The FF Code
(Version 1.0)

About the code...

For those of you unfamiliar with how these codes work, it began with... I think the Geek code, awhile back. So that geeks could tell at a glance what variety of geek the other geeks around them were. ^_^ Soon we had the Goth Code, and the Star Trek Code... the list goes on and on.

But here's where the FF Code comes in: on a certain Final Fantasy message board I post on, we noticed people were asking the same questions over and over - How old is everyone here, what was the first FF game you played, who's your favorite character... We were giving the same answers over and over every couple weeks. A few of us decided there must be a way to stop the repetition, and thus was born... The FF Code!

This is how it works: answer each of the categories below by using the choices given, each of which has a variable. These variables are strung together to form your very own, unique FF code, which you can then post in your autosig, or on your homepage, or wherever you get people asking you what you think about the FF series. (Just make sure you provide a link back to this page so they can decode it. ^_~)

So, without further ado... start encoding!

To encode by hand, or decode the hard way, continue on down. Or if you want to encode/decode the easy way...

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courtesy of SyineProud Member of MithraPride, a FF11 linkshell on Midgardsormr!
(Uses latest version of code)

Section 1: Game related

This is the important part, which makes it the FF code, that's why it comes first. ^_^

First FF played

	Use the Japanese numbering system.
	(Note I'm not counting the Gameboy games, as 
	those were actually from the SaGa and Seiken 
	Densetsu series, not actually FF games.)
	1     Final Fantasy 1
	2     Final Fantasy 2 (not released in the US)
	3     Final Fantasy 3 (also not released in the US)
	4     Final Fantasy 4, released in the US as FF2
	5     Final Fantasy 5 (not released in the US)
	6     Final Fantasy 6, released in the US as FF3
	7     Final Fantasy 7, where the numbers finally matched up!
	M     Final Fantasy Mystic Quest
	T     Final Fantasy Tactics

Which FFs played

	Same choices as above, choose all that apply, 
	separated by a comma, and add a "b" to each that 
	you've beaten (ie: 1b,4b,5 = You've played FF1, 
	FF4, and FF5, but only beaten 1 and 4).

Favorite FF

	Same choices as above, choose only one.

Favorite character

	Choose up to three from the list below,
	separated by a comma.
	FF2 characters:
	Fl(Frionel), Ma(Maria), Gy(Guy), Lh(Lionheart), 
	Mh(Minh), Jo(Josef), Go(Gordan), Ll(Layla), Rc(Richard)
	FF3 characters:
	Ps(Princess Sara), Dh(Desh), C3(Cid), El(Elia),
	Pa(Prince Alus), Un(Une), Dg(Dorga)
	FF4 characters:
	Cc(Cecil), Ro(Rosa), Kn(Kain), Ry(Rydia),
	Tl(Tellah), Ed(Edward), Pl(Palom), Pr(Porom),
	Yg(Yang), C4(Cid), Eg(Edge), Fu(FuSoYa)
	FF5 characters:
	Bz(Butz), Ln(Lenna), Fr(Faris), Gl(Galuf), Cr(Cara)
	FF6 characters:
	Lo(Locke), Cl(Celes), Tr(Terra), Er(Edgar),
	Sb(Sabin), Cy(Cyan), Gu(Gau), Sz(Setzer),
	Sh(Shadow), Sg(Strago), Rl(Relm), Mg(Mog), 
	Gg(Gogo), Um(Umaro)
	FF7 characters:
	Cd(Cloud), Tf(Tifa), Ae(Aeris), Bt(Barret),
	Rd(Red XIII), C7(Cid), Ca(Cait Sith), Yf(Yuffie),
	FFMQ characters: (Heh... right.)
	Bn(Benjamin), Kl(Kaeli), Tm(Tristam), Rb(Reuben), Ph(Phoebe)
	FFT characters:
	Rz(Ramza), Ms(Mustadio), Or(Orlandu), Md(Melidoul),
	Dl(Delita), Bw(Beowulf), Ag(Agrias), Ra(Rafa), Mk(Malak)
	W8(Worker 8), Rs(Reis)

Favorite villain

	Choose one from the list below.
	Gd(Garland), Lc(Lich), Ka(Kary), Kr(Kraken),
	Ti(Tiamat), Cs(Chaos), 	Bg(Borgan), Dk(The Dark Knight),
	Em(The Emporor), Np(Nepto), Lt(Land Turtle), Jn(Jinn),
	Bh(Bahamut), Br(Big Rat), Me(Medusa), Gz(Guzco), 
	Sl(Salamander), Hy(Hyn), Gr(Garuda), Zn(Zande),
	K3(Kraken), Lv(Leviathan), Co(Cloud of Darkness), 
	Ml(Milon), Kz(Kainazzo), Vl(Valvalis), Rb(Rubicant), 
	Gb(Golbez), Zm(Zemus), Zr(Zeromus), Gg(Gilgamesh), 
	Ex(Exdeath), Ul(Ultros), Kf(Kefka), Ts(Tseng), Rn(Reno),
	Ru(Rude), En(Elena), Rf(Rufus), Hj(Hojo), Jv(Jenova),
	Se(Sephiroth), Dr(Dark King), Iz(Izlude), Rl(Rofel), 
	Bl(Balk), Kt(Kletian), Vr(Vormav), We(Weigraf), El(Elmdor), 
	Gf(Gafgarion), Al(Algus), Am(Altima)

How obsessed?

