Naming the Nameless

We all know that names have power. As GMs, we leverage names to invoke feelings of dread, comfort, and security… A few examples… Ravenloft evokes images of dark, Poe- or Lovecraft-inspired evils. The Forgotten Realms evokes the ideal of a storyteller’s paradise, full of places to discover and explore with a history. And the Shire……

More Names to Populate Your Worlds…

That’s right – it’s time for a new LPC Fantasy Names product! What do you get this time? 100 new names, inspired by my own drives around Colorado three new ways to transform those names into thousands more and a page offering more details on how to use the new transformations using a “letter tile” approach…

Deep Dive, LPC Fantasy Names I

Where do you go for character names for your campaigns or writing? Place names? Any kind of names? Would it shock you if I said that if you drive anywhere regularly, you’re surrounded by a sea of possibilities? 🙂 Almost a year ago now I wrote an article for Jeffrey Tadlock’s Iron Tavern blog called…

New Product: LPC Fantasy Names I!

Names are tricky beasts in RPGs. Sometimes you can come up with just the right name at the right time and other times you’re left grasping at straws. It’s at those times it’s handy to have a resource available to help you come up with something on the fly. Whether it’s for a PC or…

LPC Names Design: A Few Thoughts on People and Places

Today’s design post is a bit of a ramble around some ideas that have been bouncing around my head of late… Names have meaning. They provide handles to concepts. Unique identifiers to attach to unique nouns, whether they are people, places, or things. But they can do so much more. They can suggest history. Hint…

LPC Names Design: Name Randomizing

As I continue to work on the next One Spot, I’ve also been trying to polish off a new product. LPC Names will be something like Little Spaces in that it combines a list with a bit of directions and some examples. But I was pondering those directions a bit. A list of names isn’t…

%d bloggers like this: