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If you're a newfag, you probably have no idea what the fuck is with the jargon we use on /tg/. Here is a simple list. Every game has their own set of terms; you should go to that game's article instead. This page is for shortforms and jargon used on the /tg/ messageboards. If you don't find it here, try typing it in the search bar on the left; maybe it's not an acronym but actually the name of an rpg (like GURPS or F.A.T.A.L.).
- 403, 403'd
- Forbidden, locked out. See also b&
- 404, 404'd
- Missing. Could also mean lost or misplaced.
- banned, b&, b&hammered
- Kicked out of the forum by a moderator.
- Might also be "underage b&" as suggesting someone is too young to be here.
- See the second definition of OP below. A game element that is overpowered to the point of actually making the game unwinable when played against (or unlosable when used).
- Adding a message to a thread with no content, just for the sake of keeping that message thread alive and visible.
- Call of Cthulhu
- Short for "Dungeon Master", the person who runs the game. Also sometimes known as the GM or Gamemaster.
- Idiot, fool; normal people use it to derogatorily refer to homosexual people (especially men), so don't use it in the real world. In the 1940-1980's it meant Cigarette.
- May also be a suffix that means "person".
- Quoting someone else's message by prefacing the line with a >. On the forums, such quoted text is tinted green. On 1d4chan, you can use the greentext template to achieve the same appearance.
- "I seriously hope you guys don't do this." Used to discourage someone from doing something dumb they already did for a second time. Accompanied by a picture of George Costanza from Seinfeld, holding a baseball bat with a bemused expression on his face.
- In this thread
- minis, minatures
- Small models of soldiers, warriors, monsters, vehicles or the like for use in wargames. They're also used in role-playing games for visualizing tactical combat. Minis are usually measured in millimetres, and mixing minis of different height standards is frowned upon.
- Newcomer, foolishly naive. See fag.
- Short for the weeaboo term 'sageru', which means 'to sink'. If you put 'sage' in the options field when posting a message, the thread won't be brought to the front page by your post, but it has no effect on anyone else's post. This is useful when your post is unimportant or bad.
- "Autosaged" means the thread has exceeded 300 replies and all replies will automatically refrain from bumping.
- "Sagebombed" is when someone hates the thread so much, they fill the thread with 'sage' messages in the hopes it will use up the rest of the thread's lifespan. This is not actually effective and thus hasn't occurred with much frequency in the last few years.
- Traditional Games, refers to both this wiki and the Traditional Games board on 4chan.
- That Guy
- A horrible person. There tends to be at least one at every table. If you don't know who That Guy is in your group, it's probably you.
- This Guy
- A wonderful person who your deity of choice has seen fit to bestow upon your gaming group.
- "Too long; didn't read", usually in response to a wall of text but also used to designate a summary at the end for those not wanting to read the entirety of a post.
- Total Party Kill.
- Universal Special Rule, one found in the main rulebook for a game.
- Japanese; implies that the person or item's owner is a Japanophile.
- The administrator of this wiki.
- World of Darkness, a modern supernatural game involving play vampires, werewolves, or other monsters. Editions will be designated oWoD (old World of Darkness) and nWoD (new World of Darkness).
- See recursion.