* ''General''
** FLGS - Friendly Local Game Shop, the place where you spend your money on the entertainment below. Sometimes the "Friendly" is replaced with another word that starts with the letter F depending on the quality (or lack thereof) of the venue in question.

* ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters''
** Bob - A card with a very long, confusing name. Earned the name from a fan site rant. Notable for being the only ''Franchise/DuelMasters'' card nickname to date that has stuck.

* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
** 3.75, 3.PF - ''[[TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}} Pathfinder]]'', the most popular and enduring of all attempts to keep the 3.5 rules set alive, currently the world's best-selling roleplaying game (although ICV2 3rd quarter numbers, which would reflect Gen Con and the release of D&D 5th Edition, aren't in yet).
** Big El - Elminster, the most famous and almost most powerful wizard in the Forgotten Realms.
** [[TokenMiniMoe Loli]]-[[CrystalDragonJesus Pope]] - In TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}, Jaela Daran, the current leader of the Church of the Silver Flame, happens to be a little girl. Also '''[[Franchise/SailorMoon Sailor Pope]],''' for hopefully obvious reasons...
*** In the same setting, the NPC known as the Lord of Blades ([=LoB=]) is often referred to as the [=LoBster=].
** Big T - The Tarrasque, one of the strongest monsters that is included in most editions of D&D. Often a standard to compare a character's battle prowess is beating Big T (though not killing it, because that requires a caster with ''wish'' or ''miracle'' to finish off once it's down).
** Purple People Eater: The Purple Worm. Named as such because in almost every edition, it is used to showcase the "swallow whole" monster ability.
** Creating a new character is nicknamed 'rerolling', since to make it, you have to roll more dice. This has carried over into [=MMOs=].
** [=CoDzilla=] - A (3.X edition) '''C'''leric '''o'''r '''D'''ruid, so named for their [[GameBreaker incredible power]] in the hands of a competent player.
*** Not to be confused with the alternate term for [=CoD=], which stands for a '''C'''ircle '''O'''f '''D'''eath monster, a large monster who can unleash devastating [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown full-round attacks]] on a party member if they don't have to move - which typically means the melee classes.
** Batman Wizard - CrazyPrepared Wizard with a spell for everything.
** [[http://community.wizards.com/go/thread/view/75882/19869366/The_most_powerful_character._EVER.?pg=1 Pun-Pun]] - A character who uses the Sarrukh's Manipulate Form ability to give themselves any ability they want. ''[[AGodAmI Any]]''. From a famous message-board post with a Kobold named Pun-Pun using this ability to demonstrate exactly how silly it could get, and in Pun-Pun's case that's the single silliest GameBreaker yet known.
** Mr. Shouty Man - [=RPGNet=] term for D&D 4E's Warlord.
*** Lazy Lord: a Warlord who eschews ever making any actual attacks for him/herself, instead every action is granted to OTHER players. and staying out of direct combat.
** Fightbrain - [=RPGNet=] term for D&D 4E's Battlemind, often used by those annoyed with the class name (which often leads to discussions about [[WeWillUseWikiWordsInTheFuture WOTC/Hasbro's wiki-word style naming conventions for D&D]]).
** [[BigBad BBEG]]: Big Bad Evil Guy. The name for major, BigBad-level villains.
** Drizzt (after Do'Urden): Any ranger whose primary offense is dual-wielding melee weapons.
** [=PoLand=]: A term for the "generic" setting of D&D Fourth Edition, given the portrayal of civilization in the game world as "Points of Light" against a vast untamed landscape.
** Caltrop: A d4. Anyone who has ever found one while barefoot in the middle of the night can tell you why.
** Some {{Sourcebook}}s have nicknames:
*** Book of Bad Latin: Libris Mortis. Despite the fact that a sidebar in the book says the title is meant to be "From the Books of Dead", which is what the title actually means.
*** It's Hot Outside: Sandstorm, a book focusing on desert settings.
*** It's Cold Outside: Frostburn, a book focusing on arctic/tundra settings.
*** It's Wet Outside: Stormwrack, a book focusing on sailing/nautical settings.
*** It's Crowded Outside: Cityscape, a book focusing on urban settings.
*** It's Not Outside: Dungeonscape, a book focusing on... well, you can probably figure it out.
*** Book of Mild Dimness: Book of Vile Darkness, so nicknamed for its often laughably over-the-top borderline-cartoonish take on evil.
*** Book of Erroneous Design: Book of Exalted Deeds, due to the {{Game Breaker}}s in that book.
*** Book of Weaboo Fightan Magic: The Tome of Battle/Book of Nine Swords, named so because of its attempts to solve the LinearWarriorsQuadraticWizards problem, with classes that had spell-like combat abilities. Used both as a pejorative by those who dislike it [[InsultBackfire and a lovable nickname by those who like it.]]
*** Complete Crud: Complete Psionics. Infamous for its low quality: plotholes [[note]]Characters with Illithid Heritage feats are the descendants of mind flayers, despite the species reproducing parasitically. Fans have created a variant where they are the ''ancestors'' of the mind flayers, but this was only a fan creation and clearly not the original intent.[[/note]], {{nerf}}ing things that were perfectly balanced or underpowered to begin with [[note]] You are only allowed to have one astral construct at a time because... uh...[[/note]] and introducing classes which were broken in both definitions of the word [[note]] Divine minds are unplayable as written, and erudites are broken once abilities added to it by web supplement are added, with even normal erudites being crazy-powerful and oddly-written.[[/note]]. The only things fans consistently enjoy about the book are A. free as an excerpt (Soulbow), B. a variant of a feat in a better book (Practiced Manifester is Practiced Spellcaster, except psionic) and C. the Ardent.
** Happy Stick: A ''Wand of Cure Light Wounds'', considered perhaps the most indispensable magic item for a low-level party.
** Greyhawk (verb): To loot. ''Example:'' "After we kill the orcs, we Greyhawk their bodies."
** Laser Cleric: Nickname for 4E clerics that focus on dealing ranged Radiant (i.e. light, holy) damage rather than [[TheMedic typical]] [[StatusBuff clerical duties]].
** Complete Book of the Master Race: 2E's ''The Complete Book of Elves'', which fully embraced the "[[CantArgueWithElves Elves are better than everyone else]]" mentality.
** ''ThunderCats'': A common nickname for [[BeastMan Shifters]], especially [[CatFolk Razorclaws]].
** Breakfast of Champions: The ''Heroes' Feast'' spell. For many clerics of high enough level, casting it for the party is part of their morning routine.
** ''TWORPG'': The World's Oldest Role-Playing Game, since [[WizardsOfTheCoast Wizards of the Coast]] explicitly disallowed using the name ''Dungeons & Dragons'' directly by other game companies under the OpenGamingLicense.
** ''Lizards on the Toast,'' ''Wizzing on a Post,'' etc.: Derogatory nicknames for Wizards of the Coast, D&D's current publisher.
*** ''WizBro'': Often used when Wizards of the Coast is making something perceived as a [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Bad Move]], used to imply that said move is being forced from WotC's corporate parent, {{Hasbro}}, rather than originating from inside.
** ''Abuse Magic Device'': The "Use Magic Device" skill.
** ''Necklace of Suicide'': A Necklace of Fireballs, since certain circumstances can cause all the beads to be set off on the wearer.
** ''BECMI'': Basic/Expert/Companion/Masters/Immortals, the rules sets for the pre-3e D&D (as opposed to AD&D) game.

