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Town of Salem relies heavily on communication between players. Since 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. This list is only a small summary of all possible variations; many others can and will be used.

Roles[]

Town[]

Role/Alignment Abbreviation(s)
Random Town RT
Town Investigative TI
Town Killing TK
Town Protective TP
Town Support TS
Bodyguard BG
Crusader Crus
Doctor Doc
Escort Esc
Investigator Invest
Inv
Lookout LO
Medium Med
Psychic Psy
Psych
Retributionist Ret
Retri
Sheriff Sher
Tracker Track
Transporter Trans
Trapper Trap
Vampire Hunter VH
Veteran Vet
Vigilante Vig
Vigi

Mafia[]

Role/Alignment Abbreviation(s)
Mafia Maf
Mafs
Random Mafia RM
Mafia Deception MD
Mafia Killing MK
Mafia Support MS
Ambusher Amb
Blackmailer BM
BMer
Consort Cons
Consigliere Consig
Consi
Disguiser Disg
Forger Forg
Godfather GF
Hypnotist Hypno
Janitor Jan
Jani
Mafioso Maf
Mafi

Coven[]

Role/Alignment Abbreviation(s)
Random Coven RC
Coven Evil CE
Coven Leader CL
Hex Master HM
Hex
Medusa Med
Medu
Dusa
Necromancer Necro
Poisoner Poi
Poison
Potion Master PM
PMer

Neutral[]

Role/Alignment Abbreviation(s)
Neutral Neut
Neuts
Random Neutral RN
Neutral Killing NK
Neutral Evil NE
Neutral Benign NB
Neutral Chaos NC
Amnesiac Amne
Arsonist Arso
Arson
Executioner Exe
Guardian Angel GA
Jester Jest
Juggernaut Jugg
Juggy
Plaguebearer PB
Plague
Serial Killer SK
Survivor Surv
Werewolf WW
Vampire Vamp
Pestilence Pest
Pesti

Action Slang[]

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  • Cure that player / Doc on the player / Doc on - (Only in the Coven Expansion) When somebody has been Poisoned, a Doctor should cure that player's Poison.
  • Post Will - When a player claims a role that should have a Last Will (like Psychic, Lookout, or Sheriff), and have not posted their Last Will in the chat. Posting their Last Will can make this player less suspicious to the Town.
  • Reveal or Die - When a player is suspected of being either an evil role said player will be put on trial. If they do not reveal themselves, the said player will be lynched. This is commonly used when they claimed to be a Mayor, as Mayors can reveal themselves and therefore confirm themselves to the Town by pressing "Reveal".
  • Vig shoot player - Asking a Vigilante to shoot someone. Mainly used if an assumed evil is almost lynched, but sometimes used by Vigilantes to signal who they’re going to shoot.
  • Vote to Confirm - When a Mayor votes to confirm that they have not been bitten by a Vampire. However, this could get an innocent Townie put on the stand if the voting requirement is low enough.
    • Another less risky variation on this is that a player attempts to whisper to the Mayor, as a true revealed Mayor cannot send or receive whispers.
  • 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 fewer votes are required to put someone on trial, as a Mayor's vote counts as 3 votes, and it may lead other Townies to actually lynch said player. Members of the Mafia can also use this to a certain player to indicate that the player needs to be acted upon by a member of the Mafia, but this is rarely used.

Discussion Slang[]

