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  • Guide to Acronyms in GWENT Discussions: 'What Do All Those Letters Mean?'

    ***Update: This guide is partially outdated, and will eventually be overhauled to reflect new terms used in the Public Beta.***

    Based on a suggestion from el_Bosco, here is a list of some of the more common abbreviations and terms used in discussions of Gwent.

    Note: This is a work in progress, so, if there's a term you think should be on the list, or have a correction, please, let me know and I'll add it. Also, this is meant as a reference, so, please, do not discuss tactics or cards here. Only post suggestions for the main list. Thank you.

    The Factions:

    Mons - Monsters
    NG - Nilfgaard
    NR - Northern Realms
    SK - Skellige
    ST or SCO - Scoia'tael

    The Cards:

    Aero - Aeromancy
    AC - Artefact Compression
    ADC - Alzur's Double–Cross
    AR - Adrenaline Rush
    BMC - Blue Mountain Commando
    Borkh - Villentretenmerth
    Dbomb or DB - Dimeritium Bomb
    DBP - Dol Blathanna Protector
    DJ or DJ Extra - Dijkstra
    DShack(les) - Dimeritium Shackles
    FL - First Light
    Gaard/Aard - Geralt: Aard
    Gigni/Igni - Geralt: Igni
    HS - Hawker Support
    JC - John Calveit
    KoB - King of Beggars
    KSE -Kaedweni Siege Expert
    Leshen - Alternative name for Woodland Spirit (uncommon).
    Merc - Usually, Eleven Mercenary.
    RNR - Ragh Nar Roog
    'Shrooms'/Mushrooms - Mardroeme
    SS - Skellige Storm
    Villen - Villentretenmerth
    VM - Vicovaro Medic
    WHR - Wild Hunt Rider
    WH - Water Hag
    Whale - Spectral Whale spawned by Blueboy Lugos
    WHW - Wild Hunt Warrior
    Yencon - Yennefer: The Conjurer

    Miscellaneous:

    Auto-include - Card which is included in all decks, usually to counter another, or same, card.
    BM - Bad Manners
    Buff - To strengthen a card's ability or strength.
    CA - Card Advantage
    CCG - Collectable Card Game
    CDPR - CD Projekt RED, developer of Gwent (also known as the REDS).
    Cheese - Easy, powerful strategy, considered unfair by some.
    (Deck) Thinning - Tactic(s) for drawing desired/needed cards from the deck while playing, other than the initial card draw .
    F2P - Free to Play(a viable option in Gwent).
    Filtering - Method of determining which cards will be drawn.
    GG - 'Good Game'
    GY - Graveyard
    Meta / Meta-deck - Overall state of Gwent / popular deck based upon most effective and commonly used cards.
    MMR - Match Making Ratio/Rating
    Nerf - To soften or otherwise change a card's ability or strength (allusion to soft foam toy brand).
    Net-deck / Net-decking - Similar to Meta / Meta-deck.
    OP - Overpowered (also Original Poster on forums)
    Res. - Resurrection
    RNG - Random Number Generator (used in reference to shuffling system and drop rates for cards).
    Snowball Cards - Cards which can progressively gain strength the longer they are on the board, or as a result of the number of other cards played on the board.
    STR - Strength
    TA - Tempo Advantage: The pace of threats and board position affecting the match (e.g. Leshen is a huge TA play, because one Gold can make a 16 or more swing)
    WX -Weather Effects

    Thanks to Strollin , and Treamayne for supplemental entries.
    Last edited by Sunsibar; 20-11-17, 00:29. Reason: Info added.
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  • #2
    THX So Much for this "Riven-Twain" :-D
    It´s For Sure Something Really Helpfull (at least for me;-)

    And also Thx to "El Bosco" for the proposal:-)
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    Practícala!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Riven-Twain View Post
      The Factions:
      NG - Nilfgaard
      NR - Northern Realms
      SK - Skellige
      ST or SCO - Scoia'tael
      Poor Monsters...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 4RM3D View Post
        Poor Monsters...
        Perhaps, but I haven't noticed many people refer to them simply as 'M'.

        'Sorry, but smashing barrels is one of my hobbies!'

        Forewarned is forearmed. Therefore, to reduce chances of random encounters with the Guards, please, be acquainted with and follow the Forums' Regulations. Thank you.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 4rm3d View Post

          poor monsters...
          pfm
          Fishing relaxes me. It's like yoga, except I still get to kill something.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by HenryGrosmont View Post
            pfm
            Hehehehe, I see what you did there.

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            • #7
              Great list.

              Gingi? Thats new for me I've only seen Gigni so far,

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              • #8
                YaY! Thanks for following my suggestion Riven-Twain !