* ''LegendOfTheFiveRings''
** CSI: Rokugan - The Kitsuki.
** Stylus Boy - The Shadow Dragon. (Derived from the [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer First Evil's]] nickname of 'Pencil Boy', as the character in question is a lame rip-off of.)
** [=FuFu-chan=] - The dark god Fu Leng.'Nuff said.

* ''MagicTheGathering''
** [=MaRo=] - Mark Rosewater, Head Designer. Came from the card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=maro&set=mirage Maro]], which was accidentally named when a file was sent to the Creative department with the abbreviation of his name listed as the creator of the card; Creative figured that it was a made-up fantasy name, and used it.
** Trollshroud: A variant of the "Shroud" mechanic (which makes a permanent untargetable by spells or abilities) that only prevents opponents from targeting the permanent with trollshroud. Named after [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=130498 Troll Ascetic]].
*** Notably, the 2012 Core Set is giving trollshroud an official keyword, "hexproof".
** Cards in a player's sideboard to counter specific decks or strategies are called "hate" for that deck or strategy. [[SchmuckBait Go ahead, play a Legacy tournament without any graveyard or combo hate.]]
** "Bear" is the common term for ''any'' 2/2 creature that costs 2 mana, named after the iconic Green creature [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129586 Grizzly Bears]].
*** More recently, Bears that have a restrictive ability (often in White) like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=209287 this]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=174931 this]] have earned the name "Hatebears."
** Bushie: [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=177501 Goblin Bushwhacker]].
** Dr. Teeth, Zippy - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Psychatog Psychatog]]. As one of the potentially strongest members of the atog family, it's also known simply as "The 'Tog".
** Douchebag Marauder - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202144 Fleshbag Marauder]]. Drop him with a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205269 Grave Pact]] in play to see why.
** Fat Pants - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=16426 Hero's Resolve]]. It greatly boosts a monster's toughness, and monsters with high power and toughness are often known as "fatties", while creature enchantments in general are often known as "pants". (Plus the character depicted, Gerrard Capashen, looks fat in those pants.)
** Goyf or Goofy - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=136142 Tarmogoyf]], widely considered to be the best pure beatstick of all time.
** Hippie''/''Hyppie - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Hypnotic%20Specter Hypnotic Specter]].
** Sex Monkey - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=3680 Uktabi Orangutan]], which is infamous for featuring, in addition to the orangutan, two monkeys that appear to be... copulating.
** The Stick - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Isochron%20Scepter Isochron Scepter]], which allows you to take a cheap spell and copy it every turn. Any card used with the Isochron Scepter in this manner was said to be "on a Stick".
*** Predating Isochron, "X-on-a-stick" is a nickname for a non-creature permanent that has the effects of an established spell as an activated or triggered ability: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=107531 Seal of Fire]] is [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=5143 Shock]]-on-a-stick. "X-on-legs" is a similar nickname for creatures with abilities that evoke spells, or "X-on-wings" if the creature has flying: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Nekrataal Nekrataal]] is [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Terror Terror]]-on-legs.
** Tim - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Prodigal%20Sorcerer Prodigal Sorcerer]], named for the ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' character, which he vaguely resembles. Any card with the same "tap to deal 1 damage" mechanic will have a similar nickname; [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Rod%20of%20Ruin Rod of Ruin]], for example, is sometimes known as "Tim on a Stick" or "Tim's Rod", while [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2548 Zuran Spellcaster]] is known as "Old Man Tim" or "Tim's Grandpa".
*** As a companion to "Tim," [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=132101 Samite Healer]], which prevents 1 damage by tapping, is sometimes known as "[[HomeImprovement Al]]."
** Tom - The extremely creative [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Prodigal%20Pyromancer Prodigal Pyromancer]], which is effectively Tim, but red instead of blue (which, arguably, the card should have been from the beginning). Similarly, any old card reprinted in the "right" color, such as the newer red [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83076 Enrage]] vs. the old black [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=11326 Howl From Beyond]]. Also known as "Comrade Tim" or "Communist Tim", building on the IncrediblyLamePun of it being a ''red'' creature.
** Stupid Elephant: The ''MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83738 Loxodon Hierarch]], a very powerful card that saw a lot of play in Standard around the time Ravnica block was released.
*** A lot of french players alos affectionately named him Babar. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babar_the_Elephant For obvious and "emotional" reasons]].
** Sonic Boom - Not quite a card name, but a maneuver; using [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=140190 Guile's]] special ability (which allows you to play yourself a spell you counter) to throw a direct damage spell back at your opponent. Named after the signature move of Guile from ''StreetFighter''.
** Each winner of the annual Magic Invitational gets to design a card that will appear in a future Magic set. The cards thus produced generally have art featuring a likeness of that player, and are nicknamed after them, if they get popular enough to earn a nickname. For example, Bob (Bob Maher) for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=83771 Dark Confidant]], Finkel (Jon Finkel) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shadowmage%20infiltrator Shadowmage Infiltrator]], and Kai (Kai Budde) for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Voidmage%20Prodigy Voidmage Prodigy]]. [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=49434 Solemn Simulacrum]] is sometimes known as Jens (after Jens Thorens), but is more commonly known as "Sad Robot".
** Dark Confidant was [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Dark%20Confidant reprinted]] In Modern Masters, causing many people to refer to the new one as {{Skrillex}}.
** And, of course, there's Superman - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Morphling Morphling]] to anyone who has yet to learn exactly how absurd the infamous GameBreaker can be.
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=43581 Pemmin's Aura]], a card that gives a creature all the abilities of Morphling, is an intentional anagram of "I Am Superman."
*** [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=126810 Torchling]] am not sometimes known as "Bizarro", not due to it not being a slightly stronger version of Morphling of the same color.
** Urzatron - Collective term for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83314 Urza's Mine]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=2893 Urza's Power Plant]], and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=83316 Urza's Tower]], a trio of lands that give more mana if you have at least one of all three in play.
** Painlands - A cycle of nonbasic lands that can be tapped for colorless mana, or for one of two types of colored mana at the cost of dealing a point of damage to you. There are two subcycles: the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Ice%20Age&typefilter=Lands Allied Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Ice Age'', and the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/index.aspx?term=deals%201%20damage&Field_Name=on&Field_Rules=on&Field_Type=on&setfilter=Apocalypse&typefilter=Lands Enemy Painlands]] which first appeared in ''Apocalypse''.
** Man Lands - A collective nickname for any land that can turn into a creature, such as [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=106531 Faerie Conclave]].
*** Similar nicknames exist for other land cycles, such as the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Blood%20Crypt shocklands]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=simic%20growth%20chamber bouncelands]], which appeared throughout ''Ravnica'' block, the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=flooded%20strand fetchlands]] from ''Onslaught'', the [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shivan%20oasis taplands]] from ''Invasion'', and the original [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=bayou dual lands]].
*** Bouncelands are also known to older players as Karoos, for the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3753 most well known]] of the original cycle from ''Visions''.
** The Power Nine - Collective name for [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=ancestral%20recall Ancestral Recall]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=time%20walk Time Walk]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=timetwister Timetwister]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=black%20lotus Black Lotus]], and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20pearl all]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20sapphire five]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20jet of]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20ruby the]] [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=mox%20emerald moxes]], nine [[GameBreaker notoriously powerful]] cards from the very early days of the game.
** Miss America - [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?id=109746 Lightning Angel]], the first and, for a long time, only creature who was red, white, and blue (without being black or green as well).
** [[RockyAndBullwinkle Moose and Squirrel]]: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=152998 Ambassador Oak]], coined by Mark Rosewater himself.
** Kird Kitty: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Loam%20Lion Loam Lion]], after [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Kird%20Ape Kird Ape]], a card with a similar ability.
