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Appendix P - Abbreviations commonly used when discussing ADOM

These abbreviations are commonly used when discussing ADOM. Many of them are used in these documents as well. They are used partly to protect new players from spoilers and partly for speed.

Common abbreviations
Abbr. Meaning
AFAIK as far as I know
AI artificial intelligence
ASAP as soon as possible
BTW by the way
FYI for your information
IIRC if I recall correctly
IME in my experience
IMO in my opinion
LoS line of sight
NG newsgroup (usually
NPC non-player character
PC player character
RGRA the newsgroup
RNG random number generator
RPG role playing game
UI user interface

Game-related abbreviations
AdomBotcheater program/player character editor
CP corruption point(s)
CK Chaos Knight
DL danger level
dmg damage
DV defensive value
gp gold piece(s)
GTB greater telekinetic blast
HE/GE/DE/MEHight Elf/Gray Elf/Dark Elf/Mist Elf
HL hunger level
HP hit point(s)
IGB Improved ADOM Guidebook
EP energy point(s)
lvl experience level
OCG ordinary chaos god ending
PL piety level
PP power point(s)
PV protection value
s stone
TB Thomas Biskup (or The Creator)
TC teleport control
TH treasure hunter
UCG ultimate chaos god ending
ULE ultra lawful ending
UNE ultra neutral ending
xp experience point(s)
YAFM yet another funny message
YAGBUyet another Guidebook update
YASD yet another (sad, strange) stupid death
YAVP yet another victory post

In general, artifacts, locations and NPCs are capitalized in the description.

Location abbreviations
Abbr. Meaning
AF Animated Forest
BDC Blue Dragon Caves
BUGCAVBug-filled Cave
BUGWILBug-filled Wilderness
CoC Caverns of Chaos, the main dungeon
DD Druid Dungeon
DF Darkforge
DG Dwarven Graveyard
DH Dwarven Halls
DT Dwarftown
FGJC Frost Giant Jarl Caves
HMV High Mountain Village
ID Infinite Dungeon
IQD Ice Queen Domain
ICD Ice Queen Domain Dungeon
MM Minotaur Maze
MT Mana Temple
PC Puppy Cave
QT Quickling Tree
SC Scintillating Cave or Stone Circle
SIL the dungeon level where MaLaKaI resides (I:66)
SMC Small Cave
ToEF Tower of Eternal Flames
VD Village Dungeon
UD Unremarkable Dungeon (below SMC)

NPCs abbreviations
Abbr. Meaning
ACW Ancient Chaos Wyrm (Fire Orb guardian)
AKW Ancient Karmic Wyrm (Sharad-Waador)
Andy Andor Drakon (also Andrew Williams)
AP Assassin Prince (Assassin's Guild)
ASB Ancient Stone Beast (Earth Orb guardian)
BarneySrraxxarrakex (big purple dinosaur in BDC)
CD Chaos Diplomat (Ice Queen Domain level 4)
EG Eternal Guardian (CoC before Casino)
EM Emperor Moloch (Scintillating Cave)
Fisty Fistanarius (CoC 50)
GM greater moloch
IQ Ice Queen
KhellyKhelavaster (CoC 16, Terinyo)
Kenny Cute Dog (South Park and the Cute Dog's tendency to die in every game)
ME Minotaur Emperor (Minotaur Maze)
MM Mad Minstrel
NV Nuurag-Vaarn (Mana Orb guardian)
SfB Snake from Beyond (Water Orb guardian)
sheep Banshee (CoC 22-24)
WMoPC writhing mass of primal chaos

In general, a leading P for potion might be replaced by ! for potion. Likewise a leading S for scroll might be replaced by ? for scroll, a leading W might be replaced by \ for wand, and a leading R might be replaced by = for ring.

Item abbreviations
7LB seven league boots
AMW Ancient Mummy Wrapping
AoB amulet of balance
AoC amulet of chaos
AoLS amulet of life saving
AoO amulet of order
AoR amulet of resurrection
AotMEAxe of the Minotaur Emperor
BoW Bracers of War
CoK crystal of knowledge
CoS Crown of Science
DSM dragon scale mail
EPM eternium plate mail
LBoH long bow of hunting
MWS magical writing set
N+S combination of Needle + Sting, the artifact daggers
PG Platinum Girdle
PoCC potion of cure corruption
PoEd potion of education
PoEH potion of extra healing
PoEx potion of exchange
PoGA potion of gain attributes
PoI potion of invisibility
PoUH potion of ultra healing
RoI ring of ice or Ring of Immunity
RoR Robes of Resistance
RotF ring of the fish
RotHKRing of the High Kings
RotMCRing of the Master Cat
RoW ring of weakness
SLB seven league boots
SoCR scroll of chaos resistance / corruption removal
SoFS scroll of familiar summoning
SoGI scroll of greater identify
SoN Sword of Nonnak
SotS Shirt of the Saints
SoU scroll of uncursing
TotRRTrident of the Red Rooster
twinscombination of Needle + Sting, the artifact daggers
WoD wand of destruction
WoT wand of teleportation
WoTC wand of trap creation
WoTD wand of trap detection
WoWi wand of wishing
WoWo wand of wonder

Updated May 12th, 2009