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Old 08-29-2006, 10:38 PM   #21
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Default Re: GURPS Forum Abbreviations: help the newbies?

Please link Munchkin to some thread comparing Munchkins, Powergamers, Wargamers, Minimaxers and Ruleslawyers, since true munchkins are a separate breed (specifically due to cheating and other features). Besides, it's not an abbreviation.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:22 AM   #22
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AF: Alternate Form (rarely used)
ItMH: Immunity to Metabolic Hazards

TT should be Temperature Tolerance.
D'oh was looking at them both whilst typing it. Fixed. Others Added.
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:28 AM   #23
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Please link Munchkin to some thread comparing Munchkins, Powergamers, Wargamers, Minimaxers and Ruleslawyers, since true munchkins are a separate breed (specifically due to cheating and other features). Besides, it's not an abbreviation.
EDIT: Found one after my 5th search

Have you got a specific thread in mind?

Although its not an abbreviation per se its still somthing that could confuse newcomers.
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:14 AM   #24
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EDIT: Found one after my 5th search

Have you got a specific thread in mind?

Although its not an abbreviation per se its still somthing that could confuse newcomers.
Nothing specific, just don't want newcomers to get stereotypes such as 'Powergamer=Munchkin'; there are some very good (i.e. non-evil) powergamers...

Mind if I edit the OP to include the list you've compiled? I know the credit is yours (and I'll include credits for everybody who contributed - just don't delete those posts of yours yet). Then we can ask a mod to make it a sticky.
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:51 AM   #25
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Nothing specific, just don't want newcomers to get stereotypes such as 'Powergamer=Munchkin'; there are some very good (i.e. non-evil) powergamers...

Mind if I edit the OP to include the list you've compiled? I know the credit is yours (and I'll include credits for everybody who contributed - just don't delete those posts of yours yet). Then we can ask a mod to make it a sticky.
Not at all. Just glad to have helped.
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Old 08-30-2006, 06:58 AM   #26
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ST, DX, HT, IQ
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Because the last four are listed in the Basic Set?
Yes, but maybe IQ!, DX!, HT! and IQ! should be listed as this is not something obivous. And can easy be confused with "Bang Skills" which is almost the opposite. So:
"Pure" attributes, in the sense that you buy off any subattributes based upon the original value:
ST! = ST - HP.
DX! = DX - 0,5 Basic speed.
IQ! = IQ - WILL and PER.
HT! = HT - FP and 0,5 Basic speed.


Also I would suggest putting the "Rarely used" in a third category called Rarely used. As the point is to help new people the most used one should be easy to find, and preferibly put in alfabetic order. For instance AoA is, in my experience, one of the most common Abrevations and it can be quite hard to find it in the list as rarely used abrevations takes up space.


[edit] I would suggest doing the same with the forum abrevations btw. among others I have never seen "BSEG", "EG", "FTF" and most of the other "grins", where "AFAIK", "IMO" and "BTW" pops up all the time.

Just thought of another Game aberevaiton:
FTL: Faster than Light (travel, communication, speed). [/edit]

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Old 08-30-2006, 07:24 AM   #27
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IMTU= in my Traveller Universe

But, what does the "F" stand for in "FLGS"?

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Old 09-01-2006, 04:10 AM   #28
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Can one of the mods look into making this a sticky please? Otherwise it'll just die and disappear.
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:20 AM   #29
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As I work at one , maybe I should explain that one .

The "F" in FLGS stands for Friendly. As In your "Friendly Local Game Store" .

Which at our store ...we always try our best to be friendly.

I first noticed that acronym being popularized in the gamer's comic book/Magazine "Knights of the Dinner Table" .,...which of course gets abbreviated as KODT . (or even "Codd-Tee")

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Old 09-01-2006, 08:37 AM   #30
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I'd bold the ones which are most-used, myself. (And I'll double-check to see if it's okay to sticky this here, or what.)
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