Rad – n., adj. 1. Shorthand for radiation; 2. A dose or measurement of radiation.
Ram – n. Decker slang for personality, ie. a cyberdeck’s persona program modules. From, “Random-Access Memory.”
Ramjammer – n. A decker, more often a juggler, addicted to violent confrontations in the Matrix.
R and P – v. Gang slang for engaging in an activity with excessive force or violence. From, “Rape & Pillage.”
Rainbow File – n. The research and development data of a company.
Rainmaker – n. Street slang for toxic shamans, from the acid rains that fell continuously over the big eastern seaboard ‘plexes.
Rak or Rakkie – n.(vul) 1. A jerk; 2. A suburbanite.
Rakking – adj.(vul) Of or relating to being useless.
Rak off – adj.(vul) Go away!
Raku – n., adj. An abbreviation, often derogatory, for Renraku Control Systems or any of its employees/assets/holdings.
Rakusho-dayo! – x. (jpn) Lit. “No problem!”
Rat-Lab – n. Street slang for prisons under the Provincial U.S., where prisoners were used for medical, chemical, cybernetic, etc. research.
Ray-Ban Mode – n. Samurai slang for wearing shades.
Razorguy/boy/girl – n. 1. A heavily cybered samurai or other muscle-for-hire (cf. gillette); 2. Anyone with implanted blades/razors.
Reality Junkie – n. Anyone addicted to V.R., simsense, the Matrix, or video games. See vidiot.
Reason – n. 1. A slang name for a minigun; 2. (mil) A railgun.
Reconfig – v. To kill or die in a particularly messy fashion, usually with a knife or blade.
Recycling – n. The “environmentally friendly” act of killing someone and taking the corpse to a body bank.
Reduce – v. Street slang for causing physical violence (eg. “Hey bit-brain, shut it down or I’ll reduce your face!”)
Reduction – n. (corp) The act of reducing something or someone.
Reflex Chip – n. See apter.
‘Rents – n. Street slang for Parents.
Rigging – v. To jack into and control a security system or vehicle, becoming one with it.
Rimbo – n. A gun-toting sex kitten (ie. a “Rambo bimbo”).
Rin Tin Tin – n., adj. A security guard dog or police K9, often used to mean electrocur.
Ripper Doc – n. A surgeon specializing in implanting illegal cyberware.
Rippers – n. A slang term for hand razors.
Rock – v. To punch or kick someone violently, especially to the head. Derived from the Jailhouse Rock fighting style.
Rock & Roll – n. (mil) A term for firing a weapon (often, from the hip, ie. in a guitar-like stance) with the selector on ‘full automatic.’
Rocker [-Boy/Girl] – n. A freelanced musician or stage performer, especially those who use their art to make political or social statements.
Rockstar – n. A (typically, apolitical) musician or stage performer, who is “owned” by a recording company or corp.
Rogue – n. An A.I. which has “escaped” from its host or node into the Matrix and is no longer under human control.
Rogue Hunter – n. Any (slightly deranged or fatemeat) decker who tracks down and captures (or eliminates) rogues.
R.O.E. – n. (mil) A samurai term for the specific conditions of a particular contract. From “Rules Of Engagement.”
Roid – n. 1. A slang term for a steroid; 2. A derm.
Roll Up – v. (mil) To capture.
Ronin – n. (jpn) A freelanced assassin or mercenary, usually considered untrustworthy.
R.O.V. – Remotely Operated Vehicle. An acronym describing a vehicle system driven by a user from a remote computer terminal. Most commonly used to refer to robotic submarines.
Rowr – (aust.) An expression of incomprehension.
R.T.G. – n. Lit. Regional Telecommunications Grid, ie. the largest type of grid, which is made up of numerous LTG’s & PLTG’s, often covering entire countries.
‘Run – n. A shorthand term for a shadowrun.
Running Naked – v. To enter the Matrix without a cyberdeck, using a program carrier.
R.V. – n. 1. (mil) A RendezVous point. Also, a called a P.Z.; 2. Slang for an A.P.C. From “Recreational Vehicle.”
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