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cheshire
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:17 am    Post subject: Acronyms, Initialisms and Abbreviations Reply with quote

We use a lot of initialisms, acronyms and abbreviations on the board, and in order to keep our new users in the loop, I've created the following list. Please feel free to reply and suggest any that you think should be added to the list.

#ABY - # of years after the battle of Yavin
#BBY - # of years before the battle of Yavin
1e or 1E - First Edition (original SW D6 core rulebook/game system)
1eRC - The Star Wars Rules Companion (book/system)
1eRU - 1988 Rules Upgrade (pamphlet/system)
2e or 2E - Second Edition (blue Vader core rulebook specifically, or 2nd edition game system in general)
2eRU - 1996 Star Wars Rules Upgrade pamphlet that upgrades the original 2e core to the R&E game system (see R&E below)
2eR&E - See R&E below
Admin - (Site) Administrator
ANH - Star Wars: A New Hope
AOTC or AotC - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
char gen - player character generation
CP - character point
CSA - Control, Sense, and Alter (Force skills)
CT - Classic Trilogy (Star Wars Episodes IV-VI)
D6 - The D6 System (game system for WEG Star Wars and other games)
D6S - D6 Space (core book/game system)
d6 - six-sided die
d6s - six-sided dice
d20 - the d20 system
DSP - Dark Side point
E# - Episode #
TESB - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
EU - Expanded Universe ("Legends" Star Wars material)
FFG - Fantasy Flight Games
FP - Force Point/Fate Point
GC - gamemaster character (non-player character)
GG# - Galaxy Guide # (set of Star Wars D6 supplements)
GM - gamemaster
IAG - Star Wars Introductory Adventure Game (box set/game system)
KOTOR - Knights of the Old Republic (video game, book, or era of play)
LFL - Lucasfilm Limited
LOS - line of sight
LS - lightsaber/light side
LSC - Lightsaber Combat (Force power)
MAP - multiple action penalty
MMO - (or MMORPG) massively multiplayer online RPG
mod - (Site) Moderator or rules modification (house rule)
NPC - non-player character (gamemaster character)
OP - Original Post (the thread starting first post) or Original Poster (the user who posted that) or overpowered.
OT - Original Trilogy (Star Wars Episodes IV-VI)
OCR - Original Core Rulebook (d20 Core Rulebook)
PC - player character
PM - Private Message
PT - prequel trilogy (Star Wars Episodes I-III)
R&E - The Star Wars Roleplaying Game, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (SW D6 core rulebook/game system)
RAW - rules as written
REUP - Revised, Expanded, and Updated. (Fan edited/compiled 2nd Edition D6 core rulebook.)
RCR - Revised Core Rulebook (d20 Core Rulebook)
RO - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
ROE - Rise of the Empire (era of play)
ROTJ or RotJ - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
ROTS or RotS - Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
RPG - Roleplaying Game
SAGA - Star Wars Roleplaying Game SAGA edition (last d20 core rulebook)
SP - Skill Point
ST - Sequel Trilogy (Star Wars Episodes VII-IX)
SW - Star Wars (franchise or original film)
SWU - Star Wars Universe
TCW - Star Wars: The Clone Wars (animated film, TV series and spin-offs)
TFA - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
TK - Telekinesis
TLJ - Star Wars: The Last Jedi
TOR - The Old Republic (Star Wars MMORPG)
TOTJ - Tales of the Jedi (comics or era of play)
TOTJC - Tales of the Jedi Companion (D6 supplement)
TPC - Total Party Capture
TPK/TPW - Total Party Kill/Total Party Wipe
TPM - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
WEG - West End Games
WOTC or WotC - Wizards of the Coast

"Star Wars films" or "SW films" - By default, these refer to the episodic and anthology films, (not the Ewok TV movies and not The Clone Wars movie).

NOTE: For the ones with multiple meanings, which one should be clear from context. If not clear then it should be specified.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TK confused me at first as I wasn't sure if it was telekinesis or telekinetic kill.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usually it's Telekinesis. I'll add it to the list.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're the man, Cheshire.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice List!

PT - Prequil Trilogy (Star Wars Episode I - III
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh. We always called that one "TK Kill", although we had one player who liked "Force Choke".

Excellent list, sir!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done! Just one more reason this is a great and very welcoming site.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is an awesome list, and very helpful when I was first navigating these space lanes! Perhaps we can add the acronyms for the books as well? (both D6 & D20)

Was asked about WbC (Wanted by Cracken) and JAS (Jedi Academy Sourcebook) to name 2, but might be good to list them all...

Just a thought... Smile



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've thought about it, but it's a harder one. People don't always use the same initialisms and acronyms for the books. For example, people were talking about the Force Unleashed book for SAGA, and some would say FU and others FUCG (which is a most unfortunate initialism). There are other inconsistencies with other books, and they don't appear quite as often as some of the others. Though if other users tell me that there are some that keep popping up, I'd naturally be happy to add them.

BTW, I've noticed that some of the other boards have a slightly different lingo that we do. For example, we use SAGA to refer to the Saga Edition rule set, where others will say SECR (Saga Edition Core Rulebook), or SWSE (Star Wars Saga Edition). Just an interesting side-note.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, I'll give you that point... Smile


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Cheshire. I see CEC from time to time, what's that stand for?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ning Leihrec wrote:
Thanks, Cheshire. I see CEC from time to time, what's that stand for?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pel wrote:
Heh. We always called that one "TK Kill", although we had one player who liked "Force Choke".

Excellent list, sir!


I have always seen it as TKK, or TK kill.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These turn up once in a while when discussing spaceflight and such...
FTL - Faster Than Light
LY - Light Year

And this turns up from time to time in two contexts
Gs - Gravity, or alternatively pressure.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd add "RCR" for Revised Core Rulebook
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