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Mostly taken from http://www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Domino/4091/novayougo.html The rulebook also has a shorter list on page 76 COMMON SLANG AND TERMS 10 minutes: (1) The approximate amount of time it takes for complete brain death to occur after blood circulation ceases. (2) Eternity, or a time that feels like it. "You're late! I've been waiting 10 minutes for you!" 2 seconds: (1) A very short period of time. (2) In an instant. Right away. "I'll show you how to do it in 2 seconds." Amaterasu: (1) The protector goddess of Japan. The sun goddess. (2) A huge satellite that collects solar energy and beams it down to Japan. Its transmission down to Mount Fuji is visible as a pink light and is a national symbol. Arashi: (1) A storm. (2) A tank driver or Walker pilot. Arcology: A huge, vertically oriented city in a single building. Incorporates all functions necessary for city operation A portmanteau of "architecture" and "ecology." Arthur: (1) The once and future king. (2) A British person who continues to live in their largely frozen homeland. (3) Stubborn or bigoted. (4) The godfather of the Carlyle Syndicate, Arthur Carlyle. Ayakashi: A ghost. A monster. Something beyond the pale. Biz: (1) Short for 'business'. (2) Illegal ops related to a legitimate business. Buddy: (1) A personal DAK. (2) A close and reliable friend. (3) One's lover. Candy: (1) Sweets. (2) Cultured food, especially that made by the Candy Food Corporation. (3) Fast food. Junk food. CD: (1) Slow. Dull. Useless during a crucial moment. (2) Old. Uncool. Not with the times. Cowboy: (1) Someone who drives a vehicle themselves rather then letting WINDS do it. (2) A courier. Crude: (1) Wet. (2) An old story. Five-Card: (1) Unbelievable luck. (2) Trickery. Sleight of hand. Flashout: (1) Illegal cyberware that directly stimulates the pleasure center of the brain. (2) A flashout junkie. (3) To die (usually of thirst or starvation, sometimes from faulty equipment) while flashing out. Flatline: (1) Said of Neuro. To be unable to OuTRON in time and die while wired in. (2) Brain death. Fortress: (1) A place with virtually impenetrable security. (2) Something on which there is no news. "Yeah, after that hit they put on him, he's fortressed." Green: (1) A green area. A high-security residential district. (2) High quality. Reliable. Gospel: (1) To brainwash someone, or control their mind. (2) To reverse said brainwashing. Handle: An alias or nickname. Most people on NOVA's street go by one. Hazard: (1) The great disasters that altered the Earth and nearly wiped out humanity. In a broad sense, includes the current ice age. (2) A general term for natural and man-made disasters. Highlander: (1) Flowers found on high mountain peaks. (2) Those who live in or come from an orbital habitat. (3) Someone with a holier-than-thou attitude. InTRON: (1) To connect to the web. (2) To illegally access something on the Web. Inu: (1) A dog. (2) Someone who works for the police or the law. Invul: To protect or guard someone. Iwayato: (1) In Japanese mythology, the cave in which Amaterasu secluded herself. (2) A government building in central NOVA. Also, the DAK that manages that building. (3) Tough security. Something that's impossible to crack. (4) A woman that's hard to approach. Kabuki: (1) An artist or entertainer. (2) A person with reckless confidence. (3) A dandy. (4) Someone who is inordinately lucky. Kabuto: (1) A helmet, especially one worn for battle. (2) A bodyguard. Kabutowari: Literally, 'helmet splitter.' A gunfighter, particularly a sniper. Kage: (1) A shadow. (2) A spy, infiltrator or unseen assassin. Kagemusha: A body double, originally of a military leader. Literally, "shadow warrior." Katana: (1) A sword. (2) A duelist who uses blades or close-range weapons. Kaze: (1) Wind. (2) A courier or racer. Krys: (1) A memory chip. Abbreviation of Crystal. (2) A unit of storage capacity, usually written like "10 Krs." Kugutsu: (1) A puppet. (2) An employee of a megacorp. Kurogane: (1) Iron, the metal. (2) A Machina or intelligent AI, especially one with a physical shell. Kuromaku: (1) A black curtain, such as that of a stage. (2) Someone who manipulates things