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1e/1E/1 (suffix) = First Edition
2e/2E/2 (suffix) = Second Edition
ATB = After the Bomb
ATB2 = After the Bomb, Second Edition
AU = Heroes Unlimited: Aliens Unlimited
AUGG = Heroes Unlimited: Aliens Unlimited Galaxy Guide
RBOM = Rifts Book of Magic
BN = Boxed Nightmares
BotR = Best of the Rifter
BTS = Beyond the Supernatural (1st Edition)
BTS2 = Beyond the Supernatural Second Edition
CB1 = Rifts Conversion Book 1 (original edition)
CB2 = Rifts Conversion Book 2: Pantheons of the Megaverse
CB3 = Rifts Conversion Book 3: Dark Conversions
RCB = Rifts Revised Conversion Book
CE = Chaos Earth
CoC = Chaos Earth: Creatures of Chaos
COCW = Compendium of Contemporary Weapons
CWAC = Compendium of Weapons, Armor, and Castles
CS = Coalition States (when used in the context of Rifts)
CS = Heroes Unlimited: Century Station (when used in the context of HU)
D&G = Dragons & Gods
DB1 = Rifts Dimension Book 1: Wormwood
DB2/PW = Rifts Dimension Book 2: Phase World
DB3 = Rifts Dimension Book 3: Phase World Sourcebook
DB4 = Rifts Dimension Book 4: Skraypers
DB5 = Rifts Dimension Book 5: Phase World -- The Anvil Galaxy
DB6 = Rifts Dimension Book 6: Phase World -- The Three Galaxies
DB7 = Rifts Dimension Book 7: Megaverse Builder
DB8 = Rifts Dimension Book 8: Naruni Wave Two
DB9/UWW = Rifts Dimension Book 9: United Worlds of Warlock
DB10 = Rifts Dimension Book 10: Hades - Pits of Hell
DB11 = Rifts Dimension Book 11: Dyval - Hell Unleashed
DB12 = Rifts Dimension Book 12: Dimensional Outbreak (tentative)
GI = Gramercy Island
GttU = TMNT: Guide to the Universe
HU = Heroes Unlimited
HU2 = Heroes Unlimited, Second Edition
HUGMG = Heroes Unlimited Game Master Guide
PF = Palladium Fantasy
PF2 = Palladium Fantasy, Second Edition
LOB = Palladium Fantasy: Library of Bletherad
LOD1 = Palladium Fantasy: Land of the Damned 1 -- Chaos Lands
LOD2 = Palladium Fantasy: Land of the Damned 2 -- Eternal Torment
M&A = Palladium Fantasy: Monsters & Animals
MC = Mystic China
MDU = After the Bomb: Mutants Down Under
MiO = After the Bomb/Rifts: Mutants in Orbit
MIT = Mechanoid Invasion Trilogy
MotY = After the Bomb: Mutants of the Yucatan
MU = Heroes Unlimited: Mutant Underground
N&S = Ninjas & Superspies
NB = Nightbane
NBBtS/BtS = Nightbane: Between the Shadows
PU1 = Heroes Unlimited: Powers Unlimited 1
PU2 = Heroes Unlimited: Powers Unlimited 2
PU3 = Heroes Unlimited: Powers Unlimited 3
RAS1 = Rifts Adventure Sourcebook 1: Chi-Town 'Burbs: Forbidden Knowledge
RAS2 = Rifts Adventure Sourcebook 2: Chi-Town 'Burbs: Firetown & the Tolkeen Crisis
RAS3 = Rifts Adventure Sourcebook 3: Chi-Town 'Burbs: The Black Vault
RAS4 = Rifts Adventure Sourcebook 4: Chi-Town 'Burbs: The Vanguard
RAS5/MA = Rifts Adventure Sourcebook 5: Mercenary Adventures
RGMC = Rifts Game Master Companion (computer program)
RGMG = Rifts Game Master Guide
RoM = Chaos Earth: Rise of Magic
RT = Robotech
SB1 = Rifts Sourcebook 1
SB2 = Rifts Sourcebook 2: The Mechanoids
SB3 = Rifts Sourcebook 3: Mindwerks
