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From LoveToKnow 1911

'SCORE (O.E.' scor, from sceran, to cut, notch, cf. "shear"), properly a notch or groove cut in a piece of wood, called a "tally" (q.v.), as a method of counting; hence an account or reckoning made in this way. Either from a custom of keeping each series of twenty numbers or notches on a separate tally, or of marking the twentieth number by a longer or deeper mark, the word was early used to denote the number twenty; it is still used as a measure of weight, equivalent to 20 lb, computing the weight of animals sold for slaughtering for food. In music, a score is the written or printed copy of a composition on two or more staves, barred and braced together. For instrumental and vocal music a "full score" has the parts for each class of voice and instrument on a separate staff.

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The RPG spoof Great Cave Offensive from Kirby Super Star

Points, are, basically, numbers. Points are how many of something you have. It's an oddly universal term that's rarely used the way it's used in video games anywhere outside of video games.

Points are units of a surreal concept that typically cannot be measured in numbers.

Examples of points

  • Score - When points go towards the a score they are units used to measure how well the player is playing the game. A 'high score' is a record of the most points the player has ever been able to accumulate.
  • Hit points - Hit points, or HP, represent a character's vitality. Usually, hit points mean nothing unless they are at zero. When hit points reach zero the character (usually) dies. 'Max HP' is the most amount of hit points a character can have at any given time. When a character loses HP, the amount it lost is usually called 'damage'.
  • Magic Points - Magic points, or MP, represent the character's diminishing ability to cast magic. In more recent games, MP is also consumed by non-magic attacks, and has sort of become more representative of stamina than anything. MP is often called stamina or mana but usually serves the same purpose. Casting spells or using abilities costs MP, if the character doesn't have enough MP to cast the spell, they usually cannot cast it. Sometimes it is referred to as Mana.
  • Statistic Points - In RPGs, character statistics (often called 'stats') like Strength, Agility, and Intelligence are measured in points. They are usually connected to the character's "level," also represented numerically.
  • Experience Points - Also in RPGs, experience points, or more simply "experience," (or even more simply EXP) comes from defeating enemies or accomplishing significant goals (sometimes referred to in-game as "quests"). When a character nets enough experience points, his level increases, as do his statistics (see above).

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Simple English

The word score can have several meanings.

Originally it meant: keeping count of something by making notches in a tally stick. This might be for keeping count of how much money they owed (e.g. how much tax or debt).

In sports
  • The word score is now used for the number of points that people have got in a game or sport, e.g.:
The football match ended with a score of 3-2.
  • A footballer who kicks the ball into the goal scores a goal.
  • A person who helps to count the points during a game is “keeping score”.
In Music
Other uses
  • Score is an old word for the number 20. It is used in the famous expression from the Bible: “three score years and ten” meaning: “seventy years old” (3x20+10) (Psalm 90). This was thought to be a normal life span. And in the beginning of the Gettysburg Address: "Four score and seven years ago..." = (4*20+7)years = 87years.
  • a score is an American 20 dollar bill (banknote).

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