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Old 01-14-2009, 01:13 AM   #151
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

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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"?)
You are correct, sir!

A few from a survivalist forum I'm on which could be useful as generic gaming ones:

SHTF: Organic fertilizer strikes the rotary ventilation device (Things are bad, but localized)
EOTWAWKI: End Of The World As We Know It (Things are bad everywhere)
BOB: Bug Out Bag (Gear & chow for the three days it'll take for help to arrive after the SHTF.)
BOL: Bug Out Location (Where you bug out to)
BOV: Bug Out Vehicle (What you bug out in)
BOx: Bug Out (Noun), where the noun is something related to getting out of dodge when things go bad. Has been known to get rather silly with things like BOAT for "Bug Out Altoid Tin" for a homemade mini survival kit.
BUG: Back-Up Gun
FAK: First Aid Kit
INCH Bag: I'm Never Coming Home Bag (For when it's the EOTWAWKI, and help won't be coming in three days...)
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:54 PM   #152
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

"IDHMBWM" could get trimmed down to "AFB" (Away From Books).
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:40 PM   #153
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"IDHMBWM" could get trimmed down to "AFB" (Away From Books).
AFB is an obscure acronym used by new forumites. ;)
I added IDHMBWM because people actually use it.
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:30 PM   #154
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AFB is an obscure acronym used by new forumites. ;)
I added IDHMBWM because people actually use it.
Well, like anything else, it can be spread around by use.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #155
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You could add this one to the list:

CotN (Creatures of the Night)

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P.S. Is there an established abbreviation for Psionic Powers or Pyramid magazine?
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:42 AM   #156
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On Metafilter, this one comes up a lot:

tl;dr (too long; didn't read)

Has that abbreviation appeared in these forums yet? Maybe it has in the general discussion section.


Two that came up during the playtest for GURPS Horror, Fourth Edition:

GH4e
KH (Ken Hite)

The former is longer than "GH" or "H," but it's easier to decipher. The latter isn't really necessary, but it signifies Ken's status among GURPS fans.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:54 AM   #157
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On Metafilter, this one comes up a lot:

tl;dr (too long; didn't read)

Has that abbreviation appeared in these forums yet? Maybe it has in the general discussion section.
yes and the person got told off. This is one that is not used here, simple because the behaviour it represents is not condoned.
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Old 09-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #158
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You are correct, sir!

A few from a survivalist forum I'm on which could be useful as generic gaming ones:

SHTF: Organic fertilizer strikes the rotary ventilation device (Things are bad, but localized)
EOTWAWKI: End Of The World As We Know It (Things are bad everywhere)
BOB: Bug Out Bag (Gear & chow for the three days it'll take for help to arrive after the SHTF.)
BOL: Bug Out Location (Where you bug out to)
BOV: Bug Out Vehicle (What you bug out in)
BOx: Bug Out (Noun), where the noun is something related to getting out of dodge when things go bad. Has been known to get rather silly with things like BOAT for "Bug Out Altoid Tin" for a homemade mini survival kit.
BUG: Back-Up Gun
FAK: First Aid Kit
INCH Bag: I'm Never Coming Home Bag (For when it's the EOTWAWKI, and help won't be coming in three days...)
I have never seen any of these used on these forums.
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Old 09-22-2009, 02:05 PM   #159
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

I've never heard any of them used on forums at all (and I've been on a lot of forums).

I've never heard them use at all before.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:28 PM   #160
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I thought "TL,DR" meant "Too long, didn't read" and was typically posted to snarkily complain about someone else's wall of text. However lately I'm seeing it more and more outside of that context like here. What is that supposed to mean?
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