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Riik O'Shae November 2nd, 2012 11:06 AM

Abbreviations on this Forum
 
I have noticed that there is a Plethora of abbreviations on this Forum... Some I can figure out myself based on how they are used within the Thread...

Others, ...

At the suggestion of Nobleman mike wightman, I am asking for an established place where others such as myself could refer to find out just what the abbreviation means.

As provided to me by His lordship wightman:

CT ~ Classic Traveller
HG1 ~ High Guard 1st Edition
HG2 ~ High Guard 2nd Edition
LBB ~ Little Black Book, usually followed by a number
MT ~ MegaTraveller
OTU ~ Official Traveller Universe
5FW ~ Fifth Frontier War, as a historical event
FFW ~ the Boardgame for the above

Spatial thanks to His Lordship wightman for suggesting this posting.

Sto lat'

Riik

Murphy November 2nd, 2012 12:09 PM

Some to add
 
ATU ~ Alternate Traveller Universe
(I)MTU ~ (In) My Traveller Universe
FF&S ~ Fire, Fusion and Steel
JTAS ~ Journal of Traveller's Aid Society

Do we explain in-universe abbreviations in here, too?

robject November 2nd, 2012 01:55 PM

ACS: Adventure-Class Ships
GW: Games Workshop [company]
IISS: Imperial Interstellar Scout Service
IN: Imperial Navy
ISTR: It Stands To Reason
J-drive: Jump drive
M-drive: Maneuver drive
NI: [Imperial] Naval Intelligence
P-plant: Power plant
RsA: Research Station Alpha [B=Beta, G=Gamma, D=Delta...]
SORAG: Study and Operations Recording Activities Group
T4: Traveller 4
T5: Traveller 5
TNE: Traveller, the New Era
WD: White Dwarf [magazine]

Jame November 2nd, 2012 02:35 PM

IIRC = if I recall correctly

IMNHO = In My Not Humble Opinion (works well for me)

TANSTAAFL = there ain't no such thing as a free lunch

aramis November 2nd, 2012 04:59 PM

YTU your Traveller Universe

GDW Game Designers Workshop
DGP Digest Group Productions
IG Imperium Games
MGP Mongoose Publishing
SJG Steve Jackson Games
FASA Fredonian Air and Space Agency, later Fantasimulation Associates

Magnus von Thornwood November 2nd, 2012 08:26 PM

Hey, Mods!
 
Perhaps we could get this Stickied somewhere really obvious so other confused people can find it.

Also, thanks Riik! I wish I had had this when I came on board.

robject November 2nd, 2012 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riik O'Shae (Post 409071)
I have noticed that there is a Plethora of abbreviations on this Forum... Some I can figure out myself based on how they are used within the Thread...

Riik, could you please perhaps add the abbreviations to your first post, as they show up, alphabetically?

dean November 3rd, 2012 02:01 PM

Here's what I have, so far. Consolidated into categories.

Beat me up if you want for what's included.

Aramis, it would be fine with me if you want to EDIT freely what you may believe is extraneous or redundant.

CONTENT:

Notable Authors:

MWM ~ Marc W. Miller - Original author and current copyright holder [FFE, GDW]
LKW ~ Loren K. Wiseman - One of the original coauthors and continuing contributor [GDW, ?]


Game Companies and Publishers:

GDW ~ Game Designers' Workshop - original publisher of Traveller & most subsequent editions
FFE ~ Far Future Enterprises - Marc Miller's current company and license holder for Traveller
DGP ~ Digest Group Productions
IG ~ Imperium Games
MGP ~ Mongoose Publishing [MgT]
SJG ~ Steve Jackson Games [GT]
FASA ~ Fredonian Air and Space Agency, later Fantasimulation Associates
GW ~ Games Workshop
TSR ~ Tactical Studies Rules - Orignal D&D publisher and publisher of Dragon Magazine
DTRPG ~ Drive-Thru RPG - online publisher
JG ~ Judges Guild - publisher of licensed CT/other products

