Hello MCPeeps! I’m MattoMattick, an aggressively mediocre MCP player and “what the hell does TMMXM stand for?” answering enthusiast. I’m here today because
I’ve consumed too much coffee and can’t sleep I think an updated guide to slang and abbreviations would be helpful. The Roster Doctor has allowed me to “borrow” his content from his glossary written in October of 2021. If you want to read a well written, not rambly glossary it’s located here:
I’ll be filling in some of the cracks that have popped up since then, and listing LOA (lots of abbreviations) that I see commonly throughout the multi-discordverse. When you see someone ask for the meaning of something in a discord/tts point them this way after answering them so they can decode the riddles of the whichcords.
I’m far from a professional writer, and this is my first time using word press, so any comments/concerns/omissions/pointing out obvious misspellings would be appreciated. Without further stupidity, here it is.
2th – Sabertooth, Apex Predator, see also Sapex.
AATP – All According to Plan Team Tactics Card
A, B, C, D, E, F – Refers to where tokens from secure and extract objectives are placed
Aggressive – A reactive trigger on attack damage to move towards the attacker ala Aggressive on Crossbones as well as She-Hulk’s Gamma Transfusion ability
AMG – Atomic Mass Games
AO – Ancient One
AR&D / R&D – Advanced R&D Team Tactic Card
ASM – Amazing Spider Man
ATB – Across the Bifrost, website with lots of Marvel Crisis Protocol content
Attrition – Refers to playstyle or character that focuses on attacking and eliminating enemy models
AYG – All You’ve Got Team Tactic Card, now banned
Backstop – A character or piece of terrain behind your character preventing them from being pushed backwards
Blue – Secure Crisis / Crisis Elements
BO – Black Order affiliation or Blind Obsession Team Tactic card depending on context
Bodyguard, BG – Any superpower / ability that lets a character take a hit for a nearby character ala the Bodyguard Superpower
Bow – Superpower that advances an enemy short, named after MODOK’s Bow to the Will of MODOK superpower
BOM, Brotherhood, Bhood – Brotherhood of Mutants affiliation
Bump – Range 1 place, named after Midnight Sons’ leadership Bump in the Night
BR – Bitter Rivals Team Tactic Card
Brace – Brace for Impact Team Tactic Card
Builder – An attack that generates power
BW, BW1, BW2, BWAOS – Black Widow, may also see BW1 as core set 2 threat Black Widow, and BW2/BWAOS as Black Widow Agent of Shield (3 threat)
Charge – Any superpower that lets you move + attack, obviously named after the basic effect
Cheerleader – Usually supportive/backline piece whose purpose is to stand on a back secure first and foremost, any further use is gravy
Control – Playstyle or effects that move enemy models rather than attack them. Also referred to as displacement.
Convo – Convocation Affiliation
CS, CrimSyn – Criminal Syndicate Affiliation
Cubes – Struggle for the Cube Continues Extract Crisis
Daddy – Dormammu
DD – Dark Dimension affiliation or Daredevil
Displacement– Playstyle or effects that move enemy models rather than attack them. Also referred to as Control.
DWTD – Deal with the Devil Team Tactics Cards
DP – Doomed Prophecy Team Tactic Card, or occasionally Deadpool
Dice Fixing – Effects or powers that allow rerolls, counting faces as successes, or other ways of making dice more reliable.
Diceless – An adjective used to describe an event or a series of events that can happen without needing to roll dice. A “Diceless Victory” for example usually refers to a board state where your opponent cannot do anything on board to stop you from winning that round, usually thanks to having no characters left to activate or someone hiding in a corner with extracts that you can’t get off of them.
Dual Affiliation – Having the option of running two separate affiliations in one roster
DYKWIA – Do you know who I am? Team Tactic Card
EITS – Eye in the Sky Team Tactic Card
FD – Field Dressing Team Tactic Card
Flip, Pay to flip, P2F, PTF – Type of secure where you score for taking control of it and marking with a token. Originates from when people would use the core box affiliation tokens which were Cabal on one side and Avengers on the other, and you’d “flip” the token back and forth.
Flex – Refers to a secondary affiliation one can use in a specific situation, “I have a black order flex if we play on research station”.
Flooded – Adjective used to describe a character with a lot of power i.e. “I’m going to activate Valkyrie before she dazes because she’s flooded”
Force – Taking 2+ similar crises so no matter what you discard, you can still play one (a lot harder with the upcoming crisis selection change!)
