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A Mystara Glossary

from Threshold Magazine issue 22 and Threshold Magazine issue 23

The Editors present a list of common abbreviations that authors may use to refer to various Mystara-related game products and events:


AC# - Accessory series product (rules supplements, campaign sources, etc)
BECMI - Basic, Expert, Companion, Master, Immortals rules (by FrankMezter, 1983-6)
BX - Basic/Expert rules (by Tom Moldvay/David Cook, 1981)
B#, X#, CM#, M#, IM# - Basic, Expert, Companion, Immortal level adventure modules
CoM - “Champions of Mystara” boxed set
DA# - Blackmoor setting adventure modules
DDA# - Challenger series adventure modules
DMR# - Challenger series rules supplements
DMSK - “Dungeon Madter's Survival Kit”
DotE - “Dawn of the Emperors” campaign boxed set
GAZ# - Gazetteer series campaign sources
GAZF# - Fan-produced campaign sources
GRoF - the Great Rain of Fire, a cataclysmic event in Mysata's past that destroyed the ancient Blackmoor civilization
G:KoM - “Glantri: Kingdom of Magic” campaign boxed set
HW - the Hollow World campaign setting
HWA#, HWO# - Hollow World adventure modules
HWR# - Hollow World rules supplements
JA - “Joshuan’s Almanac & Book of Facts” campaign source
KW - the Known World campaign setting
K:KoA - “Karameikos: Kingdom of Adventure” campaign boxed set
MA - Mystara Almanac (fan-produced)
MCMA - “Monstrous Compendium, Mystara Appendix” rules supplement
PC# - Creature Catalog campaign sources
PWA - “Poor Wizard's Almanac & Book of Facts” I, II & III( AC1010, AC101 & AC1012)
PSK - “Player's Survival Kit” campaign source
RC - “Rules Cyclopedia”
RS - Red Steel campaign setting
SC - Savage Coast campaign setting
TM# - Trail Maps
VotPA - “Voyage of the Princess Ark”
VoP or Vaults - The Vaults of Pandius website
WotI - “Wrath of the Immortals” campaign boxed set

Readers may also find Dave Keyser’s “An Index to Mystara Products” and Andrew Theisens’s “Mystara acronyms” (both available at the Vaults of Pandius website) of assistance