These are commonly used terms in roleplay.
Note: Some common terms & acronyms used in our community and FiveM are included in this glossary.
For in-character friendly alternatives to these, please see Roleplay Phrases.
- AFK: Away From Keyboard used to notify others that you will be away... from your keyboard.
- AI / Artificial Intelligence: See NPC definition.
- Applicant: A person applying for a role in a group.
- CAD: Computer Aided Dispatch is a system used to manage requests for emergency services and allocate resources to those requests.
- Canon: The official, original plots / events / details of a fandom.
- Character / Char: A character is created by and controlled by the player. A character should have their own traits, personality, thoughts, etc. which are separate from the player, and not interfered with by the player. (i.e. Anger from the player, should not be on the player; and vice versa.) See Player.
- COC: Chain of Command
- EMS: Emergency Medical Service(s)
- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician
- Fail RP: Fail Roleplay is where you break roleplay, choose not to roleplay or otherwise do something which is not realistic to the environment or lore in which you are.
- FTO: Field Training Officer
- IC / In Character: IC or In Character refers to a writer speaking in their roleplay character. Within a roleplay environment, this is typically the normal behaviour expected.
- LEO: Law Enforcement Officer
- Lifegator: Our in-character social networking site accessed by https://lifegator.net/
- Local: A local is a in-character friendly name for NPC (Non-Player Character) or AI actor. See NPC definition.
- MDT/MDW: Mobile Data Terminal/Workstation which is a computer typically used by emergency services affixed to the inside of their vehicle.
- Metagaming: Metagaming is purposely using or relaying information which your character did not learn in themselves. It can also be defined as using out of character (OOC) information for in character (IC) purposes which could unfairly manipulate your character's roleplay decisions. This is never allowed in any roleplay environment.
- NLR: New Life Rule typically means that you cannot return to a situation or area you were involved in, you also typically forget the events leading up to the moment you were "killed".
- NPC / Non-Player Character: A fictional character created by the roleplayer, administrator, game code, or other roleplayers. Non-player characters are not actively played by any one roleplayer.
- OC / Original Character: An original character created by the player.
- OOC / Out of Character: OOC or Out of Character refers to a writer speaking in their "real-life voice" outside of what they would be writing in the voice of their roleplay character.
- OP / Overpowered: OP or Overpowered refers to an attribute, apparatus, item or character that is considered game-breaking or too strong for the storyline. An example of this would be a character who can never get hurt in a fight or one who continually dodges fighting tactics.
- PC: Player Character (usually you)
- Player / Ply: A player is the person who controls a character. See Character.
- Plot: The story being played out in a certain roleplay.
- Pol: Police
- RDM: Random Death Match
- RP: Roleplay
- UCP: User Control Panel
- VDM: Vehicle Death Match
- Verse: The universe a plot or roleplay takes place in.
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