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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.).

Numbers[edit]

403, 403'd
Forbidden, locked out. See also b&
404, 404'd
Missing. Could also mean lost or misplaced.

A[edit]

age
The opposite of sage. It's the weeaboo form of bump. It does not actually have any function currently, and hasn't for almost the entire lifetime of the site.

B[edit]

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.
broken
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).
bump
Adding a message to a thread with no content, just for the sake of keeping that message thread alive and visible.

C[edit]

CoC
Call of Cthulhu

D[edit]

d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20
Dice with four, six, eight, ten, twelve or twenty sides, respectively.
D&D
Dungeons & Dragons
DM
Short for "Dungeon Master", the person who runs the game. Also sometimes known as the GM or Gamemaster.

F[edit]

fag
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".
FLGS
Friendly Local Gaming Store

G[edit]

greentext
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[edit]

ISHYGDDT
"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.
ITT
In this thread

M[edit]

minis, minatures
Main article: Miniatures
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.
MEQ
Main article: MEQ
(Space) Marine EQuivalent. A class of Warhammer 40,000 units about as tough to kill as a Space Marine.

N[edit]

newfag
Newcomer, foolishly naive. See fag.

O[edit]

OP
Main article: OP
Two definitions for this exist.
"Original Poster": the person who started the thread.
"Overpowered": a tactic, ability, weapon, unit, or other choice that exists in a game, and is considered to be unfair in comparison to other, similar elements.

S[edit]

sage
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.

T[edit]

/tg/
Main article: /tg/
Traditional Games, refers to both this wiki and the Traditional Games board on 4chan.
That Guy
Main article: 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
Main article: This Guy
A wonderful person who your deity of choice a seen fit to bestow upon you gaming group.
Tl;dr
"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.
TPK
Main article: TPK
Total Party Kill.

U[edit]

USR
Universal Special Rule, one found in the main rulebook for a game.

W[edit]

weeaboo
Main article: Weeaboo
Japanese; implies that the person or item's owner is a Japanophile.
Wikifag
Main article: User:Wikifag
The administrator of this wiki.
WoD
Main article: World of Darkness
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).
wiki
See recursion.