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Name Generation Help 
4th-Jul-2005 01:17 pm
OK the group has almost all rolled their characters. I have a Thri-Kreen Monk, Half-Elf Ranger, Dwarf Fighter, Half-Orc Barbarian, and Halfling Rogue. The 6th thinks she is going to be a mage and no clue yet on the 7th. But most of them don't have names. Where can we find a good name generator for this diverse of a group?
4th-Jul-2005 05:35 pm (UTC)


A Thri-Kreen? Interesting.

Have you looked at the 3.5 Psionics book yet? I <3 Psionics.

It seems you have everything covered except for a arcane and divine magic user...perhaps one of your players would be interested in one, or both of those classes.

Are you using any of the "Complete" series of class books? ...not sure what your other players have shown you...
4th-Jul-2005 05:40 pm (UTC)
Yes the Thri-Kreen player has the Psionics book but isn't going to use them to be nice to me since I'm still learning 3.0/3.5. Maybe in a later campaign.
4th-Jul-2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
...yeah that's probably a good idea. Psionics can be a little much to tackle at first. Personally I like what they have done to make the Mind Flayer all psionic...but anyway...

Interesting choice of races:...
Dwarf player: "I'm short, broad, and can drink a lot."

Halfling player: "Oh yeah, well my character is small and childlike in appearance,...what about you?"

Thi-Kreen player: "I'M A BUG!!!"

If the other two are relatively new to DnD and want to play and arcane spellcaster I suggest the Sorcerer. It's somewhat streamlined and may be easier for them to handle compared to the Wizard imho.

Are you playing next week or the week after? Excited yet?
4th-Jul-2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
Only one is new to D&D and that is the one thinking of being the wizard. Everyone else has played AD&D if not D&D 3D.
What's really funny is the dwarf is uglier than teh bug.
4th-Jul-2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Ah, I know how this is. I always end up doing names last, and when I do, it takes me a good hour or so to settle on one. One web resource I use from time to time has come in very handy: Katemonk

It has mostly names from ancient Europe. Some of them are pretty good, but even if they aren't your style, it's possible to pick parts of a name and modify it. I know I've done that a couple times.

Looks like your party might want a healer type. Tell the 7th player that if they're really unsure as to what style they want to play, suggest druid. They can switch up roles fairly easily past 5th level, as they can play front line fighter/healer/offensive spellcaster decently.

Psionics are another option. 3.5 has improved psionics, but also made them a great deal (IMO) more powerful than before. If you don't have much experience with it, it's a bit of a learning curve.
8th-Jul-2005 01:27 am (UTC)
Update: seems like the domain has expired, on the link that I gave you. Sorry!
4th-Jul-2005 07:13 pm (UTC)
I just found this (http://hamete.org/cgi-bin/yafnagen) in my bookmarks. Which seems to have implied that I've made use of it in the past.
4th-Jul-2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
We use a baby names book that we bought, for the purpose, from a clearance shop.
5th-Jul-2005 02:10 am (UTC)
I want something that sounds more fantasy than a baby name book can give. And I already have two since I write also.
5th-Jul-2005 10:36 am (UTC)
Many of the computer based "roleplay" games have a random name generator attached as part of character generation. There are also a few of the character generator type programs that have a name feature.

I find the book works ok especially if you mix up the Arabic, Gaelic, etc names. Perhaps I'm not quite sure what you mean by more fantasy names?
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