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Use a random generator to give all your NPCs Japanese names

Commander farsight

If you’ve got a Star Trek game where you visit new planets often, or have a classic D&D party where you’re visiting one village to the next meeting different and interesting trbes of people, isn’t it cool when a new tribe you meet all have similar names – or names on a theme?  Read More


A list of great random character name generators

a random collage of characters

Coming up with a new character name can be hard. Sometimes you want it to be memorable, sometimes you want the name itself to reflect the personality of the character in its meaning. Or sometimes you just need a name quick because it’s for an NPC you’ll never mention ever again. Read More


Naming your character without looking like a twit

hello my roleplay character name isFor many people, naming your character can be one of the hardest things to do. After all they are a extension of you, an avatar of your will.

Two hours later you are still stuck on what to call your character. You panic a bit so you put down the first name that pops into your head.

Stop!…I mean it..You’ll regret it. Seriously! Worse you’ll not be taken seriously or be thought of as a bit of a 2 watt bulb. You character will be ignored, ridiculed and you’ll have to wear the cone of shame and you don’t want that now do you? Read More