The abbreviation “GitP” is only an abbreviation that you will encounter if you are into one specific game. Here you will find out the meaning of this abbreviation and learn about its origin. You will also find other meanings of this abbreviation if there is any available and see it used in some example conversations to better understand the meaning. Finally, you will see some alternatives that you can use to replace the abbreviation “GitP” in discussion to convey the same meaning.
What Does GitP Mean?
The abbreviation “GitP” is used to represent the title “Giant in the Playground.” This is an online website and a small publishing company.
Origin of GitP
The website GitP began in 2003 and the publishing company was started soon after in 2004. Both are owned and operated by graphic designer and author Rich Burlew. In 2002, the company that owns the well-known game Dungeons & Dragons released a new set of rules for a new area of play. The new rules required the use of multiple miniature pieces and instead of purchasing the pieces required, Rich Burlew used his experience in graphic design to make his own from stick figure representations. The company that owned D&D hosted a contest to choose a world designed by outside players of the game. Rich Burlew entered this contest but lost. However, representatives from the company asked him to write a rule book detailing how players were to combat with the monsters in the new world that was chosen. The site was created to do this and since then Rich Burlew has been writing rules and also used the opportunity to create his webcomic series The Order of the Stick which increased in popularity throughout 2004. Due to the popularity of the webcomic, Burlew announced that he would be publishing the series in actual print which lead to the creation of his small publishing company sharing the same name as his online site. The name was chosen based on Burlew’s own name that he used when playing D&D.
Currently, there are no other meanings available for the abbreviation “GitP.”
A text conversation between two friends.
- Friend 1: We were playing a campaign last night and I lost. I am not sure how to go about beating this monster.
- Friend 2: You should check out the site GitP. It is very detailed and easy to understand. I am sure you could find what you need there.
An online conversation between two comic book forum users.
- User 1: Can anyone suggest anything good for me to read. I cannot afford to go out and buy anything new right now, so if it’s free to read that would be better.
- User 2: Check out the website for GitP. There is a webcomic on there called Order of the Stick that is pretty popular. Check it out if you haven’t read it already.
Alternatives to “GitP”
There are ways that you could use phrases to replace “GitP” in conversation, but the only ways you could do this include:
- spelling out the entire name; Giant in the Playground
- or using the pseudonym; The Giant in the Playground