Abbreviations

Abbreviations

by tempesteye, Sep 1,2009
187 โ€“ A creature (or other permanent) with a comes-into-play (CIP) ability
781 - A creature with a leaves-play ability (the reverse of 187). Not really used anymore.
2HG - Two Headed Giant
3HG - Three Headed Giant
5CC - Five Color Control
ZZZ - Three booster packs of Zendicar (it can be any 3 initials or numbers). This is usually followed by a number which will denote how many tickets the player is selling (or buying) them for. The same format is used for boosters from other sets. (For example; MMV is two packs of Mirage and one pack of Visions)
AFAIK - As far as I know
APNAP - Active Player/Non-Active Player
Arti - Artifact
BBOD - Brown Bar of Death
BBS - Bulletin Board System
'boarded - Sideboarded
CBS - Champions (of Kamigawa), Betrayers (of Kamigawa), Saviors (of Kamigawa)
cc - Casting Cost (ex. 2cc means a casting cost of 2 mana)
CCG - Collectible Card Game
CITP (Also CiP) - Comes into play
CMC - Converted Mana Cost
CoC - Code of Conduct
CS - Counter Spell or Customer Service
DD - Direct Damage
DotP - Duels of the Planeswalker (XBOX Game)
EDH - Elder Dragon Highlander
EoT - End of Turn
Emp - Emperor
Ext - Extended; see also XTD
FFA - Free For All
FTW - For the win
FoW - Force of Will
GG - Good Game
GL - Good Luck
GLA - Good Luck All
GY - Graveyard
IBTL - (Used on the Message Boards) In before thread lock
IBTM - (Used on the Message Boards) In before the move
IMO - In my opinion
IMHO - In my humble opinion
IP - In print. Cards you can still buy from WotC
IPA - Invasion, Planeshift, Apocalypse
IRL - In Real Life
LD - Land Destruction or Land Denial
MD5 - Mirrodin, Darksteel, Fifth Dawn
MP - Multiplayer
Msg - Message
MaSS - Moderators and Support Staff room within the MTGO Client
MBC - Mono Black Control
MODO - Magic Online with Digital Object. An old name for Magic Online
MTGO (MTG:O, Magic Online) - Magic, the Gathering: Online
MUC - Mono Blue Control
MVW - Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight
OLS - Onslaught, Legions, Scourge
OOP - Out of Print. Cards that are no longer being sold by Wizards.
OTJ - Odyssey, Torment, Judgment
PDC - Pauper Deck Challenge
PM - Private Message
PE - Premier Events
PT - Pro Tour
PTQ - Pro Tour Qualifier
P/T - Power/Toughness
Precon - A preconstructed deck
RDW - Red Deck Wins (deck archetype)
Reani - Reanimate (a creature) or Reanimation (a deck archetype)
RGD - Ravnica, Guildpact, Dissension
RFG - Remove from the Game
RFGZ - Removed from the Game Zone
RL - Real Life
Std - Standard
StP - Swords to Plowshares
Starter - Tournament Pack
T1 - Type One (aka Vintage)
T1.5 - Type One and a Half (aka Legacy)
T2 - Type Two (aka Standard)
TCG - Trading Card Game
TP - Trading Post
TPS - Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, Future Sight (also a type of report)
ToS - Terms of Service
Tourny - Tournament
Van - Vanguard
WoG - Wrath of God
WotC - Wizards of the Coast
WW - White Weenie (deck archetype)
XTD - Extended