The Book of Taliesin
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(vul) = vulgar x. = expletive
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n. A type of boostergang and/or posergang, whose motif is a specific animal.
n. 1. An expert in the field; 2. A friend, buddy, or pal.
Ace of Spades
n. Samurai slang for death in combat, as in, “he drew the ace of spades” (cf. Queen of Hearts).
adj. The very best.
n. Decker shorthand used to rate or describe a host system’s capabilities. From, “Access, Control, Index, Files, & Slave.”
n., adj. 1. A Phys-Ad; 2. An aspected magician.
n. A slang term for any type of simple cosmetic surgery.
n., adj. An abbreviation for Artificial Intelligence (cf. D.I.).
n. Shorthand term for a narrow air-cushion train.
n. A derogatory grounder term for someone who lives in space (ie. a highrider).
x. (vul) Good-bye, typically derogatory. From the acronym, “Adios, Mother-Fragger.”
n. An often derogatory term for a body sculpted individual who resembles an animal form.
n. A benefactor, especially an unknown one.
n. (mil) 1. The specific location of a shadowrun; 2. Any piece of enemy territory. Lit. “Area of Operation.”
n., adj. (mil) An abbreviation for an Armored Personnel Carrier, eg. an Ares Citymaster, or LAV-93 “Devil Rat.”
n., adj. The best or the greatest.
n. A skillsoft or reflex chip. From the pronunciation of the acronym, “Augmented Program Trained Reflex.”
n., adj. Of or relating to an arcology.
n. A self-contained or self-sufficient habitat or commuinity, such as the Renraku Pyramid in Seattle. Lit. “ark” + “ology.”
adj. The state of being extremely cool or hip.
Artist (either “ART-ist” or “ar-TEE-st”)
n. An extremely professional hit-man, who usually has a signature.
x. Lit. “A Sucking Chest Wound is Nature’s Way Of Telling You To Slow Down.”.
n. Lit. “Artificial Sensory Induction System Technology.” The industry name for simsense.
n. An adept, specifically, a magically-active individual who specializes in one form of magic, eg. a sorcery adept: “sorcerer”, a conjuring adept: “Conjurer”, an elemental adept: “Elementalist”, or a shamanic adept: “Shamanist” (cf. physical adept: “Phys-Ad”).
n., adj. (mil) Another military abbreviation for a variety for Armored Vehicles & hover-vans.
n. Decker slang for a personal Matrix icon. Also called, a persona.
Avatar Construction Set
n. The trade-name for Microdeck’s popular, off-the-shelf, custom icon design kit.
n. See, cyberaxe.
n., adj. A derogatory term for Aztechnology in general or any of its employees/holdings/assets in particular.
B & E
n. Lit. “breaking and entering,” as practiced daily by numerous shadowrunners worldwide.
n. 1. A street slang term meaning, “Bad-Ass”; 2. A corproate abbreviation for a “Black Agent”.
n. Steet slang for police officers or corporate security agents. Often used derogatorily.
Bag and Tag
v. To die or to be killed; adj. bagged and tagged.
n. Any shadowrun involving surreptitious entry, usually to copy or remove material. See, B & E and extraction.
n. Street slang for a criminal courier.
Bag of Tricks
n. 1. Decker slang for an illegal cyberdeck; 2. Street slang for fetishes & focus items.
n. A derogatory term for someone with limited or damaged mental faculties (often due to excessive neural cyberware.) See, slot.
n. A reflex-boosted female assassin in the employ of a major corp (cf. company man).
n. Any one of the four, standard, offensive positions on an urban brawl team
n. Decker shorthand for a database.
n. 1. Big Brother; 2. Boys in Black.
n. Lit. A “BreakDown,” eg. a mental BD or a communications BD.
adj. Of or relating to something in a serious state of disrepair. From, “Broken Down.”
n., adj. A BTL simsense chip or recording. From the acronym, “Better Than Life.”
n.,adj. A robot gaurd dog (cf. electrocur).
n.,adj. Of or pertaining to anyone/thing from out-of-town.
n. Any combat drug, particularly Black Lace. Also, freakers.
n. (vul) The modern equivalent of the archaic term, “bimbo.”
n. A slang term for space, ie. “The final frontier. Where no man… well, you get the idea.” Also, ’black.
n. Street slang for heavy duty weapons or vehicles. From, iron.
n. 1. A full-body conversion cyborg, ie. a person whose Essence has been nearly reduced to zero.
n., adj. Any cybernetic software chip that incorporates biological components, thought to be superior in performance to normal skillsofts.
n. The often fatal, “heart attack”-like condition, caused by excessive bioware implantation and/or implementation.
n. Any biological enhancement or replacement. See, wetware.
n. Decker slang for anyone of seemingly low intelligence (eg. a brain with only one neuron — on or off).
n. Slang for a decker or “nerdy” computer enthusiast (cf. wirehead 1.).
n. A decker term for a programmer.
n. A piece of software spelled out in binary.
n. A primitive, underpowered, or generally useless computer or other electronic device.
n. Street slang for crime. From, “business.”
n. An illegal (usually, corporate) operative.
n. A medical facility which specializes in the implantation of illegal or unregistered cyberware.
n. A quasi-legal, defensive, IC program, capable of causing a decker physical damage or death..
n. Any unofficial, corporate shadow-operations, either in-house or hired-out. From, black operations.
n. 1. (mil) A professional soldier or fighter, specializing in edged weapons; 2. Street slang for a surgeon or doctor.
n. A SINless individual.
n. The single, LMG-carrying, offensive position on an urban brawl team.
v. To attack, injure, or kill.
n. Street slang for eyes, as in, “Screw with me again and I’ll pop your blinkers.”
n. A powerful group with universal grasp, eg. the aerospace bloc, the pharmaceutical bloc.
n. Any payment received for illegal organ sales to a body-bank.
v. A decker term for inputing or uploading information.
n. An honest law-enforcement operative.
adj. Of or relating to a body, usually ones own.
n. Decker slang for the current persona and its general status or condition (cf. persona program).
n. Any legal or illegal chop-shop specializing in storing, buying, selling, installing, or (often, forcibly) removing organic or cybernetic body parts.
n. The process of having the body totally re-molded by vat-grown tissue & advanced plastic surgery.
v. (mil) To run, specifically in order to evacuate an area quickly, as in “Just before the heat came down, we bombshelled outta there!”
n. A member of a boostergang.
n. A gang that uses cyberware, leathers, and violence as a way of life. Also, boostergang.
n. A robot.
adj. Excessive use of cybernetic body modifications.
n. (jpn) Lit. a “street samurai.”
n. A bounty hunter.
adj. Common or low-class. From, bourgeoisie.
Boys in Black
n. Any corporate or governmental security personnel or agents. Also, B.B. 2.
n. A generic term for simsense. Originally, the trade name for Aztechnology’s compact, personal, simsense, playback units.
n. A braindance addict.
n. A datajack or a chipjack.
n. A highly popular, off-the-shelf, female avatar, with customizable body attributes & facial expressions.
n. Ork slang for a “normal” human.
n., adj. (rus) Lit. “razor.” Of or relating to anyone with combat-oriented cyberware.
Bridge & Tunnel Crowd
n. Street slang for commuters.
adj. See, B.D. (adj.)
n. Gang slang for law enforcement officials, especially Lone Star agents. Normally used derogatorily.
n. See, B.B. 1.
n. Decker slang for any master, power, cut-off device. From, “Big Red Switch.” See, bruce.
v. 1. To deactivate a machine; 2. To kill someone or render them senseless; Lit. a pronunciation of the decker acronym, B.R.S. vt. bruce’d.
n. A shadowrun to collect background information.
B.T.L. or BTL
n., adj. An illegal, addictive, ultra-high-amplitude form of simsense recording. See, beetle.
n., adj. A derogatory term for a samurai obsessed with lasers, microwaves & other hi-tech weaponry.
v. To attack viciously with intent to maim or kill.
n. (mil) A hunting or combat exercise that requires heavy firepower in confined areas.
v. To hunt insect spirits or other paranormals.
v. (mil) To flee from a situation or area.
n. See, guardian angel.
n. (jpn) Honor or Code of Honor. A key concept for most shadowrunners, as they have little else to call their own at times.
n. In slang context, crime. Also, biz.
n. See, wirehead.
x. An expression meaning, “go away” or “buzz off.”
v. A slang term meaning to get out of [somewhere] fast (eg. “Let’s end this run and buzz turbo!”)
v. (vul) A Seattle term meaning, to attack all out for no apparent reason. See, slammit-on 2.
n. Decker slang for a very untrustworthy employer, likely to be selling a death wish.
n. Cybernetic Special Weapons And Tactics, the police elite who tackle cybered perps. See, shadowriders.
