Acronym Meaning Note
AA arcane archer (prestige class)
AB attack bonus
AC armor class
ACP Alternate Combat Animations Pack
AME Academy for Modding Excellence (guild)
AoE area of effect
APR attacks per round
BAB base attack bonus
BBoD black blade of disaster (spell)
BG blackguard (prestige class)
CEP Community Expansion Pack
CHA charisma (ability)
Clr cleric (class)
CON constitution (ability)
CoT champion of Torm (prestige class)
CR challenge rating
Crit critical hit
CS called shot (feat) Not to be confused with "Counter-Strike".
CTP Community Tileset Project
DA death attack (feat) A special ability of the assassin, similar to sneak attack.
DC difficulty class
DEX dexterity (ability)
DLA DLA A group of content creators. Among other things, responsible for WCoC.
DM Dungeon Master
DnD Dungeons & Dragons Pen-and-paper role playing game. This game is the basis of Neverwinter Nights.
DoD Darkness over Daggerford Would-be premium module that got cut, and was consequently released for free.
DP divine power (spell)
DR damage reduction
Dru druid (class)
DW dual-wield Either as a character description or the feat.
DwD dwarven defender (prestige class)
EBT Evard's black tentacles (spell)
ECL effective character level
EDR epic damage reduction (feat)
EMA epic mage armor
ESF epic skill focus (feat)
epic spell focus (feat)
EWF epic weapon focus (feat)
Evard's Evard's black tentacles (spell)
EWS epic weapon specialization (feat)
Fort fortitude (saving throw)
FP full plate (armor)
FR Forgotten Realms
Ftr fighter (class)
GMW greater magic weapon (spell)
Gold gold pieces
GS greater sanctuary (spell)
HD hit dice
HiPS hide in plain sight (feat)
HLA high level ability
HotU Hordes of the Underdark The second expansion pack, or just its campaign.
HnS hack & slash (game type)
HP hit points
HS Harper scout (prestige class)
ID Infinite Dungeons (premium module)
improved disarm (feat)
IGMS Isaac's greater missile storm (spell)
IKD improved knockdown (feat)
INT intelligence (ability)
KD knockdown (feat)
KM Kingmaker (premium module)
LMB lesser mind blank (spell)
lvl level class level, character level, dungeon level, monster level.
Mod module
modification (custom content) Not often used by custom content authors due to potential confusion with "module".
ability modifier
MM magic missile (spell)
MMF metamagic feats
Mord Mordenkainen's disjunction (spell)
MP multiplayer
MS move silently (skill)
NEB negative energy burst (spell)
NPC non-player character
NWC NeverWinter Connections A place where players and DMs can find each other for scheduled and DMed games.
NWN Neverwinter Nights Either the game or its first campaign
NWPlague Neverwinter Plague Specifically the first official campaign.
OC original campaign The first campaign that came with the game.
official campaign Any of the original or 2 expansion campaigns.
The premium modules are sometimes also included.
PA power attack (feat)
Pal paladin (class)
Pale pale master (prestige class)
PC player character
PDK purple dragon knight (prestige class)
PGC Pretty good character creator/converter
PM pale master (prestige class)
PotSC Pirates of the Sword Coast (premium module)
PnP pen and paper The way RPGs used to be played (and still are, actually):
players sitting around a table, throwing actual dice,
with characters written down on paper.
PrC prestige class Sometimes confused with PRC.
PRC Player Resource Consortium Sometimes confused with PrC.
PvE player vs. environment Same as PvM
PvM player vs. monster Same as PvE
PvP player vs. player
PW persistent world
RDD red dragon disciple (prestige class)
Ref reflex (saving throw)
Rgr ranger (class)
Rog rogue (class)
RP roleplay
SD shadowdancer (prestige class)
SG ShadowGuard (premium module)
Sor sorcerer (class)
SoU Shadows of Undrentide The first expansion pack, or just its campaign.
SP single-player
ST saving throw
STR strength (ability)
TotM Tyrants of the Moonsea Would-be premium module that got cut, and was consequently released for free.
TS true seeing
TWF two-weapon fighting (feat)
UEF undeath's eternal foe (spell)
UMD use magic device (skill)
Vault Neverwinter Vault (IGN)
Neverwinter Vault (community)
A website for uploading/downloading custom content.
WCoC Wyvern Crown of Cormyr (premium module)
WIS wisdom (ability)
Wiz wizard (class)
WF weapon focus (feat)
WM weapon master (prestige class)
WP weapon proficiency (feats)
WS weapon specialization (feat)
WW Witch's Wake (premium module)
WWA whirlwind attack (feat)
XP experience points