Slang and Jargon for SF Games

by Frederick Brackin (fbrackin@megabits.net)

I was thinking about color bits for some future SF game and a whole riff developed off of it and I figured I might as well share it.

Starting from a half-joking comment that "They won't be using the metric system in the future. They'll be using something much more precise." I developed the idea that my futurians (who are sort of Heinlein/Doc Smith types) would start by clearing up their definitions and I came up with multiple definitions of zero and future slang developed off of that.

Anyway, when I thought of this I was going for that Doc Smith sort of feel and it seemed so much more clever before I had to type it out in dry prose.

Another Zero

by Kelly St. Clair (kellys@efn.org )