SB4 = Rifts Sourcebook 4: Coalition Navy
SB5 = Rifts Bionics Sourcebook
SoL = Nightbane: Shadows of Light
SOT1 = Rifts Coalition Wars: Siege of Tolkeen 1 -- Sedition
SOT2 = Rifts Coalition Wars: Siege of Tolkeen 2 -- Coalition Overkill
SOT3 = Rifts Coalition Wars: Siege of Tolkeen 3 -- Sorcerers' Revenge
SOT4 = Rifts Coalition Wars: Siege of Tolkeen 4 -- Cyber-Knights
SOT5 = Rifts Coalition Wars: Siege of Tolkeen 5 -- Shadows of Evil
SOT6 = Rifts Coalition Wars: Siege of Tolkeen 6 -- Final Siege
TDTMNT = Transdimensional TMNT
TMNT(&OS) = Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and Other Strangeness)
TtGD = Nightbane: Through the Glass Darkly
VU = Heroes Unlimited: Villains Unlimited
WB1/VK = Rifts World Book 1: Vampire Kingdoms
WB2 = Rifts World Book 2: Atlantis
WB3 = Rifts World Book 3: England
WB4 = Rifts World Book 4: Africa
WB5 = Rifts World Book 5: Triax & the NGR
WB6/SA1 = Rifts World Book 6: South America 1
WB7 = Rifts World Book 7: Underseas
WB8 = Rifts World Book 8: Japan
WB9/SA2 = Rifts World Book 9: South America 2
WB10/JU = Rifts World Book 10: Juicer Uprising
WB11/CWC = Rifts World Book 11: Coalition War Campaign
WB12 = Rifts World Book 12: Psyscape
WB13 = Rifts World Book 13: Lone Star
WB14 = Rifts World Book 14: New West
WB15 = Rifts World Book 15: Spirit West
WB16/FoM = Rifts World Book 16: Federation of Magic
WB17/WoR = Rifts World Book 17: Warlords of Russia
WB18 = Rifts World Book 18: Mystic Russia
WB19 = Rifts World Book 19: Australia
WB20 = Rifts World Book 20: Canada
WB21/SDM = Rifts World Book 21: Splynn Dimensional Market
WB22/FQ = Rifts World Book 22: Free Quebec
WB23/XI = Rifts World Book 23: Xiticix Invasion
WB24/RC1 = Rifts World Book 24: Rifts China 1
WB25/RC2 = Rifts World Book 25: Rifts China 2
WB26/DS1 = Rifts World Book 26: Dinosaur Swamp
WB27/DS2 = Rifts World Book 27: Adventures in Dinosaur Swamp
WB28/AVI = Rifts World Book 28: Arzno - Vampire Incursion
WB29/MH = Rifts World Book 29: Madhaven
WB30 = Rifts World Book 30: D-Bees of North America
RMT = Rifts Merc Town
RMO = Rifts Merc Ops
RUE/UR = Rifts Ultimate Edition
R#1/R1 = Rifter # 1
R#2/R2 = Rifter # 2
R#3/R3 = Rifter # 3
R#4/R4 = Rifter # 4
R#5/R5 = Rifter # 5
R#6/R6 = Rifter # 6
R#7/R7 = Rifter # 7
R#8/R8 = Rifter # 8
R#9/R9 = Rifter # 9
R#9.5/R9.5 = Rifter # 9½
R#10/R10 = Rifter # 10
R#11/R11 = Rifter # 11
R#12/R12 = Rifter # 12
R#13/R13 = Rifter # 13
R#14/R14 = Rifter # 14
R#15/R15 = Rifter # 15
R#16/R16 = Rifter # 16
R#17/R17 = Rifter # 17
R#18/R18 = Rifter # 18
R#19/R19 = Rifter # 19
R#20/R20 = Rifter # 20
R#21/R21 = Rifter # 21
R#22/R22 = Rifter # 22
R#23/R23 = Rifter # 23
R#24/R24 = Rifter # 24
R#25/R25 = Rifter # 25
R#26/R26 = Rifter # 26
R#27/R27 = Rifter # 27
R#28/R28 = Rifter # 28
R#29/R29 = Rifter # 29
R#30/R30 = Rifter # 30
R#31/R31 = Rifter # 31
R#32/R32 = Rifter # 32
R#33/R33 = Rifter # 33
R#34/R34 = Rifter # 34
R#35/R35 = Rifter # 35
R#36/R36 = Rifter # 36
R#37/R37 = Rifter # 37
R#38/R38 = Rifter # 38
R#39/R39 = Rifter # 39
R#40/R40 = Rifter # 40


