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Re: RPG Abbreviations and Tags - Request for help

Postby DigitalMage » 11:58am on 06 Feb 18

Latest full list, the recommendation is to add edition number if the post is edition specific, e.g. rules questions. Where the edition cannot be clearly defined by a number, additional information such as publisher may need to be added, e.g. [RQ2 Mongoose], [DWRPG Cubicle 7], some suggested examples below.

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[BRP] Basic Roleplaying
[BitD] Blades in the Dark
[C&S] Chivalry & Sorcery
[CoC] Call of Cthulhu which has editions up to 7
[DCH] DC Heroes (Mayfair Games)
[DCU] DC Universe (West End Games)
[DCA] DC Adventures (Green Ronin)
[DQ] DragonQuest
[DW] Dragon Warriors
[DWRPG Fasa] Doctor Who RPG by Fasa
[DWRPG Cubicle7] Doctor Who RPG aka Doctor Who Adventures In Time And Space, by Cubicle 7
[D&D] Dungeons & Dragons
[EPT] Empire of the Petal Throne
[Fate] Fate; if need to be more specific use game name , e.g. [Fate Core]
[FitD] Forged in the Dark
[GURPS] Generic Universal RolePlaying System
[M&M] Mutands & Masterminds
[MSHRPG] Marvel Super Heroes: The Heroic Role-Playing Game (TSR, 1986)
[MSAGA] Marvel Super Heroes Adventure Game (TSR, 1998)
[MURPG] Marvel Universe Roleplaying Game (Marvel Comics, 2003)
[MHRP] Marvel Heroic Roleplaying (Margaret Weis Productions, 2012)
[PbtA] Powered by the Apocalypse
[PF] Pathfinder
[Trav] Traveller; Mongoose editions should be identified as [Trav Mongoose] or [Trav Mongoose] if needed
[RQ] RuneQuest; Mongoose editions should be identified as [RQ Mongoose] or [RQ2 Mongoose] if needed, the new RuneQuest in Glorantha should be identified as [RQG]
[SF] Starfinder
[SR] Shadowrun
[STA] Star Trek Adventures by Modiphius
[STRPG] Star Trek RPG, these should be specified by publisher if necessary e.g. [STRPG Fasa], [STRPG LUG], [STRPG Decipher]

[SW] Savage Worlds; Explorer Edition should be identified as [SW:EE] if needed, Deluxe as [SW:D]
[SWd6] Star Wars d6
[SWd20] Star Wars d20, if necessary [SWd20RCR] Star Wars d20 Revised Core Rules, and [SWSaga] Star Wars Saga Edition can be used to differentiate
[SWFFG] Star Wars by Fantasy Flight Games
[T&T] Tunnels and Trolls
[TFT] The Fantasy Trip
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Re: RPG Abbreviations and Tags - Request for help

Postby decfeeney » 2:12pm on 06 Feb 18

maddz wrote:STRPG - Star Trek The Roleplaying Game (Fasa) . There's also the Lost Unicorn and at least one other version.


If only it was anything like that simple. These are the licenced Star Trek games:

[ST:H] Star Trek: Adventure Gaming in the Final Frontier (Heritage Models, Inc., 1978)
[ST:V] Starfleet Voyages (Terra Games Company, 1982)
[ST:Fasa] Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (FASA, 1982)
[ST:E] Star Trek Enterprise (Tsukuda Hobby, 1983)
[PrD] Prime Directive (Task Force Games) (1993)
[ST:ICON] Star Trek (Various) (Last Unicorn Games, 1997)
[ST:CODA] Star Trek Roleplaying Game (Decipher, 2002)
[PrD:GURPS] GURPS Prime Directive (Steve Jackson Games, 2002)
[PrD:d20] Prime Directive d20 (Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc., 2008)
[STA] Star Trek Adventures (Modiphius Entertainment, 2017)

And there are several unlicenced games
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Re: RPG Abbreviations and Tags - Request for help

Postby Neil Gow » 5:35pm on 06 Feb 18

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Re: RPG Abbreviations and Tags - Request for help

Postby maddz » 6:50pm on 06 Feb 18

decfeeney wrote:
maddz wrote:STRPG - Star Trek The Roleplaying Game (Fasa) . There's also the Lost Unicorn and at least one other version.


If only it was anything like that simple. These are the licenced Star Trek games:

[ST:H] Star Trek: Adventure Gaming in the Final Frontier (Heritage Models, Inc., 1978)
[ST:V] Starfleet Voyages (Terra Games Company, 1982)
[ST:Fasa] Star Trek: The Role Playing Game (FASA, 1982)
[ST:E] Star Trek Enterprise (Tsukuda Hobby, 1983)
[PrD] Prime Directive (Task Force Games) (1993)
[ST:ICON] Star Trek (Various) (Last Unicorn Games, 1997)
[ST:CODA] Star Trek Roleplaying Game (Decipher, 2002)
[PrD:GURPS] GURPS Prime Directive (Steve Jackson Games, 2002)
[PrD:d20] Prime Directive d20 (Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc., 2008)
[STA] Star Trek Adventures (Modiphius Entertainment, 2017)

And there are several unlicenced games


To be honest, I really stopped playing the game when FASA lost the rights. Mind you, I still have all my supplements (1st & 2nd edition) but haven't played in years. I never thought it a particularly good game - it was of it's time and better than other straight SFRPGs of the era. It suffered too much from Mary Sue/Gary Stu syndrome if you played a Starfleet campaign and playing anything else never really worked unless you were playing a Klingon campaign.

My main gripe was that it adhered too closely to the show, and there were enough stupidities in that (even for ST:tOS). If you were prepared to put the time in, there was the bones of a good game, but you had to get right away from show territory. One of my more successful adaptations was a White Dwarf CoC scenario... Another was an adaptation of a Polesotechnic League short story.
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