Traveller Editions:

CT ~ Classic Traveller [GDW]
TNE ~ Traveller, the New Era [GDW]
MT ~ MegaTraveller [GDW]
GT ~ GURPS Traveller [SJG]
T20 ~ RPGRealm's D20 version
T4 ~ Traveller 4 [GDW]
MgT ~ Mongoose Traveller [Mongoose]
T5 ~ Traveller 5 [FFE]
RTT ~ Mongoose Traveller - a possibly derogatory abbreviation meaning "Rikki Tikki Tavi" Traveller


Magazines and Publications:

JTAS ~ Journal of the Travellers' Aide Society - GDW original publisher, now SJG
WD ~ White Dwarf [magazine - Publisher = GW]
Challenge ~ Challenge Magazine [GDW] - (picked up at issue 25 where official publication of JTAS was ended)
Dragon ~ Dragon magazine [TSR]


Individual Traveller Books and Related Games:

{"Classic Traveller" [CT] - Many - if not most - of the "CT" publications are often referred to by their product code or a derivative of that, so they are all listed here.}

LBB ~ Any of the original CT "Little Black Book" publications, known for minimalistic covers featuring a solid color horizontal stripe on a black cover - LBB# usually is referring to books 0-8, the rule books

Rule Booklets [CT]
B00 ~ aka (more common) "B0" - Book 0 Introduction To Traveller
B01 ~ aka "B1" - Book 1 Characters and Combat
B02 ~ aka "B2" - Book 2 Starships
B03 ~ aka "B3" - Book 3 Worlds and Adventures
B04 ~ aka "B4" - Book 4 Mercenary
B05 ~ aka "B5" - Book 5 High Guard
B06 ~ aka "B6" - Book 6 Scouts
B07 ~ aka "B7" - Book 7 Merchant Prince
B08 ~ aka "B8" - Book 8 Robots
+ side notes +
HG ~ High Guard (generically) as Book 5 "B5" is often referred to
HG1 ~ aka "B5" High Guard 1st Ed -These two are usually referred to by HG1/2
HG2 ~ aka "B5" High Guard 2nd Ed - Any reference to"B5" generally assumes HG 2nd ed.


Supplements [CT] (as LBBs)
S01 aka "S1" ~ Supplement 1 1001 Characters
S02 aka "S2" ~ Supplement 2 Animal Encounters
S03 aka "S3" ~ Supplement 3 The Spinward Marches
S04 aka "S4" ~ Supplement 4 Citizens of the Imperium
S05 aka "S5" ~ Supplement 5 Lightning Class Cruisers (only in game "AHL")
S06 aka "S6" ~ Supplement 6 76 Patrons
S07 aka "S7" ~ Supplement 7 Traders & Gunboats
S08 aka "S8" ~ Supplement 8 Library Data (A-M)
S09 aka "S9" ~ Supplement 9 Fighting Ships
S10 ~ Supplement 10 The Solomani Rim
S11 ~ Supplement 11 Library Data (N-Z)
S12 ~ Supplement 12 Forms & Charts
S13 ~ Supplement 13 Veterans

Special Supplements [CT] (originally published as part of the JTAS - which itself was LBB format - but were not strictly speaking LBBs)
SS1 ~ Special Supplement 1 - Merchant Prince
SS2 ~ Special Supplement 2 - Exotic Atmospheres
SS3 ~ Special Supplement 3 - Missiles in Traveller

