wizard mode

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wizard mode

n. [from rogue] A special access mode of a program or system, usually passworded, that permits some users godlike privileges. Generally not used for operating systems themselves (`root mode' or `wheel mode' would be used instead). This term is often used with respect to games that have editable state.
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[rogue] A special access mode of a program or system, usually password protected, that permits some users godlike privileges. Generally not used for operating systems themselves ("root mode" or "wheel mode" would be used instead). This term is often used with respect to games that have editable state.

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