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BRPG - Battleaxe Roleplaying Game
BRPG - Battleaxe Roleplaying Game
BTS - Beyond the Supernatural (Palladiumbooks)
BtVS - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
BtVS - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Revision as of 13:42, 26 October 2005


This is a guide to the many abbreviations for game books and game lines that you may encounter on the RPG.net forums.

Numbers at the end of an abbreviation usually indicate the edition. UA2 or UA2E, for example, would mean 'Unknown armies second edition'.

A very useful resource for publication histories and brief descriptions of these games (and many others) is the online Encyclopedia of Role-Playing Games: Encyclopedia of Role-Playing Games


3.5 - Dungeons & Dragons Edition 3.5

3E - Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition

7S - 7th Sea


AD&D - Advanced Dungeons and Dragons

ADRPG - Amber Diceless RPG

AE - Amazing Engine or Arcana Evolved

AFMBE - All Flesh Must Be Eaten

AGOT - A Game Of Thrones

ArM - Ars Magica

AtSA - Atlantis: the Second Age

AU - Arcana Unearthed


B&B - Bunnies and Burrows

BD&D - Basic Dungeons and Dragons

BESM - Big Eyes Small Mouth (official acronym)

BG - Blood Games

BGC - Bubblegum Crisis

BNW - Brave New World

BP - Blue Planet

BR - Blue Rose

BRP - Basic Roleplaying

BRPG - Battleaxe Roleplaying Game

BTS - Beyond the Supernatural (Palladiumbooks)

BtVS - Buffy the Vampire Slayer

BW - Burning Wheel


C&C - Castles and Crusades

C&S - Chivalry and Sorcery

CAH - Cartoon Action Hour

CC - Core Command

CoC - Call of Cthulhu

ConX - Conspiracy X

CP - Cyberpunk

CP2020 - Cyberpunk

CT - Classic Traveller

CTD - Changeling: The Dreaming


D&D or DND - Dungeons and Dragons (nowadays usually refers to edition 3.0 or 3.5)

DA:F - Dark Ages: Fae

DA:I - Dark Ages: Inquisitor

DA:M - Dark Ages: Mage

DA:V - Dark Ages: Vampire

DA:WW - Dark Ages: Werewolf

DC - Dark Conspiracy or DC Heroes

DG - Delta Green

DG:C - Delta Green: Countdown

DITV - Dogs in the Vineyard

DMG - Dungeon Master's Guide. Usually in reference to Dungeons and Dragons.

DTF - Demon: The Fallen


ED - Earthdawn

E:tA - Exalted: The Abyssals

E:tAu - Exalted: The Autochthonians

E:tDB - Exalted: The Dragon-Blooded

E:tFF - Exalted: The Fair Folk

E:tL - Exalted: The Lunars

E:tS - Exalted: The Sidereals

EPT - Empire of the Petal Throne


FATE - Fantastic Adventures in Tabletop Entertainment (official acronym)

FB - Fireborn

FF - Forgotten Futures

FR - Forgotten Realms

FRED - Hero Fifth Revised Edition

FS - Feng Shui or Fading Suns

FUDGE - Freeform Universal Do-It-Yourself Gaming Engine (official acronym)


GB - Gangbusters or Ghostbusters

GBI - Ghostbusters International

GH - Greyhawk or Golden Heroes

GK - Gear Krieg

GoO - Guardians of Order

GURPS - Generic Universal Role-Playing System (official acronym)

GT - GURPS Traveller

GW - Gamma World


HG - Heavy Gear

HOL - Human Occupied Landfill

HM - High Medieval

HQ - Heroquest


IC - Ironclaw

IH - Iron Heroes

IK - Iron Kingdoms

IN - In Nomine


JAGS - Just Another Generic System (official acronym)

JC - Jovian Chronicles or Jadeclaw

JD - Judge Dredd


KOTE - Kindred of the East

KPFS - Kill puppies for Satan


L&S - Lace and Steel

L5R - Legend of the Five Rings

LOTR - Lord of the Rings

LS - Lost Souls


M&M (or MNM) - Mutants and Masterminds

M2 (or MII) - Mekton II

MA - Metamorphosis Alpha

MEGS - Mayfair Exponential Gaming System (official acronym)

MERP - Middle-Earth Roleplaying

MET - Mind's Eye Theatre

MM - Monster Manual. Usually in reference to Dungeons and dragons.

MLWM - My Life With Master

MSPE - Mercenaries, Spies, and Private-Eyes

MT - MegaTraveller

MTA - Mage: The Ascension or Mage: The Awakening

MTAw - Mage: The Awakening

MTDA - Mage: The Dark Ages

MTSC - Mage: The Sorcerers' Crusade

MTR - Mummy: The Resurrection

MURPG - Marvel Universe RPG

MW - Mechwarrior

MWWG - Macho Women With Guns

MZ - Mekton Zeta


N&SS - Ninjas and Superspies

NB - Ninja Burger

NWOD - New World of Darkness


OD&D - Original Dungeons and Dragons

OTE - Over the Edge

OVA - Open Versatile Anime Role-Playing Game (official acronym)

OWOD - Old World of Darkness


PD - Pendragon

PHB - Players Handbook. Usually in reference to Dungeons and Dragons.

PTA - Primetime Adventures



RA - Random Anime

RC - Rules Cyclopedia. Usually in reference to Dungeons and Dragons.

RD - Red Dwarf

RM - Rolemaster

RQ - Runequest

RW - Ringworld


SAS - Silver Age Sentinels

SB - Stormbringer

SC - StarCluster or Sweet Chariot

SLA - SLA Industries

SoJ - Skyrealms of Jorune or Secrets of Japan (Call of Cthulhu supplement)

SR - Shadowrun

ST - Star Trek or Storyteller

SW - Savage Worlds or Star Wars or Superworld


T&T - Tunnels and Trolls

T20 - Traveller 20

T4 - Marc Miller's Traveller

T5 - Upcoming 5th Edition of Traveller

T8 - Tribe 8

Tal - Talislanta

THS - Transhuman Space

TINS - There Is No Spoon

TMNT - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness

TNE - Traveller: The New Era

TOJ - Time of judgement

ToMN - Tribes of Mother Night

TROS - The Riddle of Steel

TS - Transhuman Space or The Terran Story or Top Secret

TSOY - The Shadow of Yesterday

Tw2k - Twilight 2000


UA - Unknown Armies or Unearthed Arcana or Urban Arcana


V&V - Villains and Vigilantes

VTDA - Vampire: The Dark Ages

VTM - Vampire: The Masquerade

VTR - Vampire: The Requiem


WC - Witchcraft

WFRP - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

WHFRP - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

WLD - World's Largest Dungeon

WOD - World of Darkness

WoT - The Wheel of Time

WOTG - Weapons of the Gods

WoW - Worlds of Wonder

WTA - Werewolf: The Apocalypse

WTF - Werewolf: The Forsaken

WTO - Wraith: The Oblivion