@yashima’s comment in the Voidfall thread made me decide to revive this thread from the old SU&SD forum:
So, what random names have you come up with for game compnents/resources/etc that have won out over their actual names?
There’s the classic “space chocolate” from Star Cartel:
And then in Cuzco, you’re not building temples, you’re making cakes and topping them off with candles:
And, regardless of what it says, this card in Skyward is Jetpack Cat:
Anything cash-like becomes “moneys” (even in Aeon’s End where there aren’t any actual tokens for it). “I’ll pay three moneys to buy a [whatever].”
This card from Sentinels of the Multiverse got christened “Lesbian Death Punch” (the character Tachyon is canonically gay, and the card is very often a fight-finishing play).
Yeah, I call everything moneys. Occasionally dollarydoos.
It’s all “spacebucks”.
Although, watching Bluey may influence me towards dollarbucks.
I liked Efka’s use of space-a-gons Space-a-gons are the best-best-a-gons.
Anything that’s money or looks like coins (such as the points tokens in Everdell) is bucks (well, its Quebec French equivalent, piasses) or dollars to us.
Damage in sci-fi games is always “Pews”. Mostly heard these days with SW: tDG. “Your base takes 5 pews.”
Which led to one of my favorite comments, “You take a church worth of pews.”
This is the first I’ve heard of this, but I completely agree and it is now canon at my table.
Anything that involves building a route is a train because
Trains in games >> no trains in games
Also all currency is a pound, reduced to the lowest figure possible. Lords of Vegas deals in millions, I deal in singles
Similarly in Leaving Earth: “I’ll pay 20 bucks for a Saturn.”
That’s a good price for a car. Too good. So what’s wrong with it?
… it’s a Saturn. So probably everything