COMMON INTERNET ABBREVIATIONS
I've seen questions about this stuff come up a lot recently, as more and more users get on to the internet, so I thought I'd post this helpful guide.

2U2 = To You, Too
AAMOF = As A Matter Of Fact
AFAIK = As Far As I Know
AFAIC = As Far As I'm Concerned
AFAICT = As Far As I Can Tell
AFK = Away From Keyboard
ASAP = As Soon As Possible
BAK = Back At Keyboard
BBL = Be Back Later
BITMT = But In The Meantime
BOT = Back On Topic
BRB = Be Right Back
BTW = By the way
C4N = Ciao For Now
CRS = Can't Remember "Stuff"
CU = See You
CUL(8R) = See You Later
CWOT = Complete Waste Of Time
CYA = See Ya
DITYID = Did I Tell You I'm Distressed?
DIY = Do It Yourself
EOD = End Of Discussion
EZ = Easy
F2F = Face To Face
FAQ = Frequently Asked Questions
FBOW = For Better Or Worse
FOAF = Friend Of A Friend
FOCL = Falling Off Chair Laughing
FWIW = For What It's Worth
FYA = For Your Amusement
FYI = For Your Information
/ga = Go Ahead
GAL = Get A Life
GBTW = Get Back To Work
GFC = Going For Coffee
GFETE = Grinning From Ear To Ear
GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike
GR&D = Grinning, Running & Ducking
GTG = Got To Go
GTGTTBR = Got To Go To The Bathroom
GTRM = Going To Read Mail
HAND = Have A Nice Day
HHOK = Ha Ha Only Kidding
HTH = Hope This Helps
IAC = In Any Case
IAE = In Any Event
IC = I See
IDGI = I Don't Get It
IIRC = If I Remember Correctly
IMCO = In My Considered Opinion
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO = in My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO = In My Opinion
IMPE = In My Previous/Personal Experience
IMVHO = In My Very Humble Opinion
IOTTMCO = Intuitively Obvious To The Most Casual Observer
IOW = In Other Words
IRL = In Real Life
ISP = Internet Service Provider
IYKWIM = If You Know What I Mean
JIC = Just In Case
J/K = Just kidding
KISS = Keep It Simple Stupid
L8TR = Later
LD = Later Dude
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LTNS = Long Time No See
MorF = Male or Female, or person who asks that question
MTCW = My Two Cents Worth
NRN = No Reply Necessary
ONNA = Oh No, Not Again!
OTOH = On The Other Hand
OTTOMH = Off The Top Of My Head
OIC = Oh I See
OTF = On The Floor
OLL = Online Love
PCMCIA = People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
PLS = Please
PU = That Stinks!
REHI = Hello Again (re-Hi!)
ROFL = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROTF = Rolling On The Floor
ROTFL = Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RSN = Real Soon Now
RTDox = Read The Documentation/Directions
RTFM = Read The Frickin' Manual
RUOK = Are You OK?
SNAFU = Situation Normal; All Fouled Up
SO = Significant Other
SOL = Smiling Out Loud (or You're Out of Luck)
TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch
TAFN = That's All For Now
TEOTWAWKI - The End Of The World As We Know It
THX = Thanks
TIA = Thanks In Advance
TLK2UL8R = Talk to you later
TMK = To My Knowledge
TOS = Terms Of Service
TPTB = The Powers That Be
TSWC = Tell Someone Who Cares
TTBOMK = To The Best Of My Knowledge
TTFN = Ta-Ta For Now
TTYL(8R) = Talk To You Later
TWIMC = To Whom It May Concern
Txs = Thanks
URL = Web Page Address
w/b = Welcome Back
w/o = Without
WRT = With Regard To
WTG = Way To Go
WU? = What's Up?
WWW = World Wide Web
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get
Y2K = Year 2000
YGIAGAM = Your Guess Is As Good As Mine
YGWYPF = You Get What You Pay For
YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary
ZZZ = Sleeping


