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SotM Glossary, or What on Earth Are These People Talking About?

Previous discussion of abbreviations/nicknames is here, but I don't advise you read all of it. That way lies derailment, frustration, and possibly a nasty little rash.

But I figured that a glossary would help new people (hi lovely new people, you're very welcome!) and those of us who find abbreviations difficult to work out, and since pwatson1974 helpfully started one for me, here it is. Square brackets indicate which deck a card is from.

I know this is by no means an exhaustive list, so please feel free to remind me of commonly-used abbreviations/nicknames and I'll add them here. (Note that this is NOT a place for a discussion of whether a glossary is actually needed.)

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AA - Argent Adept (hero)

AB - Akash'Bhuta (villain)

Angry Paul - see IL

AoE - Area of Effect, damaging effects that hit many targets

AZ - Absolute Zero (hero)

Baby Legacy - see YL

BB - Baron Blade (villain)

BGG - Board Game Geek, http://boardgamegeek.com/

CC - Captain Cosmic (hero)

Chrono - Chrono-Ranger (hero)

CR - Chrono-Ranger (hero)

DR - damage reduction

DW - Dark Watch (hero team comprising Expatriette, Mr Fixer, Nightmist and Setback, also refers to the Dark Watch promos for those characters)

EE - Enhanced Edition, the latest version of the base game

Engine Bunker - See EoW

EoD - End of Days [Fanatic]

EoW - Engine of War, Bunker: Engine of War (hero promo variant)

F5 - see FF

FF - Freedom Five (hero team comprising Absolute Zero, Bunker, Legacy, Tachyon and Wraith)

FT - Freedom Tower (environment)

Flip - Reveal the top card of a deck and put it into play, e.g. via Omnitron-X's base power; not to be confused with flipping character cards (especially villains) as described in the rulebook

GH - Grappling Hook [Wraith]

Golem Unity - see GU

GL - Grandpa Legacy, Legacy: Greatest Legacy (hero promo variant)

Grandpa Legacy - see GL

Graveyard - trash, discard pile; not correct Sentinels terminology but often used by Magic: The Gathering players

GSF - Galactic Strike Force, another game by Greater Than Games

GU - Golem Unity, Unity: Golem Spawn (hero promo variant)

GWV - Grand Warlord Voss (villain)

Hairdryer - see Wraith's Hairdyer

IF - Imbued Fire [Ra]

IL - Iron Legacy (villain)

Incapped - Incapacitated

IR - Infernal Relics (expansion)

IREP - Infrared Eyepiece [Wraith]

IT - Isothermic Transducer [Absolute Zero]

Jerk Legacy - see GL

Jim - see CR

KS - Kickstarter

Matty - The Matriarch (villain)

MDP - Mobile Defence Platform [Baron Blade], also Mobile Defence Platform (environment)

Mini-expansion - single decks sold individually (i.e. not part of the base set or a regular expansion), currently comprising The Scholar, Unity, Ambuscade, Miss Information, Silver Gulch 1883 and The Final Wasteland

Mister Chomps - Raptor Bot [Unity]

MTC - Micro-Targeting Computer [Wraith]

NPCU - Null-Point Calibration Unit [Absolute Zero]

Omni-10 - see OX

Omniton-10 - see OX

Omnitronks - see OX

Omnix - see OX

OX - Omnitron-X (hero)

Plink - Deal exactly 1 damage

PR - See Rat

Promo - alternative character card with different base power and/or hit points to be used with the original deck, e.g. America's Newest Legacy

PtL - Pushing the Limits [Tachyon]

PW - Prime Wardens (hero team comprising the Argent Adept, Captain Cosmic, Fanatic, Haka and Tempest, also refers to the Prime Wardens promos for those characters)

Rat, the - Plague Rat (villain)

RC - Rook City (expansion and environment)

Soak - damage reduction

SDS - Self-Destruct Sequence [Wagner Mars Base]

SHD - Super-Human Durability [Legacy]

