WFRP is a game where much of the source material is referred to by the fans by using abbreviations of the books’ titles. This tradition has created a common ground for referring to the rules and books among players of the game, and I wanted to collect this in one place, for my own convenience. Here follows a list of common abbreviations found in relation to the WFRP roleplaying game. This list covers both the first and the second edition of the game.

I have collected these abbreviations from the Internet, but I’m not sure how widespread some of them really are. Feel free to post corrections and additions in the comments!

UPDATED 2018-06-15


v1 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition
v2 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Second Edition
v3 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Third Edition
v4 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition
WFRP – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
WFRPv1 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay First Edition
WFRPv2 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Second Edition
WFRPv3 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Third Edition
WFRPv4 – Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Fourth Edition


BI – Black Industries (former publishers of WFRPv2)
BL – Black Library (publishes Warhammer fiction)
FFG – Fantasy Flight Games (former publishers of WFRPv2)
Flame – Flame Publications (former publishers of WFRPv1)
GW – Games Workshop (original publishers of WFRPv1)
HH – Hogshead Publishing (former publishers of WFRPv1, see also Hogshead)
Hogshead – Hogshead Publishing (Former publisher of WFRPv1, see also HH)
C7 – Cubicle 7 (current publishers of WFRPv4)

Fan material

LF – Liber Fanatica
LFI – Liber Fanatica 1
LFII – Liber Fanatica 2
LFIII – Liber Fanatica 3
LFIV – Liber Fanatica 4
StS – Strike to Stun
TAC – The Altdorf Correspondent
WS – Warpstone Magazine


A2 – Apocrypha 2: Charts of Darkness (Hogshead Publishing)
AN – Apocrypha Now (Hogshead Publishing)
AoM – Ashes of Middenheim (Part 1 of the Paths of the Damned)
BotD – Barony of the Damned
BotR – Blood on the Reik (BL)
CI – Corruping Influence
CotHR – Children of the Horned Rat, the Guide to Skaven
CotWW – Warhammer City – Middenheim/City of the White Wolf (Games Workshop)
CP – Character Pack (varies with context, see also RULES) 
D:BitD – Doomstones: Blood in Darkness (Hogshead Publishing)
D:DR – Doomstones: Death Rock (Flame Publications)
D:DW – Doomstones: Dwarf Wars (Flame Publications)
D:FaB – Doomstones: Fire and Blood (Hogshead Publishing)
D:FitM – Doomstones: Fire in the Mountains (Flame Publications)
D:HoC – Doomstones: Heart of Chaos (Hogshead Publishing)
D:S&S – Dwarfs: Stone and Steel (Hogshead Publishing)
D:WaD – Doomstones: War and Death (Hogshead Publishing)
DDS – Deaths’ Dark Shadow (Games Workshop, Hogshead Publishing)
DH – Dark Heresy, the Warhammer 40k RPG with similar mechanics to WFRP
DotL – Dying of the Light (Hogshead Publishing)
DotR – Death on the Reik (Games Workshop)
DR – Darkness Rising
EiC – Empire in Chaos (Unpublished, Hogshead Publications)
EiF – Empire in Flames (Flame Publications)
FoN – Forges of Nuln (Part 3 of the Paths of the Damned)
GMP – Game Master’s Pack
GMT – Game Master’s Toolkit
GR – Green Ronin, former writers/publishers of WFRP 2nd Edition alongside BI
GW – Games Workshop
KA – Karak Azgal
KotG – Knights of the Grail, the Guide to Bretonnia
LC – Liber Chaotica
LC:C – Liber Chaotica: Collected Edition
LC:K – Liber Chaotica: Khorne
LC:N – Liber Chaotica: Nurgle
LC:S – Liber Chaotica: Slaneesh
LC:T – Liber Chaotica: Tzeentch
LLL – Lure of the Liche Lord (see also LotLL)
LotLL – Lure of the Liche Lord (see also LLL)
M:SDtR – Marienburg: Sold Down the River (Hogshead Publishing)
NDM – Night’s Dark Masters
OWA – Old World Armory
OWB – Old World Bestiary
PBtT – Power Behind the Throne (Games Workshop, Hogshead Publishing)
PotD – Paths of the Damned (series, usually inclusive)
PV – Plundered Vaults
RC – Renegade Crowns, the Guide to the Border Princes
RoC – Realm of Chaos (Games Workshop)
RoC:LatD – Realm of Chaos: The Lost and the Damned (Volume 2) (GamesWorkshop)
RoC:StD – Realm of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness (Volume 1) (Games Workshop)
RoS – Realms of Sorcery
RoS:HH – Realms of Sorcery (Hogshead)
RoSv1 – Realms of Sorcery, for WFRPv1 (HH)
RoSv2 – Realms of Sorcery for WFRPv2 (BI)
RotIQ – Realm of the Ice Queen, the Guide to Kislev
SH – Sigmar’s Heirs, the Guide to the Empire
SoA – Spires of Altdorf (Part 2 of the Paths of the Damned)
SoB – Shadows over Bogenhafen (Games Workshop)
SoC – Storm of Chaos
SoE – Shades of Empire (unreleased)
SRiK – Something Rotten in Kislev (Games Workshop, Hogshead)
TEW – The Enemy Within, a WFRP v1 campaign (Games Workshop, Hogshead).
TiT – Terror in Talabheim
tLRaatVK – the Loathesome Ratmen and all their Vile Kin (BL)
ToC – Tome of Corruption
ToS – Tome of Salvation
ToT – Tomb of Thieves (unreleased)
TTT – The Thousand Thrones
WC – The WFRP Companion (see also WComp)
WComp – The WFRP Companion (see also WC)
WC-F – Warhammer Companion (Flame Publications)
WD – White Dwarf, with ‘x’ as the issue number (Games Workshop)
WFB – Warhammer Fantasy Battle (Games Workshop)
WFRPv1 – The core rulebook of first edition WFRP (varies with context, see also THE GAME)
WFRPv2 – The core rulebook of second edition WFRP (varies with context, see also THE GAME)

Rules (mixed editions)

AP – Armor Points
CN – Casting Number
Core – Core Rulebook, the WFRP main rules
CP – Career Path (varies with context, see also BOOKS)
CV – Critical Value
DoS – Degrees of Success
EP – Encumbrance Points
FP – Fate or Fortune Points
GC – Gold Crowns, a unit of currency in WFRP
GM – Game Master
HtH – Hand to hand combat
NPC – Non player character
PC – Player character
RAW – Rules As Written (i.e without house rules, “by the book”)
WA – Warp Artefacts
XP – Experience Points
IP – Insanity Points