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abbr-343.txt  Last edited 2006-08-01 for NetHack 3.4.3
Acronyms and abbreviations found in rec.games.roguelike.nethack
Originally written by Satoshi Asami.
Revised, corrected, added to, pruned, and updated by Boudewijn Waijers,
Adam Dawes, and Sascha Wostmann.
Revised, etc. for 3.4.3 by Dylan O'Donnell <psmith@spod-central.org>.

NetHack, being the addictive game that it is, obviously leaves the player
vastly less time to write messages for newsgroups than would otherwise be
the case. As a result, the Usenet newsgroup rec.games.roguelike.nethack is
liable to be full of cryptic acronyms and abbreviations.

This document contains a list of all the more popular (and some of the less
popular) acronyms that you might find while reading the newsgroup. Some
people may consider knowledge of some of the item names mentioned to be
spoilers; such people are hereby warned. Acronyms and abbreviations in
common use across Usenet as a whole are not covered; there are plenty
of other FAQs out there that explain those.


Some general abbreviations and usages
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
rgrn            rec.games.roguelike.nethack (also r.g.r.n.).
SLASH           Super Lotsa Added Stuff Hack - a variant of NetHack.
SLASH'EM        Super Lotsa Added Stuff Hack: Extended Magic  - another,
                  and the most commonly played, variant of NetHack.
NHTNG           NetHack - The Next Generation - another variant of NetHack.
vanilla         Not a variant of NetHack. The official DevTeam release
                  version (the "default" flavour of the game for discussion).
YKYBPTMNW...    You Know You've Been Playing Too Much NetHack When...
                  (also YKYPNTLW... You know you've played NetHack too long
                  (or: late) when...).
IDHTS[C]IFOM    I Don't Have The Source [Code] In Front Of Me.
UTSL            Use The Source, Luke.
TDTTOE          The DevTeam Think of Everything.
NHIN[A]D&D      NetHack Is Not [Advanced] Dungeons & Dragons (so don't
                  expect it to necessarily work the same way).
NHINRL          NetHack Is Not Real Life (so don't expect it to necessarily
                  work that way either).
DYWYPI?         Do You Want Your Possessions Identified?
ESP             Extra-Sensory Perception; a synonym for telepathy.
RNG             Random Number Generator (also Random Number God).
foo             Metasyntactic variable replacing whatever's appropriate
                  for the context. Eg, 'fooproof' means 'rustproof or
                  fireproof or corrodeproof or rotproof'.
b/u/c, buc      blessed/uncursed/cursed.
MMV             Magic Memory Vault.
MR              Magic resistance.
MC              Magic cancellation (not the same thing).
AK              Ascension Kit (the gear you consider indispensable for
                  winning the game).
NAO             nethack.alt.org, a public NetHack server.

Yet another...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
YASD            Yet Another Stupid Death.
YAAD            Yet Another Annoying Death.
YAAP            Yet Another Ascension Post.
YAFAP           Yet Another First Ascension Post.
YAFM            Yet Another Funny Message.
YAFMC           Yet Another Funny Message Combination.
YAFP            Yet Another Funny Prompt.
YANI            Yet Another New/Nifty Idea/Item.
YAOI		Yet Another Old Idea/Item (a standard riposte to YANI. No
                  relation to Japanese _yaoi_).

Monsters, gods
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
WoY, Wiz,       Wizard of Yendor (Yendor spelled backwards = Rodney).
  Rodney         
foocubus        incubus or succubus (also *cubus).
footrice	chickatrice or cockatrice (also 'trice, *trice).
A.O.            Amaterasu Omikami (Samurai lawful goddess).

Levels and places
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
VotD            Valley of the Dead.
VS              Vibrating Square.


A note on object abbreviations
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following convention has become popular amongst many rgrn posters for
object abbreviations: the (ASCII) symbol used within the game to represent
the object precedes the abbreviation to make things clearer. So, for
example, a potion of confusion would be abbreviated to "!PoC". However, the
redundancy involved offends some people's sense of elegance, and you will
find both PoC and !oC (not to mention PoConf) as alternative representations
of the same item. Also, a lowercase 'b', 'u' or 'c' may sometimes be
prepended to the abbreviation to denote blessed/uncursed/cursed status; for
example, 'b?SoG' might be used to indicate a blessed scroll of genocide.

The lists below only include the items most commonly referred to by
abbreviations; but any object might be referred to by an abbreviation on
the same general schema (usually only once context for it has been
established).


Amulets
~~~~~~~
"AoESP          Amulet of ESP
"AoLS           Amulet of Life Saving
"AoMB           Amulet of Magical Breathing
"AoY            Amulet of Yendor
"EotA           Eye of the Aethiopica (aka "Eye of the Tapioca")

Weapons
~~~~~~~
*Brand          Fire Brand or Frost Brand
Mojo            Mjollnir
Stormy          Stormbringer
ToM             Tsurugi of Muramasa
Vorpy           Vorpal Blade

Armour
~~~~~~
[DSM, [GDSM,    Dragon scale mail, with the colour specified as required.
[SDSM, etc.       Beware, there are two G ones (Gray and Green; the former
                  is usually meant) and two B ones (Black and Blue, ditto;
                  and yes, we've heard all the succubus/bullwhip/iron chain
                  jokes already).
[LB, [BoL       Levitation Boots (Boots of Levitation)
[SB, [BoS       Speed Boots (Boots of Speed)
[WWB, [BoWW     Water Walking Boots (Boots of Water Walking)
[CoMR           Cloak of Magic Resistance
[GoD            Gauntlets of Dexterity
[GoP            Gauntlets of Power
[HoB            Helm of Brilliance
[HoOA           Helm of Opposite Alignment
[HoT            Helm of Telepathy
[SoR            Shield of Reflection

Scrolls
~~~~~~~
?SoC            Scroll of Charging
?SoCM           Scroll of Create Monster or Scroll of Confuse Monster
                  (make clear which one you mean!)
?SoEA           Scroll of Enchant Armour
?SoEW           Scroll of Enchant Weapon
?SoG            Scroll of Genocide
?SoI, ?SoID     Scroll of Identify
?SoMM           Scroll of Magic Mapping
?SoRC           Scroll of Remove Curse

Spells and spellbooks
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+FoD            Finger of Death
+StF            Stone to Flesh
+BotD           Book of the Dead

Potions
~~~~~~~
!PoEH           Potion of Extra Healing
!PoFH           Potion of Full Healing
!PoGA           Potion of Gain Ability
!PoGL           Potion of Gain Level
!PoOD           Potion of Object Detection

Rings
~~~~~
=RoC            Ring of Conflict
=RoL            Ring of Levitation
=RoPC           Ring of Polymorph Control
=RoTC           Ring of Teleport Control

Wands
~~~~~
/WoW            Wand of Wishing
/WoC            Wand of Cancellation or Wand of Cold
                  (make clear which one you mean!)
/WoCM           Wand of Create Monster
/WoD            Wand of Death or Wand of Digging
                  (make clear which one you mean!)
/WoP            Wand of Polymorph or Wand of Probing
                  (make clear which one you mean!)
/WoT            Wand of Teleportation
/WoUT           Wand of Undead Turning

Tools
~~~~~
(BoH            Bag of Holding
(UH             Unicorn Horn
(EotO           Eyes of the Overworld
(OoF            Orb of Fate
(PYEC           Platinum Yendorian Express Card
(BoO            Bell of Opening