C-YA (“see-ya”) or C.Y.A. (“see-why-ay”)
v., x. To look out for ones self or interests. From acronym for, “Cover Yer Ass.”
n. (mil) A quick, easy, uncomplicated shadowrun that requires almost no effort to complete.
n. A credit-stick.
v. To demand that a person show their personal identification.
n. (mil) An electronic warfare jamming device.
n. A muzak-man.
Casuality in Waiting
n. A pedestrian in the middle of a gun fight or Urban Brawl match.
v. To start trouble.
n. A cat burglar.
n. A “Class-A” information dossier.
n. (mil) The unit number of trained soldiers needed to reduce a runner team to catfood, eg. one catfood worth.
n. What a person dies of after being pushed off a mulit-story building. See, deceleration trauma.
n. 1. A person who engages in sex with a family member; 2. Any couples who members are genetically related.
n. See, sidewalk outline.
adj. (mil) A ClusterFrag, from the military’s phonetic alphabet for “C” & “F” (Cf. Foxtrot Uniform).
v. To die.
n. Street slang for freon, a commodity now, available only to the rich who still have air-conditioners.
v., adj. A hip term meaning, to be cool, together.
n. Anything extremely jumbled or messy (eg. “That riotgun made his chest look like Chinese take-out.”)
n. The absolute truth.
n. A person addicted to simsense chips.
adj. Anyone/thing enhanced by cyberware.
v. To interface through cyberware.
n. (afr) Neo-African slang for a friend/family member. Roughly equivalent to chummer. Also, choomba.
n. A mildly derogatory slang term for a jerk, nerd, or weirdo. See, slot.
n. Street slang for CHOOH-2, a synthetic meta-alcohol fuel, as used in vehicle power plants. Also, choo.
n. Slang for a credstick or cred-chip.
n. A black clinic.
n., v. The process of “cracking” a stolen credstick.
n. See, kibble card.
adj. 1. Of or relating to Heavy Metal music; 2. Anything wild, fantastic, or bodacious.
n. 1. A generic reference to cyberware; 2. Sexy features on a program, not needed for functionality, but radiating style (eg. a guillotine for a trashcan icon); 3. Materials used to spice-up the appearance of something (eg. flash, glitter, bells & whistles, tinsel).
n. A slang term for the cyberpsycho squad. Also called, circuit breakers.
adj. The state of being equipped with obvious offensive augmentations.
n. 1. Metalheads, ie. heavy metal fans; 2. A member of a gang dedicated to chromatic music & mindless violence.
n. A caucasian person. Normally used derogatorily.
n. The German form of chummer.
n. A familiar greeting or form of address meaning, “pal” or “buddy.”
v. The act of eating on the run or as a secondary activity.
Chunky Salsa Effect
n. The resulting state of a (meta-)human body in a small, well-built area, after the introduction of a grenade or other explosive device.
n. A movie or simsense, usually in tri-d.
C.I.R.S. or CIRS (“curse”)
n. The Curse of unfortunate cyberware users. From the abbreviation for, Cybernetic Implant Rejection Syndrome.
n. A hybrid street language, incorporating a mishmash of Japanese, Spanish, German, Cantonese, etc. Also called, Towntalk (cf. Tunneltalk).
n. 1. Lit. any person who lives in an enclave; 2. A playful or familiar cut-down or “slam,” used among friends.
n. An assassin (or team) used to eliminate all traces of a mission, including the participants.
n. The male counterpart to a Brandy, but handsome & cragy, with chisled features & limited facial expressions.
Close a Contract
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate. Also, dust, eradicate, erase, grease, hose, liquidate, neutralize, pop, smoke, vape, wax, , etc, etc, etc!
n. A derogatory term for a white-collar worker, usually a low-level employee of a megacorp.
n. (mil) A designer drug, originally for military use.
n. Any area of urban decay in a major city.
COM-INT or COMINT
n. (mil) An abbreviation for COMmunications INTelligence, ie. bugs & wire-taps, and their users.
n. The everyday name for the telephone. From, telecomm.
n. A reflex-boosted or heavily cybered assassin in the employ of a major corp (cf. ballerina, operative).
n. (mil) The latest (& most potent) generation of “highly stable, moldable, & color-coded,” military, plastiqué explosives.
n. A 1×1×2 meter motel room with few accoutrements other than a foam bed/floor, (often) a public trid-phone entertainment unit, and scarcely enough room to allow the patron to crawl in and close the door.
n. A rack of coffin-sized rooms (cf.), usually six to twelve across and four or five levels high. Originally a Japanese hospitality solution, that has now become a lifestyle for some of the more downtrodden.
v. To arrange something.
n. A mobile, complex program, often combining multiple pieces of (diffrent types of) IC.
n. Street slang for refugees from the Chicago Containment Zone.
n., adj. Of or relating to a corporation, its assets, personnel, or anything corporate.
n. A CORPorate Security Expert, ie. a corporate assassin. See, ballerina, company man.
n. A (live or dead) body frozen in suspended animation or cryosleep. From, corpse + popsicle. Also, hibernation.
n. See, cranial bomb.
n. A very hot, professional decker or netrunner. Also, console cowboy.
n. (azt) Someone who smuggles (usually illegal immigrants) across the Aztlan border.
n. An illegal, piece of cybernetic headware, used to control or coerce the bearer by offering the “ultimate headache.” See, cranial nuke & kink bomb.
n. An area effect cranial bomb, which is strong enough to significantly damage the bearer’s surroundings (cf. kink bomb).
v. To kill; vt. creased.
n. Money, typically electronic funds. From, credit.
n. A small, tapered, plastic cylinder, that serves as both ID & credit card, and occasionally, a room key.
n. A tactful, politically correct, corp-speak form of address for a decker. From, “Computer Sabotage Consultant.”
n. A decker who operates within the confines of the law, ie. the 3-dimensional evolution of the term, “square.”
n. A slang term for a member of the media. Often used derogatorily.
n. See, CIRS.
n. (mil) A go-between, used for a security in a covert operation.
n. A quasi-legal piece of neural cyberware, that selectively turns off specified stimuli from/to the brain.
n. Any musical instrument (although typically a guitar) that is equipped with a cybernetic interface.
n. A (usually, portable) “hot” microcomputer used by deckers for illegal Matrix entry.
n.Guard dog or similar creature with augmented offensive abilities. Also called, electrocurs.
Cybernetic Implant Rejection Syndrome
n. A psychotic aberration suffered by excessive cyberware implantation (cf. biosystem-overstress & cyberpsychosis).
n. An undefined schizoid-like disorder caused by either invasive surgery, or cyberware implantation.
n. Any specialized law enforcement unit, eg. C-SWAT, who tracks down cybernetic psychotics.
n. Any (usually, non-portable) slow computer used for safe, legal Matrix access and work.
n. Any cybernetic or bionic implant that enhances, augments, or replaces a specific body function.
n. A derogatory term for corporate security personnel. From a 20-Cen video.
Daddy or Dadie
n. An “add-on,” data- knowledge- or skill-soft chip, which augments existing skills or provides new ones..
n. A highly addictive illegal designer drug that instates a need for violence, & a disregard for self preservation, the drug is often lethal.
n., adj. Elf or elven, highly insulting.
n. Slang for outer space. See, big black.
n. A corporate decker or other data processing employee.
n. The theft of data from a computer, usually by decking.
n. An acronym for, (an expert in) “Difficult Data Retrieval.” See, CSC.
n. A term referring to the old United States’ paper currency.
n. Gang slang for a “Transvestite,” a type of posergang.
n. The death inducing portion of a long fall that occurs aburptly at its end. See, cement poisoning.
n. A cyberdeck;
v. To use a cyberdeck, usually illegally. Also, to punch deck.
n. A pirate cyberdeck user (cf. netrunner), derived from the 20-Cen term, “hacker.”
n. 1. A simsense abuser. Also, wirehead; 2. Anyone with a datajack or chipjack.
n. An expert cyberdeck user, usually indicates a specialization (eg. at covertly accessing and stealing from corp databases).
n. The capital of the UCAS. From the truncation of “FDC,” ie. the Federal District of Columbia.
n. A slang word for being extremely distant though not outright rude to someone. “Chummer, this chica was so hot but when I talked to her she just gave me the deep freeze.”
n. The “real world,” as opposed to the realities we create in our minds (eg. RPG’s) and in our processors (eg. the Matrix).
n. Drug lingo for a smuggling aircraft.
n. A hotshot pilot.
n. (mil) Anyone hired to disavow, after the fact, all knowledge about a hosed run & participants, eg. a deniable asset or a deniable person.
v. 1. To terminate a program. From, “de-resolution,” ie. “resolve;” 2. To kill someone
n. A designer drug, applied to the dermis, that increases healing and limits fatigue. From, dermal patch.
n. One or more expert systems forming a Digital Intelligence (which is less complex & less expensive than an A.I.).
