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Frank T
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« on: October 19, 2005, 07:50:44 AM »

I've come across the term "Chargen" a couple times now and realized I don't have a clue what it means. It's not in the Provisional Glossary. According to my dictionary, it's not even a word. Can anybody help me out?

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Frank
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Blankshield
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2005, 07:53:22 AM »

character generation. 

It took me a long time to figure out from context, and I'm a native english speaker.

James
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Josh Roby
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2005, 08:42:00 AM »

I think it may be MUSHspeak, leaking over from online gaming.  That's where I encountered (and used) the term.
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Stefan / 1of3
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2005, 11:40:52 AM »

Its the same in German. I would have guessed, that an English speaker would write "char gen", though.
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Troy_Costisick
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2005, 11:49:46 AM »

Heya,

Yep, James got it :)  I kinda wish it was in the glossary.  It's use is quite frequent on this board and others.  It took me months to get it.  I wish I would have sacked up and just asked like you did :)

Peace,

-Troy
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Josh Roby
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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2005, 12:10:37 PM »

I wish I would have sacked up and just asked like you did :)

While we're on the topic of unfamiliar terms... sacked up?!?
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Troy_Costisick
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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2005, 12:21:47 PM »

lol, it means gathered enough courage.  Literally, it means grown a scrotum and admitted to being a man (in my case).

Peace,

-Troy
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Frank T
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2005, 04:12:53 AM »

What is it about me that keeps bring up genitals? ;-) Thanks for enlightening me. As we say in German: I couldn't see the woods because of the trees.

- Frank
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Ron Edwards
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2005, 06:27:32 AM »

All right, guys, the topic is resolved and the thread needs to be over now.

Best,
Ron
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