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Stumps
QUOTE (Adam)
QUOTE (Stumps @ Nov 3 2004, 01:12 AM)
Hence, this is why I would REALLY like to see an updated section of the Posting Guidelines that houses phrases and acronyms and links to the Shadowrun Reference Standard.

Great - when you've finished writing it, email it to me.

QUOTE (Fortune)
Ooohhhh ... New Topic - Acronyms for Stumps to Include biggrin.gif

Alright. Here it is.

Acronym #1:
BBB: Refers to the present edition of Shadowrun Core Rule Book. Originally stood for "Big Blue Book" after the Shadowrun 1st Edition's blue color, but has since evolved to mean "Big Black Book" after the Shadowrun 2nd and 3rd Edition's black color.
Nikoli
OIC: Oh, I see
IIRC: If I recall correctly
YMMV: Your milleage may vary
IMO: In my opinion
IMHO:In my humble opinion
Dashifen
You might want to include YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary), IIRC (If I Remember Correctly), IMO (In My Opinion), and others like it. Those confused me when I showed up, but then I don't use chat software so they could be mainstream acronyms that I just hadn't encountered.

Edit: What Nikoli said smile.gif
Adam
I suggest that instead of wasting time with common net acryonms, one links to a good common list of such.
Stumps
That will most likely happen in the finalized list.

Right now, I'm just going to let everyone submit all the acronyms...oh and phrases too, that they want added into the sticky.

Then I'll organize it all nice like for you and PM it to you.
Austere Emancipator
QUOTE (Adam)
I suggest that instead of wasting time with common net acryonms, one links to a good common list of such.

Such as this, this or this.

Other than BBB, all I can think of right now is AVS. Abbreviations for things like pieces of cyber/bioware (e.g. MBW-4), adept powers, etc are less common and usually obvious.
Whizbang
WEGSTEWHNYBCTDI - Wicked Evil Grin So Evil That Words Have Not Yet Been Created To Describe It
Edward
QUOTE (Whizbang)
WEGSTEWHNYBCTDI - Wicked Evil Grin So Evil That Words Have Not Yet Been Created To Describe It

You didnít get that quite right.

WEGSETWHNYBCTDI

Edward
Jason Farlander
Most of these might seem obvious, but, if the list is supposed to be exhaustive, all of the book acronyms should be included

SR1/SR2/SR3 - First, Second, and Third editions of Shadowrun; also the core books of said editions
*NS - New Seattle
*CD - Corporate Download
MM/M&M - Man and Machine
CC - Cannon Companion
R3 - Rigger 3
SRC/SRComp - Shadowrun Companion
MITS - Magic in the Shadows
YOTC - Year of the Comet
T:AL - Target: Awakened Lands
T:W/T:WL - Target Wastelands
*T:M - Target: Matrix
*T2 - Threats 2
SONA - Shadows of North America
SOE - Shadows of Europe
SOTA63 - State of the Art 2063
SOTA64 - State of the Art 2064
DOTSW - Dragons of the Sixth World
SSG - Sprawl Survival Guide
MJLBB - Mr Johnson's Little Black Book
RA:S - Renraku Arcology: Shutdown
SOTF - Survival of the Fittest
WOTC - Wake of the Comet

Note: acronyms marked with a * are theoretical, as I do not recall specifically having seen them.

Also, I dont feel like going through the cyber/bioware sections and listing off frequent acronyms (another common example is CED), but, again, even if those *seem* obvious, an exhaustive list meant as a true reference should include them.
RedmondLarry
QUOTE
Acronyms for Adam
I think that "A" is the best acronym for Adam.
Or, you can use "AJ" as an acronym for Adam Jury. Or "AJ2" to denote versions if his dad is also "AJ".
Jason Farlander
QUOTE
I think that "A" is the best acronym for Adam.
Or, you can use "AJ" as an acronym for Adam Jury. Or "AJ2" to denote versions if his dad is also "AJ".

So how would you differentiate Adam Jury from his sister, Ada?
Adam
He's RFJ, making me ARJ. She's AHJ.
Fortune
We could always call you WJ. biggrin.gif
Eyeless Blond
DNI for Direct Neural Interface seems to be common enough.

Don't forget cyber=cyberware, and not cybersex as it usually means nyahnyah.gif

Bio == nanoware and nano == bioware (or maybe that's the other way around nyahnyah.gif)
Austere Emancipator
Good call on DNI. Should absolutely be included.
Kagetenshi
CED: Chipjack Expert Driver, WR: Wired Reflexes, GD: Great Dragon, IE: Immortal Elf (and not, as I once assumed, Internet Explorer).

~J
Kagetenshi
CED: Chipjack Expert Driver, WR: Wired Reflexes, GD: Great Dragon, IE: Immortal Elf (and not, as I once assumed, Internet Explorer).