Die [or Dying] of the Measles
n., adj. (mil) A military parlance meaning, an assassination which makes the death appear to be from natural causes.
x. (vul) I could care less. Buzz! Go away! From the acronym, “Do I Look Like I Give A Frag?”
adj. Mage slang for a Bioroid or anyone with over ½ essence lost.
n. Gang slang for a member of a rival gang.
n. (vul) Airborne rigger slang for a male non-flier.
n. Slang for death, as in “he’s takin’ a dirtnap.”
n. A reference to a planetary surface (as opposed to space).
n. A derogatory highrider term for someone who is rarely, if ever, in space.
adj. 1. A derogatory term for low-tech (eg. paper & pencils, walking, etc.); 2. Any traceable illegal item; 3. Anything contaminated.
v. To treat with irreverence or insolence. From, “disrespect.”
v. To cause a person (and all known references to that person) to become difficult or impossible to find.
n. A cybernetic connection between flesh and machine (eg. datajack, or a rigging harness). From, “Direct Neural Interface.”
n. A slang term for a medic’s instrument kits, usually run at least partially by an expert system.
v. To have sex.
n. 1. A contact who always seems to have useful info; 2. A seller of skillsoft chips.
(jpn) Lit. “thank you.”
n. 1. A derm; 2. An abbreviation for any of several synthetic endorphin drugs.
n. A type of street gang that takes and distributes synthetic endorphin drugs. Also, dorph-gang.
v. To cleanly kill with a single gunshot, usually to the head (The term refers to the twin, entry and exit wounds).
n. A derogatory term for someone wearing too much body armor (cf. duck).
Do … Ugly
v. To beat up or be beaten up, as in, “Boy, somebody sure did him ugly!”
v. See, fuse.
n. Slang for free or off-duty time.
adj. (hng) Of or relating to anything expensive.
n. A female or male simsense abuser.
n., x. (vul) A common scatological curse word, as in “bulldrek;” adj. drekky.
n. Any shadowrun of very little pay or challenge, offered when good work is scarce, or to newbies as a test.
v., x. An expletive, equivalent to frag, meaning “copulation”
n. A pseudo-derogatory slang term describing a person who takes unbelievable risks – or has a deathwish.
n. A person who carries more weapons than could possibly be needed. Possibly, from their tendency to waddle under the weight.
v. To be involuntarily ejected while rigging, while in the Matrix, or during a simsense viewing.
n. The mild (!) disorientation resulting from the rapid cutoff of a simsense signal.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
v. To make something worthless. From, “devalue.”
n. (mil) Abbreviation for Drop Zone, a parachutist’s/pilot’s touch-down target. Also, landing zone (cf. hot LZ).
n. Street slang for Eurodollars. From the phonetic pronunciation of “E.D.’s”
n. 1. The fringe of society, where many engage in illegal or semi-legal acts or life-styles; 2. The barrens.
n. A shadowrunner. Lit. one who lives on the edge.
n. A “strip” (eg. the Vegas strip), gray area (eg. Nightcity), or an area of potential “coolness.”
n. A guard dog with augmented offensive capabilities. Also called, cyberhounds.
n., adj. (mil) An abbreviation for Electronic Intelligence.
n., adj. (mil) An abbreviation for Electronic Surveillance.
n. Any corporate, subsidized housing, a.k.a. “the projects.”
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
n. An abbreviation for either “Eurodollars” or “European Currency Units;”
adj. Of or relating to anything European or of European origin.
n. A common, shorthand form of “European Currency Unit.”
European Currency Unit
n. The most commonly accepted currency standard in world markets. Trading at approximately, 1:1 to the Nuyen.
n. A corporate executive.
n., adj. Of or being bio-sculpted with non-human elements, eg. fur, ears, fangs, tails, etc.
n. A sophisticated program with access to a large database, capable of analyzing & making decisions.
n. 1. A corporate kidnapping; 2. (mil) The removal of a (combat) team from its operational area (cf. insertion).
n. Street slang for a confidence (or con-) man.
n. Decker slang for an interface (also, ’face, I-face, and eye-face);
v. Decker slang for jacking-into the Matrix.
n. A sub-fixer in the employ of a major fixer, supporting that superior’s network.
v. (mil) To intentionally make an operative think he is working for someone else.
n. An electronically secure room.
n. A person bound for the body banks, as in “fated to become meat.”
n. (mil) Military abbreviation for: 1. “Foreward Edge of the Battle Area;” 2. “Fraggin’ Engineers are Back, Again!”
n. A high-level assassin, believed to be derived from the famed European mercenary, Charon (cf. widowmaker).
n. A talismonger.
n. (mil) Samurai slang for urban combat. From the acronym, “Fighting In Built-Up Areas.”
n. (mil) The clear area into which a weapon can put its shots.
n. A fence, arranger, or power broker of the streets, who acts as a go-between, dealmaker, or information broker.
n. 1. Anything spectacular, as in “that deck has a lot of flash;” 2. Street slang for hard currency, as in “load me some flash.”
n. A street vender with his wares concealed inside his volumnious coat.
n. 1. A dead person or thing (the term refers to an EEG trace upon brain-death); 2. A personality construct;
v. To kill someone.
v., adj. Killed, especially as a result of an ill-fated encounter with Black IC.
n. Decker slang for a non-decker, who accompanies in the Matrix via a trode-net.
n. A flechette pistol or rifle.
n. A synthetic, clothing fabric, which responds to skin temperature.
v. The act of extracting and retracting various cyber- or biowares, especially armorments for the purpose of intimidation.
n. From gymnastics, a (usually futile) attempt to dodge automatic weapons fire.
n. (often, vul) Derogatory slang for an airborne rigger (cf. dirtboy, ground-pounder, & mudgirl).
n. A derogatory term fixers use for street samurai and solos.
n. A slang term for flexible (paper or plastic) currency;
v. (mil) To shut down something or someone, as in “this operation is about to fold.”
n. A derogatory street term for a policeman. From, “flatfoot.” pl. feet.
n. A characteristic decking style, eg. speed, number & length of pauses, commonly appearing commands, and mistakes.
n. 1. An elderly person; 2. Someone who refuses to give up old ways; 3. Any old or oboslete item.
adj. (mil) Fragged Up, from the military’s phonetic alphabet for “F” & “U” (Cf. Charlie Foxtrot).
v., x. (vul) A common curse word, as in “frag you!” adj. fragging or fraggin’.
n. Another street name for the group of combat drugs that include Black Lace.
n. A slang word used to describe the banks of cryogenic systems used to store wealthy individuals who have put themselves in storage for revival at a later date for various reasons.
n. 1. Any straight unimaginative citizen, usually a shirt; 2. A fossil. From, 20-Cen toon, Fred Flintstone.
n. adj. 1. The edge of society, where many engage in illegal or semi-legal acts or life-styles; 2. The barrens.
v. To alter control settings in a random or mischievous fashion.
n. (mil) An assault in which no survivors are left. Term first used by BWANT in Seattle.
n. A slang term for form-fitting body armor. From “Finally! Underwear that’s fun (and safe) to wear!”
n. 1. Any sort of confusion, snarl-up, or traffic jam; 2. An intense chaotic battle.
v. To kill someone possessing a large ammount of cyberware. Also, short-circ.
n. (jpn) A right-hand man. Lit. “blossom dagger,” he who’d kill you if you were in too much pain to complete sepuku.
n. A General Purpose Heavy Maching Gun, possibly from the failed attempt to pronounce its acronym (?).
n., adj. (jpn) Lit. Non-Japanese or foreigner, ie. a “Westerner.” Often used derogatorily.
n. (jpn) Lit. “good luck.”
n. A special purpose LTG (indigenous to most RTG’s) used exclusivly for 24/7 virtual reality gameplay, often in connection with numerous VRCades.
n. Street slang for a pimp (cf. goose).
n. A member of a street gang.
n. A retaliatory raid, taking company men into non-corp areas, usually against a street-gang/samurai.
n. (mil) Someone whose job is gathering intelligence in the field, normally bedecked with surveillance gear.
n. (spn) 1. A smooth operator or cool person; 2. A fixer.
n., adj. 1. Weight, from gravity; 2. A measurement of importance. Also, grav.
v. To kill.
n. Lit. the plural form of “goose,” ie. more than one prostitute.
v. (mil) 1. To be arrested; 2. To come under police harrassment.
G.E.V. or GEV
n. (mil) Any hovering craft or device, eg. a panzer. From the acronym for, “Ground Effects Vehicle.”
n. (ger) Lit. “violence.”
n. A decker who assists a “physical entry team” by entering & controlling the computer of the target site.