SotM - Sentinels of the Multiverse

ST - Shattered Timelines (expansion)

Tactics - Sentinel Tactics, another game by Greater Than Games, scheduled to be released in December 2014

TLT - Team Leader Tachyon, Tachyon: Team Leader (hero promo variant)

That Card - Devastating Aurora [Citizen Dawn]

TtE - Twist the Ether [Visionary]

Wraith's Hairdryer - Impromptu Invention [Wraith]

WotC - Wrath of the Cosmos (expansion)

WtM - Wrest the Mind [Visionary]

Young Legacy - see YL

YL - Young Legacy, Legacy: America's Newest Legacy (hero promo variant)

 


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Huh. Seems my html-fu is weak. Anyone know why my tag didn't work as intended?


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Is Jerk Legacy not Iron Legacy, as opposed to Grandpa Legacy?


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BlueHairedMeerkat wrote:

Is Jerk Legacy not Iron Legacy, as opposed to Grandpa Legacy?

No, weirdly. It comes from a series of g+ games where Grandpa had a bad but amusing habit of Gung-Ho-ing himself all the time despite other people having useful powers too.


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Wait, I thought Jerk Legacy was Iron Legacy, not Grampa...


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How bizarre...


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Don't forget Angry Paul.

EDIT: IF = Imbued Fire


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McBehrer wrote:

Wait, I thought Jerk Legacy was Iron Legacy, not Grampa...

I made that comment myself when Grandpa was first referred to as Jerk Legacy. But apparently not!


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Pydro wrote:

Don't forget Angry Paul.

EDIT: IF = Imbued Fire

Yay! Thanks!


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KS = Kickstarter
BGG = http://boardgamegeek.com/


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[ url=insert link here ]words you want to show here[ /url ] (without the spaces)

Make sure the url is not "live" and is just text, highlight it and click unlink if it is

 

No Ghost Boxing?


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We'll get this stickied as soon as possible - unfortunately, requires an Admin to do so. Sorry! frown


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Matchstickman wrote:

[ url=insert link here ]words you want to show here[ /url ] (without the spaces)Make sure the url is not "live" and is just text, highlight it and click unlink if it is No Ghost Boxing?

Ah, BBcode and not html. That makes sense. Thanks, should be working now.

Do I have to explain Ghost Boxing?


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Pydro wrote:

KS = Kickstarter
BGG = http://boardgamegeek.com/

Good ones! Added.


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I vote for adding a glossary entry for "Christopher" and I think "Adam", mentioning that there are Citizen cards in Dawn's deck based on them.  Also Ronway as a cultist in Gloomweaver's deck.  I've seen such references and taken a long time to figure them out based on context; I'm still not 100% sure which card is Christopher (I think it was Anvil, which would mean Adam was Hammer I think?).  Seems like they should be explained as part of this glossary.


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Pydro wrote:

There are many more cameos than that. https://greaterthangames.com/forum/topic/card-art-based-on-real-people-3490

Awesome thread!  Necroing.


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Got a few more for you...

NPCU - Null-Point Calibration Unit (Ab'Zero Module)

IT - Isothermic Transducer (Ab'Zero's other Module)

MTC - Micro-Targeting Computer (piece of equipment belonging to the Wraith)

MDP - Mobile Defence Platform (Baron Blade's deck)

Omni-10 (yet another nickname for Omnitron-X)

Jim - Chrono Ranger

 

I'll probably think of some more at some point :).


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Hippocalypse, referring to the guy on Elbow Smash and the 1st ed Savage Mana.

I don't have a lot of acronyms, actually. I usually use amusing nicknames.

... whatever happened to THAT thread? I loved that one!


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I forgot about the slang thread. Awesome!

Ameena wrote:

Got a few more for you...NPCU - Null-Point Calibration Unit (Ab'Zero Module)IT - Isothermic Transducer (Ab'Zero's other Module)MTC - Micro-Targeting Computer (piece of equipment belonging to the Wraith)MDP - Mobile Defence Platform (Baron Blade's deck)Omni-10 (yet another nickname for Omnitron-X)Jim - Chrono Ranger I'll probably think of some more at some point :).

