Presumably, this is supposed to be the R&D Department, or Research and Development Department, but given that this is the Gungeon, I can't help but feel it must be some gun related pun.

I can't find any information on the wiki or anywhere in the Ammonomicon entries, so presumably it's just an ambiguous R&G Dept. But if there is a meaning, what do they stand for?

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    Run & Gun? I think Research & Gun is equally likely, I think. Jan 22, 2020 at 4:13
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    @RavenDreamer You know, that would actually make sense considering that's the whole gist of the game...
    – childe
    Jan 22, 2020 at 4:15
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    It could also be a play on "RNG" Jan 22, 2020 at 6:56
  • @BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft That's some deep level stuff man, I didn't even realize that but it rolls off the tongue so well, given that the game is both run 'n gun and RNG
    – childe
    Jan 22, 2020 at 7:11
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    My first thought is "Research & Gun-velopment" as a play on research & development. Sounds better than research & gevelopment to me.
    – Kadima
    Jan 22, 2020 at 14:59

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According to the official wiki, it's a play on

  • "RNG" (Random Number Generator, the thing people blame when randomness works against them)
  • "R&D Department" (Research & Development, a common department in many companies)

However, they give no source. They also mention

It is unconfirmed what the acronym actually stands for.

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