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It is important to realize that some arconyms may also refer to a class, feat, race, skill, talent, prestige class, or ability instead of what is listed here. For example, in D&D 3.5, AC usually refers to Armor Class, but may also be used to refer to Animal Companion (Druid/Ranger class feature) or Abjurant Champion (Prestige Class). Check the context to know which is being referred to.

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Generic Acronyms

  • BBEG - Big Bad Evil Guy
  • D20 - 20 sided dice (one of the most commonly used die in a game). Often also used to mean the D20 System, which includes games such as D&D, Mutants & Masterminds, and D20 Modern, which rely heavily on this die.
  • FYI - For Your Information
  • GURPS - Generic Universal Role Playing System
  • LOL - Laugh Out Loud
  • MAD - Multiple Ability Dependency
  • NPC - Non Player Character
  • OGC - Open Gaming Content
  • OGL - Open Gaming License
  • OP - Original Poster
  • PbP - Play by Post
  • PC - Player Character.
  • PnP or TT - Pencil and Paper or TableTop, used to refer to tabletop games
  • PEACH - Please Examine And Critique Helpfully
  • RAI - Rules As Intended
  • RAW - Rules As Written
  • RL or IRL - (In) Real Life, the enemy of gaming.
  • RPG - Role Playing Game
  • SAD - Single Ability Dependency
  • TPK - Total Party Kill
  • WiP - Work in Progress
  • WoTC - Wizards of the Coast
  • YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary

D&D 3.5

  • AC - Armor Class
  • ACF - Alternative Class Feature
  • BAB -Base Attack Bonus
  • Books:
    • BoC - Book of Challenges
    • BoED - Book of Exalted Deeds
    • BoVD - Book of Vile Darkness
  • Completes:
    • CAdv - Complete Adventurer
    • CArc - Complete Arcane
    • CChamp - Complete Champion
    • CDiv - Complete Divine
    • CMag - Complete Mage
    • CPsi - Complete Psionic
    • CSco - Complete Scoundrel
    • CWar - Complete Warrior
  • CR - Challenge Rating
  • DC - Difficulty Class
  • DCS - Dragonlance Campaign Setting
  • DMG - Dungeon Master's Guide (has versions I & II)
  • DMM - Divine Metamagic
  • ECL - Effective Character Level
  • ECS - Eberron Campaign Setting
  • EPH - Expanded Psionics Handbook (may also use XPH)
  • FORT - Fortitude Saving Throw
  • FRCS - Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting
  • HD - Hit Dice
  • HP - Hit Points
  • LA - Level Adjustment
  • MIC - Magic Item Compendium
  • MM - Monster Manual (has versions I, II, III, IV and V)
  • PHB - Players Handbook (has versions I & II)
  • REF - Reflex Saving Throw
  • RHD - Racial Hit Dice
  • Races:
    • RoD - Races of Destiny
    • RoE - Races of Eberron
    • RoF - Races of Faerun
    • RoS - Races of Stone
    • RotD - Races of the Dragon
    • RotW - Races of the Wild
  • SC - Spell Compendium
  • SRD - System Reference Document (for example http://www.d20srd.org)
  • ToB - Tome of Battle
  • ToM - Tome of Magic
  • UA - Unearthed Arcana
  • UMD - Use Magic Device
  • WBL - Wealth By Level
  • WILL - Will Saving Throw
  • XPH - Expanded Psionics Handbook (may also use EPH)

D&D 4e

Many of the acronyms in the 3.5 section of this page apply here as well, such as AC, Ref, and DC, albeit in different ways.

  • AoO/OA - Attack of Opportunity/Opportunity Attack
  • CA - Combat Advantage
  • ED - Epic Destiny
  • MBA - Melee Basic Attack
  • NAD - Non-AC Defense
  • PP - Paragon Path
  • RBA - Ranged Basic Attack

WoD

Some people use a colon (:) in these acronyms, others do not.

  • CtL - Changeling: The Lost
  • GtS - Geist: The Sin-eaters
  • HtR - Hunter: the Reckoning
  • HtV - Hunter: The Vigil
  • MtA - Mage: The Awakening or Mage: the Ascension (make sure to check if it's not clear which edition is in use)
  • PtC - Promethean: The Created
  • VtM - Vampire: the Masquerade
  • VtR - Vampire: The Requiem
  • WoD - World of Darkness (sometimes preceded by n- for the new version or o- for the old version)
  • WtA - Werewolf: The Apocalypse
  • WtF - Werewolf: The Forsaken