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post Apr 10 2006, 09:14 PM
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I'm kind of new to this board and don't get on that often, but I've been coming across several anacronyms that confuse me so help me out... I understand imop, btw, wtf etc. but some others like irrc , bbb et al confuse me.
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:16 PM
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If I Remember (or Recall) Correctly
Big Black Book (I suppose, it's more commonly used as Big Blue Book for the Champions RPG, AFAIK)
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:17 PM
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They're actually not proprietary to Dumpshock. This oughta help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_acronyms

A vocabulary list can be found at the bottom.
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:18 PM
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Beaten to the punch....
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:20 PM
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QUOTE (Azralon)
They're actually not proprietary to Dumpshock. This oughta help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_acronyms

A vocabulary list can be found at the bottom.

Bah it has "ZOMG" and no "QTF"

/calls Shenanigans
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:23 PM
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So get a Wiki account and add it in. :)
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:26 PM
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that was quite helpful, ty
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:28 PM
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np
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:32 PM
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There are a few Dumpshock-centric ones though

AVS = Ares Viper Slivergun

the various and sundry shortenings of book titles to their begining initials
DotSW for Dragons of the Sixth World for example.

RAW = Rules as Written (probably not unique to DS, but I didn't see it in the Wiki either)
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post Apr 10 2006, 09:33 PM
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QUOTE (stevebugge @ Apr 10 2006, 05:32 PM)
RAW = Rules as Written (probably not unique to DS, but I didn't see it in the Wiki either)

Yeah, that one's pretty standard for many roleplaying games (RPGs).
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post Apr 10 2006, 10:22 PM
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QUOTE (Azralon)
QUOTE (stevebugge @ Apr 10 2006, 05:32 PM)
RAW = Rules as Written (probably not unique to DS, but I didn't see it in the Wiki either)

Yeah, that one's pretty standard for many roleplaying games (RPGs).

Sometimes I've seen (and used) "canon" used in place of RAW.
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post Apr 10 2006, 10:27 PM
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"Canon" refers more to the whole Shadowrun Universe in a kind of Plutonic way. When people mention the RAW they're usually talking about the "crunch" part of the game, whereas "canon" usually refers more to the "fluff" stuff.

That reminds me:
Crunch (n): the rules and game mechanics portion of an RPG
Fluff (n): the setting, history, and plot of an RPG; the "justification" behind the rules
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post Apr 10 2006, 10:31 PM
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Also "canon" tends to span several versions of rules where as "RAW" tends to be tied tighter to one version because the designers usually try to keep canon as stable as possible, to help maintain customer base, while RAW is usually the thrust behind a version change.

This is especially true with SR since the marketing emphasis is so strongly based on the setting.
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post Apr 11 2006, 05:22 PM
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QUOTE (mdynna)
"Canon" refers more to the whole Shadowrun Universe in a kind of Plutonic way. When people mention the RAW they're usually talking about the "crunch" part of the game, whereas "canon" usually refers more to the "fluff" stuff.

That reminds me:
Crunch (n): the rules and game mechanics portion of an RPG
Fluff (n): the setting, history, and plot of an RPG; the "justification" behind the rules

Well said.
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post Apr 11 2006, 07:04 PM
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heh, i have allways read RAW as just that, the word raw...

basicly the pure, unmodified rules. never guessed that it was short for something :P
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post Apr 11 2006, 07:44 PM
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What, the UPPERCASE LETTERS weren't a big tipoff? :P

BBB has been around a looong time. I'm not sure Champions can lay claim to starting it.
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post Apr 11 2006, 07:48 PM
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QUOTE (GrinderTheTroll)
QUOTE (Azralon @ Apr 10 2006, 02:17 PM)
They're actually not proprietary to Dumpshock.  This oughta help:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_acronyms

A vocabulary list can be found at the bottom.

Bah it has "ZOMG" and no "QTF"

/calls Shenanigans

"quoted truth for"?
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post Apr 11 2006, 08:11 PM
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QUOTE (Shrike30)
What, the UPPERCASE LETTERS weren't a big tipoff? :P

BBB has been around a looong time. I'm not sure Champions can lay claim to starting it.

not everyone use uppercase consistently ;)
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post Nov 11 2009, 06:30 PM
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Thread Necromancy Engaged! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/eek.gif) Since it's usually better to raise an old thread than start a new one.

Help me out here. I've seen CBA in a hacking thread, and can't for the life of me figure out what that one means.
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post Nov 11 2009, 07:01 PM
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drawing a blank, something in unwired maybe?
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post Nov 11 2009, 07:10 PM
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The meaning I know of CBA is "can't be arsed", meaning, the writer was too lazy to do whatever it was they were talking about (usually in the Dumpshock context, go look up some obscure rule/stat/background fact).

Ex: "I CBA to dig out my old books but IIRC blah blah blah"

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post Nov 11 2009, 07:38 PM
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ah yes, i was wondering in what context it was used (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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post Nov 11 2009, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE (Sponge @ Nov 11 2009, 01:10 PM) *
The meaning I know of CBA is "can't be arsed", meaning, the writer was too lazy to do whatever it was they were talking about (usually in the Dumpshock context, go look up some obscure rule/stat/background fact).

Ex: "I CBA to dig out my old books but IIRC blah blah blah"


Well, the quote was:

QUOTE
Use Spoofing when you CBA to hack the drone, but first Analyse the controlling Persona to get his Access ID. Each Command issued requires a separate Spoof. If you hack the drone, you can command it as though it were your own.


And then it was used again in the exact same thread...so I thought it was something from Unwired that I missed or something.

But now I know. Thank you!
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post Nov 12 2009, 04:09 AM
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Thanks, I was reading CBA as a tech move as well.
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post Nov 12 2009, 06:14 PM
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What about soak? I think that's an RPG term and I've seen it around here.
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