Ghost in the Machine
n. A generic decking term for any unexplained Matrix phenomena. Also called, a Gibson.
n. 1. Someone who tells the future, ie. a psychic; 2. An unexplained Matrix phenomena, a ghost in the machine.
n. A heavily cybered samurai, or other mucsle (cf. razorguy).
n. (jpn) Lit. “debt of honor, duty, or obligation.”
n. A derogatory term for complete and utter screw up.
adj. Of or relating to being screwed up.
v. To louse up.
n. A rich person, media figure, rock star or simsense star.
n. Clothes made of flickerclading material.
v. To group or gather, as in “to glom at a concert” or “they glommed at Matchsticks last night.”
n., adj. (often, vul) Derogatory slang for the 2011 UGE, normally reserved for refering to Orks & Trolls.
n. A type of thriller gang, whose mofit is motorcycles & whose turf often consists of a stretch of highway.
v. To make a trip into Low Earth Orbit.
n. (jpn) Lit. “a sycophant,” ie. one who is a servile, self-seeking flatterer.
n. (jpn) Lit. “junk or garbage.” Japanese slang term for any site that has been reclaimed and built on.
n. A derogatory term for an idiot or a fool.
n. Street slang for a prostitute.
n. A posergang whose motif is death and b&w horror movies. Also called, goths.
n. A dossier or background info on someone or something, usually illegally compiled. See also, brush-up.
v. To spend time in a gravity field.
n. A shorthand form of the word, gravity. See also, gee.
n. An active, legal, defensive, IC program, capable of causing damage to a cyberdeck.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
n. A series of interlocking computer systems or hosts.
n., adj. Lit. “half-Awakened.” A derogatory term for an adept or aspected magician. Also, semi-mundo.
v. See, suss.
n. A shorthand form of the term, “ground-pounder.”
n. (vul) 1. Airborne rigger slang for a non-flyer; 2. A derogatory highrider term for an earth-bound person.
n. (vul) A derogatory term for an ork.
n. Street slang for a samurai or a bodyguard. Also called, a bullet-stopper.
n. Any act of minor but conspicuous stupidity (eg. “pulling a gumby”). From the 20-Cen video, Monty Python.
n. (jpn) The Yakuza syndicate. Lit. “extended family.”
n. A claim jumper among the squatters.
n. A slang term for street riffraff. Also, guttersnipe.
n. A small, one- or two-man, helicopter, eg. a Wasp or Yellow-jacket.
n. See, hydro.
n. Any non-standard or unformatted, software produced by amateurs, normally ready two years before the pro version.
(jpn) Lit. “yes.” (Unless the question was phrased negatively, then it’s “no.”) See, Iie.
n. See, furball.
n. Ork slang for a dwarf, often derogatory.
n. (mil) An abbreviation for any High-Altitude Low Open para-glider/chute operation or insertion.
n. A working nick-name by which one is known on the streets. Also, street-name.
adj. 1. A flattering term, meaning cool, hip, or tough; 2. A target wearing body armor or an exoskeleton; 3. (mil) Any heavily armored object or position.
n. A suit of powered armor.
adj. 1. Having cyberware; 2. Unable to change; 3. Inflexible options.
adj. A complementary term applied to particularly lethal hardware (eg. “a Harry of a gun.”), from a 20-Cen video.
n. Street slang for police in genral or Lone Star in particular.
n. A police or security crackdown.
n. Either of the two heavily armed, offensive positions on an urban brawl team
adj. 1. The state of being afflicted with cyberpsychosis or The Curse; 2. Being obsessed with the Matrix.
adj. A state of suspended animation or cryosleep, usually in preparation for deep space travel.
n. Someone who lives or works in space (typically, all of his/her life).
v. (jpn) To kidnap from a corporation. Lit. “to extract.”
Hit and Run
n. A shadowrun to drop viruses or worms into a computer system.
n. Cyberdeck attachments that allow non-cybered companions to accompany a decker into the Matrix (cf. trode-net).
n. A magic-using assassin.
n., adj. The mutating blood-borne disease responsible for vampires. From, “Human-Metahuman Vampiric
A familiar form of greeting meaning, “hi” or “hello.”
n. 1. A holographically generated image; 2. A Eurodollar, from its counterfeit-protection hologram.
n. A holographic picture of some description.
n. A ‘run made on one’s own initiative for personal gain, as opposed to being hired & paid for by an outside agent.
adj. 1. Lit. robbing from the rich & giving to the poor; 2. Any shadowrun spurred more by a committment to social justice than anything else.
n. A mild curse word, referring to a person’s backside.
n. Any undesirable or less-than-ideal mode of transportation (ie. a peice of drek vehicle).
n. A secured area protected by sensor pods, pressure pads, or similar auto-triggered intruder detection electronics.
v. To nagivate such an area by pinpointing and avoiding the contact-spots/eye-beams of the sensors.
v. 1. To louse up or to screw up; 2. To spray with an automatic weapon; 3. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
n. A single computer system.
n., adj. A derogatory term for inexperienced deckers.
n. (mil) A landing-zone under hostile fire or control;
adj. Of or relating to making a landing under fire (cf. landing hot).
n. The popular street practice of ambushing and reprogramming police robohounds.
v. (ger) To use magic, cast, or summon.
n. (ger) A German colloquism for small dwarfs and fairies, like Rumpelstiltskin.
n. 1. A shorthand term for hydrogen fuel; 2. Anyone crazy enough to take it as a drug.
I.A. or I.A.D.
n. (mil) A set series of actions performed by combat teams to speed reactions. From, “Immediate Action Drills.”
n. A shorthand form of the term, ICE. From the acronym, “Intrusion Countermeasures.”
n. Decker slang for security software. From the acronym, “Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics.”
n. Any program or software designed to penetrate or foil ice.
(jpn) Lit. “no.” (Unless the question was phrased positively, then it’s “yes.”) See, Hai.
n., adj. Of or relating to anyone/thing independent, underground or self-employed.
n. A shorthand form of INFOrmation BROker.
n., adj. The formal, nonvulgar term for UGE, often reserved for referring to Orks & Trolls.
n. (vul) 1. Any enemy-controlled area. See, A.O.; 2. Any of the NAN lands, highly insulting.
n., adj. A girlfriend or female companion.
n. (mil) The delivery of a team near or to its operational area (cf. extraction 2.).
n. Street slang for a weapon (eg. a shooting-iron) or a vehicle (eg. the non-chrome parts of a cycle). See, big iron.
n. (ger) An acronym for “Internationaler Stadtkrieg Sport Verein.” Lit. International Urban Combat Sport (“Brawl”) Union.
n. 1. A datajack, chipjack, or other DNI connection, usually in the skull; 2. Street slang for money.
v. To enter/exit cyberspace.
adj. Senses, skills, reflexes, muscles, and so on enhanced by cyberwear;
v. To be connected to cyberspace, a rigged vehicle/security system, or a simsense playback unit.
n. Any physical location that provides access to the Matrix.
n. 1. A derogatory term for a homosexual prostitute; 2. A derogatory term for a hustler.
v. 1. To fight or to run away, as in “let’s jam!” 2. See, jamming.
v. 1. Having sex; 2. Moshing; 3. Being involved in highly dangerous, paramilitary ops.
v. To walk in an arrogant, yet casual manner; to strut.
adj. Equipped with reflex-enhancing cyberware.
n. (jpn) Lit. “a letter of resignation.”
n. A person with technical skills of a high order (eg. deckjockey, deltajock, panzerjock).
n. See, Mr. Johnson.
n. A male/female prostitute.
n. A prostitute who has been cybernetically modified or sculpted to match the specifications of the user.
n. A specialized type of decker who jacks-in primarily to role-play/compete on the Matrix’s Game-Grids.
n., adj. 1. Street slang for anything relating to a juvenile; 2. A legal minor, eg. anyone under 18-years-old.
n. (jpn) Lit. “low-level executives;” ie. sararimen.
n. (jpn) Lit. “divine wind.” 1. Any suicide pilot; 2. A taxi driver; 3. A tailored amphetamine combat drug.
n., adj. (jpn) Lit. “to alter.” A derogatory term for metahumans.
n., adj. An Elf or elven, highly insulting. From the discontinued Keebler advertisement campaigns.
Keeping Up with the Villiers
v. To maintain a state-of-the-art or cutting edge tech-level. From Fuchi Corp’s CEO.
n. (jpn) Lit. “a megacorporation,” normally reserved for the triple-A megacorps. See also, zaibatsu.
adj. (rus) Lit. “good, okay, or fine.”
n. A government-issued food ration card.
n. Street slang for a person hired to threaten or beat up someone, but not to kill them.
n. (mil) 1. The body areas where a weapon will kill its target; 2. The maximum destruction area of an ambush site.
n. A particularly difficult security measure or trap; adj. kinked.
n. A type of small cranial bomb, designed to specifically destroy a specific part of the head, eg. headware memory, data filters, vision, hearing, or motor-control centers (cf. cranial nuke).
n. A drek run, so named when a Johnson had a group of runners rescue a kidnapped feline.
n. A thief or prowler; adj. kleptoid.
n. A makeshift or temporary solution to a problem, usually sloppy, inefficient, & working for all the wrong reasons.
n. Samurai slang for armor-piercing ammunition.
n., adj. Slang for knowledge or information.
n. (jpn) A member of a Yakuza clan.
