Jargon




At first it may be hard to keep up with what the players are saying. We noticed that they tend to repeat phrases frequently, and replace phrases with acronyms.


Acronyms:

  • DnD or D&D-Dungeons and Dragons
  • DM-Dungeon Master
  • NPCs-Non-player characters
  • PC-Player Characters
  • D6, D20, D10 — six, twenty or ten sided dice
  • AC — armor class — numerical rating of how hard a character or creature is to hit and damage with a weapon.

Terms:

  • campaign-the story line
  • mini’s-figurines that represent a character
  • battle grid — large map that the players draw on
  • monster- general term for any enemy in the game
  • Various weapons — malee, mace and cross bow

Phrases:

  • okay roll for ________ (ex: initiative, damage, persuasion)
  • you encounter ________
  • you are greeted by_______
  • what is your strategy to take the enemy down
  • I would like to hit the person next to the _______ with my _______
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