Where do you get your setting names from?

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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby clintmemo » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:29 pm

Lord Foul wrote:Or just take Google maps down to very low level and tune in on any British county. I guarantee you'll find a raft of amazing place names at the village level.


Or the Southern U.S. for a completely different feel. ;)

In addition to Versailles and Frankfurt, Kentucky is also home to Stinking Creek, Monkey's Eyebrow, Possum Trot,....and Big Beaver Lick!
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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby Azhrei Vep » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:14 pm

clintmemo wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:Or just take Google maps down to very low level and tune in on any British county. I guarantee you'll find a raft of amazing place names at the village level.


Or the Southern U.S. for a completely different feel. ;)

In addition to Versailles and Frankfurt, Kentucky is also home to Stinking Creek, Monkey's Eyebrow, Possum Trot,....and Big Beaver Lick!

The one that always gets me on the way to Fear the Con is "Possum Grape".

Head up north for mining towns to get some nice ones too. Blue Ball and Intercourse, Pennsylvania, for example.
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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby Glenn » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:37 am

clintmemo wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:Or just take Google maps down to very low level and tune in on any British county. I guarantee you'll find a raft of amazing place names at the village level.


Or the Southern U.S. for a completely different feel. ;)

In addition to Versailles and Frankfurt, Kentucky is also home to Stinking Creek, Monkey's Eyebrow, Possum Trot,....and Big Beaver Lick!


As well as Big Bone Lick State Park. Its located on Beaver Rd.

Not to be confused with Old Beaver Rd. a mile to the east...


Oh and Dan brought up Versailles, KY in the last show. If he pronounced it like that when asking for directions no one would know what he was talking about.

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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby Bai Shen » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:59 pm

So I think I'm going to name my Greco-Roman inspired theocracy the Mycean Empire. I took Mycenaen and massaged it a bit. Although I'm not 100% happy with it. I keep contemplating using something closer to the original but nothing sounds right.
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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby ad1066 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:59 am

I have http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/ bookmarked. It includes dozens of name generators for all different genres, as well as real world names.

For Blades in the Dark, I assigned real world cultures to each of the different nations, and generated lists of names to use in-game. For 7th Sea, it was even easier, as the nations hew even closer to their real world counterparts.

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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby Bai Shen » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:56 pm

ad1066 wrote:I have http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/ bookmarked. It includes dozens of name generators for all different genres, as well as real world names.

For Blades in the Dark, I assigned real world cultures to each of the different nations, and generated lists of names to use in-game. For 7th Sea, it was even easier, as the nations hew even closer to their real world counterparts.

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I've been using that site to generate character names. But it doesn't really help for countries, etc.
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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby zircher » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:17 am

For one of my games last month, I really fell in love with Larcenous Designs' Game Master Apprentice decks.

As an example, go here and preview the shown card, https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/156198/The-GameMasters-Apprentice-Sci-Fi. Each deck has a ton of thematically appropriate info like that.
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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby ScoobyThulu » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:57 pm

My personal home brew D&Dish setting name has been since junior high: Evermore.
As in or from Battle of Evermore from Led Zeppelin IV.
Basically it is anything I want to cram into a setting and it doesn't have to make sense as it is a kind of nexus of realities.
Far to the north there is a land of barbarians that are very REH? Check. To the south and in warmer climes a Shire kind of place as a homeland for halflings? Check. Far off forbidden mountain range that is the homeland of dragons? Check.
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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby keithcurtis » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:41 pm

Back in the Olden Days, this was probably my most referenced supplement:

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Re: Where do you get your setting names from?

Postby Bai Shen » Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:11 am

keithcurtis wrote:Back in the Olden Days, this was probably my most referenced supplement:

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Neat. I'll have to pick it up on the off chance I find one.
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