|#1zombiegleemaxFeb 17, 2004 8:53:56||Hello all,|
One of the many things in the creative process that I can't do is think of names for my characters/NPCs. I prefer not saying "you approach an elf and he introduces himself as elf trader X."
Does anyone have a DS name generator of perhaps know where one is located on the web?
|#2gabFeb 17, 2004 9:18:28||I have a rhul-than name generator on my site. Aaron Garvey used to have a name generator on his site (some years back, for those who remember the DS Resource Site); I have it saved on disk (somewhere, IIRC), but since it isn't my code, I haven't posted it on my site.|
|#3KamelionFeb 17, 2004 10:15:13||I have this huge list of names that I got from somewhere (netbook of athas, iirc) - it's all the names from the novels and game material and there are over 400 on the list. I generally use that for midgame invention.|
|#4zombiegleemaxFeb 17, 2004 17:54:03||I use EBON (Ever Changing Book of Names) and generate, Assyrian, Babylonian, Egyptian, Greek, India, Latin, Muslim, Persian, Phoenitian, Sumerian & Turkish names and pick the ones I like best. I think you can download an EBON trail version of the internet.|
|#5PennarinFeb 17, 2004 22:59:36|
Originally posted by Ral of Tyr
Where did you find your chapters on those languages, Ral?
|#6zombiegleemaxFeb 18, 2004 1:53:59||From their website. If they are not there (I have not checked in a year or so, then PM me with your email and I will send them). I also have unbound chapters for a few of them (you can generate more than five at a time, since I have had ebon on my computer since 2000).|
Just a note on names, certain names are more popular than others. For instance, in medieval England, "John" was very popular. About a third of the boys in medieval England were named "John". Certain areas on Athas will have common names like that etc.
|#7PennarinFeb 18, 2004 16:13:59||Here's what onj the website:|
Everchanging Book of Names 3.4 (ebon34.zip, 443k). N
The random name generator, with 12 chapters.
World of Greyhawk
Duchy of Urnst (bkgh_dou.zip)
Forgotten Realms (bkfr.zip): Names for the many races inhabiting Faerûn, including humans, drow, orcs, kuo-toa, beholders... and more!
World of Glorantha (bkgloran.zip): Names for Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha, for use with the Hero Wars roleplaying game.
Warhammer Fantasy (bkwh.zip): Names for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying: dwarfs, dark elves, goblins, orcs, elves and skaven.
Old World (bkoldworld.zip): Names for the ancient peoples of the Earth: Franks, Goths, Lombards, Mongols, Picts, and Romans.
Far East (bkfareas.zip)
Middle East (bkmideas.zip)
British Isles (bkeurobr.zip)
Eastern Europe (bkeuroe.zip)
Northern Europe (bkeuron.zip)
Southern Europe (bkeuros.zip)
Western Europe (bkeurow.zip)
Oceania, Australia & NZ (bkocean.zip)
Worlds of Fantasy (bkfantasy.zip)
Oddities & curiosities (bkoddit.zip)
East European Gods (bkeegods.zip)
Seventh Sword (bkduncan.zip)
Star Trek (bkstartrek.zip)
|#8zombiegleemaxFeb 18, 2004 16:55:38|
Originally posted by Pennarin
I have enboldened them. Middle Eastern and Greek(Eastern Europe) are the most useful.
*off to download the new names files I see they now have there*