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With life points already LP, and the graveyard soon to be the GY, it is clear that card texts must be shortened at all costs. In this spirit, I have taken time from my blank schedule to compile a list of further changes that could easily be incorporated, to improve the flow of the game. Less time reading, more time dueruing! The changes are ordered (almost) alphabetically, so they can be read as efficiently as they will make reading cards.

 

banish - bn

Battle - B

battle - b

card - c

coin flip - cf

column - cn

detach - d

destroy - dy

dice - ?

discard - di

draw - !

Effect - E

effect - e

Extra Deck - ED

Extra Monster Zone - EMZ

Fusion - F

face-up - fu

face-down - fd

field - f

hand - h

Link - L

Main - M

Main Deck - MD

Main Monster Zone - MMZ

material - ml

monster - m

negate - n

Normal - N

opponent - o

owner - ow

Once per turn - OPT

Pendulum - Pm

Phase - P

player - p

quick effect - qe

return - r

Ritual - R

scale - sc

Special Summon - SS

Summon - S

Spell & Trap Zone - STZ

Spell/Trap Card - S/T

Synchro - Sy

target - t

tuner - tu

turn - tn

unaffected - u

Xyz - X

 

Polaris' compendium of types and attributes:

 

Aqua: aq
Beast: bt
Beast-Warrior: bw
Cyberse: cb
Dinosaur: ds
Divine-Beast: db
Dragon: dr
Fairy: fr
Fiend: fn
Fish: fs
Insect: in
Machine: mc
Plant: pl
Psychic: ps
Pyro: py
Reptile: rt
Rock: rk
Sea Serpent: se
Spellcaster: sc
Thunder: th
Warrior: wr
Winged-Beast: wb
Wyrm: wm
Zombie: zb
 
DARK: DK
EARTH: ET
FIRE: FR
LIGHT: LT
WATER: WR
WIND: WD

 

Shadowliepard's neo-new improved shorthand:

 

2 or more -> 2+
and -> &
cannot -> can't
maximum -> max
number -> #
attack -> atk
per -> /
equals -> =
or -> /
activation -> act
 
Giga's submission:
 
References within a card's text to it's own name is represented by ~ 

 

What will follow is a few well known cards, with their text optimised. Notice how easily recognisable they are! Proof that this system is foolproof, as if it were needed.

 

! 2 cs.

 

T 1 m on the f; r that t to the h.

 

D all ms on the f.

 

Di 1 c: t up to 2 S/Ts on the f; dy them. 

 

1 Tu Sy M + 2+ non-Tu Sy Ms

Must be Sy Sd & can't be SSd by other ways. This c's max # of atks/B P = the # of non-Tu ms used as its Sy Ml. OPT, when a c/e is act (QE): You can n the act, & if you do, dy it. When this c leaves the f: You can SS 1 "Shooting Star Dragon" from your ED.

 

If I have missed out any relevant terms or phrases, let me know and I will update the list!

 

You're welcome Konami.



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They are pretty easily recognizable, too!

 

Pot of Greed

Compulsory Evacuation Device 

Dark Hole 

Twin Twister 

Shooting Quasar Dragon

 

Imagine how complex and amazing effects could be using all this shorthand to fill an effect box!



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The problem being it only works on English...XD


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I'm sure we could have equivalents for other languages.

 

Also, Types and Attributes:

 

Aqua: aq

Beast: bt

Beast-Warrior: bw

Cyberse: cb

Dinosaur: ds

Divine-Beast: db

Dragon: dr

Fairy: fr

Fiend: fn

Fish: fs

Insect: in

Machine: mc

Plant: pl

Psychic: ps

Pyro: py

Reptile: rt

Rock: rk

Sea Serpent: se

Spellcaster: sc

Thunder: th

Warrior: wr

Winged-Beast: wb

Wyrm: wm

Zombie: zb

 

DARK: DK

EARTH: ET

FIRE: FR
LIGHT: LT

WATER: WR

WIND: WD

 

Also:

banish=ban

face-up=fu

facedown=fd

 

If this c is in your h: You can dy 2 other ms in your h and/or fu on your f, including a FR m, and if you do, SS this c, and if you do that, you can ban 1 m from your o's f or GY, if both the dyd ms were FR. If this card is dyd by c e: You can add 1 non-FR wm from your GY to your h. You can only use each e of this c OPT. 