	--  I hate the whole FF series! (Then why are 
	    you using this code, DUH!)
	-   Liked one or two of the games, but the rest 
	=   For the most part, a really good series.
	+   Love every one of the games, and will 
            continue to play them.
	++  Love them all, anxiously awaiting FF8, and 
            have a web site/some merchandise about FF.
	+++ I'll buy anything with an FF logo on it! I 
            never leave my house, because I'd have to 
            turn off the SNES/Playstation!

Amano or Nomura?

	A  Amano. (duh.)
	N  Nomura. (double duh.)
	?  Who?
	=  They both have their merits, I like both.

Aeris rumor?

	-- Never believed a word of it.
	-  Thought it highly unlikely.
	=  Thought about it for awhile before deciding
           it was a hoax.
	+  Tried it out before realizing it didn't work.
	++ Told my friends about it, and later felt very 
	?  Never heard this Aeris rumor...
	!  It's a hoax??

Section 2: Board related

Skip this if you don't go to the RPGamer Final Fantasy Series Message Board.

How often do you come to the board?

	Choose the one that best applies.
	-- Every month or so, when I'm bored
	-  Maybe once a week...
	=  Once a day
	+  Few times a day
	++ I never leave!

Least favorite ad banner

	Choose only one from the list below (sorry, I 
	know so many of them suck, but this should be 
	Gg(GrrlGamer), Zh(Zelda HQ), Ad(Azure Dreams),	Mc(Those @#^$
	messed up "FF7 contest!" ads), Lc("Lara Croft kicks #@$.."
	etc.), Rg(RPGamer? Why would you hate THAT ad?)

Are you "hip" to the injokes?

	Choose the one that best applies.
	-- You have injokes?
	-  I still don't know how many "r"s there are in 
	=  I keep forgetting, is Hawkeye the hentai?
	+  I now use references to "Cheesecake Core" and 
           "FSoD" in real conversations.
	++ I could tell you what "B" stands for without 
           even checking my text capture!

Section 3: Personal Info

Completely optional. Fill out only what you choose to, or none at all.


	Your age, or if you don't want to be specific...
	--   Palom/Porom (little kid)
	-    Gau (preteen)
	=    Yuffie (teenager)
	+    Celes, Cloud... most characters actually 
             (young adult)
	++   Barret, Cyan (adult, broad category)
	+++  Strago, Tellah (..advanced in years)


	Your height, or again, if you don't want to be 
	--   Midget
	-    Short
	=    Average
	+    Sorta tall
	++   Gigantic!


	No one really wants to get specific here, do 
        they? ^_^;; So...
	--   Skin and bones
	-    Supermodel material (which is unhealthy, by 
             the way. Stupid magazines!)
	=    Average
	+    Chubby
	++   Tub'o'lard


	Choose the one (hopefully just one!) and the 
        modifiers that apply.
	M    Guess.
	F    Two guesses, first one doesn't count.
	H    ...Hermaphrodite?!
	Modifiers:	a  Androgynous looking
			g  Gay/lesbian
			t  Transvestite!

Eye color

	Choose the one that best describes your eyes...
	Bk(black), Br(brown), Bl(blue), Gr(green), 
        Gy(grey), Hz(hazel), Vi(violet), Al(albino)
	Modifier:	g  Glasses

Hair color

	Choose up to 2 that best describe your hair color...
	Bk(black), Br(brown), Bd(blonde), Rd(red), 
        Au(auburn), Wh(white), Gr(grey), Gr(green), 
        Bl(blue), Vi(violet), Pk(pink)
	Modifiers:	d  Dark
			l  Light
			f  Fake/dyed

Hair length

	Choose the one that best applies.
	--   Bald (Yang)
	-    Buzzcut (Barret)
	=    Average (Cid Highwind, Locke)
	+    Shoulder length (Cecil, Yuffie)
	++   Long (Vincent, Terra)
	+++  *really* long! (Sephiroth)


	Abbreviate your state/province or country, and 
	if you like, add directional modifiers (ie: 
	swMI = southwest Michigan, or nAB = northern 

Character you're most like, personality-wise

	Choose just one from either the characters or 
        villains lists above.

Character you most look like

	As above, choose one from the list of villains or
	characters. Of course, a lot of people will probably
	leave this blank... heh.

And now you're done! Your code should look something like this example (which is my own code):
Bound to confuse and amaze your friends... unless you provide a link back to this page so that they can decode it. ^_^

The FF code was created by Andrea Hartmann.

Thanks again to Syine for that wonderful CGI/Perl encoder/decoder, as well as Kopopo for hosting it for a while! Thanks to Niyopiyo for helping me to find a good place to put said CSS scripts! Thanks as well go out to Sycho for lists of characters/enemies from FF3j, and Daniel Seltzer for doing the same for MQ! And as before, thanks to Ziguld, Froborr, J. Parish, and Shane for help with the characters/villains lists from FF2j, FFV, and FFT. And thanks also go to... well, pretty much everyone on the RPGamer FF series message board for their support and enthusiasm, and really everyone who suggested things to add. In addition to the ones mentioned above... hmm, Game Cat, Agamemnon, and Kusader come to mind right away, but I bet there's people I'm leaving out... Anyway, hope you like your code!