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ElfWord
1 January 2003, 05:03 PM
Would it be possible to include in the FAQ a section detailing commonly used abbreviations? While many of us might know what PrC, WotC, EU, Ep1, Ep2, Ep3, PM, PMS(strike that), RotJ, TESB, ANH, NRESB, DSSB, NJO, and all of the other abbreviations we use regularly mean, newcomers don't. Also, would it be possible to put the FAQ in a more conspicuous place than the preferences menu?
ty for listening to my suggestion. ttyl all, cya!

coldskier0320
8 January 2003, 04:41 PM
Word to that! I consider myself about 80% Star Wars nut (i lost some percentage in my silent contempt of all books Vector Prime and later) and while im familiar with most of the abbreviated lingo i even have trouble with some of it, i think for new rpgers a faq would be great it could include not only abbreviations but stuff like the level advancement and other aspects of the holonetB)

dragonseye
8 January 2003, 07:40 PM
Elf,

You know, that's a very good idea. I've been on the boards for over a year, and I still have to ferrit out some of the abbreviations used on the holonet.

Rogue Janson
12 January 2003, 02:15 AM
This idea doesn't seem to have got any attention for a while, so I thought I'd add my voice to say I think it would be a very useful addition to the FAQ.
And I'm tempted to start a list of acronyms and abbreviations here already.

Jedi_Staailis
12 January 2003, 09:20 AM
And I'm tempted to start a list of acronyms and abbreviations here already.
We can increase the chances that this will happen, and decrease the workload of the SWRPGNetwork staff, if we come up with the list ourselves. Then they can just copy and paste. I'll start with everything I can think of.

CRB - Core Rulebook, d20 system
RCRB - Revised Core Rulebook, d20 system
R&E - Revised and Expanded, D6 2nd Edition
ANH - A New Hope (Episode IV)
ESB or TESB - The Empire Strikes Back (Episode V)
RotJ - Return of the Jedi (Episode VI)
TPM - The Phantom Menace (Episode I)
AotC - Attack of the Clones (Episode II)
WP - Wound Points
VP - Vitality Points
FP - Force Point
DSP - Dark Side Point
CP - Character Point
TotJ - Tales of the Jedi
NR - New Republic
NJO - New Jedi Order
RoE - Rise of the Empire
C&M - Chaos and Miscellanea (a forum)
NRESB - New Republic Era Sourcebook (a fan project)
DSSB - Dark Side Source Book
PotJ - Power of the Jedi Sourcebook
EU - Expanded Universe (any non-film material)
WotC - Wizards of the Coast (d20 publisher)
WEG - West End Games (D6 Publisher)
PM - Private Message (Holonet messaging system)
PrC - Prestige Class
TF.N - TheForce.Net (a major Star Wars site)
SW - Star Wars
A&E - Arms and Equipment Guide
ILM - Industrial Light and Magic
GL - George Lucas
LFL - LucasFilm Licensing
SWAG - Star Wars Artists Guild
DLOS - Dark Lords of the Sith (a web site)

I'm sure there are more, but these are what I can remember off the top of my head. :)

Rogue Janson
12 January 2003, 09:52 AM
Well I'll continue then, hope none of these are repeats.

OT - Original Trilogy
OCR - Original Core Rules

RESB - Rebellion Era Sourcebook
AA - Alien Anthology
UAA - Ultimate Alien Anthology
DSSB - Dark Side Sourcebook
SotG - Starships of the Galaxy
C&CW - Coruscant and the Core Worlds
[b]Classes/Prestive Classes
These are the ones I can remember seeing - obviously a lot of PrCs could be turned into acronyms. Most aren't used all that much.
FA - Force Adept
JG - Jedi Guardian
JC - Jedi Consular
FW - Force Warrior
JA - Jedi Ace
JM - Jedi Master
JWM - Jedi Weapons Master
DSM - Dark Side Marauder
DSD - Dark Side Devotee
Skills
MO - Move Object
I think the only one that comes up very often.
Feats
EWP - Exotic Weapon Proficiency
WGP - Weapon Group Proficiency
Mechanics
BAB - Base Attack Bonus

edit: WHOOHOO, WING COMMANDER AT LAST!

ElfWord
13 January 2003, 06:42 AM
USB - Underworld Sourcebook (Fan Sourcebook Project in Progress)
A&EGS - Arms and Equipment Guide Supplement (Same as Above)
RP - Roleplaying
RPG - Roleplaying Game
GM - Game Master
DM - Dungeon Master
D&D - Dungeons and Dragons
3E - 3rd Edition

ElfWord
15 January 2003, 10:49 AM
Seeing as how 3 new users currently have questions about the rank system posted on just the first page of this board, I thought I'd reiterate that making the FAQ more noticeable would probably be a good idea.

Rogue Janson
15 January 2003, 11:09 AM
Definitely a good idea.

ElfWord
17 January 2003, 07:46 AM
YV - Yuuzhan Vong
SQ - Special Qualities
Fort - Fortitude or Fortitude Save
Ref - Reflex or Reflex Save
DC - Difficulty Class

Armage Bedar
20 January 2003, 05:13 AM
I'm not ignoring you, I promise! :)

In fact, I'm going to put this list in the FAQ right now. Eventually I'm going to restructure the FAQ, but for now the information will be present for those curious about it.

Armage Bedar
20 January 2003, 05:43 AM
Here's where you can find the list of abbreviations -- keep it handy for those times when someone just can't figure out what "OR/RotE with a PrC and a Ref save" means :-)

http://holonet.swrpgnetwork.com/misc.php?s=&action=faq&page=3#37

Rogue Janson
20 January 2003, 08:33 AM
That's excellent, I'm sure lots of people will find the list helpful. I just hope you're prepared for queues of people lining up to point out abbreviations that aren't on there :).