** Pancake Rockstar: [[http://ww2.wizards.com/gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?&id=174957 Rhox War Monk]]. One look at the card art should tell you why. (Those are supposed to be Bant sigils, but...)
** Flying Spaghetti Monster: [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Emrakul,%20the%20Aeons%20Torn Emrakul, the Aeons Torn]], new contender for [[AwesomeButImpractical the largest and dumbest creature summonable]]. Have you been touched by Her Noodly Appendage?
*** Of course, this is [[GameBreaker Magic]] we're talking about here; there are [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5697 always]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=80250 ways to]] [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5594 sneak things in]].
** Mister Babycakes is [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220583 Forgotten Ancient]]
** Weenie Madness: a particular deckbuilding style, wherein a player will load his deck down with inconsequential, very weak creatures, and mana-regenerators. ''Lots'' of them. The power of a 'Weenie Madness' deck lies in the sheer number of expendable creatures: while more powerful creatures take a larger amount of mana to summon, and thus are less common, Weenie Madness-appropriate creatures are weak enough that they are plentiful in any M:tG deck. Thus, while the other player expends Mana on a few select 'power creatures', the Weenie Madness deck can ''just keep going'', overwhelming its opponent by sheer force of numbers.
** Tutor: Any card or ability that allows you to search your deck for a particular card or card type and improve your access to it (i.e. putting it into your hand or on top of your library). Named for [[http://www.wizards.com/magic/autocard.asp?name=demonic+tutor Demonic Tutor]], the first such card, and a number of cards which are similar in both name and effect, such as Worldly Tutor and Enlightened Tutor.
** Combo Winter: Winter 1998, after the release of the ''Urza's Saga'' set, during which the {{Metagame}} was dominated by a large number of high-powered combo decks that were often capable of winning on the first or second turn.
** There are a number of decks named, bizarrely, after breakfast cereals.
*** Fruity Pebbles is a deck running the combo of [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=enduring%20renewal Enduring Renewal]], [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=goblin%20bombardment Goblin Bombardment]], and a free creature like [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=shield%20sphere Shield Sphere]] to deal infinite damage. According to urban legend, someone said "You have to be Fruity Pebbles to play this deck" [[InsultBackfire and the name stuck]], though more likely it refers to the colors of the cards and the fact that Bombardment only deals one point of damage at a time ("firing pebbles", as it were).
*** Wheaties is Fruity Pebbles, with added [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=recurring%20nightmare Recurring Nightmare]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=survival%20of%20the%20fittest Survival of the Fittest]].
*** Cocoa Pebbles is Fruity Pebbles using [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Necropotence Necropotence]] to draw cards.
*** Trix is [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Illusions%20of%20Grandeur Illusions of Grandeur]] / [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=Donate Donate]].
*** Full English Breakfast, which parodies the above names, uses [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5262 Volrath's Shapeshifter]] and [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=survival%20of%20the%20fittest Survival of the Fittest]] to get a [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=phyrexian%20dreadnought Phyrexian Dreadnought]] into play without sacrificing anything. It often uses [[http://ww2.wizards.com/Gatherer/CardDetails.aspx?name=flowstone%20hellion Flowstone Hellion]] and timing trickery to boost the Shapesifted Dreadnought into a 23/1 trampling beatstick [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom of doom]].
*** Second Breakfast, named for the key card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Second%20Sunrise Second Sunrise]] and revolved around using lands and artifacts that sacrificed themselves for effects that helped draw cards, recover cards -- like the Sunrise -- from the graveyard, generate mana, and all sorts of other bonuses. The deck won by setting things up so that a single play of Sunrise could return a Sunrise to the hand, return an artifact to play that sacrificed itself to deal damage and net the mana to pay for both. That, or just using the massive number of spells cast that turn to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Grapeshot Grapeshot]] someone for massive damage.
*** Cephalid Breakfast, named for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=34776 Cephalid Illusionist]], revolved around using the Illusionist's milling triggered ability combined with a 0-cost targeted ability (such as [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=5196 Nomads en-Kor]]) to dump your whole deck into your graveyard, including [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=136140 Narcomoeba]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=270463 Dread Return]], and a win condition like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=220157 Sutured Ghoul]] to win quickly.
** Cap'n Tickles for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=106576 Giant Solifuge.]]
*** Miss Tickles for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=262847 Falkenrath Aristocrat]], a very similar card.
** Phid for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=189253 Ophidian]].
*** Green Phid for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=121266 Ohran Viper]].
** Kokopuffs for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=178022 Kokusho, the Evening Star]].
** Broken Hellkite for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=191340 Bogardan Hellkite]]. (Primarily by Limited players, since only there is it truly [[GameBreaker broken]].)
** Chimney Pimp or simply the Pimp for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=45985 Chimney Imp]]. (Related to a ForcedMeme declaring it to be the best card in the game.)
** Walletslayer Angel - [[http://magiccards.info/m11/en/7.html Baneslayer Angel]], one of the best creatures in the game at the moment, formerly worth $40-50 each and still fairly expensive. Sometimes Bankslayer instead.
*** Similarly, Jace the Wallet Sculptor for [[http://magiccards.info/wwk/en/31.html Jace, the Mind Sculptor]], which was worth around $100 for a time up until it was banned from the Standard format. (Also known as Jace, the Mind-Raper; Jace, the Metagame Sculptor; or Jace, the Gamewinner.)
**** And as of Spring 2013, even though he's only legal in two formats, [[FromBadToWorse he went up]] [[UpToEleven to $150]].
** Baby Jace for [[http://magiccards.info/m11/en/58.html Jace Beleren]], which ''isn't'' broken.
** Yawgmoth's Win - [[http://magiccards.info/us/en/171.html Yawgmoth's Will]], a card which, used correctly, generally results in its player winning the game the turn it is played.
** Power Tenth - This nickname has been used to refer to the aforementioned Yawgmoth's Will or, alternatively, to the [[http://magiccards.info/an/en/90.html Library of Alexandria]]. It's not difficult to see why.
*** More recently, the Tenth slot has been for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=202470 Time Vault]] because of both its power and its price tag.
** Fat Clone - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=207874 Quicksilver Gargantuan]], which is a [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=205220 Clone]] the size of an elder dragon.
** The current planeswalkers are collectively known as "Neowalkers", "Bradywalkers" or "TheBradyBunch", after Brady Dommermuth. (They have a lot of other nicknames, but "Neowalkers" and "Bradywalkers" are the most printable.)
** Decks which focus on summoning various different Planeswalkers into play are called "WesternAnimation/SuperFriends decks".
** Yawgmoth is also called Yawgie or Ol' Yawgie in forums.
** The current factions of Phyrexia are known as [Colour]rexians depending on the colour of mana they require. "Whiterexia" seems to be the most popular.
*** A derogatory term used by fans of older Phyrexia who dislike the newer incarnation is Faux-rexia.
** Skittles - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Skithiryx Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon]].
** [[StarWars Jar Jar Sphinx]] - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=185709 Sphinx of Jwar Isle]]
** [[GagPenis Dracula-penis]] - what quite a few fans have already taken to calling [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=247235 Olivia Voldaren]], due to a very unfortunate last-minute change in her art which makes her look... extremely well-endowed and entirely too happy to see you.
** ThePowerpuffGirls has become a common fan nickname for the [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240034 Red]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240208 Blue]], and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=240033 Green]] angels printed in ''Avacyn Restored'', to the point that it was [[http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/mm/192 even acknowledged on the main website.]]
** [[{{Sealab 2021}} Grizzlebees]] - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=239995 Griselbrand]], the bonkers-strong demon lord from the same set.
*** Also Griselbanned, due to him being so powerful, that he was banned in EDH/Commander, a format full ridiculously powerful cards.
** [[{{Troll}} Lol-Troll]] - Nickname for Return to Ravnica's [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=253518 Lotleth Troll]], a fitting name for a creature that grows stronger and never seems to go away.
** LadyGaga - nickname for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=214352 Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite]].
** Gary - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373645 Gray Merchant of Asphodel]], after a misreading of his name.
** Xenagod - [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=378528 Xenagos, God of Revels]]. (As opposed to [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=373502 his first card]].)
** Mogis, God of Death Metal - Nickname for [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?name=Mogis,%20God%20of%20Slaughter Mogis, God of Slaughter]], whose appearance and battleaxe tend to evoke comparisons to a metal band member.

