Dictionary of Roleplay Terms GTA RP

Dictionary of Roleplay Terms GTA RP

Dictionary of Roleplay Terms GTA RP

Dictionary of Roleplay Terms GTA RP (Image via GTA RP Servers)

This roleplay dictionary GTA RP attempts to explain some basic terms of forum roleplaying, as they relate to forum roleplay. It is by no means comprehensive or intended to be an end-all, be-all guide — the precise specifics of each definition may vary from one game to the next.

Always remember — roleplay terms can and will vary quite frequently. If your game community seems to use one of the terms listed here “strangely” — they’re not wrong. It’s not as if these roleplay definitions are in the dictionary!


List of basic terms GTA RP

  • VDM: VDM stands for Vehicle Death Match. It is a bannable and kickable offense on most of the roleplaying servers. For example, VDM occurs when you hit someone with your vehicle for no valid reason. If you do not roleplay it out and solve the situation as per your created fictional character, you can be kicked from the server.
  • RDM: RDM stands for Random Death Match. This is also similar to VDM, but instead, it involves random players. RDM occurs when either you kill someone, or someone else kills you without any valid reason or roleplaying events leading up to it.
  • EMS: EMS stands for Emergency Medical Service. You can use the EMS abbreviation to alert the players who are roleplaying doctors and medical staff to heal you during a serious illness or injury.
  • Metagaming: Metagaming is a term used to refer to the usage of real-life knowledge and tactics out of the RP world to influence your RP experience and, ultimately, the outcomes. It gives an added advantage to the player who resorts to metagaming, of course.
  • Powergaming: Powergaming is a term that is used to describe the usage of in-game mechanics, external information, or a roleplay concept that gives you an added advantage to your own story or roleplay character.
  • IC: IC stands for In Character. It means that whatever you type in chat while in the IC mode is written as the fictional character you are playing on the roleplay server.
  • OOC: OOC stands for Out Of Character. While you are in OOC mode, whatever you type in the chat is written as your real self and not the fictional roleplaying character on the server.
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Dictionary of Roleplay Terms GTA RP


List of abbreviations GTA RP

Here is a general list of abbreviations that GTA RP players should know:

EMS = Emergency Medical Services

ERP = Erotic Roleplay

FearRP = Fear Roleplay

FailRP = Failure at Roleplaying

IC = In Character

ICU = Intensive Care Unit

NLR = New Life Rule

NVL = No Value of Life

OOC = Out of character

RDM = Random Deathmatch

VCB = Visual Contact Broken

VDM = Vehicle Deathmatch

As far as the more vague abbreviations go, here is a short summarization:

  • FearRP: Players should fear for their character’s life as they would in real life.
  • NLR: Gamers must forget events that led to them being downed, killed, or otherwise incapacitated.
  • NVL: No Value of Life refers to when players don’t take their life into consideration when roleplaying unrealistically.

Dictionary of Roleplay Terms GTA RP

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