books are supposed to be written as their full title (in bold italics) e.g. " See GURPS Cabernet Chicks on Ice page 23"
Well, that was the irony. B is always capitalized. IIRC, 3e had some stray lowercases.
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:09 AM   #147
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IMNSHO = In my not so humble opinion
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Old 07-30-2008, 08:22 PM   #148
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People in my playtest group are using the term [AAR] in the subject line, seemingly to indicate their playtest results?

Can anybody clue me into what that means? I didn't see it mentioned here:
http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/login...est-rules.html

(Edit: I'm guessing "After Action Report"?)
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:41 PM   #149
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(Edit: I'm guessing "After Action Report"?)
Dunno for sure, but in context, that looks right. When I use AAR, I mean At Any Rate.
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Old 08-03-2008, 08:47 PM   #150
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These aren't -abbreviations- (instead, they're general terms) but they need to be addressed:

Realistic: Technical terminology, as described in the Campaigns book.
Cinematic: Ditto.

Seriously, given the degree of communication failure that these words can cause, I'd rather not have to scare-quote them every time I use them.
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