* ''NetRunner''
** Bartmoss: Bartmoss Memorial Icebreaker.
** Bounce off: To end a run by hitting a piece of ICE that otherwise does no harm.
** Corp: The corporation.
** Corp Score: The corporation card Accounts Receivable, because it functions identically to the Runner card Score!: pay 5 bits, gain 9 bits. (In ''Android: Netrunner'', the cards are Sure Gamble and Hedge Fund.)
** Crash: Draw two cards with "Crash Everett, Inventive Fixer".
** Escape/ESC: Emergency Self-Construct, used to escape death through flatlining.
** Neal: The runner card Fall Guy. Taken from its flavor text: "What I like best about you, Neal, is that you trust me.". Also the online name of a prominent NetRunner player and fan, who wrote a NetRunner newsletter called "Neal's Last Words".
** Pump the Broker/Dump the Broker: Spending an action to add or remove bits from the Broker. Named after the form of stock fraud known as "Pump and Dump".
** Smith's: To use Smith's Pawnshop to trash a card for a bit.
** Timetwister: MIT West Tier, named as an anagram of the Magic card Timetwister which has a similar function.
** Working at [=McDonalds=]: Gaining a bit (the currency of the game) by spending an action, rather than through some faster means. Similarly, "working a double/triple/quadruple shift at [=McDonalds=]": spending two, three, or four actions in a turn simply to gain as many bits.

* [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}} Warhammer Fantasy Battle]]
** Papamobile - the grand theogonist's war altar
** Hellen - hellcannon
** Hamsterwheels - Doomwheels, which are pretty much gigantic armed hamster wheels
** Tapdance of Gork - Gork's Warpath, an orc spell that summons an ectoplasmic effigy of Gork to stomp everyone at random. Spawned due to the White Dwarf article that said this was the original working title of the spell.

* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' (aka ''[=WH40K=]'')
** Catholic Space Nazis - [[TheEmpire the Imperium of Man]].
** Empy - Because it's boring to write EMPEROR.
*** Emprah - how Indrick Boreale says it in ''DawnOfWar: Soulstorm''.
*** Also commonly called Emps and the Big E.
** Spess Mehreens - Another one from Boreale, this time an affectionate nickname for space marines.
** Pie Plate - The large ordnance template. Called a "Pizza" in Italy, for obvious reasons.
** Smurfs - The (blue-and-white liveried) Ultramarines. Occasionally used for Space Marines in general ([=SMurfs=]).
*** Papa Smurf - Marneus Calgar, Chapter Master of the [[strike:Ultramarines]] Ultrasmurfs.
*** Rowboat/Rawbutt[[note]]the latter in particular is actually the correct pronunciation[[/note]] Girlyman - Roboute Guilliman, Primarch of the Ultramarines.
** [=Blue Space Communists/Weeaboos=] - The Tau.
*** Weeaboo Space-Commies as well.
**** Also know as Commie-Fish because of their vehicle naming conventions.
** Greys - Tau, because of their resemblance to the Roswell Greys
** Bolter Bitches - Sisters of Battle. Alternate name for flamethrower-focused version: Flamer Bitches.
*** Nuns With Guns - see above
** Toasters - Necrons
** Space Elves, Elfdar - Eldar.
*** Among the less charitable (usually [=SMurf=] players), the nickname is often extended to Pansy Space Elves.
** Space Puppies - [[SpaceWolf Space Wolves]]
*** Also known as [[FurryFandom Space Yiffs or Space Furries]].
** T-shirt and Flashlight - The flak armor and lasgun of guardsmen. On that note, a lasgun with a flashlight attached to it is logically considered twin-linked.
*** The shooting phase of guardsmen is known as a laser-light show.
*** Big Mac - Any melta, but especially multi-meltas. So named because a "multi-melta" sounds like some kind of delicious cheese sandwich.
** 'Nids - Tyranids.
*** Also sometimes applied to the Vajra from ''MacrossFrontier'', due to [[{{Expy}} quite obvious similarities]].
*** 'Nids has actually become so widespread that its been adopted as an in-universe nickname, particularly in the ''Literature/CiaphasCain'' books.
** Failaddon / Failbaddon - Abaddon the Despoiler, thanks to losing all 13 Black Crusades and never making it past Cadia despite having an army of Space Marines, Daemons and Cults vastly outnumbering the Imperial Forces.
** Flying Circus: Any 6th edition army, particularly Necrons and Imperial Guard, built around using as many Flyers as possible.
** {{Tsundere}}-Sun/Sundere/[=ShadowTsundere=] - Commander Shadowsun.
** Cap'n Gabe - BloodRavens Brother Captain (later Chapter Master) Gabriel Angelos.
** Space Marines, particularly the first edition models, are occasionally referred to as "Beakie Boyz" or "Beakies" due to the distinctive pointed "snout" of the Mk VI Corvus Armour's helmet (itself inspired by the medieval [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bascinet bascinet]]). Though few Space Marine models use the older helmet, the Orks still use "Beakie" as shorthand for Space Marine, and a certain image board asserts that the earlier Space Marines were much more macho and badass than the Nancy-boys in skull-faced helmets that run around today.
*** Many Orkish nicknames are popular among players as shorthand for various races and wargear: "Panzees" = Eldar; "Beakies" = Marines; "Umies" = Imperial Guard, regular humans; "Dakka" = guns, cannons; "Choppa" = close combat weapons; [[MemeticMutation "Stunties" = Squats; "Fishies" = Tau]]
** Life Support Toilet - the Emperor's Golden Throne, for the function it serves and the [[ToiletHumor unfortunate implications]] of the word "throne."
*** Also known as the Golden Toilet or Golden Shithouse, for the same reasons mentioned above.
** Musical Wounds - the tactic of exploiting 5th edition wound allocation rules for units of differently-equipped multi-wound models, to spread the wounds evenly on them rather than let models die.
** Greenwing - regular Dark Angels soldiers, as opposed to the more elite black-armored Ravenwing and white-armored Deathwing.
** [[http://wiki.reliccommunity.com/Forum_abbreviations More here -- with thanks for the ones copied]].
** Pimps [[RecycledInSpace in Space]] - RogueTrader
** Newcron/Oldcorns - Necrons based on either their 5th edition lore or their original lore.
** Pokegods - C'tan in the current lore as they are kept in small pocket dimensions until released.
* Mexican Marines - The Crimson Fists, due to many of their members having Latin-American or Spanish names.
* Trollzyn the Tarpit Breaker. Because Trazyn the Infinite is in/famous for 2 things: his trollish behaviour, and his ability to inflict TotalPartyKill on ZergRush attempts.

* ''TabletopGame/OldWorldOfDarkness'' - [=oWoD=] for short.
** Fishmalk - A derisive nickname for those who played [[FunnySchizophrenia a certain type of Malkavian]] in ''TabletopGame/VampireTheMasquerade''. The curse of the Malkavians is that they all become insane upon Embrace, so [[TheLoonie some players]] use it as an excuse to play a "wacky," "unpredictable" character who basically pranks the hell out of others. Named for how these Malks are likely to slap you in the face with a fish (or otherwise do something silly involving fish or [[InherentlyFunnyWords the word "fish."]])
** There's also the joke: "How many surrealists does it take to screw in a light bulb?" "FISH!" The original meaning of the term stems from a very early LARP game involving a number of Malks and a prank involving fish. More specifically, a bomb that flung fish across an entire room.
** Rite of Pants - The Rite of Talisman Dedication in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'', which allows werewolves to attune certain items so they change when the werewolf changes form. So named because it's most commonly used with [[MagicPants clothing]].
** Otherkin: The Glamourbombing - ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheDreaming''
** Furry Captain Planet - ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse''
*** [[StrawFeminist Militant Lesbian]] Werewolves - The Black Furies
** ''TabletopGame/HunterTheReckoning'' Virtues:
*** Fag - Mercy
*** Assburger - Vision
*** Teabagger - Zeal

* ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'' - [=nWoD=] for short.
** The Lodge of Batman, a.k.a., The Lodge of the Goddamn Batman - A fast-spreading nickname for the Lodge of Spires in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheForsaken'', a sub-group of the Iron Masters dedicated to being the perfect urban predator -- that is, mastering the geography of the city like your standard werewolf would master the forest.
** Soul Pretzel - [[PrestigeClass Legacies]] from ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'', so named because creating a Legacy involves reshaping your soul to incorporate elements of the Supernal.

* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''
** The name of the Deathlord First And Forsaken Lion is often abbreviated as [=FaFL=], pronounced "Falafel".
*** Or "Faffle".
*** Or "Victor von Deathlord" (or, sometimes, Darth Vader).
** The head of the Sidereal Bronze Faction, one of the most badass SupernaturalMartialArts in existence and a first-rate ManipulativeBastard is named Chejop Kejak... but better known to the fans as Ketchup Carjack, Kneecap Carjack, Sean Connery, or HULK HOGAN.
** The Primordial named Autochthon is also known as [[{{Transformers}} Autobot]]. Also Auto-kun.
** Each of the Sidereal castes has its own nickname, taken from them all being ColorCodedCharacters:
*** Yellowsids, Bananasids: Chosen of Journeys
*** Bluesids, Berrysids: Chosen of Serenity
*** Redsids, Cherrysids: Chosen of Battles
*** Greensids, Grass-sids: Chosen of Secrets
*** Purplesids, Grapesids: Chosen of Endings
** Gazellecarp -- The capstone charm of the Dreaming Pearl Courtesan Style transforms your character into a serpentine chimera whose features include a head like a gazelle foal and multiple carp fins down the sides.
** Her Redness, [[spoiler:Akumacakes]] -- The Scarlet Empress. The former is actually used in the material.
** Tepet Fuck-Off -- Tepet Fokuf, the Regent of the Realm. So named because, well... he's a total fuck-off. The man is totally incompetent, and was chosen just so he can rubber-stamp bills for anything the Realm needs done... and because he frequently pleasures himself to passages from the Immaculate Texts. Yeah.
** Captain Shoulderpads -- Dace, because of his [[ShouldersOfDoom outfit.]]
** Harmonious Booty -- Harmonious Jade. Less because of the actual size of her booty and more that she looks and sorta acts like a SassyBlackWoman.
*** It may also be the fact that she went from wearing loose pants in the first parts of the game to the loincloth thing she has now. Her fanservice factor got kinda ramped-up over time.
** [[http://meluran.deviantart.com/art/DEMETHEMANIA-comic-53379022 DEMETHEMANIA]] -- Demetheus, a big, burly Dawn Caste. In some of the setting fluff, he wrestled giant lions with his bare hands and won; thus a MemeticBadass was born.
*** It really didn't help that his artwork was visibly inspired by The Rock.
** Ma-Ha Bishi -- In reference to Ma-Ha Suchi's highly {{Bishounen}} First Age appearance, complete with roses. Also known as Ma-Ha Suave.
** The Cosmic XBOX -- The Games of Divinity that the gods spend most of their time playing.
*** Also known as the Pantheon Playstation, The Glorious Golden Gameboy, and the Wondrous World of Warcraft. And "Celestial Crack," sometimes.
** Princess [[TheStarscream Starscream]] -- the deathlord Princess Magnificent, forced by the Neverborn to work for the First and Forsaken Lion, and not at all happy about it. As a logical progression of this, another nickname for the Lion is "First and Forsaken Megatron."
*** Despite this, they are sometimes depicted as {{tsundere}} for each other, just for the lulz.
*** Princess Birdhat, due to how she dresses in all of her illustrations.
** The Yozi (Demon Prince) She Who Lives In Her Name, an utterly alien being consisting of spheres orbiting around spheres orbiting around a fire, is sometimes called "Swillin'", from the acronym "SWLIHN".
*** Also a rather less pleasant explative by the freelancers due to the sheer wordcount "She Who Lives in Her Name" eats.
** Likewise, Yozis Adjoran and Isidoros are sometimes called Adoorjam and Isadoor, and the Ebon Dragon is shortened to "Ebby".
** [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Castration Demon Pirates]] for the Lintha pirates, because, well, it's what they do.
** Robot Sparta for Lookshy, a city-state with an enormously powerful military (and [[HumongousMecha Giant Robots]]).
** Signature Malefactor Sulamore, the Wan Stravophore (one of the Infernal signature characters) wears, basically, a highly {{Stripperiffic}} nun's habit. Thus, she is known as Hellnun. Or Bondage Nun.
** In addition to game elements, the source book ''Savant and Sorceror'' garners a host of fan nicknames, mostly due to its [[http://bestgamewallpapers.com/files/exalted/savant-sorcerer.jpg gratuitously pornified cover.]]
*** "Sex and the Sorceress," because of the cover and also because of a section on seduction inside. Influenced, of course, by Series/SexAndTheCity.
*** "The Cameltoe Book," probably influenced by a famous programmer's reference nicknamed [[http://shop.oreilly.com/product/9780596000271.do The Camel Book]] for ''its'' IdiosyncraticCoverArt.
*** "The Book of Three Circles, Two Breasts, and One Giant Cameltoe," a reference to the earlier paperback supplement on sorcery, ''The Book of 3 Circles.''
** The Deathlord Mask of Winters is sometimes known as the Mask of Illiteracy, after stats were published that gave him a Lore score of 0, which means he can't read.
** The originally-unnamed combat-twink Primordial from the Aftershock War was known as Chungira, after Jon Chung, a combat optimiser par excellence on the rpg.net forums. Its eventual canon name was Ramethus.
** Disco Ninja Style, for the martial art Crystal Chameleon Style, which focuses on speed and stealth through bright psychadelic lights.
** Some of the writers have their own nicknames - Michael Goodwin is generally known as Neph (short for his handle on forums, Nephilpal), while Holden Shearer is known as the Hamster due to his tendency to use hamster-based avatars.
** The Lunar in ''Masters of Jade'', for her cake-eating shenanigans, is known as Chompy.

* ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh''
** BLS Jr.: Chaos Sorcerer
** Chaos: Used to describe any monster that can only be summoned by removing certain monsters in your grave from play, and contain either a once-per-turn card removal or full-field-nuke effect. Named after the Envoy cards who started the trend, ''Chaos'' Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End, and ''Chaos'' Soldier (Black Luster Soldier in English) - Envoy of the Beginning, both of which came out in the card set Invasion of ''Chaos''.
** Contact Fusion - Canonically used to describe the summoning requirement of the Elemental Hero Neos fusions, also used by the fandom to describe the similar method of summoning the V-Z and Gladiator Beast fusions.
** Gogiga Gagagigo, while not widely used, was known by most that knew of it as G7. The slightly better but smaller Giga Gagagigo was G6.
** Lucksworns: A derogatory name for Lightsworns due to their inconsistent tournament record.
** Omni-Heroes: The name given for 6 Elemental HERO Fusions whose Fusion Materials are 1 Elemental HERO (or, in [[http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Elemental_HERO_Absolute_Zero Absolute Zero's]] case, any HERO) plus 1 monster from 1 of the 6 Attributes.
** Trample: Stolen from the [=MtG=] game, used to describe an effect that allows a monster to inflict battle damage to the opponent when attacking a defense-position monster, providing its ATK is higher than the other monster's DEF. Officially referred to as "Piercing", a term which was briefly used in reprints of some old cards, but quickly abandoned.
** Tag Out: The universally agreed upon term for using the effects of the Gladiator Beasts.
** Tinzo: A Jinzo that was the promo card that came with a tin, rather than the harder-to-get secret rare version from the actual set.
** Tutor/Recruiter: The various monsters in the game with effects that can search for other monsters in your deck (putting them either on the field or in your hand).
** Twilight: A deck that uses both Lightsworns for their milling effects and Zombies for their ability to swarm cards from the graveyard.

* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}''
** ThePornomancer: A character design made possible with the latest edition got this nickname. Said design basically amounts to stuffing as many dice into seduction as possible. The joke is that he (it's usually portrayed as a man for added hilarity) can seduce anyone into doing anything.

* ''BattleTech''
** The Unseen: The classic designs for several [=BattleMechs=] that were licensed from several anime series, most notably ''SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' and ''Dougram''. A lawsuit from Harmony Gold (of ''{{Robotech}}'' fame) indirectly forced FASA to stop using the designs [[note]]It's complicated, but WordOfGod is that the artwork was ditched unilaterally by FASA, the inference being that they had limited rights to use the Dougram and Crusher Joe designs, but that the lawsuit had made FASA paranoid about further lawsuits, retiring any art that did not originate at FASA itself. This had the odd result of forcing FASA to retire the bulk of the IIC 'mechs, originally created by Studio Nue -- the original creators of Macross! -- for use in a Japanese release of the game to replace the original designs that, for obvious reasons, were not appropriate to use.[[/note]], and the 'Mechs in question were quietly PutOnABus in favor of original designs. As of June, 2009, Catalyst, the current rightsholder somehow was able to renegotiate for rights to use the ''Dougram'' designs, making them "Reseen".
*** The lawsuit in question was very complicated and had no clear winners, the result being that there is no company in North America with the clear rights to distribute any derivative works based on ''Macross''.
*** The Reseen: The game supplement ''Technical Readout: Project Phoenix'' included [[CaptainErsatz legally-friendly]] new designs for the Unseen that allowed them to re-enter circulation. Unfortunately, the developers of the latest ''MechWarrior'' game seem to have forgotten this....
** Alpha-Strike: Firing all of a 'Mech's weapons at once.
*** Alpha-baby, Refrigerator: A 'Mech design capable of alpha-striking constantly without overheating.
** "Boat mech": A 'Mech design based on loading up on as many of a single weapon type as possible. One of the most common variants is putting nothing ER Large Lasers and heat sinks in a Mad Cat, referred to as a 'laser boat', or the Archer as a 'Missile Boat'
** Meatcannon -- the AC/20, so named for ripping huge chunks out of a Mech like a predator ripping meat off its prey.
** Ptoo or Ptwo -- on the opposite scale, the spitball-like damage of the AC/2
** Criticator, Critseeker -- any weapon system more likely to generate critical hits rather than punch through armor, like LBX Autocannon and massed missile banks.
** Headchopper or Headcapper -- a weapon strong enough to one-shot a Mech's cockpit (such as Gauss rifles), thus instantly removing it from play.
** Several individual [=BattleMechs=] have fan nicknames:
*** Crud -- The ''Crusader'' model of Battlemech, both for its CRD serial number and the placing of ammo in the center torso where it was more likely to explode. Worse, the original CRD-3R would explode on any critical hit to its left or right ''side'' torso locations as well unless the ammo stored there was already used up thanks to said ammo bins being the only items in those locations that ''could'' be critically hit -- and critical hits to 'empty' slots are re-rolled -- thus making all three torsos filled with explodable ammo.
*** Warhampster, 'Slammer, Whammy: the ''Warhammer''
*** Eggs, Eggheads: mechs with an egg-shaped body, like the ''Catapult, Stalker, Marauder'', and ''Mad Cat''
*** Low-Cost: the ''Locust'', as a pun on it being the least expensive mech at 1.2 million C-Bills.
*** Bug-Mechs: The ''Wasp, Locust'' and ''Stinger'', both for their insect names and their tendancy to be easily squashed.
*** Salad-shooter: The Saladin, a hovercraft armed with a massive AC/20
*** Sally: the ''Salamander'', an assault missile boat. Also the Salamander Battlearmour
*** Urbie, The Walking Trash Can: the ''[=UrbanMech=]''
*** Gauss Rifle on Legs: the ''Hollander''
*** Trenchbucket: The ''Trebuchet''
*** Timby: The ''Timber Wolf/Mad Cat''
*** Gausszilla: Any mech carrying two (or more!) Gauss Rifles.
*** Worthless, Whitworthless, Shitworth: The ''Whitworth''
*** B-Mer, B-Master: The ''Battlemaster''
*** Fatlas: The ''Atlas''
*** Forceful Sodomy Mech: The ''Dasher D''. And that's probably its most printable nickname
*** The Burninator: The ''Firestarter'' mech; also the Ignis IFV and Salamander Battle Armour
*** Slapjack: The ''Blackjack''
*** Turkey: the ''Turkina''
*** Daisy: the ''Daishi''
**** While technically a videogame mod, the names given by fans for Mech variants in Mechwarrior: Living Legends fit in here as well. Some examples are "Mr. Bubbles" (Atlas), "Beat Stick" (Mad Cat Mk. II), "Scat" (Shadow Cat) and "Arrowpult" (Catapult with Arrow IV)
** Robes: Comstar
** Wobbies, Wobblies, Toaster Worshippers: the eccentric (later genocidal) Word of Blake.
** PAD -- Pop-and-Drop, a tactic in online games where you would pop out of cover just long enough to fire, then drop out of sight to recycle weapons. Also known in Mechwarrior 4 circles as poptarting, referencing both the visual of toaster pastries suddenly popping up out of a toaster and [[StealthInsult their implied cheapness.]]
** Underweight Heavy -- any mech under 60 tons with a top speed of 64 kph[[note]]4 movement points while walking, 6 while running[[/note]] or less, such as the ''Panther'' or ''Hunchback''
** Zombie - A 'Mech that carries primarily energy weapons, maximum armor, standard or compact engines and/or gyros to a degree that it takes pretty much a center torso coring to defeat.
** Flashbulb - A laser-(or sometimes PPC)only 'Mech.
** Fourth of July - When a mech with a large number of Rocket Launchers fires them all at once; especially if it hits with very few of them.
** Flailing Death - Repeatedly and spectacularly failing Standing Piloting Rolls to the point where the 'Mech destroys itself in the process. AKA: Breakdancing. Emphasis on the 'break'. Which leads to the dreaded...
** Seatbelt Check - the piloting roll required to avoid pilot damage when a 'Mech falls.
** Sponge - a 'Mech that through a combination of luck and good positioning, takes a huge amount of damage and keeps going. ANY 'Mech ''can'' sponge, as its a factor of taking more damage than you should be able to.
*** The Bushwacker in MechWarrior 4 is an infamous sponge, due to its tendency to spread damage around its narrow and angular torso.
*** Donut is exactly the opposite, where an otherwise pristine mech take all its damage to just its center torso, and dies.
** Highlander Burial - a Death From Above maneuver (jumping on top of another 'Mech) performed by a 90-ton Highlander (especially on a smaller 'Mech), which can make it seem like the victim is being driven into the ground.
** Lawn Dart Check - specifically for those who play with aerospace fighters or most other conventional aerodyne aircraft, which, if they take any hit while at speed in atmosphere, are required to make a roll against a random directional change...including pointing the nose down towards the ground. ''At full throttle.'' So named for the visual of metal fins sticking out of a honest-sized hole in the ground evoking the almost extinct game of lawn darts.
** Clan Jade Falcon has accumulated several (usually not very flattering) nicknames, such as Clan Jade Turkey, Clan Green Burd and Clan Cockfalcon.
** Hellbie Dice - specific to ''Classic Battletech'', spread through its online community. Named for [=JadeHellbringer=], a forum moderator and community veteran--specifically, his terrible luck in rolling dice. It refers to rolls that [[CriticalFailure critically fail]] to such an absurd, game-ending degree that they become [[EpicFail epic failure]], mostly through a combination of DisasterDominoes and defying the law of averages. Miss easy shots? It happens. Jam one of your guns in the process? Bad luck (and a 1 in 36 chance). Jam a gun on your first turn? Lousy luck, but entirely possible. Jam 70% of your 'Mech's guns, get rendered almost useless on your first turn as a result, then get killed by a damaged 'Mech 30 tons lighter than you? [[http://forums.shadowruntabletop.com/index.php?topic=535.45 Now it's Hellbie dice]].
** Precentor Pantsless - Precentor Apollyon, leader of the [[ChurchMilitant Word of Blake's]] [[SuperSoldier Manei Domini]], so-named for his appearance on one [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/images/e/e5/JHS3072.jpg of the sourcebooks.]]

