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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2013, 11:36:26 PM »
Well, since you had "Intelligent" up there, I thought that was kinda the same vein...

I'm kind of walking a fine line between defining terms and explaining rules. While I have no problem with explaining rules that is not the intent of this thread. I'm not always sure what side of that line I am on though. :(
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2013, 11:39:56 PM »
Well, I just mean "Aggressive" would be a game term, like "Intelligent," right? It has a specific context for this game, right? Wrong? I don't know. I've used aggressive in other games and it has a different context, so I thought it'd be a good thing to clarify, I guess not.
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2013, 11:54:00 PM »
I guess it will work. No reason why not to I suppose.
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 02:28:58 AM »
What about adding HD for hero deck, DD for Darkness Deck, and QD for Quest Deck? Not sure if those have been really tossed around yet, though.

We could also add Story Quest, Act Quest, and Tile Quest.
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2013, 08:18:13 AM »
What about adding HD for hero deck, DD for Darkness Deck, and QD for Quest Deck? Not sure if those have been really tossed around yet, though.

We could also add Story Quest, Act Quest, and Tile Quest.

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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2013, 08:59:13 AM »
DX isn't common, is it???  Any time I've heard dice references, it's always d#, such as d6, d10, d20.  I realize X is a Roman numeral, but in this case, since it's only 2 letters, I think it lends to more confusion than clarity (since they don't both refer to a letter or number.  When I first looked at it, my initial thought was:  "What is the letter D followed by the letter X supposed to mean?"  When I realize you were talking about a 10-sided die, my response was "oh....he must mean d10."
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2013, 09:01:36 AM »
DX isn't common, is it???  Any time I've heard dice references, it's always d#, such as d6, d10, d20.  I realize X is a Roman numeral, but in this case, since it's only 2 letters, I think it lends to more confusion than clarity (since they don't both refer to a letter or number.  When I first looked at it, my initial thought was:  "What is the letter D followed by the letter X supposed to mean?"  When I realize you were talking about a 10-sided die, my response was "oh....he must mean d10."

Actually, I think he's referring to X as a variable number holder. As it's followed by "X-sided die".
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2013, 09:42:00 AM »
He's using X as "fill in a number" not as a 10.
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2013, 11:12:19 AM »
DX isn't common, is it???  Any time I've heard dice references, it's always d#, such as d6, d10, d20.  I realize X is a Roman numeral, but in this case, since it's only 2 letters, I think it lends to more confusion than clarity (since they don't both refer to a letter or number.  When I first looked at it, my initial thought was:  "What is the letter D followed by the letter X supposed to mean?"  When I realize you were talking about a 10-sided die, my response was "oh....he must mean d10."

I'm a programmer and I sorta like math a little so I use variables for things all the time. I suppose it could be a personal quirk but
Code: (C#) [Select]
int x;
x = 10;
Console.WriteLine("D" + X);
Console.WriteLine(X + " Sided Dice");

Code: (Output) [Select]
D10
10 Sided Dice

is just natural to me. If you guys think I should switch it I would be happy to.
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2013, 11:55:18 AM »
I was confused because we only have 2 types of dice, the fate dice, and 10-sided dice.  Since the Fate Dice aren't referred to by their number of sides, I thought you specifically were referring to 10 sided by saying DX.

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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #25 on: April 30, 2013, 11:58:46 AM »
I'm sorry. I thought my explanation in the main post was clear enough. :(
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #26 on: April 30, 2013, 03:53:47 PM »
I'm sorry. I thought my explanation in the main post was clear enough. :(

I understood what you meant.
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Re: Abreviations, Acronyms, and General Terms
« Reply #27 on: April 30, 2013, 06:29:12 PM »
The explanation is fine, but as the game only uses d10s (and FD, which are marked without a number), I don't think dX is necessary, and we can just list d10.
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