Common Game and Message Boards Abbreviations

2D = Two Dimensional

3D = Three Dimensional

4D = Fourth Dimensional

AI = Artificial Intelligence OR Alien Intelligence

AKA = Also Known As

AMC = Anti-Magic Cloud

AoI = Abbreviation for Arts of Invisibility. Also Armor of Ithan (spell)

APM = Abbreviation for Attacks (or Actions) per Melee

APS = Alter Physical Structure

AR = Armor Rating

ATPB = All Things Palladium Books forum

Att = Attack

BB/T = Abbreviation for Body Block/Tackle.

BF/T = Abbreviation for Body Flip/Throw.

BH (or BHE) = Abbreviation for Body Hardening Exercises.

Bio-E = Bio-Energy

Borg = Cyborg

Bot = Robot

BTC = Brain Transplant Cyborg

CA = Central Alliance (Phase World)

CAF = Consortium Armed Forces (Phase World)

CCW = Consortium of Civilized Worlds (Phase World)

CEF = Control Elemental Force

CG = Contra-gravity (Phase World)

CK = Cyber Knight, also Cosmo Knight

CoA = Carpet of Adhesion (spell)

CoL&D = Church of Light & Dark

Crit = Critical

CS= Coalition States

CSS = Consortium Star Ship (Phase World)

D = Die (typically seen as #D#)

DEF or Def = Defense

E-Clip = Energy Clip

EOH = Empire of Humanity

ET = Eastern Territories

EW = Common abbreviation for Erick Wujcik.

FCB = Full Conversion Cyborg

FF = Force Field

FF = Force Field

FTB = Fade-To-Black

FTL = Faster Than Light

GB = Glitter Boy

GDC = Giga-Damage Capacity

Gen = Generator or Generation

GM = Abbreviation for Game Master.

GSA = Galactic Security Agency (Phase World)

GSV = General Service Vehicle (Phase World)

HLS = Hook, Line, and Sinker (a type of adventure format)

HP = Hit Points

HtoH (also HtH, HTH, H2H, others) = Abbreviation for Hand to Hand.

Init = Initiative

IQ = Intelligence Quotient

ISP = Inner Strength Points

KF = Kung Fu

KO = Abbreviation for Knockout.

KO/Stun = A combat term where the victim is either knocked unconscious or temporarily dazed.

KS = Kevin Siembieda, also typically used for Kuseru Satsujin Razz

LAB = Abbreviation for Level Advancement Bonus.

LL = Ley Lines

LLN = Ley Line Nexus

LLW = Ley Line Walker

LotSW = Land of the South Winds

LVL = Level

MA = Mental Affinity, also Megaversal Ambassador

MAP = Abbreviation for Martial Art Power.

MAT = Abbreviation for Martial Art Techniques.

MD = Mega-Damage

MDC = Mega-Damage Capacity

ME = Mental Endurance

Nat = Natural

NE = Naruni Enterprises (Phase World)

NGR = New German Republic

Noob = Short for Noobie, also Newbie. A new player

NPC = Non-Player Character

Nuke = Nuclear (weapon, power supply, etc)

OCC = Occupational Characer Class

OOC = Out Of Character (also a common typo for OCC)

P/I = Abbreviation for Pin/Incapacitate.