Foes – Spider-Foes affiliation
Gainer – a free attack that gains one power once completed regardless of damage dealt.
Gamma – Gamma Wave Sweeps Across Midwest secure Crisis
Gemlord – Starlord with the power gem
GOTG – Guardians of the Galaxy
GR -Ghost Rider
Hammers – Fear Grips World as “Worthy” Terrorize Cities! extract crisis
HB – either Hulkbuster or Honey Badger
Hold Prio – Intentionally play in order to ensure you don’t activate last so that you get priority on the next round, usually by avoiding dazing un-activated enemy characters
Inured – Shorthand for reactive superpowers that reduce damage, ala Crossbones’ Inured to Pain
Invulnerable – Shorthand for flat damage reduction passives, used interchangeably on occasion with ones that go to 0 min damage like Thanos’ Being of Immeasurable Power
Juggs – Juggernaut
KP – Kingpin
LD – Leadership
List Chicken – Having 2 different leaders or affiliations, forcing the opponent to guess which will be played when building their squad.
Loki Bubble – Loki’s God of Mischief superpower area of effect
Mags – Magneto
Mal, Keith – Malekith
Mme, MMyEx – Meet My Executioner tactic card
MCP – Marvel Crisis Protocol
MS – Midnight Suns/Sons Affiliation
Ninja Flip – Place off an allied character ala Storm’s X-Men leadership ability or Medusa’s Royal Decree
NMTC – No Matter the Cost Team Tactics Card
OHT – Original Human Torch
Panic – Panic Grips City as Evacuation Efforts Continue! Extract Crisis
Portal – This has a lot of connotations (lots of Secure points are portals) but very commonly refers to the Pentagrams of Farralah portals that are central to how Defenders play
Power-Per-Damage Builder – A builder that gives you power per damage dealt
Prio – Priority
Pull – A push effect that is towards
QS – Quicksilver
R1-5 – Range 1-5
Red – Extract Crisis / Crisis Elements
RG – Red Guardian
Rummage – Crisis where you have to “find” the Extract ala Skrulls Infiltrate World Leadership or Alien Ship Crashes Downtown!
S, M, L – Short, Medium, Long movement tools/distances
Sam Spam – Captain America (Sam Wilson) led roster, usually going wider than other teams
Sap – Sap power, an effect on attacks like Enchantresses beam attack that can steal power from the defender
Sapex – Sabertooth, Apex Predator, see also 2th.
Scalpel – Scalpel of Strange Superpower from Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme
Siege – Siege of Darkness Team Tactic Card
SLDD, SDD – Shadowlands Daredevil
Spender – An attack that costs power and does not generate power
Spike, Spiking, Dice Spike – A very fortunate roll, often involving multiple crits.
Splash – Character taken from out of affiliation
Static Builder – A Builder that generates a flat amount of power, usually 1
Storm Hop – Place off an allied character’s base using Storm’s X-Men Gold leadership ability
Strange 1/2, SS Strange, SSS – Strange 1 refers to the first Dr. Strange model, named simply Doctor Strange. Strange 2/SS Strange, SSS refers to Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme.
SW – Scarlet Witch
SWORD – S.W.O.R.D. Establishes Base On Moons Blue Area secure crisis
Taunt – Any superpower that forces a nearby enemy to attack them rather than another target ALA Too Dangerous to Ignore on Luke Cage
Tax – Effects like Loki’s God of Mischief superpower or the Root condition that make enemy superpowers cost more.
TMMXM – To Me My X-Men Team Tactic Card
Trigger – Dice face/s needed to use an effect on an attack, like pierce on Wolverine’s Adamantium Slash
TTC – Team Tactic Card
TTS – Tabletop Simulator, pc game that people use to play Marvel Crisis Protocol
Wakanda Wave – A Wakanda focused early scoring plan, named after its early heavy reliance on the Gamma Wave Sweeps Across Midwest secure, that relies on the auto-push attacks on Shuri and Black Panther combined with Wakanda Forever to rack up a big score early on fast scoring secures
Wide – Can refer to either a Crisis (usually secure) or a team. When referring to a crisis it means a spread out secure, usually a B or D setup. When referring to a team it means a high number of characters, usually > 5
WS – Winter Soldier
WW – Web Warriors
Whew, made it through to the end. Unfortunately, there’s no cool tease like at the end of an MCU movie. Thanks again to the Roster Doctor for making most of the actual content here and setting me up here on ATB….damn that’s another abbreviation.