Acronyms Guide

I wanted to start a topic to help new members understand what's happening in the forums. Since I didn't see anything else like this I've created this post to act as a compilation list for CoE acronyms, since they're different in every game. Please feel free to reply with your own additions and I will add them to this list.

Game Specific:

CoE - Chronicles of Elyria

IP - Influence Points

KS - Kickstarter (Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe this is done. If you wish to support please do so with pledges through the Store.)

KSV - Kickstarter-versary

SG - Stretch Goal

SBS/SS - SoulBound Studios

SL - Spark of Life

SP - Story Points

OPC - Offline Player Character

CB - Casus Belli (See Claims near the bottom)

EP - Exposition Points

DoD/DOD - Dance of Dynasties

KoE - Kingdoms of Elyria

DSS/D&SS - Domain & Settlement Selection

SoE - Settlers of Elyria (Dutch Auction)

Conquest - Conquest of Elyria. A web game played during some past PAX events.

PAX - Penny Arcade Exposition

CDG - Coup de grace Yes I know there should be an accent over the 'a.'

**GvG - Guild vs Guild

**PvG - Player vs Gate "general players vs the way into a building / city," (Duchess Flynnt)

TFQ - Two-Fold Queen, a religion in the land of Elyria


RP - Role Play(ing)

RPG - Role Playing Game

PC - Player Character

NTC - Non-Traditional Character

NPC - Non-Player Character

PVP - Player vs Player

PVE - Player vs Environment


NA-W (North America West,) "Angelica"

NA-E (North America East,) "Luna"

EU (Europe,) "Selene"

APAC (Asia/Pacific,) "Oceanus"

NOTES: ** Indicates acronyms which have not been regularly adopted by players of CoE and generally come from other sources.

5/20/2016 3:14:38 PM #1

I mean, I picked up on it, but I admit it would be nice to have the resource:

KS: Kickstarter

SG: Stretch Goal (for Kickstarter)

SBS/SS: SoulBound Studios

5/20/2016 3:17:50 PM #2

Maybe better to list it in column rather than on a single line :)

SL : Spark of Life

hmm.. haven't seen anything more I guess.. Maybe add the generics acronyms :

RP : Role play

RPG : Role playing game

5/20/2016 4:01:18 PM #3

I would add the generics, but I'm assuming most people know what they are from playing other games. If enough people ask I can definitely add them, but there are definitely a lot.

5/20/2016 4:01:47 PM #4

Thanks guys, The more the merrier.

5/20/2016 6:02:04 PM #5

SP - Story Points

5/20/2016 7:06:31 PM #6

How about:

PC - Player Character. The character generated by a real person.
NPC - Non-Player Character. Generated by the game.
PVP - Player vs. Player. Mostly used in the context of combat with other PCs.
PVE - Player vs. Environment. Mostly used in the context of combat with NPCs.

5/20/2016 7:10:54 PM #7

We really need to stop calling soulbound the SS,its going to give the game a really weird image :p

5/20/2016 7:13:43 PM #8

Just one more crossed my mind...

NTC - Non Traditional Character

but nice job

"Count Eldric Blackmoore of The Haven, offering direct support for the Hunters, Explorers and Gathers of Elyria" the

5/20/2016 7:46:18 PM #9

OPC - Offline Player Character

5/20/2016 7:52:17 PM #10

Also, in game-specific:

OPC - Offline Player Character

5/20/2016 9:47:45 PM #11

Game Specific that was into the last Design Journal :

CB - Casus Belli

5/20/2016 10:42:21 PM #12

Just gotta say none of those are acronyms they are all initialisms.

Acronym is like NASA or WOW where you actually say the word.

If you say the each letter like PVP or PVE it's an initialism.

10/1/2016 10:22:33 PM #13

Obviously I've been gone for a long time, but I thought I might bump this and start paying attention to it again, since I still see the value in this post.

11/11/2016 9:07:59 PM #14

Might be an idea to provide a few links for some of these with regards to what they mean. For example KS - Kickstarter could link to the Kickstarter page, and SL - Spark of Life and CB - Casus Belli to the dev journals that talk about them. I figure having the shortened term be defined here in some way is probably more helpful than someone saying "CB? What's that? Oh a thread of acronyms. Casus Belli? What's that?"

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11/17/2016 2:13:20 AM #15

If you have a list available I would be happy to add them, Unfortunately, at this time CoE isn't quite something I'm focused on enough for me to find them all.