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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:01 am


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This is a list with (hopefully) the most important part of the used terminology and abbreviations used when speaking about role play. A bit of internet language is included as well, because it can be important when chatting or talking outside the role play.

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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Online_text-based_role-playing_game
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Play-by-post_role-playing_game


If anything is missing, do not hesitate to point out.

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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:29 am


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3D RP
Three-dimensional role play.

<c>
<continuing> -> the post has not ended yet.

<e>
<end> -> the post is done, nothing will follow.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:30 am


Starting with the letter A:

AFK
Away from keyboard. The person saying this will be away from their computer until further notice. This probably has implications for their role-play in the meantime.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:31 am


Starting with the letter B:

Baldur's Gate
RPG.

BBL
Be back later. The person saying this will stay away for a not too short time. They will 'be back later'.

Beta-reading
Using information you read, to apply it on your character (who doesn't have this information). Full explanation here.

BRB
Be right back. The person saying this will stay away only shortly.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:31 am


Starting with the letter C:

CP
1) Copper Pieces. D&D currency.
2) Character Points. At the start of some RPGs and when leveling, you get an amount of CP that you can spend on improving skills.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:32 am


Starting with the letter D:

D&D
Dungeons and Dragons. Probably one of the oldest and most popular RPGs.

D20, D30, ...
Dice 20, 30, ... A term used in RP in which dices are used.

Diablo
RPG.

DM
Death Match. A fight that will only end when it resulted in the death of at least one out of the two parties.

Dragon Quest
A fairly popular RPG.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:32 am


Starting with the letter E:

EP
1) Experience Points. In RPGs, you mostly gain experience points by for instance defeating targets or completing quests. Often also abbreviated 'XP'.
2) Electrum Piece. Currency in D&D.

ERP
Erotic Role Play. The kind of RP that is used for sexual activities.

ES
EliteSkills. (site)
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:33 am


Starting with the letter F:

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions. The FAQ that is one of the tabs above is a different one as the FAQ on this forum. Above is the one made by this free forum's server, which probably will deal with your technical issues. The FAQ on the forum is mainly with issues concerning the content of this forum, where to post what, etc.

FF
Final Fantasy.

FFRP
Final Fantasy-based role-play.

FL
Friend list. Your friend list on this forum or wherever is the list of the people you have added as 'friends'.

FRP
Forum role-play.

Furry
1) Anthropomorphic creature: with the basic anatomy of a human, but animal (usually only one) traits mixed into.
2) A fan or someone with a love of furries (as defined above).


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:33 am


Starting with the letter G:

GM
1) Game Master - the person who controls everything in the game (apart from the actual players).
2) God-Mode. A term in role-play that comes from the concept that one is depicting their character as a sort of God. In most forms of Role-Play, God-Moding is against the rules. Full explanation can be viewed here.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:34 am


Starting with the letter H:

HP
Home Page. Someone's own profile page or website.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:34 am


Starting with the letter I:

IC
In Character. When you are IC or 'in character', it means that you are role playing.

IGM
In-Game Message.

IMVU
Instant Messenging Virtual Universe.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:35 am


Starting with the letter J:

JK
Just kidding. This means that the speaker wasn't serious about their previous statement.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:35 am


Starting with the letter K:

KH
Kingdom Hearts.

KHRP
Kingdom Hearts Role Play.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:36 am


Starting with the letter L:

LoL
League of Legends. An action video game released in 2009, inspired by the DotA map for Warcraft III. It is a fantasy RPG.

Loong
Chinese word for 'dragon'. Role-playing game.

LPC
(The) Lusio Partis Community. Lusio Partis stands for role-play: lusio (game, play) partis (of a part, role).


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:36 am


Starting with the letter M:

MC
Main Character. The most important character of a storyline, the protagonist.

Meta-gaming
Mixture of OOC and IC. In most cases, only taking elements of OOC into IC is controllable and considered meta-gaming. IC to OOC then would just be called "taking RP too serious". Full explanation of meta-gaming is viewable here.

Meta-posing
Giving other role-players information their characters don't know. Full explanation here.

MMORPG
Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game.

MP
Moderate Powers. Term mostly used in the context of T1 (Tier 1) role play.