Yay, more good ones. Thank you!

I'm leaving out the real person names, partially because it'll lead to more confusion ("Wait, do you mean Ronway bit you in the face or the Cursed Acolyte did?") and partly because I can't help but feel that "cameos" deserve their own list. And if I included a few of the common ones here, it'd feel all incomplete not to have everyone listed and the list's long enough already.


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As far as RL people cameos are concerned, I'd say that if you were gonna include any of them, at least include Anvil and Hammer (Christopher and Adam, respectively), since those are the two who probably come up the most often (especially as the former is probably one of Dawn's most annoying Citizens, after Truth ;)).


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Flip - Reveal the top card of a deck and put it into play via e.g. Omnitron-X's base power.

PtL - Pushing the Limits [Tachyon]


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If this is a glossary for the entire site, and not just SotM, then GSF should be in there.


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I think there should be a separate GSF list, for simplicity. I imagine most new people will be here primarily because of one or the other game, and the SotM list will be long enough already without cluttering it up with a whole other game's worth of stuff.


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Oh, I see what you mean. You mean I should add "GSF - Galactic Strike Force, another game by Greater Than Games" to THIS list, right?


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Matchstickman wrote:

Flip - Reveal the top card of a deck and put it into play via e.g. Omnitron-X's base power.PtL - Pushing the Limits [Tachyon]

Added, thanks!


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Silverleaf wrote:

Oh, I see what you mean. You mean I should add "GSF - Galactic Strike Force, another game by Greater Than Games" to THIS list, right?

Yep. That's what I meant.


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Pydro wrote:
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Oh, I see what you mean. You mean I should add "GSF - Galactic Strike Force, another game by Greater Than Games" to THIS list, right?

Yep. That's what I meant.

Cool, I can go with that. Makes sense. :)


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IREP = InfraRed EyePiece [Wraith].

GH = Grappling Hook [Wraith] - this one might be a stretch.

SDS = Self-Destruct Sequence [Wagner Mars Base].


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Incapped - Incapacitated (might be a stretch, but could be worth having just in case.)


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Thanks guys, just about to add those. :)


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Yay! Thanks! :)


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FTFY - Fixed that for you

FWIW - For what it's worth

I don't know whether you want to add non-Sentinel terminology, but I remember being confused by both of these when I was new here.


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I only just worked out from its context what "FTFY" meant as I'd not seen it written out like that before. "FWIW" is one I've come across previously, though.


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While I agree that both can be confusing, if I open the doors to generic abbreviations we'll end up with an enormous list which will make finding Sentinels-specific terms (which likely exist nowhere else) increasingly difficult.


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I guess we need to add "Train" to the mix, as it took a while for me to figure out what this thread was talking about... blush


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I thought it was talking about Fright Train at first, and was very confused.

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phantaskippy wrote:

I thought it was talking about Fright Train at first, and was very confused.

*phew* It wasn't just me! laugh


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I was hoping for another pun thread...


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Given all the recent discussion, I suppose we ought to add DW Fixer, DW Expat(riette), DW Setback, and DW Nightmist to the list. 

[Edit: PW Fanatic also]

[Edit2: "Dark Watch" (to be shipped with orders placed this month) and "Prime Warden" (unreleased at press time but confirmed to be in the works) promo cards, just on the off chance you haven't been following along...]


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Could probably just do "PW" and "DW"...


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Sure, I'll add those when I'm at an actual computer. Thanks!


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Good point, Rabit - that's a much more elegant solution. 

I think the term "soak" for damage reduction is also common enough to add to the list. 


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WotC and anything else that might come out of the new expansions, like CC.


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Sure, I'll update tomorrow. I need sleep right now!


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GSF - Galactic Strike Force, another game by Greater Than Games, scheduled to be released February 2014

 

This can be updated, as well as adding in Tactics.


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Done.


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GG for good game

Expat for Expatriete

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