Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 90
Total: 90
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Stories Archive
03: Home
04: Stories Archive
05: Community Forums
06: Stories Archive
07: Home
08: Stories Archive
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Community Forums
13: Stories Archive
14: Stories Archive
15: Stories Archive
16: Community Forums
17: Stories Archive
18: Community Forums
19: My Account
20: Home
21: Home
22: Community Forums
23: Stories Archive
24: Stories Archive
25: My Account
26: Community Forums
27: Home
28: Community Forums
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Stories Archive
32: Stories Archive
33: Community Forums
34: Home
35: Home
36: Stories Archive
37: Community Forums
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Stories Archive
42: Home
43: Community Forums
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Stories Archive
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Home
53: Stories Archive
54: Stories Archive
55: Community Forums
56: Stories Archive
57: Stories Archive
58: Community Forums
59: Stories Archive
60: My Account
61: Community Forums
62: Stories Archive
63: Home
64: Stories Archive
65: Home
66: Home
67: Community Forums
68: Community Forums
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Community Forums
72: Contact Us
73: Community Forums
74: Home
75: Home
76: Stories Archive
77: Community Forums
78: Stories Archive
79: Stories Archive
80: News
81: Stories Archive
82: News
83: Community Forums
84: Community Forums
85: Community Forums
86: Home
87: News
88: Stories Archive
89: Stories Archive
90: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Main › General Gaming Discussion › How do you come up with NPC names?
How do you come up with NPC names?

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
obiwanjacoby
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 40

PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:47 pm    Post subject: How do you come up with NPC names?

I've browsed a bit and haven't seen anyone doing what I do. I got an old Drake and Drake Saunders Pharmaceutical Word Book. Cool Best resource there is, especially for fantasy genres.

Do you realize how many prescription drugs sound like fantasy characters or space aliens? And each one comes with a possible clue to character development.

Elavil - an antidepressant. I could have say, an Elf bard that lifts everyone's spirits. Smile

Elspar - A treatment for leukemia. . .possibly a cleric specializing in blood disorders such as. . .vampirism!!! Cool

Zofran - An antiemetic (treatment for vomiting). This sounds like a dwarf to me. Maybe a dwarf with digestive problems.

It also works real well when throwing in titles such as "Sir" or "Lord".

- Sir Robitussin.
- Duke Lasix.
- Lady Meritine.

I never have to think about another NPC name on the fly again! BTW, I got this idea from a friend who names all his PCs after old inkjet printers (Xerox, Epson, Lexmark, etc.). Wink

Let's hear some of your ideas!

-PJ
Back to top
View user's profile
imperialdeadite
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 316
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: Re: How do you come up with NPC names?

I take the names of the inspiration of the npc and reverse the names. EG: Okura = Aruko

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54

New Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Collectibles, and More!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Apr 04, 2018 at 18:33:48

Forgebane!
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Mar 23, 2018 at 23:27:09

Star Wars Legion Now Available!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Other on Mar 22, 2018 at 18:12:43

New Graphic Novels!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Mar 21, 2018 at 19:05:37


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1532
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars