Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Nerd in Need!

Calling all nerds, geeks, and worldbuilders!

My buddy Nils over at Enderra.com/ is in need of place naming assistance. Check it out and lend a hand or tongue.............oh shut up, it's not even dirty!

I'm doing my part with the following:

Donjon - Complete Fantasy Generator

Behindthename.com - Random Name Generator

These are a couple of regular name gennies I use all the time. Donjon is great for a number of things - I especially like the Random Weather Generator because it provides a day to day feel for any story. Just imagine the grumblings of a sodden dwarf ringing out his beard as a halfling splashes in puddles. Meanwhile the elf is bemoaning wet bowstrings and the human adventurer complains of rusting armor. The ranger/druid loves a refreshing spring rain because it's the closest they've come to a good wash in weeks.

Behind the Name is great for all sorts because it gives the history of the name, alternates/roots, famous bearers, and frequency. I love this because I'll pull bits an pieces of famous bearers and use them as parts of the character who carries the same handle.

I'll post other favs and resources in the future, but Nils admonished I not squander them all at once.

Nils, I hope this helps.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for forwarding my help request. I got a few good names so far, but not many unfortunately. :(