Glossary

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A list of terms you may encounter on Pokemorph MUSH.

In Character Glossary

The Change (noun) 
The actual process of Pokemon Anthropomorphication, or the period of time before the War in which Team Rocket was mass-producing First Generation Pokemorphs
Ascension (noun, verb) 
The term used by Unovans for The Change, due to a different outlook on the Anthropomorphication procedure
'morph, Morph (noun) 
A Pokemorph
The War (noun) 
The Pokemorph Revolution, when the First Generation Pokemorphs rebelled against Team Rocket
First Gen (noun, adj.) 
Short for First Generation, also a term referring to a First Generation Pokemorph; Created Pre-War/Camp
Sec Gen (noun, adj.) 
Short for Second Generation, also a term referring to a Second Generation Pokemorph; Created Post-War/Camp
Freebirth (noun) 
A Pokemorph born to two Pokemorph parents
Unovan (noun, adj.) 
A Pokemorph created in Unova, either by Team Plasma, or a Freebirth of the region.
Esper (noun) 
A psychic-type Pokemon, Pokemorph, or a human who possesses ESP
Red Death (noun) 
The killing of Pokemorphs via a capture ball
The Castle (noun) 
Team Plasma's underground castle in Unova, the place all Second Generation Unovans were morphed. Holds significance as it was not unpleasant, and was their home for an extended period of time.


Out of Character Glossary

Godmodding 
Forcing actions or consequences onto another player character without permission or prior discussion; or dodging all consequences/actions upon your character, especially if it makes no sense. This often can happen in role-playing fight scenes, but it may happen in any situation. The following actions are examples of godmodding:
- Writing undodgeable or unblockable attacks or actions - eg, "Pikachu struck Charizard with a powerful blast of lightning, crashing Charizard to the ground." or "Snorlax snatched the berry out of Pikachu's paws and ate it."
- Dodging or avoiding attacks against reason - eg, "Mitsuki Averagemorph ducked around all of the karate master's strikes."
IC, ICly 
In Character. Anything that happens within the game, as acted out by characters, or actions that are consistent with your character's characterization.
Metagaming 
Playing or writing your character as using knowledge that would not be available to the character; usually to give your character an advantage in the game.
- Your character is in a scene with a Zoroark-Morph, who has disguised herself as a male Porygon-Morph with her Illusion ability. Despite your character only able to perceive a Porygon-Morph man in front of them, your character addresses the Porygon-Morph as female and "fox/vixen."
- Lee is a Nidorino-morph whose +finger Profile states that he excels in the martial art of Judo. Your character, who has had no training in nor done any research on any form of martial arts, upon meeting Lee for the first time and immediately recognizes him as a Judo master.
NPC
Non-Player Character. These may be spoofed in for scenes.
OOC, OOCly 
Out of Character. Anything that happens outside the realm of role-play scenes, as acted upon by players.
PC 
Player Character.
Player 
The actual person behind the screen controlling the character. May also be known as "Mun."
Powergaming 
May be used to refer to the act of Godmodding; or similar actions to Godmodding, but instead forcing or writing other player characters' actions for them. Alternately, may be used to refer to carefully building a character to be as powerful as the rules of the game will allow, to the detriment of other players' enjoyment (for example: other player characters will have little to do in scenes when the powergamer's character quickly and easily resolves all problems).
Railroading 
The act of forcing actions or circumstances in a roleplay scene so players don't stray from a narrowly-defined plot; generally as planned out by the player running a TP scene.
Spoof, Spoofing 
Refers to inserting/writing/using an NPC in a scene, where there is not an actual player character present.
TP 
TinyPlot (or Tiny Plot).