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Old 09-09-2007, 12:32 PM   #101
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That's sad and bad.
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Old 09-09-2007, 06:37 PM   #102
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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.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:44 AM   #103
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OK, then. I'll still miss them *silent*weep* :)
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:05 AM   #104
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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.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:10 PM   #105
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Not too bad an idea, but for something that unofficial, we should open a new thread.
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:33 PM   #106
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Not too bad an idea, but for something that unofficial, we should open a new thread.
As if my abbreviation list is official . . .
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:54 PM   #107
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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
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:21 AM   #108
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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.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:10 AM   #109
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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
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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.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:59 AM   #110
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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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