from behind the scenes. A criminal mastermind. Limbo: (1) The first circle of hell. (2) The boonies. Anywhere not a megaplex. Macabre: To kill someone instantly, before they can resist. Mannequin: (1) One's illicit lover. (2) An entertainer who relies on their sex appeal, such as a bartender or host. (3) A prostitute. Mars: (1) The 4th planet of the solar system. (2) A lie. Something unbelievable. (3) One's home country, hometown, or close-knit community. "Well, you know, on Mars we used to..." Mayakashi: (1) Deception. Something phony. (2) A fortune-teller, spirit medium, or occultist. Miracle: An ultra-rare item. Neuro: (1) Related to the nervous system. (2) An expert TRON operator who connects their nerves directly to the Web. (3) Something brand new. Something cool and fashionable. (4) An exclamation synonymous with "Awesome!" Neurokid: (1) Kids born after the Hazards. Almost ubiquitously equipped with IANUSes, Wire & Wire, and other minor cyberware. (2) An annoying brat. OuTRON: (1) To disconnect or be disconnected from the web. (2) To end your illegal Web access in an emergency. Platinum: (1) 1 million yen. (2) The best. The highest grade. Red: (1) A red area. (2) Something dangerous or deadly. Street: (1) A road. (2) The slums of Tokyo NOVA. Sukiyaki: (1) Natural food. (2) Anything luxurious or extravagant. Tatara: (1) A blacksmith's bellows. (2) An engineer, doctor, or scientist. An expert. Technical: (1) A pedant. Someone who sticks to cumbersome rules or questions everything others say. (2) Cyberware. (3) An old story. True: A dedicated specialist. In game terms, someone with Style Level 3. TRON: (1) What was referred to as a "computer" prior to the Hazards. (2) Electronic hardware in general. Vasara: (1) Wise. (2) Sly and cowardly. (3) Superstitious. (4) A charlatan or swindler. (5) A person who can use magic. Some people deny their existence. Wet: (1) Natural flesh with no cyberware. A person that is composed entirely of such. (2) Emotions. Empathy. (3) Brittle. Weak. Cheaply made. Wetwork: Illicit jobs such as theft or assassination. WINDS: An abbreviation of Wired Interface Neuro Driving System. A DAK that drives vehicles or assists drivers in doing so. Originally developed by Megadyne Incorporated. X: (1) Special. Particular. (2) Trump card. Hidden technique. XYZ: (1) To finish something. (2) The end. The last. (3) Synonym of OuTRON. (4) Goodbye. See you later. (5) A rum-based cocktail. White rum 2/4, white curacao 1/4, lemon juice 1/4, shaken. Yaoyoro: To go to Yaoyorozu. "I'll be a little late, I'm Yaoyorozing after work." Yasha: (1) A demon. (2) An assassin or killer. (3) A myth. Something that probably doesn't exist. GENERAL ORTHOGRAPHY CHANGES FROM ENGLISH From http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~iwasiman/foundation/nova/texts/tung.htm There is a lot more of this in second edition, and presumably other old editions of the game, than there is in Axleration. Which is a good thing, it can get obnoxious in excess. I guess it's cooler if you don't really know English. * -ies sometimes becomes -yz Chihaya Industries → Chihaya Industryz * gh always becomes t; ght becomes te/t Height → Heite (or Heit) Weight → Weite (or Weit) Right → Rite Night → Nite Fight! → Fite! twilight → twiLite * c sometimes becomes k; ch sometimes becomes c Technical → Teknikal Character → Carakter communicator → kommunikator Charisma → Karisma Nova Investigators' Council → Nova Invetigatorz Kouncil (N.I.K.) * alternately, c sometimes becomes s; ce sometimes becomes se or s Officer → Offiser Cycles → Syklz Freelance → Freelanse (or Freelans) Police → Polise (or Polis) Violence → Violense (or Violens) Please! → Pleaz! * s and se sometimes become z Please! → Pleaz! Expose → Expoz Disposal → Dispozal Neurokids → Neurokiz Powers → Powerz * g and ge sometimes becomes j; 'sh' sounds sometimes become j Engine → Enjine Arcology → Arkolojy Division → Divijion Age → Aj Engage → Engaj * ph often becomes f Metaphysics → Metafizix Graphics → Grafix Typhoon → Tyfoon * 'ks' sounds often become x Action → Axion Connection → Konexion Access → Axess (or Aksess) * silent letters are sometimes dropped Science → Siense Judgement → Jujment (or Judjment) Analyze → Analyz * -ing often becomes -in'