* ''{{Monsterpocalypse}}''
** Meatball, Meatwad -- the Lords of Cthul unit Meat Slave.
** [[WesternAnimation/TheGreatGrapeApe Grape Ape]] -- Quantum King Kondo. He's purple, he's a giant ape, what did you expect?
** TruckMonkey -- Frontline Ape, because of the truck held overhead, and in reference to the Transformers meme.
** The Buggernaught (Bitch!) - Xixorax. The second part is almost always added.
** Lobstroyer -- This is beyond just a fan nickname. You almost never hear Crustaceor referred to as anything else.
** G-tank -- G-thang, G-unit, 50 Cent, Fiddy, etc.
** Hurricana -- Hurricanus, due to the misapplication of Latin gender endings, as well as the unfortunate last four letters.

* ''[[IronKingdoms Warmachine/Hordes]]''
** [[PortmanteauCoupleName Warmahordes]]
** Chickens or Bonechickens -- Used to refer to [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cryx/warjacks/nightwretch Cryxian bonejacks]], which have small, compact bodies set atop two, four-toed feet.
** Dirty D -- Deneghra, because she kinda is.
** Dirty Pirate Hooker -- Skarre, mostly because of her ability to brutalise enemy warcasters with automatic high-power hits.
** Soulless Elven Hooker -- Eiryss because her power to disrupt anyone's game plan forces people to have a plan to kill her as quickly as possible.
** Darth Stryker -- Coleman Stryker after he became a KnightTemplar and crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
** Poledance Haley -- Just look at her epic model and tell us it's not true.
** Gaspy, Ol' Gaspy -- Asphyxious. Probably because his name is annoying to spell and contains part of the word asphyxiate, which carries more or less the same general idea as Gaspy.
** Gun Bunnies -- Like Chickens, [[http://privateerpress.com/warmachine/gallery/cryx/warjacks/nightwretch Gun Bunnies]] refer to [[OurDwarvesAreDifferent Rhulic]] warjacks with two very wide feet and no arms.
** Pimp Daddy Thagrosh -- Thagrosh, Everblight's Dragon/Avatar as the rest of the name members of the Legion are all female.

* HeroClix
** LAMP - '''L'''ockjaw, '''A'''rmor Piercing, '''M'''astermind, '''P'''oison; a strategy where a player uses a Lockjaw figure combined with a figure that has a combination of the other three abilities.

* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' (see also Literature)
** Nyarly - Nyarlahotep

* ''FGU'' (game company from the 70s and 80s)
** Fucking Game's Unplayable - Gee, wonder why they went out of business...

* TSR (D&D's original publisher)
** They Sue Regularly - due to the company's draconian policy about fansites back in the early days of the Internet. Again, no wonder they went out of business.
** T$R - Derisive nickname for later-era TSR, due to both their sue-happy tendencies (see above) and their increasing product proliferation.

* TabletopGame/{{Poker}}: All the 169 possible poker hands (in Texas Hold'em) have their individual nicknames. Many more than one. Most famous are "American Airlines" for two aces, "Anna Kournikova" for ace-king, "ducks" for deuces, "cowboys" for kings, "fishhooks" for jacks, "snowmen" for eights, "beer hand" for seven-two offsuit... For a more-or-less exhaustive list, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_playing-card_nicknames#Texas_hold_.27em_pocket_card_nicknames look here.]]

* ''TabletopGame/RoboRally''
** Salmoning: Attempting to move in the opposite direction to a conveyor belt. Often ends badly, as do most things in ''Robo Rally''.

* ''Formula De''
** Suicide Gear: 6th gear, due to the high risk of missing a turn and crashing out if it is employed.

* ''TabletopGame/{{Carcassonne}}'': "The Weird Cities Game". If you've played it, you'll know why.
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