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Hey all. I’m participating, but I haven’t written anything yet. I’ve been fighting a virus while also going through chemotherapy (last round—hooray!), while continuing to teach 5 classes online, so my energy hasn’t been the best. I should be able to get caught up this weekend and be a better team member. 
 

Quick question: I don’t know all the roleplaying terminology for this sort of thing, stuff like [irl] when I’m writing. Anybody have a glossary of terms so I can figure out what’s “in game” and what’s “in real life,” and stuff like that?

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There are dozens, Sir. 

 

I'm afraid most are outdated or flat-out intentionally-wrong humor pieces.  (irl = in real life, by the way.  OOC (capitalized) is "out of character," and is for making inquiries or smart remarks.    ;)  

 

Best solution I have found is to hit Google when you're stumped:  "define: X" 

 

You get a few business, science, and government hits, but then you get the "tweet speak" most currently in use. 

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Mostly in the game we use OOC when we are making a comment out of character, like:

 

OOC: This plotline reminds me of that episode of Moonlighting where they have a leprechaun as a client.

 

In the PBEM I also sometimes use AFK: "I'm going to be AFK (Away From Keyboard) for the next 24 hours"

 

I scrolled through a bunch of my game threads and those were the only two that jumped out at me. Of course we say things like NPC and GM--there are some Hero abbreviations to watch for (SPD, Rec, Disads, etc.)

 

Wait, I just spotted an IIRC (If I Remember Correctly) and IG (In Game, which means we're back to talking in game)

 

 

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Pbemguy:

 

Will you be doing a daily digest?  I only ask because in the last couple of years, Google has forced so many changes on G-mail that it's nearly impossible to track multiple conversations, etc-- it's impossible to turn off that damned auto-sorting, for example, and crap just ends up _anywhere_, particularly multiple mails from the same sender  / group-- it's maddening.  For example, I think my very first in-game was done completely wrong (I "replied" instead of "reply all") and now the damned thing has filed itself somewhere secret and unknowable.....

 

 

a daily digest would help at least one person, but only if it's not too much trouble....

 

 

 

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