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July 24th, 2014, 02:36
Just trying to understand some of the acronyms!

What does aRPG; cRPG; jRPG mean?
I assume aRPG is action based RPG; cRPG is combat based - but what does that mean?; and jRPG means junior????

Also are there any other acronyms that could be mentioned that might be helpful in reading these forums?

Thanks in advance, I check RPGwatch everyday, and just have trouble understanding some of the acronyms that haven't been explained.
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July 24th, 2014, 02:42
Yes, aRPG is action RPG. cRPG is computer RPGs and is often used to describe RPGs that have design philosophies that are based on computer input — as well as Western design philosophies. jRPG is Japanese RPG. It is used for games that have elements similar to the older Final Fantasy games.

Maybe somebody, HiddenX comes to mind, should create a beginners guide for the site.
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July 24th, 2014, 03:14
Don't see them used on this site much but if you check other RPGs sites you may come across them

tRPG - Tactical RPG
sRPG - Strategy RPG

Those are pretty interchangeable
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July 24th, 2014, 04:07
Already answered him in another thread.

Please do not make multiple threads, and post them in the wrong forums.

Link - http://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/showt…post1061263690

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July 24th, 2014, 04:07
Thanks guys,

Final fantasy!! awesome… The earliest RPG I ever played was Mobius on the old Apple 2E computer when I was a kid (You know 2 big floppy drives, 1 for the boot disk and the other for the program). But I used to have to write my own back then on basic. Used to play tabletop Dungeons and dragons with friends at school though. Things have come a long way. And the good old muds! I miss them. The old text based MMORPG. Text games allow your imagination a lot of room to play!
Hmm enough sentimentalism! Back to work!
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July 24th, 2014, 04:31
Originally Posted by Stahl33 View Post
and jRPG means junior?
Pretty much, yeah.
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July 24th, 2014, 04:43
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
Pretty much, yeah.
I don't know why Japanese RRGs are hated so much on this site.

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July 24th, 2014, 05:10
Their loss Couch. Nothing like having 108 possible companions on the PC sadly.
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July 24th, 2014, 06:04
Originally Posted by greywolf00 View Post
Don't see them used on this site much but if you check other RPGs sites you may come across them

tRPG - Tactical RPG
sRPG - Strategy RPG

Those are pretty interchangeable

Unfortunately the terms "strategic" and "tactical" are often used as synonyms.

But they have a very different meaning:

"strategic" means always a long term planning/thinking process:
How to develop an army? In which order I'm going to attack the next enemy maps? How do I plan my resources?

"tactical" means always a short term planning/thinking process:
Which tactics do I use in this battle? What is this unit doing next?

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July 24th, 2014, 06:34
Hardly anyone breaks it down to that level though =p
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