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Old Jan 23, 2007, 11:33 PM   #1
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Commonly Used Acronyms in the Civ Community

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This page contains a list of commonly used acronyms in the Civ community and the net in general. It should help you understand the articles and forum posts better.

Civ Acronyms

AI - Artificial Intelligence, computer player
AW - Always War
Barbs - Barbarians
Beeline - Going directly towards a technology ignoring others
Civ - Civilization
CPT - Culture per turn
DG - Democracy Game
Flip - Cultural conversion
FP - Forbidden Palace / Flood plain
GA - Golden Age
GL - Great Leader OR Great Library
GOTM - Game of the Month
gov - Government
GPT - Gold per Turn
GP - Great People
GP Farm - Specialized city intended to generate Great People as quickly as possible.
GPP: Great People Point
HOF - Hall of Fame
HP - Hit Point
ICS - Infinite City Sprawl
Lux - Luxury resource
MA - Modern Armor
Mace, MDI - Medieval Infantry
MGL - Military Great Leader
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Old May 15, 2008, 12:51 PM   #2
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I missed one acronym: DoW. I cannot add it myself because I can grasp its meaning (something about declaring war) but I don't know for what it stands for.
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Old May 15, 2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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DoW = Declaration of War

I would also suggest adding,

SE = Specialist Economy
CE = Cottage Economy
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Old May 15, 2008, 09:03 PM   #4
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Just made those changes, thanks...
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Old Aug 08, 2008, 03:03 AM   #5
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I think WFYABTA should be included too, e.g.:

WFYABTA - Unwillingness of an AI to trade techs due to previous tech trades ("We fear you are becoming too advanced")
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 09:12 AM   #6
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I have seen the term "Mids" used, but, it is not on the list.
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Old Aug 04, 2011, 05:12 PM   #7
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what does DP mean (civ IV wise)? Does it mean Declaration of peace? There are some terms which I still don't know the meaning(like abbreviations of all the leaders would be nice i.e. Monty=Montezuma, GK=Genghis Khan, Ham=Hammurabi etc.( an up-to-date version would be greatly appreciated.)

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Old Aug 05, 2011, 01:31 PM   #8
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what does DP mean (civ IV wise)? Does it mean Declaration of peace? There are some terms which I still don't know the meaning(like abbreviations of all the leaders would be nice i.e. Monty=Montezuma, GK=Genghis Khan, Ham=Hammurabi etc.( an up-to-date version would be greatly appreciated.)
I believe DP means Defensive Pact. I know it doesn't mean Declaration of Peace. Also, 'Mids means Pyramids.

Here's some of the CivIV leaders off the top of my head


Spoiler:
Montezuma - Monty
Hammurabi - Hammy
Charlemagne - Burger King (that one you need)
Ramses - Ram
Hatchepsut - Hatty
Mansa Musa - MM
Ragnar - Rags
Kublai Khan - KK
Suryavaraman - Sury, Space Alien (ever look at him)
Catherine - Cathy, REX Queen
Roosevelt - Roosy
Washington - GW
Isabella - Izzy (my favorite neighbor)
Napoleon - Nappy
Tokugawa - Toku
Elizabeth - Liz, Lizzy
Victoria - Vicky
Huayna Capac - The Cheesemeister (some players won't play him, he's so good)


I sympathize. There are so many acronyms for leaders even that you just have to jump in. You can ask if somebody comes up with Chicken Pizza (Chichen Itza). Some may have two. SE can either mean Specialist Economy or Space Elevator. Context matters. Even more, certain posters have their own acronyms. TMIT use of "Broken" may confuse you the first couple of times he uses it. I use "Full Basket of Fruit" to refer to Monty and one of the RFC guides calls Mansa "The Great African Tech Whore" without saying who it is. It's assumed 90% of the posters will know but it makes it hard for the 10%. AI's can be described by an attribute of theirs, like Mansa.

This is true of a lot of hobbies. I play competitive Bridge and some of the discussions there are even worse. Terms like Endplay, Strip, Squeeze, Throw-in have all been misinterpreted as somewhat improper terms by new players.
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 04:06 PM   #9
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Civ Acronyms

AA-Ancient age / anti-aircract
Agg - Aggressive
AH - Animal Husbandry
AI - Artificial Intelligence, computer player
AL - Assembly Line
Alex - Alexander
AP - Apostolic Palace
AW- Angkor Wat / Always War
Axe(s) - axeman

Barbs - Barbarians
Beeline - Researching towards a particular technology
BFC - Big Fat Cross, the 20 workable squares of a city
BPT - Beakers Per Turn
BTS - Beyond the Sword (the second Civ4 expansion)
BW - Bronze Working

