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aum -
arbitrary unit of mass.
bunny-killer syndrome -
spending an inordinate amount of time killing pathetically weak creatures in the hopes of leveling up a character.
choko -
green, pear-shaped fruit of the American Sechium edule; aka chayote, christophene, mirliton.
Crawl -
cf. Linley's Dungeon Crawl.
dungeon crawl -
gaming tradition prone to (self-)parody where the primary goals are to explore dungeons, kill things, and take stuff.
Dungeon Crawl -
1) cf. Linley's Dungeon Crawl.
2) Dungeon Crawl Software, an electronic entertainment development company.
3) Dungeon Crawl game supplement for Risus: The Anything RPG.
4) Dungeon Crawl ruleset for the Piecepack board game system.
5) TSR Inc. trademark for a series of self-contained print adventures.
Iskenderun -
Turkey's principal port to the Mediterranean Sea; formerly Alexandretta.
Linley's Dungeon Crawl -
roguelike originated in 1995 by Linley Henzell.
lychee -
nutlike fruit of the Chinese Nephelium litchi; alt. spellings: leechee, lichee, lichi, litchee, litchi.
Maxwell's Silver Hammer -
song by The Beatles concerning Maxwell Edison, a medical student.
quokka -
small, herbivorous marsupial (Setonix brachyurus) common to Rottnest Island.
rambutan -
oval, red or yellow fruit of the Malayan Nephelium lappaceum; alt. spellings: ramboostan, rambotan.
rgra -
rec.games.roguelike.announce, a Usenet newsgroup.
rgrm -
rec.games.roguelike.misc, a Usenet newsgroup.
roguelike -
any computer game inspired to some degree by Rogue; alt. spelling: rogue-like.
snozzcumber -
partially edible item described by Roald Dahl in The BFG.
sultana -
dried seedless grape, often of yellow color; key ingredient to Kellogg's Sultana Bran.
Webaganda -
neologism; Web-based propaganda; apparently coined in a Usenet post to rec.travel.europe (Songbird, 28 September 1999); first explicit definition offered in a message to the babel-list email list (Stilltere, 14 September 2001) with reference to an audio essay, The Americans (Gordon Sinclair, 5 June 1973); you're reading the third-known usage of the term (7 February 2002).
Webiprocity -
neologism (7 February 2002); cooperative exchange of favors or privileges on the Web.
Young Poisoner's Handbook -
Benjamin Ross portrayal of Graham Frederick Young, aka Teacup Poisoner, Bovingdon Poisoner, St. Albans Poisoner.
YAPC -
Yet Another Promising Character; public expression of the belief that an active character may, in fact, achieve victory; like all beliefs, it is to be politely tolerated no matter how improbable or illogical.
YASD -
Yet Another Stupid Death; public notice of a favored character's unlikely, untimely, unwarranted, unthinking, or undeserved death; invariably the result of nefarious game design and/or player overconfidence.
YAVP -
Yet Another Victory Post; public notice of successful game completion; commonly met with suspicion, grudging respect, and/or awed silence.
 
 
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