Crusader Kings III – The Acronyms (Initialisms) Guide

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The Acronyms (Initialisms)

These are the acronyms (initialisms) related to CK3:

 

  • CK3” or “CKIII” – Crusader Kings III

 

  • PDS” – Paradox Development Studio, the developers of CKIII.

 

  • PI” – Paradox Interactive, the publisher of CKIII.

 

  • GG” – Gamersgate, one of the retailers of CKIII.

 

  • WAD” – Works/working as designed; this acronym means that the thing in question is functioning as intended, typically used in the context of a mistaken bug.

 

  • WIP” – Work in progress, this acronym means that the thing in question is still in development and not yet finished

 

  • OPM” – One-province minor; this acronym signifies a usually independent nation consisting of only one province or county.

 

  • HRE” – Holy Roman Empire

 

  • BE” – Byzantine Empire

 

  • ERE” – Eastern Roman Empire, as an alternative name for the Byzantine Empire.

 

  • WC” – World conquest; direct conquest of every landed title

 

  • GH” – The Golden Horde.

 

  • AAR” – After-action report; a kind of a story told about a game in progress but with the action already complete, often narrated as if the player was the actual character.

 

  • LP” – Let’s Play; an alternative to the AAR, a video narrative of a game in progress with the action ongoing rather than already complete.

 

  • CA” – Crown authority

 

  • CB” – ‘Casus belli’ = a justification for war, which is required in the game to declare any sort of war.

 

  • OP” – Overpowered; used to reference a certain mechanic or tactic that’s considered too powerful

 

  • DD” – Development diary, a post about the development of a certain part of the game or DLC yet to be released at the time of writing, or, more recently, a mod in the same situation.

 

  • DoW” – Declaration of war; extended into the verb “to DOW”, meaning “to declare war”.

 

  • CTD” – A “crash to desktop” bug

 

  • OOS” – An “out of sync” bug, where two computers in multiplayer disagree about game state

 

  • MR” – Merchant Republic – A government type in the game

 

  • HoF” – Head of Faith – The leader of a faith if Temporal or Spiritual Head of Faith Doctrine is present

 

  • MaA” – Men-at-Arms – Elite fighting troops who need upkeep but have specialized roles unlike levies

 

  • DLC” – Downloadable content

 

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