Names have power. As GMs and players of role-playing games we know this. But sometimes we find ourselves powerless to come up with the right name at the right time. That's when we need a little inspiration to step in.
My inspiration has been looking at the strange collections of letters and numbers on license plates while driving to and fro in town and on longer trips. Letters such as "BKL" and "GMK" tickled something in the back of my head to come up with names like "Grimalk" and "Caduq" that could be used for characters or places when I needed a name on the fly.
Thus License Plate Creations (LPC) was born!
LPC Fantasy Names I takes the first 100 names from my travels and offers some creative ways to mix and match them to create your own creations. You can use it as a simple list or you can apply a transformation and make the list grow exponentially.
- If I roll the dice three times and end up with one name "Oza" and the "Mixed" transformation, I can quickly turn one name into four ("Oaz", "Zao", and "Zoa").
- If I roll and get two names ("Leira" and "Worno") and two transformations ("Reverse" and "Backwards"), I can turn "Leira Worno" into "Worno Leira" and "Onrow Ariel".
What can you come up with?