(jpn) Lit. “good evening.”
(jpn) Lit. “good afternoon.”
v. To become spacesick to the point of vomiting. See, SAS
adj. (rus) Lit. “bloody.”
(jpn) Lit. a familiar, almost paternal, name suffix/form of address.
n. (jpn) Lit. “black curtain” A fixer (from the operator of puppets who stands behind a black stage).
v. (mil) A fast landing under hostile fire or in a damaged vehicle (cf. hot-LZ).
n. Decker slang for a digital hardware designer.
LAV or L.A.V.
n. (mil) Any hovercraft or GEV. From the acronym, “Low-Alitiude Vehicle”. See also, panzer, & thunderbird.
n. A corp safeguard implanted in an employee to ensure loyalty and continued service, eg. a cortex bomb or sabotaged cyberware. See also, kink, kink-bomb.
adj. A complementary boostergang term used to describe impressively violent non-gang menbers.
n. A derogatory slang term for a street-doc or med-tech, particularly one that is expensive or unrelaible.
Like Kicking Dead Whales Down the Beach
adj. Of or relating to any slow and disgusting job or process.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
n. Any powerful chemical akin to Mace; including Mace-XII and certain neurostun variants.
n. Any weapon capable of inflicting obscene damage to a human body, particularly automatic shotguns.
n. A cold, calculating, un-emotional person, ie. somebody always running in pure floating-point mode (eg. Mr. Spock from the 20-Cen “Trek” videos).
n. Originally a Denver street-gang, now taken to mean any urbanite who adopts a low technology lifestyle.
L.T.G. or LTG
n. Lit. Local Telecommunications Grid, ie. a grid covering a small area, such as a neighborhood, city, or an office building (cf. R.T.G. & P.L.T.G.).
adj. Of or relating to the remains of any unarmored person hit by heavy weapons. Also, hamburger.
n. A decker who only sneaks into systems to look around, never taking anything.
n. (mil) An abbreviation for Landing Zone. Also, drop zone or DZ.
M & M
n., adj. A derogatory term for a fixer or go-between. From middle-man.
n. The unofficial lingo of the magically-active crowd.
n., adj. A shorthand term for a MAGnetic LEVitation train.
Make a Deposit [in the Body Bank]
v. To die.
n. A meat puppet.
adj. A complementary term, often applied musical performances (eg. “a Marley of a concert”). See, Harry.
n., adj. A sleep cube or coffin.
n. The consensual, V.R. hallucination of the world-wide telecommunications network, its hosts, icons, & sites.
n. A session spent interfaced to a cyberdeck (eg. jacked-in) & exploring the Matrix, usually while invading a corp database.
n. A MAXimun force TACtical division, eg. C-SWAT.
n. Decker slang for the physical body, un-cybered flesh, or anything else undesirable. Also called, meatbod.
x. (vul) A decker curse-word, equivalent to “drek!”
n. One augmented with grafted muscle implants.
Meat Bop Part
n. A vat grown replacement body part.
n. A prostitute whose memory and/or senses are disabled while “working,” usually with a puppet chip.
n. A house of ill repute.
n. Decker slang for the physical world, ie. the opposite of cyberspace.
n. Decker slang referring to the physical world.
n. See, cleaner.
n. The heavily armored, non-offensive, biotech position on an urban brawl team.
n. A brainy individual, specifically one who will stare unmoving at a problem & come up with The answer.
n. 1. A heavy metal fan; 2. (vul) Non-cybered slang for a cybered person.
n., adj. Of or relating to the subway or underground.
n. The Gates family’s “legacy” software AA megacorporation: Microdeck Industries.
n. Any data- knowledge- or skillsoft.
n. A street term for a fixer or go-between. Also, middle, 3Man, & M & M.
n., x. (spn, vul) A Spanish equivalent to drek.
n. (rus) Corporate security or the military. From the corrupted Russian pronunciation of “militia.”
n., adj. 1. (mil) An abbreviation for MILitary INTelligence; 2. Anything inherently oxymoronic.
n. A slang term referring to any anonymous employer or corporate agent.
n. A Mr. Johnson who’s identity one threatens to remember.
n. An anonymous employer, financial backer, or a person of higher authority. See, Mr. Johnson.
n. Someone who uses a brain implant as an electronic vault, eg. protected headware memory.
n. A personality module or cyberchip, which allows the user to become totally submerged in the recorded pesonality.
n., adj. 1. (afr?) A slang term for Magick, or more properly for Voudoun, believed to have originated from an African (probably Gullah) word, moco, also meaning magic or witchcraft.
n. 2. Street slang for narcotics, especially morphine derivatives.
n. Corporate slang for an expandable person. See, scratch monkey.
n. Corporate slang for a job in which a monkey is not expected to survive.
n. Samurai slang for incendiary grenades/decvices, particularly white phosporous (WP).
n. A rigger or mechanic.
v. To explore in a very low profile manner, as in “let’s mouse around the perimeter & see if we can find a way in.”
M.P.C.P. or MPCP
n. Decker shorthand for a cyberdeck’s master operating system. Lit. “Master Persona Control Program.”
n. (vul) Airborne rigger slang for a female non-flyer.
n., adj. (often, vul) See, mundy.
n., adj. (usually, vul) Of or relating to a non-magician or anything non-magical.
n. Someone with enhanced strength or muscle grafts.
n. (jpn) Lit. “a computer glitch.”
n. A derogatory term for a rocker who has sold out to an entertainment corp. Also, synth-soul & castrato.
n. 1. A heavy weapons or rifle specialist; 2. Anyone with a rifle slung over his/her shoulder (ie. “You take the out the mage, I’ll cap the two muzzlenecks.”)
NAGEE or N.A.G.E.E.
n. A Shadowrun net.book. Lit. the “Neo-Anarchists’ Guide to Everything Else.”
adj. See, running naked.
n. The science responsible for cyberware. Lit. “one step beyond micro-technology.”
(mil?) A slang term meaning, “no” or “negative,” as in, “neg on that, chummer.”
(jpn) A word appended to the end of Japanese sentences, meaning “…right?” or “…is it not so?”
n. A pajorative term for immature nerds, ie. inconsequential and generally annoying.
n. Any agent or official of the National Emergengy Resource Control Council, ie. the guys with the kibble cards.
n. An overly-advertised, 21th-century pain-killer/wonder drug/happy-pill/placebo.
n. Cybernetic reflex enhancements, normally Wired Reflexes.
n. Another (more archaic) term for the Matrix or cyberspace.
n. A derogatory term for a decker who can only relate to “life” in the Matrix. From, “NET FETish.”
n. Someone who spends more time in the Matrix, than in the real world.
n. See, Matrix Run.
n. A decker, not necessarily implying illegal activities.
n. The unofficial lingo of deckers, whose “dialects” can vary greatly from RTG to RTG.
n. Reflex-enhancing cyberware – primarily head and spine based systems.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
n. A slang term for New or inexperienced to a field. Also used as a derogatory reference to certain less-than-professional runners.
n. A slang term for Nuyen, as in “she gave you fifty new-ones.”
n. An item or device exhibiting the very latest technological advances.
n. One who is in favor of an unpleasant or dangerous action, so long as it occurs elsewhere. From acronym, “Not In My BackYard.”
n. A street slang term for a pistol. From, “9mm.”
n., adj. Of or relating to a freelanced assassin (cf. samurai).
n. A specific subsystem or part of a host, usually characterized by a distinct virtual landscape.
n. 1. A high profile shadowrun, designed to attract (otherwise, unwanted,) attention; 2. (mil) A tactical diversion. See, tailchaser.
n., v. As hopscotch, above, but the sensors are linked to deathtraps or non-passive intruder detection divices.
(jpn) Lit. a warrior who sneaks out from camp to attack the enemy solo, thus gaining personal honor.
x. A slang expression meaning, “no problem,” “all right,” or “affirmative.” From the archaic expression, “no sweat.”
n. A cheaply processed food product, derived from soybeans and fortified with most essential vitamins.
n. The world standard of currency, used for Japanese foreign markets.
(jpn) Lit. “good morning.”
n., adj. A particularly dangerous form of Samurai, who threatens his friends and associates.
pron. (jpn) Lit. “you (informal).” A familiar form of address. (See: chummer.)
One and Twenty, the
n. A slang term for the twenty-first century.
adj. (rus) Lit. “awful or terrible.”
n. (orig. mil) A corporate term for one who performs covert operations, eg. a company man.
n. The abbreviated form of “operations,” normally refering to a dangerous or paramility activity.
n. Lit. “the Russian mob.”
Organleg or Organ Leg
v. To sell illegal, second-hand, body parts to a Body Bank. From, “bootleg.” v.t. organlegging.
n. Street slang for one who deals in illegal body parts.
n. A child with the natural ability to run in the Matrix, without a cyberdeck.
n., adj. A boyfriend or male companion.
n. The motorcycle riding, non-offensive position on an urban brawl team.
v. To go too fast.
n. (jpn) The head of a Yakuza clan.
v. To highlight or illuminate a target, normally with a laser sight, electronic tracking system, or through magical means.
n. Any large bag used in a futile attempt to conceal an assault cannon.
n. Any ground-effect combat vehicle. See, GEV.
n. An expert panzer operator.
adj. A slang expression, said of one who has all of the facts.
n. (spn) Lit. “a patron.”
n. A datafile worth money on the black market.
n. Street slang for a criminal. From, “perpetrator.”
n. A personal Matrix icon. See, avatar.
n. Any of the four parts (Bod, Evasion, Masking, or Sensors) which defines a decker’s persona.
n. A freakish-looking individual.
n. A slang term describing someone who has been insulted by a number of people simultaneously without being able to respond effectively. “Shoulda seen this guy get petrol bombed by these posers….” Believed to have sprung up after a 20-Cen term “flaming” reached popular usage.
n. Aspected magicians who, instead of spell casting, channel their abilities through their minds & bodies, specifically in the form of combat-oriented enhancements. From, “Physical Adept.”
n. (often, vul) A rural-dwelling white or non-Amerind, who affects a low-tech lifestyle.
n. Gang slang for a Lone Star patrol vehicle.
n. Any primarily-visual based media or multimedia.
n. (brit) A derogatory term for elves or elven sympathizers.
n. A person with a great deal of cyberware.
n. An abbreviation for a metropolitan complex, or “metroplex.”
P.L.R. or PLR
n. A cyberdeck plug-in, designed to negate the effects of black IC. From the acronym, “Phase-Loop Recourser.”
P.L.T.G. or PLTG
n. Lit. Private Local Telecommunications Grid, ie. any LTG-sized grid which the general public acnnot access (cf. R.T.G.).
n. A business partner or associate, from the shortening of the word, “pod’ner.”
n. A pejorative term for people who are very much alike in thought, behavior, & appearance.
n. A pejorative term for particularly immature variations of the pods.
n., adj. A policlub or its members.
Polymer One Shot
n. Any cheap, plastic, non-reloadable, hold-out pistol, that’s very inexpensive & very unreliable. Also called, a poly-1.
n. A low-level street dealer (lower on the social scale than a fixer), who very rarely traffics in expensive items.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
n. Any pop-up weapon concealed within a cyberlimb.
n. A body (or more often a corpse) frozen in suspended animation or cryosleep, as often found in spacewrecks, also corpsicle. See, hibernation.
n. Someone who loves or collects weapons and is usually bristling with them. From, “porcupine.”
n. 1. A person who pretends to be something they are not, especially through surgery; 2. A posergang member.
n. A gang whose members all adpot a specific style or look, usually through cosmetic/cyber modifications.
n. An excuse given by (female) runners when they go into hiding for long periods of time, typically preceded by an apparent death.
n. (rus) Lit. “chummer.”
n. A derogatory term for an agent or official of the Provisional Government of the U.S. See, nerks.
n. 1. A derogatory term for any lower class individual, usually a non-citizen, ie. SINless; 2. Street scum. See, zero.
n. Slang term for a psychiatrist or other “head doctor.”
n. (spn, usually, vul) Lit. “pig.”
n. Lone Star’s conductive polymer hand-cuffs, whose mild current, renders normal limbs useless, while disabing their cyberware.
v. 1. To force one’s way into a protected system; 2. To enter commands on a cyberdeck. Also, to punch deck.
n. An illegal cut-out chip that turns off most of the conscious mind, commonly fitted to prostitutes.
n. Any gang controlled by a corporation.
n. A house of ill-repute, ie. populated by meat puppets.
n. (spn, vul) Lit. “whore.”
n. (mil) An extraction site. Lit. a “Pickup Zone.” Also, a called an R.V.
n. Samurai slang for missiles or rockets (cf. thumper).
Queen of Hearts
n. 1. Street slang for “true love” or what passes for it in the sprawl; 2. Getting lucky, as in, “I drew a queen of hearts last night” (cf. Ace of Spades).
n., adj. 1. Shorthand for radiation; 2. A dose or measurement of radiation.
n. Decker slang for personality, ie. a cyberdeck’s persona program modules. From, “Random-Access Memory.”
n. A decker, more often a juggler, addicted to violent confrontations in the Matrix.
R and P
v. Gang slang for engaging in an activity with excessive force or violence. From, “Rape & Pillage.”
n. The research and development data of a company.
n. Street slang for toxic shamans, from the acid rains that fell continuously over the big eastern seaboard ’plexes.
Rak or Rakkie
n.(vul) 1. A jerk; 2. A suburbanite.
adj.(vul) Of or relating to being useless.
adj.(vul) Go away!
n., adj. An abbreviation, often derogatory, for Renraku Control Systems or any of its employees/assets/holdings.
x. (jpn) Lit. “No problem!”
n. Street slang for prisons under the Provincial U.S., where prisoners were used for medical, chemical, cybernetic, etc. research.
n. Samurai slang for wearing shades.
n. 1. A heavily cybered samurai or other muscle-for-hire (cf. gillette); 2. Anyone with implanted blades/razors..
n. Anyone addicted to V.R., simsense, the Matrix, or video games. See, vidiot.
n. 1. A slang name for a minigun; 2. (mil) A railgun.
v. To kill or die in a particularly messy fashion, usually with a knife or blade.
n. The “environmentally friendly” act of killing someone and taking the corpse to a body bank.
v. Street slang for causing physical violence (eg. “Hey bit-brain, shut it down or I’ll reduce your face!”)
n. (corp) The act of reducing something or someone.
n. See, apter.
n. Street slang for Parents.
v. To jack into and control a security system or vehicle, becoming one with it.
n. A gun-toting sex kitten (ie. a “Rambo bimbo”).
Rin Tin Tin
n., adj. A security guard dog or police K9, often used to mean, electrocur.
n. A surgeon specializing in implanting illegal cyberware.
n. A slang term for hand razors.
v. To punch or kick someone violently, especially to the head. Derived from the Jailhouse Rock fighting style.
Rock & Roll
n. (mil) A term for firing a weapon (often, from the hip, ie. in a guitar-like stance) with the selecter on ‘full automatic.’
n. A freelanced musician or stage performer, especially those who use their art to make political or social statememnts.
n. A (typically, apolitical) musician or stage performer, who is “owned” by a recording company or corp.
n. An A.I. which has “escaped” from its host or node into the Matrix and is no longer under human control.
n. Any (slightly deranged or fatemeat) decker who tracks down and captures (or eliminates) rogues.
n. (mil) A samurai term for the specific conditions of a particular contract. From, “Rules Of Engagement.”
n. 1. A slang term for a steroid; 2. A derm.
v. (mil) To capture.
n. (jpn) A freelanced assassin or mercenary, usually considered untrustworthy.
(aust.) An expression of incomprehension.
R.T.G. or RTG
n. Lit. Regional Telecommunications Grid, ie. the largest type of grid, which is made up of numerous LTG’s & PLTG’s, often covering entire countries.
n. A shorthand term for a shadowrun.
v. To enter the Matrix without a cyberdeck, using a program carrier.
n. 1. (mil) A RendezVous point. Also, a called a P.Z.; 2. Slang for an A.P.C. From “Recreational Vehicle.”
n. (jpn) A mercenary or muscle for hire. The term implies an honor code.
(jpn) A respectful form of address or title. Lit. “Mr, Mrs, Ms, Sir, or Madam.”
S.A.N. or SAN
n. The icon connection between host computers and grids, in any combination, eg. host-host, host-grid, or grid-grid. From the UMSC abbreviation, “System Access Node.”
v. To locate and severly damage. From phonetic pronunciation of “S and D,” (ie. Search and Destroy).
v. To remove all identifying marks, eg. fingerprints or tatoos.
n. (jpn) A corporate employee, from the Pidgin-English pronunciation of “salaryman.”
n. A soldier wearing powered armor.
n. A Gibsonesque term for spacesickness. From the acronym, “Space Adaptation Syndrome.”
n. Any of the four, lightly armored, offensive positions on an urban brawl team.
n. Street slang for money.
n. An obscure decker term, now commonly used for any expendable substitute, used in place of a more valuable item.