MV
Multiple Versions. The MV object (usually a RPC, but cases exist of RP cities and such as well) is then used in different RP communities/environments, and the versions will be different in the part that happened since the creation. Locations in anime RP often count as MV since other RP groups based on the same anime will RP it out differently.

MYOB
Mind your own business.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:36 am


Starting with the letter N:

NPC
Non-Playable Character or Non-Player Character. A character in a role-play that is not role-played by a specific person.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:37 am


Starting with the letter O:

OCC
Out Character Chat. An out character chat is a chat that is not meant to use for role-playing.

OOC
Out of Character. When you are OOC or 'out of character', it means that you are not role playing, that you are your real self.

OP
Overpowered. Dedicating your character more powers than they are allowed (in that context). This usually results in Powerplay ('PP').

OTP
1) One True Pairing. The two characters (of a role-play, but also of a series, book, ...) that you would like to see together.
2) One-Time Password. A password that you can only use for one log-in session or transaction.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:37 am


Starting with the letter P:

PbEM
Play-by-E-Mail. Role-playing by sending role-play posts in e-mails to a person/group of people.

PbP
Play-by-Post. Role-playing by posting messages. Examples of this are forum role-play, bulletin board role-play, blog role-play, or PbEM.

PC
1) Personal computer. The chance is quite big you are using one right now.
2) Powered characters. Term mostly used in the context of T1 (Tier 1) role play.
3) Private chat.
4) Playable Character or Player Character. To oppose the term 'NPC', a 'PC' is a character played out by an actual person. About the same as an RPC.

PM
Private/personal message.

POV
Point of view. Most textual role-play styles use third person's POV ('he/she did X'). Other would use first person's POV ('I did X'). Second person would seldom to never be used.

PP
Powerplay. Being overpowered ('OP') or using an overpowered character in RP. Full explanation can be viewed here.

PvP
Person versus person. A one-on-one RP fight.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:38 am


Starting with the letter Q:

Q & A
Question and Answer. Section of this forum where you can put questions you have or answer the questions of others.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:38 am


Starting with the letter R:

Real-time
Real-time RP is textual role-play as opposed to PbP RP. The players usually need to be present in order to role-play. Examples: IRC, Yahoo, MSN or IMVU RP.

RL
Real life. You know, that what you don't have. I mean, your life outside of both RP and internet.

RM
Realistic Melee. Term mostly used in the context of T1 (Tier 1) role play.

RP
Role-play.

RPC
Role-play Character.

RPG
Role-playing Game.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:38 am


Starting with the letter S:

S15, S17, ...
Speed role play with as minimum the number of words as indicated.

SC
Side Character. A less important character in a storyline.

Sci-fi
Science-fiction. Genre, in RP played in the (distant) future, with technological developments made up by the role-players or from existing sci-fi series, books, ...

SF
Science-fiction. See: Sci-fi.

SL
Story Line.

SMT
Shin Megami Tensei. Japanese role-playing video game.

SW
Star Wars.

SWRP
Star Wars role-play.


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:39 am


Starting with the letter T:

T0
Tier 0, Novella Role-play.

T00
Tier 00, Novelette Role-play.

T1
Tier 1, paragraph Role-play.

T1E
Tier 1 Elite, two-page Role-play.

T2
Tier 2, a (quite long) form of speed Role-play.

T3
Tier 3, a (short) form of speed Role-play.

T4
Tier 4, mixture of T2 and T3.

T5
Tier 5, speed Role-play mostly used for assassinations. Five words, five lines.

T6
Tier 6, freestyle Role-play, RP without rules. ('Noob rp')
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:39 am


Starting with the letter U:

UC
Under Construction. Mostly the same as Work In Progress ('WIP'), 'UC'. This means the creator is busy with it (conworld, website, bio, art, ...), but will only post or upload it when done.

UM
Unrealistic Melee. Term mostly used in the context of T1 (Tier 1) role play.
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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:40 am


Starting with the letter V:


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Post  Lusor on Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:41 am


Starting with the letter W:

WIP
Work In Progress. Mostly the same as Under Construction ('UC'), when you see 'WIP' written somewhere, it means it (artwork, character sheet, ...) is unfinished and the version you see is only temporary.
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