I think most current posters already know this but for the purps of history & for the purps of new posters (welcome to Story Games)♥, here is the etymology of blorb.
I love the 1983 video game Enchanter. At least I think
I love it, I haven't gotten very far and I haven't completed it.
There are many spells in the game but you start with four. Blorb (preserve/protect something), Nitfol (talk to animals), Gnusto (copy a spell), Frotz (shine a light on something).
When I was discussing RISS official, canonical theory
, I at first used names developed in the tradition of the threefold and the GNS. But people got confused and kept wanting to redefine the words from right under my feet (uh, that analogy ran away). So I grabbed the nearest "alien words" at hand—I had a t-shirt on with the Enchanter spell names—and mapped them up.
Blorb, the preservation spell—"preserve the integrity" of objects, characters and places in the game
Nitfol, talk to animals—make players & GMs equal contributors to the narrative
Gnusto, copy a spell—pre-write narrative & then have play echo it, follow along with it
Frotz, shine a light—overcoming challenges is your time to shine
Uh, some of these are a bit far fetched ♥