 

I also propose changing "you" to "u", your to "ur". We could have "unaffected" be "ua". 



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Quasar's too recognizable! I gotta shorten it more.

 

1 Tu Sy M + 2+ non-Tu Sy Ms

Must be Sy Sd & can't be SSd by other ways. This c's max # of atks/B P = the # of non-Tu ms used as its Sy Ml. OPT, when a c/e is act (QE): You can n the act, & if you do, dy it. When this c leaves the f: You can SS 1 "Shooting Star Dragon" from your ED.

 

Changelist:

2 or more -> 2+

and -> &

cannot -> can't

maximum -> max

number -> #

attack -> atk

per -> /

equals -> =

or -> /

activation -> act

 

And I converted it to the new quick effect wording (I can't believe you didn't). Of course, Quick Effect is QE.


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plz don't... My eyes, and ability to comprehend things will strain themselves, and I will die.


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wow, komoney really is just slowly making ygo unplayable.

Well, Konami didn't make these, so...

Also, this stuff is actually fun to think up.

If this c is NS: You can send 1 "Zoodiac" c from your MD to the GY. An X m whose original type is bw & has this c as X ml gains this e.
●OPT: You can d 1 X ml from this c; SS 1 ~ from your h/MD

Changelog:
References to a card name that match that it is printed on can be replaced with ~.

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Well, Konami didn't make these, so...

Also, this stuff is actually fun to think up.

If this c is NS: You can send 1 "Zoodiac" c from your MD to the GY. An X m whose original type is bw & has this c as X ml gains this e.
●OPT: You can d 1 X ml from this c; SS 1 ~ from your h/MD

Changelog:
References to a card name that match that it is printed on can be replaced with ~.

 

That's a cool idea but sadly won't translate well on cards that are members of 2 archetypes. E.g. Void Trap Hole. Not to mention it won't be as clear in cards with generic names, like "Soldier", "Magical", etc.


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That's a cool idea but sadly won't translate well on cards that are members of 2 archetypes. E.g. Void Trap Hole. Not to mention it won't be as clear in cards with generic names, like "Soldier", "Magical", etc.

You misunderstand.

 

In my example, ~ means "Zoodiac Ratpier"


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You misunderstand.

 

In my example, ~ means "Zoodiac Ratpier"

 

Ah, right. Thought you meant archetype. Then it's good xD

 

 

EDIT:

Oh, by the way, it conveniently shortens hard OPTs, too!


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I think I get it. Here's Mecha Quasar Cyber Dragon Infinity.

 

3 l6 LT mc ms

OPT, you can also XS ~ by using "Cyber Dragon Nova" you ct as the XM. (XM att to that m also become XM on this c.) This c g 200 ATK for each XM att to it. OPT: you can t 1 fu Atk Pos m your o ct; att it to this c as XM. OPT, during either p's t, when a c/E is actd: You can d 1 XM from this c; n the act, + if you do, dy it.

 

Changelog:

Xyz Summon » XS

control » ct

Xyz Material » XM

attach(ed) » att

gain(s) » g

Attack Position » Atk Pos (similarly, Defense Position » Def Pos)

activated » actd

 

Other suggestions:

Fusion Summon » FS

Fusion Material » FM

Ritual Summon » RS

Ritual Material » RM

Synchro Summon » SyS

Synchro Material » SyM

End Phase » EP

Standby Phase » SP


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we can go deeper

Transfer must be broken down further

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Level should be LV, Rank should be RK, transfer should be tr, control should be cl

 

Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Blade Dragon

3 LV 9 ms

You can also X S this c by using a RK 8 "Galaxy-Eyes" X M you cl as ml. (Tr its mls to this c.) OPT: You can d 1 ml from this c, then t 1 c on the f; dy it. If this X S'd c you cl, is dy'd by b with an o's atking m, or dy'd by an o's c e, & sent to your GY: You can t 1 "Galaxy-Eyes Cipher Dragon" in your GY; SS it.

 

EDIT:

 

point should be pt, gain or gains should be +, lose or loses should be -, for each should be /, activate should be act, Tribute should be Tr

 

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I was thinking of shortening monster card to mc.


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Chances are, this would probably hurt the game rather than help it. It hurts my brain and while some of you guys think this is fun to think about, I'm not amused. If I have to spend an extra 30 seconds more thinking about a card than I have to, I'm going to quit playing and I'm sure I won't be the only one.


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