C3C - Civ3: Conquests expansion pack (the second Civ3 expansion, also includes all of PTW)
CIV - Civilization IV
C4Col - Colonization (2008 version)
C4W - Civ4 Warlords expansion

Cat - Catapult
Cavs - Cavalry
CB - crossbow (see ‘xbow’)
CE - Cottage Economy
CG - City Garrison
Chokos - Cho-Ko-Nus
chop rush - cutting down trees to rush production
CIC - Civ2 Conflicts in Civilization expansion
Civ - Civilization
CivRev - Civilization Revolution
CE - Cottage Economy
Col - Colonization (the 1994 or 2008 version)
CoL - Code of Laws
CPT - Culture per Turn
CR - City Raider
Cre - Creative
CS - Civil Service
CS Slingshot: Building the Oracle to select Civil Service as a free tech
CTP - Activision's Call to Power
Culture Bomb: using a Great Artist to create a Great Work in a city near another civ’s border

Demo - Democracy Game
DoF - Declaration of Friendship
DoI - Declaration of Independence
DoW - Declaration of War
DP - Defensive Pact
DR - Divine Right

EE - Espionage Economy
Exp - Expansive

FM - Free Market
FE - Food Economy
FF - Founding Father
FFA - Free For All
FFH: Fall From Heaven (popular CivIV mod)
Fin - Financial
Flip - Cultural conversion
FP - Forbidden Palace OR Flood plain
FR - Free Religion
Fred / Freddy - Frederick the Great (Germany)
FS - Free Speech
FW - Civ2 Fantastic Worlds expansion


GA - Golden Age / Great Artist
GE - Great Engineer
GL - Great Leader OR Great Library
GLH - Great Lighthouse
GG - Great General
GM - Great Merchant
GOTM - Game of the Month
GOTW - Game of the Week
Gov - Government
GPT - Gold per Turn
GP - Great People / Great Prophet
GP Farm - Specialized city intended to generate Great People as quickly as possible.
GPP - Great People Points
GPP/t - Great People Point per Turn
GPro Great Prophet
Gren(s) - Grenadier
GS - Great Scientist / Great Spy
GW - Great Wall / Great Work



Hatty - Hatshepsut (Egypt)
HBR - Horse Back Riding (technology)
HE - Heroic Epic
HOF - Hall of Fame
HP - Hit Point
HR - Hereditary Rule
HRE - Holy Roman Empire
Hydra - possessing multiple religious Shrines in the same city (one head per shrine).

IA - Industrial Age
ICS - Infinite City Sprawl
IMO - In My Opinion
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
Ind - Industrious
IW - Iron Working
IW - Iron Works
Izzy - Isabella

JAG - Jaguar Warrior

LB - Longbow / Liberty Bell
Lbow - Longbow
Lit - Literature
Lizzy - Elizabeth
LSM - Longswordsman
Lux - Luxury resource




MA - Middle Age / Modern Age / Modern Armor
Mace - maceman
MC - Metal Casting
MDI - Medieval Infantry
Merc - mercantilism
MG - machine gun
MGE - Civ2 Multiplayer Gold Edition
MGL - Military Great Leader
MI - Mechanized Infantry
Milking - The tedious art of score maximization
MM - Mass Media
Monty - Montezuma (Aztec)
MOO - Masters of Orion
MOW - Mounted Oscillating War/Man-o-War
MP - Multiplayer/Military Police/Mass Production
MPP - Mutual Protection Pact
MT - Military Tradition
MTDG - Multi-Team Democracy Game

Nappy - Napoleon
Nat’l - Nationalism
NES - Never Ending Story
NOW - Non-oscillating war
NOT - No Optional Techs

OB - Open Borders
OCC - One City Challenge
*CC - * City challenge, where * is a number
OCP - Optimal City Placement
OR - Organize Religion
Org - Organized
OT - Off topic

PA - Permanent Alliance
Pac - Pacifism
Phants - War Elephants
Phi - Philosophical
Philo - Philosophy
Poly - Polytheism
pop - Population
pop rush - rushing a project by reducing city population
PP - Printing Press
Praets - Praetorians
Prats - Praetorians
PTW - Civ3: Play the World expansion pack (the first Civ3 expansion)

Rax - Barracks
rep hit - Reputation hit
RCP - Ring City Placement
REF - Royal Expeditionary Force
rel - religion
Rep - Representation
REX - Rapid Early eXpansion / Rapid EXpansion
RFC - Rhye's and Fall of Civilization
RL - Real life (as opposed to Civ life)
RNG - Random Number Generator
RoN - Rise of Nations
ROP - Right of Passage
ROP Rape - Using a Right of Passage agreement to sneak attack your enemy.
rush = very early attack