Adventures [CT] (as LBBs)
A01 aka "A1" ~ Adventure 1 The Kinunir
A02 aka "A2" ~ Adventure 2 Research Station Gamma
A03 aka "A3" ~ Adventure 3 Twilight's Peak
A04 aka "A4" ~ Adventure 4 Leviathan
A05 aka "A5" ~ Adventure 5 Trillion Credit Squadron - more like a set of rules for running HG - designed fleets in a strategic campaign format
A06 aka "A6" ~ Adventure 6 Expedition to Zhodane
A07 aka "A7" ~ Adventure 7 Broadsword
A08 aka "A8" ~ Adventure 8 Prison Planet
A09 aka "A9" ~ Adventure 9 Nomads of the World Ocean
A10 ~ Adventure 10 Safari Ship
A11 ~ Adventure 11 Murder on Arcturus Station
A12 ~ Adventure 12 Secret of the Ancients
A13 ~ Adventure 13 Signal GK
++ notes ++
TCS ~ Another abbreviation for A5 - Trillion Credit Squadron
BCS ~ "Billion Credit Squadron" - a downsized "TCS" usage
MCS ~ "Million Credit Squadron" - even further downsizing of "TCS"

Double Adventures [CT] (as LBB - same page count as an adventure with a "flip the book and read from the back" feature to fit 2 adventures in one publication, thus the divided title)
D01 aka "DA1" ~ Double Adventure 1 Shadows
D01 aka "DA1" ~ Double Adventure 1 Annic Nova
D02 aka "DA2" ~ Double Adventure 2 Mission On Mithril
D02 aka "DA2" ~ Double Adventure 2 Across The Bright Face
D03 aka "DA3" ~ Double Adventure 3 Death Station
D03 aka "DA3" ~ Double Adventure 3 Argon Gambit
D04 aka "DA4" ~ Double Adventure 4 Marooned
D04 aka "DA4" ~ Double Adventure 4 Marooned Alone
D05 aka "DA5" ~ Double Adventure 5 Chamax Plague
D05 aka "DA5" ~ Double Adventure 5 Horde
D06 aka "DA6" ~ Double Adventure 6 Night of Conquest
D06 aka "DA6" ~ Double Adventure 6 Divine Intervention

End "LBB" section.


JTAS# - Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society # (1-24)
JTAS# - Journal of the Traveller's Aide # (appearing in Challenge Magazine 25-28, plus articles from later


ALIEN MODULES [CT]
AM1 ~ Aslan
AM2 ~ K'kree
AM3 ~ Vargr
AM4 ~ Zhodani
AM5 ~ Droyne
AM6 ~ Solomani
AM7 ~ Hivers
AM8 ~ Darrians


MODULES [CT]
M01 ~ Tarsus (boxed)
M02 ~ Beltstrike (boxed)
M03 ~ The Spinward Marches Campaign
M04 ~ Alien Realms
M05 ~ Atlas of the Imperium


BOARDGAMES [CT "period"]
G00 ~ Imperium [Large Flat box] 3 editions?
G01 ~ Mayday. -Rules. -Maps and Counters. [LBB sized Box and Books]
G02 ~ Snapshot. -Rules. -Counters and Maps. -Maps. [LBB sized Box and Books]
G03 aka "AHL" ~ Azhanti High Lightning. -Rules. -Deck Plans. -Counters and Charts. [Large Flat Box and a LBB Book (see S05)]
G04 aka "FFW" ~ Fifth Frontier War. [LBB sized Box and Books]
G05 ~ Invasion: Earth. -Rules. -Charts and Counters. -Map. [? size]
G06 ~ Dark Nebula. -Rules and Charts. -Maps and Counters. [LBB sized Box and Books]
G07 ~ Striker Miniatures Rules. -Book 1. -Book 2. -Book 3. -Book 4. [LBB sized Box and Books - Books 1-3 have LBB covers, also]


CT Rules Compendiums [boxed and/or large format books]
TTB ~ The Traveller Book
ST ~ Starter Traveller
DT ~ Deluxe Traveller [box]
A00 The Imperial Fringe. This introductory adventure was included in Deluxe Traveller.
A00 Imperial Fringe Map.