  • 1 for 1 / 1f1 - Lynching one player, and dealing with another based on their role, e.g. if a Sheriff accuses someone of being suspicious, so one of the two is lynched, with the understanding that if the target is suspicious, the Sheriff is confirmed, and if the target is innocent, the Sheriff is guilty, and vice versa.
  • #v# / # v # - Refers to the number of players left alive in each faction. A "4 v 4" would be 4 evils versus 4 Townies. Typically, numbers are named at the point where evil roles equal Town roles and it is thus safer for evil roles not to vote.
  • AA - All Any.
  • BMG - BlankMediaGames.
  • Book / Necro - Sometimes used as a term for the Necronomicon. Not to be confused with the Necromancer abbreviation.
  • Bussing - When a member of the Mafia claims a Town Investigative role and calls out and pushes to lynch one of their own members to seem to be a "confirmed Townie".
  • CAA - (Only in the Coven Expansion) Coven All Any.
  • CC - Counterclaim. This is used when one player claims a role, but another player claims to have the same role (or another role of the same alignment).
  • D# - Day# - Analogous to N#; rarely used as most events happen at Night, usually only the Mayor uses this, but it's also rare for that to happen. Extremely common in reports. (Example: I said I am the Sheriff since D2 (Day 2).)
  • DN - Death Note.
  • Framing - The act of an evil role throwing suspicion on a Town role (e.g. by using Death Notes).
  • Freelo - Refers to the award of Elo after an easy game; so easy it is basically free.
  • Gui - Sometimes used during the Judgement phase as an abbreviation for "Guilty".
  • GY - Graveyard.
  • Hard CC - Counterclaiming the player's exact role rather than counterclaiming their alignment, e.g. counterclaiming Sheriff to a Sheriff rather than counterclaiming a Town Investigative role to a Sheriff
  • Inno - Innocent. Also used to tell the other players to vote innocent on a player.
  • Jest a Joke - Since Jester's abbreviation is "Jest", some players replace the word "Just" with it as a pun. Commonly said by Jesters when lynched. There is also a Lobby Icon named "Jest A Prank".
  • LyLo - A "Lynch or Lose" Day, if the Town doesn't lynch an evil role today, they will lose.
  • Maf / Vamp / Coven maj - The Mafia/Vampires/Coven have the majority.
  • Mass Role Call - When everyone starts to claim their roles in an attempt to find the last evil role. (Normally just called "Role Call")
  • MP - Merit Points.
  • MyLo - A "Mislynch and Lose" Day, similar to LyLo.
  • N# - Night# - Analogous to D#; commonly used in a Last Will or Death Note. (Example: I healed John Proctor N1 (Night 1).)
  • NA - Not Attacked (sometimes used by Bodyguards and Doctors or even Survivors in their Last Will to show that they were not attacked that Night).
  • NoLynch / NL - Don't lynch anyone today.
  • NS - Not Suspicious; Common in Sheriff Last Wills.
  • NV - No visits; Common in Lookout and Tracker Last Wills.
  • Random Lynch / RL - Voting or lynching somebody with little or no proof.
  • RP - Ranked Practice (Classic/Coven).
  • Scum - Someone with an evil role, generally used in the same ways as "Sus".
  • Slowrolling - The vote target takes a long time to be voted up during voting. Usually players claim that this means the target is a member of the Mafia.
  • Soft Claiming - An action of a player hinting their role.
  • Sus / Susp - Suspicious.
  • TOS / ToS - Town of Salem. Can also mean "Terms of Service" depending on the context.
  • TP - From most to least common: Town Protective, Transporter, Town Points.
  • TP/LO on me - Town Protective and Lookout on me. Usually said by players who want protection, such as after a Sheriff successfully accuses and lynches a member of the Mafia, after a Mayor reveals, or after a Townie confirms themselves as a dangerous role, especially Jailor.
  • TR - Trial Rating. Relates to the number of reports a person has voted correctly on in the Trial System.
  • TT - Town Traitor. Used exclusively in the Town Traitor (Classic/Coven) game mode of the same name where one Townie is on the side of the Mafia/Coven. Can refer to the Traitor themselves or the game mode itself depending on the context.
  • VB - Visited By; common in Lookout Last Wills.
  • Vd / V - Visited; common in Tracker Last Wills.
  • VFR - Vote For Roles. This is when a confirmed Townie (often, but it is possible to be started by a non-confirmed Townie), usually a Mayor, votes everyone up just to get their roles.
  • Will / LW - Last Will.

Miscellaneous[]

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

  • AFK - Away From Keyboard. (This might be used to signal a player that isn't active, and not just away from their keyboard.)
  • GTG - Got to Go. (Often said before someone leaves a game.)
  • Carry - Referring to someone who won the game for their faction. They "carried" all the other members of the faction to victory. Similar to MVP.
  • DC / DC'D - Disconnected.
  • Dub - Used as a slang term for victory (e.g. "Easy dub").
  • EZ - Easy (Mostly said when someone wins a game easily or when somebody is gloating).
  • F - Used to show respect for somebody, such as an Amnesiac dying before remembering what role they were or a Survivor, Jester, or Medium dying on the first Night.
  • GG / GGWP - Good Game / Good Game, Well Played (amicable thing to say at the end of a game, or a way to say that the game is over, and there is nothing that can change the outcome).
  • GJ - Good Job (Mostly said when a Townie successfully kills/lynches a member of the Mafia or a Neutral Killing role).
  • 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).
  • HF - Have Fun (amicable thing to say at the start of a game).
  • IDC - I don't care.
  • IDK - I don't know.
  • IG - "I guess" or "In-game" depending on the context.
  • IGN - In-game name.
  • IMO - In my opinion.
  • inb4 - In Before. Used to essentially say something before anyone else, or make an outlandish/unlikely prediction. For example, after lynching someone that gives Mafia majority in Ranked with a dead Vigilante, someone could say "inb4 Random Town Veteran."
  • Meta - Most Effective Team Available. The metagame, or the current top strategies. Used when discussing tactics players may use, for example, "You know, claiming to be an Executioner is the new Godfather meta." Often times used sarcastically or in a joking way.
  • MVP - Most Valuable Player. (Usually, a compliment given to the player who was the most beneficial to their team).
  • OP - Overpowered (Too strong). Opposite of UP.
  • PM - Private Message (Also known as a whisper). Not to be confused with the Potion Master abbreviation.
  • POG - Play of the game; used when a player exhibits extreme skill.
  • RNG - Random Number Generator. This mostly refers to game mechanics involving randomness, such as Psychic results.
  • TBH - To Be Honest (Normally used when defending on trial or building up an accusation early in the morning. Example: "TBH, there's got be 2 members of the Mafia left, and Giles Corey 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 / Tl;dr - Too Long; Didn't Read (sometimes used when a Last Will is too long, and the player doesn't want to read it).
  • TY / Thx - Thank You (usually said after one player has been helped by someone else, for example, "TY Doctor for healing me", or "Thx for voting inno on me").
  • UP - Underpowered (Not strong enough). Opposite of OP.
  • WB - Welcome Back.
  • WIP - Work In Progress.

Retired Abbreviations[]

  • Res / Rev / Ret / Rez - Resurrect/Revive (Retributionist no longer brings someone back to life)
  • Remember/Revive/Res someone tonight - When somebody claims Amnesiac/Retributionist. If they do not remember or revive a role, they will be lynched. (Retributionist no longer brings someone back to life)
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