~J
Sabosect
SDDD- Same Drek, Different Day.
SSDD- Should I really have to translate this one?
OMFG- Lofwyr standing before you.
SOL*- You just made Lofwyr mad.
IYDS- I'm your daddy, Slitch! (long story...)
FUBAR- Any mission involving my F2F group.

*Alternate translation: S*** outta luck.
Kanada Ten
OMI - Sioux Office of Military Intelligence
MIFD - Shiawase Marketing Information and Forecasting Department
CAS - Confederation of American States
UCAS - United Canadian American States
AZT - Aztechnology stock index
FRFZ - Front Range Free Zone
AMC - Algonkian-Manitou Council
NAN - Native American Nations
STC - Sovereign Tribal Council
MIT&T - Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Thaumaturgy
CATco - Cross Applied Technologies
CFS - California Free State
PCC - Pueblo Corporate Council
SIN - System Identification Number
AGS - Allied German States
NIJ - New Islamic Jihad
IUM - Islamic Unity Movement
IJM - Imperial Japanese Marine
SSC - Salish-Shidhe Council

FA - Fully Automatic
BF - Burst Fire
SA - Semiautomatic
Luke Hardison
It would probably be a good idea to add in:

Bod
Qui
Str
Cha
Int
Will

or

B Q S C I W

and methods we use to shorten some things

rolling dice --> 2d6

damage codes --> 9M

and note under the Qui entry that some people use Q: 6 (X3) for a running multiplier.

SUT - Small Unit Tactics

Shammy and Sham for Shaman, Sammy and sam for Samurai, maybe even merc?

Some people use the abbreviation 'mag' for the more proper 'magazine' where SR would say 'clip', which could cause some confusion. Maybe we should use DBM for detachable box magazine ...

Can't think of anything else right now.
Stumps
This is great.
Let's keep this going. The more we have that's actually used, the better the list I can make.

I'll start compiling this list in a few days after I get out of surgery (nothing major).
I'll submit it to Adam as the first draft.

I won't add everything in there that's been posted.
For instance.
I'm not entirely sure it's worth the space to list the abreviations for attributes simply because they are well used through out the books.

But a great many of these are really helpful in my mind to the newbies.
Not only that, but it grants the moderators justified power to close newbie threads on repetative questions and refer them to the Posting Guidline that they should have read.
Diesel
HE - High Explosive
WP - White Phosphorus
HEAT - High Explosive Anti-tank
LAW - Light Anti-armor/anti-tank Weapon
MAW - Medium ...
LMG - Light Machine Gun
MMG- Medium Machine Gun
HMG - Heavy Machine Gun
PAC - Panther Assault Cannon
AR - Assault Rifle
MG - Minigun or Machine Gun
HEAP - High Explosive Armor Piercing/Penetrating
AP - Armor Piercing / Anti-personnel
AT - Anti-tank
AV - Anti-vehicle
AA - Anti-aircraft
(HE)API - (High Explosive) Armor Piercing Incendiary
SWAG - Scientific Wild Ass Guess.

About all I can come up with, and relating specifically to my favorite bit of the game, high-grade bang bang. wink.gif
Kanada Ten
APDS - Armor Piercing Discarding Sabot
RedmondLarry
nit: discarding, not discharging
Nothing to see here. Pass on the Edits.
Diesel
Right, the mini-tank rounds. :\
Connor
My group always preferred the more layman's definition of APDS, Armor Piercing Death Sentence.
Fresno Bob
BBEG: Big Bad End Guy
Stumps
QUOTE
nit: discarding, not discharging

nit?
Kagetenshi
Right. He then proceeds to pick it.

~J
Stumps
let me be more clear.

Are you saying that "nit" is to mean "discard, not discharging"?
Jason Farlander
no, thats the picking part
Luke Hardison
QUOTE (Stumps)
let me be more clear.

Are you saying that "nit" is to mean "discard, not discharging"?

He is using 'nit:' to indicate that he is about to pick something, or, nitpic.
Ol' Scratch
Translation: He was correcting Kanada Ten's error in defining APDS. Kanada Ten has since edited his post to make that correction.
Tanka
DIMR: Dunkelzahn Institute for Magical Research

(Had to think on that for a while when I re-read Threats 2. Then found out it popped up about a half-page later in some Shadowtalk. nyahnyah.gif)
Nikoli
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Another Decker Attacking the Mainframe
Da9iel
Isn't there a gun called the SAG or somesuch? I always forget what that stands for.
Kagetenshi
SAIM: Sovereign American Indian Movement, IIRC.

~J
Dashifen
QUOTE (Nikoli)
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Another Decker Attacking the Mainframe

Artful Dodging of Acronym Maintenance
Stumps
Ok...so it looks like we've pretty much got the serious ones down that people actually wouldn't mind seeing noted.
(looks at silliness everywhere)

I'll start putting it together nicely and send it to Adam
Starfurie
Deteted.
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