Useful Terms & Phrases

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avatar – the image displayed next to your posts on the forum, also shortened as “av”

canon character – a character from the Harry Potter series, such as Ron Weasley

cbox – the chatbox available for members to socialize out of character

character sheet – a list of information about your character that must be filled out before playing

community ambassador – a member who volunteers to assist other players

original character – a player-created character that does not exist in the Harry Potter series

OOC – shorthand for “out of character”

playby – a celebrity, model, or other image used to depict your character, or who they would be “played by” in a movie, also shortened as “PB”

quills – currency used for various special features, earned by completing stories

story – also called a thread, a series of posts that are all a part of a single roleplaying scene

thread – also called a story, a series of posts on the forum that are all responses to one another

vaultkeeper – a moderator on the official vault 713 staff team