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Old 08-29-2006, 12:31 PM   #11
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BTW: By The Way
I know I'm no mod, but please let's not repeat questions and answers more than once, please?

P.S. At first I read 'RAW' to mean 'raw' (i.e. as in raw code, when using IRC - Internet Relay Connection).
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:18 PM   #12
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LOS = Line of Sight
MoS = Margin of Success

Also, and I'm surprised no one posted these before:

ST = Strength
IQ = Intelligence
HT = Health
DX = Dexterity
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:48 PM   #13
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ST, DX, HT, IQ
Because the last four are listed in the Basic Set?
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:04 PM   #14
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At the moment I'm just gathering all the ones so far into one post so sorry if anyone sees doubles.
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Old 08-29-2006, 03:06 PM   #15
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Note: all the following has been written by a non-native English writer.

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D&D: Satan.
GURPSize, to: convert something from another system (or from the real world) to GURPS.
Houserule, to: 1) fit a hole in the RAW with a self-made solution. 2) modifying anything because you feel it's broke. 3) inventing something totally new, but adherent with the RAW (eg. a new spell).
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:03 PM   #16
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FBKFJ, Fire Breathing Kung Fu Jesus
I thought that one was KFFBJ
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:34 PM   #17
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I Don't Have My Books With Me, and it's listed as an example in OP.
And OP is???

Original Post?
Opening Prattle?
Oligarch's Pangolin?

I had figured RAW to be "read as written"
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Old 08-29-2006, 06:11 PM   #18
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I thought that one was KFFBJ
You're right, I transposed the Kung Fu. ;Ž

http://forums.sjgames.com/showthread.php?t=13744
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:42 PM   #19
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What if, in my opinion - I don't like acronyms?

Do you guys how difficult it is for some of us reading these things for the first.
The phrase "AFAIK" - reads like somneting the "Aflac Duck" might say when it had a cold - if you didn't know it was an acronym.

OR try "LMAO" - first time I saw that years ago, My mind's voice pronounced it as "Luh May-Oh" - and I had no idea what it meant.

Tough enough with STAR TREK fans disagreeing if ST:TOS should refer to "The original series" or "The Old Show".

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Old 08-29-2006, 09:01 PM   #20
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AF: Alternate Form (rarely used)
ItMH: Immunity to Metabolic Hazards

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TT, Temperature Control (rarely used)
TT should be Temperature Tolerance.
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