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Civ VI - Common Acronyms and Terms

Civ VI - Common Acronyms and Terms

  1. Browd

    Browd Dilettante Administrator

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  2. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    Since Culture is now comparable to science in that it allows you to proceed through the Civics tree, TheMarshmallowBear and I thought there should be a term for the units of culture like beakers is to science. We propose Scrolls.
     
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    I like it! Let's see if it takes off before adding to the list, but I do like it.
     
  4. DCParry

    DCParry Chieftain

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    Scrolls are boring. It should be Elvises !

    Just kidding, good idea.
     
  5. ExemplarVoss

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    Yeah, no. Use your words.

    The next step is mimes, and the only option after that is the scorpion pit and an elderly bureaucrat using sarcasm at you.

    But... they're musical notes?
     
  6. Camikaze

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    'Clef' would seem to be the most accurate shorthand for one unit of culture.
     
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  7. Eagle Pursuit

    Eagle Pursuit Scir-Gerefa

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    I believe they were still using Civ V icons when we had the conversation.
     
  8. kingchris20

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    Yup! I like Scrolls.
     
  9. Browd

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    Minor updates in the opening post.
     
  10. mazz0

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    Just to be a bit of a knob: it's only an acronym if you pronounce it as a word, like NASA. If you say each letter separately it's an initialism, like MI5.
     
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    nzcamel Nahtanoj the Magnificent

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    Def knobbish...but good to know ;)
     
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  12. inthesomeday

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    Actually these are abbreviations but guess what doesn't matter

    This
     
  13. mazz0

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    Some are just abbreviations, like barbs; others, like DoF are acronyms (or maybe they're not, I've not actually heard them spoken); most, like GPT are initialisms. Of course, acronyms and initialisms are types of abbreviation.
     
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    I dunno, "scrolls" sounds a bit passive. Why not "pens"?

    The pen is mightier than the sword, after all. :p
     
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    This thread is very helpful. Thank you for writing this up!
     
  16. Futumch

    Futumch Calm as a Coma

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    I see what you did there. :)
     
  17. Sun Tzu Wu

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    Fpt can mean "Food per turn" as in almost every Civ version, including Civ VI, as well as "Faith per turn", which is more Civ VI specific.
     
  18. WillowBrook

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    Suggested addition: I've seen ED used for Entertainment District in these forums. (I suspect shorthands for other districts will come into common use, but I don't recall seeing them in use yet, other than IZ, which is already on the list.)
     
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    Thanks,. ED added.
     
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    I couldn't find IZ in the list.
     

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