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Glossary

Postby dode74 » 02 November 2011, 14:50

A glossary of terms to help those who find the terminology and abbreviations impenetrable. I'll kick off and add in (useful and clean) suggestions added by you lot below.

AD - Attacker Down
Apo - Apothecary; a means by which you can turn a niggling injury into a death
BB - Blood Bowl
BBRC - The Blood Bowl Rules Commitee. Now defunct team which put together most of the current rules of BB
BD - Both Down
Blend - Block and fend (skills) on the same player
Blodge - Block and Dodge (skills) on the same player
BT - Break Tackle (skill)
CPOMB or ClawPOMB - Claw, PO, MB on the same player (skills); a subject of much angst for many who believe that it is OP
CRP - Competition Rules Pack; linked in the Useful Links thread
CW - Chaos Warrior
DD - Defender Down
DE - Dark Elves (sometimes DaE)
DP - Dirty player or Disturbing presence (both skills)
DS - Defender Stumbles
DT - Diving Tackle (skill)
FA - Foul Appearance (skill)
Fling - Halfling
Fluff - Background story; narrative
FF - Fantasy Football. Not the sort where you get to put Rooney, Aguero and Van Persie in the same team, but the sort involving races from the fantasy world
FF - Fan factor
FOL - Forum Open League
FUMBBL - a java based FF game
GFI - Go For It
GR - Gutter Runner
Grandma Wendy - See GW
GW - Games Workshop
HMP - Hail Mary Pass (skill)
JU - Jump Up (skill)
KOR - Kick-Off Return (skill)
LOS - Line of Scrimmage; the line running through the middle of the pitch not including the wide zones (all squares within 4 of the sidelines)
LRB - Living Rulebook; edition 5 was the predecessor to CRP
MB - Mighty Blow (skill)
MM - Matchmaking; how most of the open league games are put together; currently this is done by the client looking for teams withing a 50TV band of your team and expanding that every so often up to a max of 430
MNG - Miss Next Game
NoS - Nerves of Steel (skill)
Nuffle - the God of BB, according to fluff; when you do all you can and yet the vagaries of the dice mean you never stood a chance then you were "Nuffled"
OLC - the end of season championship of FOL
OP - Overpowered; gamebreaking in some way. Yet to be defined for allegations regarding CPOMB ;)
OTS - One turn scorer
OTT - One turn touchdown
PO - Piling On (skill)
Pow - See DD
Push/Pow - See DS
RO - Rat Ogre
SB - Strip ball (skill)
SF - Stand Firm or Sure Feet (skills)
SH - Sure Hands (skill)
(Red) Skull - See AD
Spinning - Looking for a game in MM. Refers to the spinning coin.
SPP - Star Player Points
SS - Sidestep (skill)
TD - Touchdown
TFF - http://www.talkfantasyfootball.org (requires registration)
TRR - Team Reroll
TV - Team Value
WD - Wardancer
WE - Wood Elf (sometimes WoE) or Witch Elf
Wrackle - Wrestle and Tackle (skills) on the same player
Wrend - Wrestle and fend (skills) on the same player
Wrodge - Wrestle and Dodge (skills) on the same player
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Re: Glossary

Postby AllyRdr » 02 November 2011, 16:16

The ubiquitous "ClawPOMB" surely?


edit to add: on saying that, after a few years away from Blood Bowl I found out what that was pretty damn quickly :)

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Re: Glossary

Postby MattDakka » 02 November 2011, 17:50

A little note: according to the Rulebook, the Line of scrimmage is not the entire half way line of the pitch, but just the 7 squares-long segment of it, between the 2 wide zones.
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Re: Glossary

Postby dode74 » 02 November 2011, 18:22

Good point. Adjusted.
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Re: Glossary

Postby MattDakka » 02 November 2011, 18:27

dode74 wrote:Good point. Adjusted.

Well done! ;)
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Re: Glossary

Postby AllyRdr » 02 November 2011, 18:28

Nuffle'd - the realisation that your dice rolls have been 1's and skulls due to you offending the god of Blood Bowl by your presence on the field.

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Re: Glossary

Postby ghmongo » 02 November 2011, 21:31

TRR - Team Reroll
CW - Chaos Warrior
SH - Sure Hands
FF - also can stand for Fan Factor
Apo - Apothecary
MNG - Miss Next Game

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Re: Glossary

Postby Gobr » 05 November 2011, 13:07

Surprised you missed WE - Witch Elf ;)

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Re: Glossary

Postby Kazman29 » 05 November 2011, 20:58

I think WE is usually wood elf :D but it could be witch elf too...
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Re: Glossary

Postby MattDakka » 07 November 2011, 01:58

I would add to the list:
Blend = Block, Fend;
Wrend = Wrestle, Fend.
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