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Town of Salem relies heavily on communication between players. Because the day and night phases of the game are fairly short, and a lot of evidence may need to be discussed in these short spans of time, abbreviations and acronyms can be quite helpful. Here is a list of common abbreviations and their meanings. Other variations can be used, but these are just a few.

Roles Edit

Town Edit

Role/Alignment Abbreviation(s) Use of Abbreviation
Random Town RT Very Common
Town Investigative TI Very Common
Town Killing TK Common
Town Protective Prot / TP† Commonly TP
Town Support Supp / TS Commonly TS
Bodyguard BG Extremely common
Doctor Doc Extremely common
Escort Esc Common in Ranked
Investigator Inv / Invest Commonly Invest
Lookout / LO / Look Commonly LO
Medium Med Common
Retributionist Ret / Retri / Retrib Commonly Ret or Retri
Sheriff Sher Fairly common in Investigator notes
Transporter Trans / TP†/TPer Commonly Trans
Veteran Vet Extremely common
Vigilante Vig / Vigi / Vigil Commonly Vig
Vampire Hunter VH / VPH /Vamp H Commonly VH

†TP can also mean Town Points.

Mafia Edit

Role/Alignment Abbreviation(s) Use of Abbreviation
Mafia Maf Common; used to summarize
Blackmailer BM / BMer Commonly BMer
Consort Con / Cons Common in Investigator notes
Consigliere Consi / Consig Commonly Consig
Disguiser Dg / Dis / Disg Commonly Disg
Godfather GF Extremely common
Janitor Jan / Jani Rare
Mafioso Maf / Mafio Common in Investigator Last Wills;

commonly Maf

Neutral Edit

Role/Alignment Abbreviation(s) Use of Abbreviation
Neutral Neut Very Rare
Neutral Killing NK Common
Neutral Evil NE Common
Neutral Benign NB Common
Amnesiac Amn / Amne / Amnes Commonly Amne
Arsonist Arso / Arson Commonly Arso
Executioner Exe / Exec Commonly Exe
Jester Jest Common
Serial Killer SK Common
Survivor Surv Common
Werewolf WW / Were Commonly WW
Vampire Vamp Common

Action Slang Edit

Show by ActionEdit

  • Voting and canceling your vote twice - This is the sign for being blackmailed. Note: This won't work for a revealed Mayor if 3 or less votes are required to lynch, as a mayor's vote is 3 votes, it may instantly send the person lynched. In some situations, it may also lead other townies to actually lynch the player. Mafia members can also use this to a certain player to indicate that player needs to be acted upon by a member of the Mafia, but this is rarely used.
  • Spy Test - This is a test to prove a Spy role by whispering a code to another playing and asking the spy to say what was said, usually a number or a short word. However the 'Spy' can always be a Blackmailer trying to hide.
  • Reveal or Die - When a player is suspected of being either an evil role or the Mayor, said player will be put to trial. If he does not reveal himself as the Mayor, the person will be lynched.

Discussion Slang Edit

  • Bandwagon - When people vote whoever is being voted (randomly), usually with little to no evidence
  • BMG - BlankMediaGames
  • Bussing - When a mafia member claims an investigative role and calls out and lynches one of their own members to seem like "confirmed town"
  • CC - Counterclaim. This is used when one player claims a role, but another players claims the same role (or another role in the same alignment).
  • D# - Day# - (analogous to N#; rarely used as most events happen at night)
  • DN - Death Note
  • FOS / FoS - Fingers of Suspicion, used to call a person out for being suspicious (ex. FoS on *insert name* for voting innocent on the Godfather!)
  • Freelo - Refers to the award of Elo after an easy game; so easy it is basically free.
  • GY - Graveyard
  • Inno - Innocent
  • LyLo - A "Lynch or Lose" day (if Town doesn't lynch an evil role today, they will lose)
  • LW / Will - Last Will
  • Maf maj - Mafia has majority
  • N# - Night# (commonly used in a Last Will or Death Note)
  • NA - Not Attacked (sometimes used by Bodyguards and Doctors or even Survivors in their will to show that their target/themselves was not attacked that night)
  • NoLynch / NL - Don't lynch anyone today.
  • NS / NSus / Not Sus - Not Suspicious (often used by Sheriffs in their last will). Has many variations beyond these three.
  • Random Lynch / RL - Voting or lynching somebody with little or no proof (usually done in absence of conclusive evidence or during LyLo)
  • Scum - An anti-town person, generally used in the same ways as "Sus".
  • Sus / Susp / Suss - Suspicious
  • TOS / ToS - Town of Salem
  • Townie / Towny - A member of the town
  • TP - From most to least common: Town Protective, Transporter, Town Points
  • VB - Visited By; common in Lookout Last Wills.
  • VFR - Vote For Roles. This is when a confirmed town, usually a Mayor, votes everyone up just to get their roles.

Miscellaneous Edit

These are abbreviations you will encounter anywhere in the internet or multiplayer games.

  • AFK - Away From Keyboard.
  • EZ - Easy (Said when someone wins a game easily).
  • GG/GGWP - Good Game/Good Game Well Played (amicable thing to say at the end of a game, otherwise it's a quick way to say that the game is over).
  • GJ - Good Job (Mostly said when the Town member successfully kills/lynches a Mafia Member or a Neutral Killing).
  • GL - Good Luck (amicable thing to say at the start of a game).
  • GLHF - Good Luck, Have Fun (amicable thing to say at the start of a game).
  • inb4 - In Before. Used to essentially say something before anyone else, such as just after lynching someone in Ranked when there is a dead NE, yet someone was acting very suspicious, one might say "inb4 any jest".
  • MB/My b - My Bad.
  • Meta - Abbreviation of Most Effective Tactic Available (Used when discussing about tactics people may use, for example: "You know claiming Exe is the new GF meta").
  • MVP - Most Valuable Player.
  • OP - Overpowered (Too strong).
  • PM - Private Message (AKA a Whisper).
  • Premade - Having entered the game together with a party.
  • TBH - To Be Honest (Normally used when defending on trial or building up an accusation early in the morning. Ex: "TBH, guys there's gotta be 2 mafia left, and (Insert Player-Name Here) has to be one of them").
  • Theme - Usually said before the game starts in the Lobby, and typically has a reference or popular trend before it, such as "Superhero" or "Food." This means a player wants to have the other players choose a name that would be related to the theme.
  • Tldr; or Tl;dr - Too Long; Didn't Read (sometimes used when a WILL is too long, and the player(s) don't want to read it).
  • TY/Thx - Thank You (usually said after one player has been satisfied by someone else, for example: "TY doc for healing me).
  • UP - Underpowered (Not strong enough).
  • WB - Welcome back (commonly said to a townie after resurrection).

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