Glossary of Terms

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Glossary of Terms

COMMON MUSH ROLEPLAY TERMINOLOGY


Alt: Alternate character. One Player can more than one Character - these characters are all his alts.

Canon: Universally understood rules about the specific universe being played in.

Channel: The primary means through which Players communicate with one another.

Character: What Players RP with.

Desc:

FC:

+finger:

Hook:

IC:

ICA=ICC:

Meta:

Meta-knowledge:

NPC:

OC:

OOC: Out Of Character. OOC is used to describe the status and interactions between Players outside of RP. (ie "My character is angry, but OOC I am having a great time.") Can also be used to describe a character that is acting contrary to their character type. (ie "It was pretty OOC when Wolverine went daisy picking.") Opposite of IC.

Page:

PC: Player Character. A character that is written by only one Player.

Player:

Pose:

Room: Rooms are where characters and objects exist, for storage, interaction and/or RP. They are generally desced to suit the purpose of the rooms (ie: A garden room should be desced with the general layout of the garden.) Public rooms are rooms on the grid that anyone can enter/RP in/navigate through. Private rooms are rooms owned by individuals and should generally not be entered without OOC permission.

RP: Roleplay.

RPG: Roleplay game.

Set: Can be a noun or a verb. Setting a scene is laying out in a pose the scene that is currently or about to take place. (ie: "I will set the scene now that we're all in the room." or "Hi! We've been RPing for a while, but if you want to join, I can make a set of the scene for you in my next pose.")

Scene:

TP:

TS: