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Offline CaeliTopic starter

The Elliquiy Glossary
« on: June 24, 2009, 10:20:11 PM »
The Elliquiy Glossary

This post defines and elaborates upon some oft-used terms found on Elliquiy. The words are sorted by category, then by alphabetical order. Each post is linked from this first post.

Some of these definitions apply only to the content on Elliquiy, and are official only insofar as the content of these boards go. Others, including bondage and system games, are more general terms and definitions accepted beyond Elliquiy.

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« Last Edit: August 25, 2010, 04:36:10 AM by Caeli »

Offline CaeliTopic starter

Re: The Elliquiy Glossary
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 03:57:53 AM »
A very basic, general definition can be found linked from the main page: What Is Role-Playing?.

Only strictly human or very near-human physiques (e.g., elves, fae, vampires), in strictly male or female genders, may be involved in sex.

Beings more rare and unusual than what is defined in the humanoid category. Characters in this category include, but are not limited to: furries, beasts, tentacle monsters.

Refers to 'typical' or 'vanilla' sex; includes most things you'd find in the Kama Sutra. No real pain is involved, and the people are largely in equal relationships, etc.

Bondage refers to the use of physical restraints to prevent a motion or behavior - such as ball-gags for speaking, leg-chains to prevent standing or walking, stocks, or various methods of completely immobilizing a person. It is sometimes used as a disciplinary tool (referred to as bondage and discipline), but not always.

Domination and submission, sometimes abbreviated D/s or D&s, is a practice - not always sexual - where one party submits to another, though as with other practices parties may 'switch' roles. While it is a predominantly mental activity, there are still risks involved. Risks include emotional abuse, exploitation and manipulation; they are very real phenomena and can have a serious impact on the well-being of either partner.

Sadomasochism, often abbreviated as SM, S/M or S&M, refers to the derivation of pleasure from inflicting (sadism) or receiving (masochism) pain. Probably the most common and socially accepted 'kink' in this arena is spanking fetishes. Some people enjoy one role or another, while others prefer both. Above and beyond most sexual deviances, it is important for parties involved in such a relationship to establish their limits early and explore carefully.

Sometimes abbreviated as NC or non-con. Games in this category typically include graphic descriptions of rape or forced sex. 

For the sorts of games that may squick even non-con fans. Bestiality, bathroom play, and gore all go here. Extreme content does not necessarily have to be sexual in nature to go in this category - for example, non-sexual items that would pull a game out of the PG-13 category (i.e., graphic descriptions of a disembowelment) might fit better in the Extreme section than in the other categories.

Freeform Games
Games with no solid rules - they are played out entirely with the imagination. Freeform games are sometimes referred to as co-written stories, rather than as 'games', as they involve no element of random chance or mechanical unpredictability, both of which are usually found in system games.

System Games
Games using rule systems including, but not limited to, Exalted, D&D, GURPS, and other custom rule sets. System games often make use of a dice-rolling system or character sheets.

Solo Games
Role playing games that are played out in a single thread. There may be two or more players in the game.

Small Group Games
Games that have not yet earned their own forum, but require more space than a single thread can provide. A small game is allowed twice as many threads as participants (GM/s + number of players). When a small game exceeds 1000+ posts, a separate forum may be requested from a member of the staff. Small game rules can be found at the bottom of the rules page.

Big Group Games
Games with at least a thousand posts, and have thus earned their own forum. The GM for the game gains limited moderator abilities within the game's forum.
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