TTA ~ The Traveller Adventure - VERSION UNCLEAR

FFE Reprints of CT items:
FFE 001 The Books
FFE 002 The Supplements
FFE 003 The Adventures
FFE 004 Short Adventures (Double Adventures)
FFE 005 The Games
FFE 006 JTAS 01-12
FFE 007 JTAS 13-24
FFE 008 JTAS 25-36 (Challenge Magazine)
FFE 021 Aliens 1-4
FFE 022 Aliens 5-8


**** Insert any Relevant Info on other Edition's Products HERE - this author has limited knowledge of non-CT stuff *****

HT ~ Hard Times (sourcebook) [MT]
FFS ~ Fire, Fusion & Steel [TNE]
FFS4e ~ Fire, Fusion & Steel [T4]
WTH ~ World Tamer's handbook [TNE]
WBH - World Builder's Handbook [MT]
SRD ~ the "System Reference Document" [MgT]
SOM ~ Starship Operator's Manual [MT]

Specific Traveller-related abbreviations (not including products, books, games, etc):

5FW ~ Fifth Frontier War, as a historical event
FFW ~ Fifth Frontier War, as abbreviated for the GDW Boardgame for above
OTU ~ Official Traveller Universe
ATU ~ Alternate Traveller Universe
MTU ~ My Traveller Universe
IMTU ~ In My Traveller Universe
IYTU ~ In Your Traveller Universe
ACS ~ Adventure-Class Ships
IISS ~ Imperial Interstellar Scout Service
IN ~ Imperial Navy
J# ~ J with a number J1, J2, etc indicating Jump drive and distance capability
J-drive ~ Jump drive
M# ~ M with a number M1, J2, etc indicating Maneuver drive and acceleration capability
M-drive ~ Maneuver drive
NI ~ [Imperial] Naval Intelligence
P-plant ~ Power plant
PP ~ Power Plant
PP# ~ Numerical PP rating, ruleset dependent
RsA ~ Research Station Alpha [B=Beta, G=Gamma, D=Delta...]
SORAG ~ Study and Operations Recording Activities Group
SM ~ The Spinward Marches
Dt, dT, DT ~ Dimensional Ton - the amount of space (volume) considered a "ton" in Traveller (1000 kg of Hydrogen at STP, or ~ 14 cubic meters) ( aka "2 squares" on a deck plan)
BT ~ Batle Tender
BR ~ Battle Rider
SDB ~ System Defense Boat


Generic Board Slang / Abbreviations:

BTW ~ By The Way
FWIW ~ For What It's Worth
ISTR ~ It Stands To Reason
TARFU ~ Things Are Really Fouled Up
TINSTAAFL ~ There Is No Such Thing As AFree Lunch
IIRC ~ If I Recall Correctly
IMNHO ~ In My Not Humble Opinion (works well for me)
IMO ~ In My Opinion
IMHO ~ In My Humble Opinion
TANSTAAFL ~ There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
FUBAR ~ F'd Up Beyond All Recognition
AFAIK ~ As Far As I Know
IYKWIMAITYD ~ If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
OTOH ~ On The Other Hand
RW ~ Real World

The FU-series (in ascending order of utility, per Jeff Zeitlin)
SNAFU - Situation Normal All [Fornicated] Up
BOMFU - Beginning Of Major [Fornicate] Up
TARFU - Things Are Really [Fornicated] Up
GATFU - Getting/Gotten All Together [Fornicated] Up
FUBAR - [Fornicated] Up Beyond All Recognition

Riik O'Shae November 4th, 2012 11:34 AM

Thanks to all who have contributed to this Thread.

Especially to Citizen dean for establishing this list in a format I probably wouldn't have been able to complete in the short time that he has.

Bravo Zulu, Citizen dean!

Riik

dean November 4th, 2012 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Riik O'Shae (Post 409250)
Thanks to all who have contributed to this Thread.

Especially to Citizen dean for establishing this list in a format I probably wouldn't have been able to complete in the short time that he has.

Bravo Zulu, Citizen dean!

Riik

Alot of copy-and-paste off of FFE's website of the product lines listed, with additional commentary as I have seen used here on the boards. Might be useful to alphabetize as well, but I didn't have time for that. Good suggestion on your part.


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