P/D = Parry/Dodge

P-Beam = Particle Beam

PA = Power Armor, or Post-Apocalypse (dating convention)

PB = Palladium Books, also Physical Beauty

PBEM or PBeM = Play By E-mail

PBM = Play By Mail

PBP = Play By Post

PC = Player Character

PCB = Partial Conversion Cyborg

PCC = Psychic Character Class

PCR = Palladium Chat Room(s)

PE = Physical Endurance

PF = Palladium Fantasy

PMGS = Palladium Megaversal Game System

PoP = Promise of Power

PP = Physical Prowess

PPE (Potential Psychic Energy) = Mystical energy that exists in all living creatures that is the source of magic, not to be confused with Chi.

PS = Physical Strength

Psi = Psionic

PV = Penetration Value

PW = Phase World

RCC = Racial Character Class

RDF = Robotech Defence Force

REF = Robotech Expeditionary Force

RH = Road Hogs

ROF = Abbreviation for Rate of Fire.

RPG = Role-Playing Game (also Rocket Propelled Grenade)

Save = Saving Throw

SDC = Structural Damage Capacity

SK = Abbreviation for Special Kata.

SN = Supernatural

SNPS = Supernatural Physical Strength

SO = Sound Off forum

SPD (or Spd) = Speed

Stat = Statistic, commonly used to talk about attributes and other numeric information.

TAFL = Two Attacks for Living

TGE = Transgalactic Empire (Phase World)

TK = Telekinesis

TMF = Abbreviation for Transient Maneuvering Factor.

TW = Techno-Wizard(ry)

UWW = United Worlds of Warlock(Phase World)

Vamp = Vampire

VS = Versus

WE = Western Empire (oddly, this is almost never used for the Wolfen Empire)

WK = Abbreviation for Weapon Kata.

WP = Abbreviation for Weapon Proficiency. Also W.P.

XP or EXP = Experience (Points)

YSJ = Yin-Sloth Jungles

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Also seen, but not strictly Palladium

AEG = Alderac Entertainment Games

D&D = Dungeons & Dragons

GDW = Game Designers Workshop

GW = Games Workshop (also Gamma World)

L5R = Legend of the Five Rings

SF or Sci-Fi = Science Fiction (also Star Frontiers, SF only)

SJG = Steve Jackson Games

T2K = Twilight 2000

WOD = World of Darkness

WOTC = Wizards of the Coast

WW = White Wolf

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Face piles of trials with smiles. It riles
them to believe that you perceive the web they weave
and keep on thinking free.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:17 pm
  

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RCB1-Rifts conversion book
RCB1r- Rifts conversion book 1 revised
RCB2-Rifts conversion book 2 pantheions

Omitted
NAR - Natural Armor Rating (alt: Nat. AR)

New
SD - Structural Damage (aka: SDC/HP damage)
PF2: B&NI - Bizantium and the Northern Islands (near future)

Robotech 2nd ed. abbreviations.
RT:SC - Robotech: the shadow Chronicles
RT2 MB - Robotech second edition mainbook
RT:SC HC - Robotech: the shadow Chronicles Hard Cover
RT2 MBHC - Robotech second edition mainbook Hard Cover
RT:Macross - Robotech second edition: The Macross Saga Sourcebook
RT:FS Macross - Robotech second edition: The Macross Saga Sourcebook revised full size ed.
RT:Masters - Robotech second edition: The Masters Saga Sourcebook
RT:NG - Robotech second edition: The New Generation Sourcebook
RT:GP Robotech second edition: the Genesis Pits Sourcebook
RT: Marines1 - Robotech second edition Expeditionary Force Marines sourcebook 1 (near future)
UEDF - United Earth Defense Forces
UEF - United Earth Forces
UEEF - United Earth Expeditionary forces
ASC - Army of the Southern Cross
UEG - United Earth Government

RTT - Robotech Tactics

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