                I was actually surprised that noone thought about it sooner because it is extremely usefull for newcomers to get to know wth we're taking about.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Riven-Twain View Post
                  PFI - Poor Infantry (The F refers to The Witcher III version)
                  That's so cute.
                  Words, there are so many of them whereas I understand so little.

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                  • #10
                    WoW.. That's really useful.. Thanks.
                    I think we should use Mo for Monsters if there is no other card ref. to that.

                    I have suggested to add all cards small pics as a smiley so that we can use those directly to show the card or It's really nice is users have own image album in forum so that they can upload needed images to it & use as par needed.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TH3WITCH3R View Post
                      I think we should use Mo for Monsters if there is no other card ref. to that.
                      If people begin to use it often when referring to Monsters, then, yes, it could be added eventually. The present list reflects abbreviations currently in use.

                      We'll see what can be done about the images. I think it's a good idea, though. Thanks!
                      'Sorry, but smashing barrels is one of my hobbies!'

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                      • #12
                        I'd prefer WNW for monsters. Wet 'n' Windy.
                        "Randy, I am the liquor"

                        Jim Lahey

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                        • #13
                          RE: OP (Original Post)

                          GY - Graveyard
                          TA - Tempo Advantage - The pace of threats and board position affecting the match (e.g.: Leshen is a huge TA play, because one Gold can make a 16 or more swing)
                          Pancake - The notional term that has been in some threads here to describe a turn advantage, a Gwent specific consideration that doesn't directly correlate to other CCGs as CA and tempo do. (e.g. Decoy isn't really Card Advantage, since it doesn't provide additional resources like most spies; but it's totally a pancake play since it can change who will get the last card.)
                          Sig - Signature - the personalized bottom for each member' posts. Often hope to useful links and referenced in a post (link in my sig)
                          Filtering - using some method of determining what will be drawn (Stennis's ability, some new Nilfgaard cards seem they will filter the top of deck or move to bottom (increasing chances of finding what you need on top) a.k.a. Looting
                          Res - resurrection. Returning a unit or re-using a special card from the graveyard.



                          Originally posted by Riven-Twain View Post
                          Perhaps, but I haven't noticed many people refer to them simply as 'M'.
                          But I have seen "Mon"...

                          Originally posted by Riven-Twain View Post
                          (Deck) Thinning - Tactic for drawing desired cards from the deck while playing.
                          Meta - Very commonly used deck, or specific combination of cards, proven to be reliable (usually criticised for lacking variety or character).
                          Kind-of disagree with these two definitions. My personal take:

                          (Deck) Thinning - The practice of removing cards from the deck other than drawing. This can either be to play cards directly from the deck or discarding, but the desired result is to increase chances for drawing needed cards in round three (examples: Wild Hunt Rider can Deck-thin two cards when played, so you want to play them in round one so as to not draw another Rider in round two. Clan Dimun Pirate deck thins two cards to the GY - so you likewise want to use them in round one).
                          Meta - The state of an overall game or tournament, defined by the most commonly successful deck(s) and those cards that define strategies for or against those decks.
                          Meta-Deck - A common competitive deck in the Meta.

                          Originally posted by TH3WITCH3R View Post
                          I have suggested to add all cards small pics as a smiley so that we can use those directly to show the card or It's really nice is users have own image album in forum so that they can upload needed images to it & use as par needed.
                          I just wish they would enable the card tags. They have to exist, even the Gwentdb shows that a BB Code should be something like [card]Wild Hunt Rider[/card]. And we know the images are there because they display on hover in Gwentdb. So why not in the forums?
                          Last edited by Treamayne; 04-02-17, 15:39.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Treamayne View Post
                            I just wish they would enable the card tags. They have to exist, even the Gwentdb shows that a BB Code should be something like [card]Wild Hunt Rider[/card]. And we know the images are there because they display on hover in Gwentdb. So why not in the forums?
                            Yehh that's a good idea to but if it requires to remember card name then I will really prefer simple smile thing as that's my main problem to remember every card name with proper spelling. More and more new cards will come so I think something like this is really going to help for sure.

                            Btw sry. if this is a really dump question but I read it somewhere on forum about snowball card or something like that.. what exactly it means?


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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TH3WITCH3R View Post
                              Btw sry. if this is a really dump question but I read it somewhere on forum about snowball card or something like that.. what exactly it means?
                              I'm not sure if snowball card means the same, but snowballing in general in video games basically means that you start to get a slight advantage somehow that gets out of hand over time.
                              In MOBAs for example this means if you lose the first fight you put yourself into a disadvantage that makes it harder to win the second fight, resulting in a higher disadvantage for the 3rd fight and so on.
                              So I would assume a snowball card is something that gets a slight advantage somehow and proceeds to make that advantage bigger each turn, making it harder to stop it with each turn.
                              (The term "snowballing" comes from a snowball rolling down a mountain that gets bigger and bigger the deeper it rolls )
                              #SpottersAreAgileAgain

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