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Offline Skevvix

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Newb help requested.
« on: June 06, 2012, 11:44:50 PM »
I've been out of the loop as far as forum lingo goes.  Is there a handy list of the acronyms that are commonly used?  What, for instance, is fiat... other than a car?

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Re: Newb help requested.
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012, 01:57:12 AM »
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/fiat

Notably point 3:
An arbitrary decree or pronouncement, especially by a person or group of persons having absolute authority to enforce it.

Basically DM fiat refers to a DM making a decision

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Re: Newb help requested.
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012, 03:18:27 AM »
When a DM says "that's just how it works" without any rules to back up his decision, he's said to be using fiat, also known as handwaving. 
I'm not arguing, I'm explaining why I'm right.

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Re: Newb help requested.
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012, 06:26:42 AM »
If you run into unfamiliar lingo you can always start a thread in Ask A Question for it.
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