Scream-Stick or Screamer-Stick
n. A credstick or other ID that triggers computer alarms if used. Also, called a screamer.
n. 1. Slang for the mouth (eg. “shut your screamer”); 2. Something fast, sleak and sexy, used as an expression of admiration; 3. Somebody who screams a lot while being reduced; 4. Somebody who screams a lot while being tightly interfaced; 5. A scream-stick.
n. A slick, flimsy, hardcopy newspaper-of-the-minute, available by the page from street corner dispensers (eg. UCAS Today).
n. A form of money used by various corporations world-wide. Scrip can be used to buy and sell various items made by the corporation but is illegal for anyone outside of the corporation to own. There is a thriving underground market for various types of scrips. Also corpscript.
n. A derogatory term for a squatter, street urchin or street-rat.
n. The constant, unremitting and overwhelming barrage of information absorbed by everyone in modern society.
n. A Matrix host with detailed, non-standard iconography, usually encompassing a particular metaphor.
n. A member of a Seoulpa ring.
n., adj. Lit. semi-mundame. A derogatory term for an adept or aspected magician. Also, groggy.
n. (kor) A small, (often Korean) criminal gang with web-like connections to others like it.
n. (jpn) Lit. the traditional, ritual, Japanese suicide. Also, harakiri.
n. Any movement, action, or series of such made in carrying out plans which are illegal or quasi-legal.
n. 1. You, as you live & breathe; 2. One who performs shadowruns, ie. “runs the shadows.”
n. The unofficial, Lone Star, elite cadrés, who’ve made SINless shadowrunners their special jurisdiction.
n. The quasi-criminal world of freelanced shadowrunners; ie. where you live and breathe.
n. (jpn) Lit. “a member of society.” 1. An honest citizen; 2. A corporate employee.
v. 1. To bamboozle, cheat or trick; 2. To have sex, especially without emotion.
Sharp End [of the Stick/Knife/Bayonet/etc.]
n. (mil) Slang for enemy territory. See, A.O.
n. (jpn) Lit. “company house.”
n. A white-collar worker, usually a low level corporate employee. See, wage-slave.
n. (mil) A mercenary slang term for a fake credstick or identification.
n. (mil) A mercenary slang term for a producer of fake credsticks & ID’s. See, shoe.
v. See, fuse.
v. To burn out, flame out, splash down, and generally crash, mentally.
n. Another samurai term for a minigun or an autocannon.
v., x. To shut up (eg. “Hey frag-face, shut down!”).
n. A recently deceased person, or one expected to die soon. From the chalk outline at a murder scene.
n. A simulated sensory broadcast or recording of another person’s experiences. See, ASIST.
n. A simulated stimulation of the senses, usually through a DNI connection or a BTL chip.
S.I.N. or SIN
n. The electronic System Identification Number assigned to each official citizen in society.
n. 1. An honest citizen, ie. one who has a SIN; 2. A corporate employee.
n., adj. 1. The “unofficial class” of non-citizens, ie. those without SIN’s; 2. A shadowrunner.
n. 1. A slang term for insect shamans; 2. An internal term for Universal Brotherhood members (not widely used).
n. A dealer in illegal wire or chips.
n. A gross-looking individual.
n. A near-frictionless bodyweave/catsuit, used for maneuvering through tight places, such as ventilation ducts.
n. All the collected electronic records kept on an individual, ie. their electronic identity.
n. Memory on a chip, accessable through a chipjack. Normally a knowsoft, linguasoft, datasoft or activesoft.
n. A common anti-skillsoft chip, employed by Lone Star, which sends a jamming signal throughout a prisoner’s system.
n. An ordinary (defenseless) person, be it male or female (cf. U²C).
v. To rob on the street.
v. 1. To kill, to “off;” 2. To destroy.
n. A satellite, usually surveillance.
v. See, slammit on.
x. (vul) A generic expletive meaning, “kiss off!” or “up yours!”
v. 1. To get violent; 2. To attack someone without reason.
n. A designer drug “band-ade,” which releases its chemical contents into the skin via osmosis. See, derm.
n., adj. 1. Of or relating to a corporate employee; 2 Specifically, a wage-, mage-, or data-slave.
n., adj. (mil) A slang term for any potential operative, who’s kept on tap for future use.
n. 1. A credit card; 2. An electricly powered racing cycle.
Slice n’ Dice
n. Any mono-filament cyberweapon, usualy a whip or garrote, normally mounted in a fingertip compartment
n. One who rides a slice.
n. A thriller gang.
n. A slang term for Teflon-coated bullets, ie. primitive armor piercing.
n. See, skeinsuit.
n. (mil) A methodical collection of possible mistakes that could occur during a shadowrun operation (cf. kink).
n., adj. (vul) A slang term for a female.
n., adj. (vul) Another slang term for a female.
n., adj. A mild curse word, equivalent to “idiot,” “jerk,” or “fool;”
v. 1. To use a skillsoft; 2. to have sex.
Slot and Run
x. An expression meaning, “hurry up,” “get to the point,” or “move it.”
adj. Any device (usually a weapon or a vehicle) which has been augmented to interface with a user via cyberware.
n. Ork slang for a non-ork or non-troll, usually considered insulting.
n. Street slang for a submaching gun. From the pronunciation of the acronym, “SMG.”
(jpn) Lit. “I understand” or “I get it.”
n., adj. Literally, hot air, ie. anything that is “so much bulldrek.”
n. A mercenary or “for-hire” combat specialist, who works the streets, often as bodyguard, assassin or soldier.
Somethin’ I don’t have to stick in my fraggin’ head
A common response to a drug dealer’s “whadda ya need?”-line, indicating ‘non-cybernetic pleasures’.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
n. (mil) Any set of standing orders, used when commo is compromised. From “Standard Operating Procedueres.”
adj. Anything new or wizzer. From acronym, “State Of The Art.”
n. A generic name for any ersatz coffee substitute made from soybeans.
n. (vul) 1. A corpse; 2. Any vat-grown or donated body-part (wheather by choice or not).
n. Street slang for a mage, eg. “Damn, they got a sparker with em!”
n. (spr) The formal name for the Elvish language.
n. A level of disgust, nervousness, or fear (usually on a scale of 1 to 10). Also called, the pucker factor.
v. To spend money.
n. An on-camera (video) news reader, anchor, host. Also called, a talking head.
v. To shoot down (eg. to splash an idea, or “Splash that fragger!”).
n. 1. A dead body, usually messy; 2. A person who is not expected to live much longer, ie.“cannon fodder”
n. A generic term for any paintball-type air pistol. Formerly, a tradmarked name.
n. 1. A metroplex (see, plex); 2. The prone position the bronze orders perps to assume.
v. To fraternize below one’s social level (ie. sprawling).
v. A corporate pass-time, involving visiting dangerous areas of town, with minimal protection. From, slumming.
n., adj. 1. Of or relating to any low-class housing; 2. (vul) A dwarf or dwarven, highly insulting.
n. An impoverished citizen—one step up from being homeless, but just barely.
n. (vul) Orc slang for an elf.
n. (mil) A Navy “Superconducting QUantum Interference conDuctor” device, able to read headware memory.
n. A seoulpa ring, also seoulpa ’squito (ie. numerous, small, quick, & hard to pin down, like mosquitos).
State of the Art
adj. 1. The state of being on the cutting edge, usually technologically; 2. To be “hipper than hip.”
n. (aus) An Australian colloquialism for any annoying, inquisitive person.
n. A (less-than affectionate) form of address for a psychiatrist, ie. a “shrink.”
n. A derogatory term for a commuter.
v. To run naked in the Matrix.
n. A decker who prefers to streak.
n. 1. The Underground or Black Market; 2. The sub-culture; 3. The place where you live late at night.
n. A ripperdoc who performs emergency wound surgery as well.
n. A term for people not equiped to survive on the streets: hicks, sprawling suits, or involuntary meat puppets.
n. A nickname, handle, or working name by which one it known by on the streets.
n. A samurai who works for gangs, mobsters, or him/herself.
n. A sabotage shadowrun intended to do costly or time-consuming structural damage to a target.
n., v., adj. A slang term for anyone (or the state of being) jacked-into a machine, other than a cyberdeck.
v. To rig or control a vehicle by remote. See, stud.
v. 1. (vul) To have sex; 2. To forget about something.
n., v. A slang term for diving, “as in he did a stuka into the pool” or “he stukad underneath the table.”
adj. A sarcastic reference to anyone or anything mind-bogglingly stupid.
n. (vul) A slang term for a dwarf, highly insulting.
n. A “straight citizen.” See, shaikujin, sarariman.
n. Street samurai slang for an abmush or unexpected reinforcements.
v. To solve a problem, figure out something, or understand.
n. (rus) 1. A derogatory term for someone without honor; 2. A bastard.
n. A commodity, usually a datafile, worth money on the black market. See, paydata.
n. A slang term for any large nomad convoy.
x. (fre) An expression showing concurrence (eg. “I agree.”). From the French Canadian, “Je suis d’accord.”
n. See, muzak-man.