SciMeth - Scientific Method
SE - Specialist Economy
SG - Succession Game
SGL - Scientific Great Leader
SHOF - Scenario Hall of Fame
SMAC - Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
SMAX - Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire
SOD / SoD- Stack of Doom
SOL / SoL - Statue of Liberty or Ship of the Line
SOP - Standard operating procedure
SoZ - Statue of Zeus
SP - State Property
Spi - Spiritual
SPT - Shields per turn
SS - Space Ship
SW - Small Wonder
Swords - swordsman

TE - Trade Economy
Tech Whore - an AI Leader with a technology obsession (ie.C4’s Mansa Musa)
Theo - Theology/Theocracy
ToA - Temple of Artemis
ToE - Theory of Evolution
ToG - Theory of Gravity
Toku - Tokugawa (Japan)
TOT - Civ2 Test of Time
Trebs - Trebuchet

UB - Unique Building, Civ-specific building
UCC - Ultimate Classic Collection, European version of Civ2 MGE
US - Universal Suffrage
UU - Unique Units, Civ-Specific Units

Vanilla - Refers to the plain version of the game, w/o expansion packs.
VC - victory condition
Vicky - Victoria (England)
VP - Victory Point
VPL - Victory Point Location

WE - Wonder Economy
WFYABTA - We Fear You Are Becoming Too Advanced!
WHEOOHRN - We have enough on our hands right now

Whip/Whipping - rush build using city population (under Despotism and Communism governments in Civ3, under Slavery civic in Civ4)

WLTKD - We love the king day
WoW - Wonder of the World
WP - West Point
WW - War Weariness

Xbow - Crossbow
XP - Experience Points (for military units)

ZOC / ZoC - Zone of Control

Game Title Abbreviations

Col - Colonization (either the 1994 or 2008 version)
CivRev - Civilization Revolution
BTS - Beyond the Sword (the second Civ4 expansion)
PTW - Civ3: Play the World expansion pack (the first Civ3 expansion)
C3C - Civ3: Conquests expansion pack (the second Civ3 expansion, also includes all of PTW)
CIC - Civ2 Conflicts in Civilziation expansion
CIV - Civilization IV
C4W - Civ4 Warlords expansion
FW - Civ2 Fantastic Worlds expansion
MGE - Civ2 Multiplayer Gold Edition
UCC - Ultimate Classic Collection, European version of Civ2 MGE
CTP - Activision's Call to Power
MOO - Master of Orion
RON - Rise of Nations
TOT - Civ2 Test of Time
SMAC - Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
SMAX - Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire

ISDG Jargon

CFC - Civilization Fanatics Center
CDZ - Civilization Dual Zone
CGN - Civilization Gaming Network
C3B - Civ3Brasil
PAL - People's Army of the Lader
GWT - German Webring Team
APO/'poly= Apolyton
CDG - Creative Design Group
GCA - Gamecatcher Alliance
CoIA - Counsel of Internal Affairs
CoMA - Counsel of Military Affairs
CoFA - Counsel of Foreign Affairs
JotC - Justice of the Court
MSDG - Multi-Site Democracy Game (Generally used to describe the PTW one)
ISDG - Intersite Democracy Game (Generally used to describe the C3C one)
ISDG II= C3C ISDG

General Internet Acronyms

AFAIC - As far as I'm concerned
AFAIK - As Far As I Know
AFK - Away From Keyboard
AKA - Also Known As
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
BBL - Be Back Later
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By The Way
E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
IIRC - If I Recall Correctly
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
IMHO, IMO - In My (Humble) Opinion
J/K - Just Kidding
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
NG - Newsgroup
OTOH - On The Other Hand
PBEM - Play By E-Mail (form of multiplayer gaming)
POV - Point Of View
RTFM - Read The [Flamin'] Manual!
ROTFL - Rolling On the Floor Laughing
LMAO - Laughing My Arse Off
YMMV - Your Mileage May Vary
TTFN - Ta ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To You Later
WYSIWYG - What You See IS What You Get
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 06:42 PM   #10
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I took the original list and added non-duplicating suggestions from the thread. Perhaps someone would replace the original list with the one above? Thanks.
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 08:29 PM   #11
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You should add Rammy for Ramkhamhaeng (Siam Civ V).
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Old Oct 28, 2013, 07:20 PM   #12
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You should add Rammy for Ramkhamhaeng (Siam Civ V).
Civ V? Check this out:

http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=442106
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