System Identification Number
n. See, SIN.
n. See, biosystem overstress.
x. A mild expletive decrying “the unfairness of it all.” From the acronym, “There Ain’t No Justice!”
x. An abbreviation for “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch,” meaning, “ya gotta pay as ya go.”
n. A name, handle, or trademark;
v. 1. To grab or take something; 2. To mark destinctively.
adj. 1. Recognized; 2. Of or relating to any equipment or cyberware containing a tracking device.
n. A (usually corp-sponcered) gang whose fights with other Tag Teams are covered by the vid networks, eg. “Combat Biker.”
v. To “hand-off” a victim to another ganger (for more punishment), when you’re through pounding on him.
n. A high profile or noisy shadowrun to retrieve false or planted info, thus proving the info’s validity.
v. To work for Japanese business (or more often criminal) concerns.
n., v. See, floor routine.
n. A street slang term for the combat drug, Kamikaze, and others.
n. The language spoken exclusively by cab drivers, rumored to have been originally based on English.
x. (rus) Lit. “devil.” A common expletive.
n. A pajorative term for a gang.
n. A pajorative term for a gang member.
n. (spr) A common Sperethiel curseword, equivalent to drek.
n. (mil) The act of gathering information through mechanical or electronic means.
n. A corporate slang term for a professional hit-man.
n. A telephone, normally incorporating both video and audio communication. Also, comm.
n. A personally unpleasant, but technically brilliant individual.
n., adj. 1. An item of a highly technical nature; 2. A technician of any kind.
n. (spn) Lit. “a ladykiller.”
adj. An abbreviation for “The end of the world as we know it.”
Third Industrial Revolution
n. That which freed us from the confines of the Earth. (The first two freed us from slavery & repetitive tasks, respectively.)
n. Another slang term for a fixer.
n., adj. Yet another slang term for one who delves into hard, slamming music.
n. The 3-dimensional, holovision, projection system, which superceded television. See also, trid.
n., adj. Of or relating to a thriller gang, its members, or its actions.
n. A type of street gang, specializing in random violence and thrill killing (cf. go-gang).
n. A derogatory term for an exotic.
n. (mil) A generic term for any hovercraft, vector thrust or low-altitude vehicle. See, GEV, LAV, & panzer.
n. A samurai slang term for a grenade, commonly but not always concussional in nature.
n. (mil) A military decker.
n. (orig. mil) Street slang for (usually, military) deckers, who test Matrix security through attempted system penetrations.
v. To have sex.
n. A suit of powered armor.
n. 1. A token credchip; 2. A very small ammount of money.
adj. (vul) The writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, ie. “Middle Earth,” as applied to metahumanity, highly insulting.
n. (chi) The traditional Chinese equivalent of the Japanese Yakuza.
n. A decker term for someone running in the Matrix with a (slow) cyberterminal.
n. A hybrid street language, not part of any formal group. See also, Cityspeak.
n. Another term for a garbage detail.
n. An abbreviation of “trideo,” the three-dimensional successor to video.
n. Decker shorthand for the Matrix.
n. A shorthand term for a decker, ie. one who plays in the Matrix.
n. A simsense “headband” that allows person without a datajack to access the matrix. From, elecTRODE NETwork (cf. hitcher-jacks).
n. 1. (vul) An Ork or Troll, highly insulting. From, “troglodyte;” 2. A form of communication similar to Cityspeak and Towntalk, used by members of the underground ork and troll communities of North America. See,
adj. (vul) Of or relating to being subhuman or extremely ugly/misshapen.
v. The street term for the act of beating a prisoner/captive to elicit a confession.
n. The more elegant name for the Seattle lingo, Trog.
n. See, tortoise.
n. (vul) A derogatory term for an ork or troll.
adj. Of or relating to something from the twentieth century. Also, 20-Cen.
n. A naive, defenseless, vulnerable, or otherwise useless person.
n. A careless, scatterbrained, or otherwise unreliable individual.
n., adj. A slang expression for any taser or electricity-based weapon.
n. A slang term any of Lone Star’s skilltwitcher chips or related prisoner-restraint systems.
n. Gang slang for a pedestrian. From the abbreviation for, “Upright, Uptight Citizen.”
n., adj. 1. Of or pretaining to anything “uncoordinated;” 2. A playful or familiar cut-down or “slam,” used among friends.
v., adj. Lit. “Un-Frag me Hard!” To need relief from pain very quickly by any means available, be it healing or life-threatening drug doses.
n., adj. The “Unexplained Genetic Expressions” of children into elves and dwarves in 2011. See, goblinization.
n., adj. An abbreviation for “Universal Matrix Standards,” the official “default” set of Matrix icons, that are currently falling out of fashion.
n., adj. The “Universal Matrix Standards Consortium,” ie. those who decided how the Matrix would look.
n. A slang term for form-fitting body armor. Also, funderwear.
n. A tongue-in-cheek term for anything used to snort, inject, or otherwise apply drugs.
n., adj. A female ganger, from the Valkeries, a Detroit based all-female go-gang.
n. An assault gyro or GEV in attack-mode. Believed derived from a 20-Cen vid, “Apocalypse Now.”
n. (rus) Lit. “foreign currency” Any hard currency, either electronic (cards, sticks) or script.
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate. From, “vaporize.”
n. A person with extensive cyberware or bioware replacements. From the time spent in a nutrient-fluid vat.
adj. A hip term for cool, fun, or “in.”
n. Any flatscreen form of entertainment or predecessor to holographic projection, eg. old style TV or movies.
n. Anyone addicted to simsense, the Matrix, or video games.
n. An abbreviation for Virally Inducted Toxic Allergy Syndrome. The 2010+ version of the Bubonic Plague.
n. The latest term coined for any Virtual Reality, simsense, and/or video game arcade or parlor.
n. A magician (usually hermetic) employed by a corporation.
n. A low-level or non-ambitious, corporate employee.
(jpn) Lit. “do you understand?”
(jpn) Lit. “all right, I understand.”
n. A common term for any set of remote-controlled mechanical arms, as used in factories and toxin handeling.
n., adj. A derogatory term denouncing the subject as a “want-to-be-but-you’re-not-good-enough,” eg. Shadowrunner-wannabe, Corp-wannabe, Vampire-wannabe, Ninja-wannabe (cf. poser).
n. A surveillance shadowrun.
adj. A hip term meaning, “cool” or “smooth.”
v. (mil) To kill or assassinate.
v. To display (usually, gang-related) markings and/or designs for the purposes of intimidation or identification.
n. An inexperienced decker.
n. (spr) An ork or troll. (Insulting, as trog.)
n. 1. Any original body organ; 2. A biological enhancement. Also called, bioware; 3. The human brain.
n. A corporate slang term for an assassination or an operation involving murder.
adj. (vul) Of or relating to the state of being either “high” or insane.
n. A passive, defensive, IC program, primarily concerned with tagging & locating a perp’s cyberdeck.
n. A praiseworthy term for an artist, coined from the east coast assassin with 100+ kills (cf. ferryman).
adj. A hip term meaning, “weird” or “different,” usually referring to a good drug trip.
n. A decker insult, meaning an idiot or a wannabe, as in “you stoopid fraggin’ Wilson.”
n. A decker slang term for another decker.
adj. The state of being equipped with cyberware, especially increased reflexes.
n. 1. A simsense abuser; 2. Anyone with a datajack or chipjack.
See, Tolkienesque dragon term, “worm.”
adj. A hip term meaning, “great,” “fantastic,” “terrific,” etc. Also, wiz.
n., adj. Of or relating to hand spurs.
n. Any type of slang, info, or gossip.
n. (vul) A phallic reference to a newbie runner who makes mistakes at the wrong time. As in, “Nice shot,
wormboy! Yer mama teach you that?”
adj. Lit. “no nonsense.” From the acronym, “What You See Is What You Get.”
n. (mil) Street samurai slang for cross-cut bullets, eg. dum-dums.
n., adj. (jpn) Of or relating to the Yakuza, either the syndicate as a whole, a clan in particular, or a clan member.
n. (???) A sell out or traitor.
n. (kor) A person who is scum or a low life. From the Korean word, “yonomoseki.”
n. (jpn) Lit. “a megacorporation.” See also, keiretsu.
v. To use magic on or against.
n., adj. A Japanese sect of Mahayana Buddhism that aims at enlightenment by direct intuition through meditation.
n. 1. A blank; 2. (mil) A slang term for 00:00, ie. midnight. From “zero-hour;”
v. 1. To delete or destroy a piece of software or memory; 2. To kill someone.
n. An abbreviation of combat zone.
n. A aggressive or domineering form of dance, in which the dancer tries to persuade the other dancers within his zone, by charisma, talent, or violence, to conform to his movements. abbreviation of combat zone.
adj. Of or relating to being: 1. Drunk; 2. Out of it; 3. Unconscious.
Zonie or Zonies
n., adj. Of or relating to an armed security patrol or any of its members.