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 IV takes the fourth collection of names from my travels and offers three new transformations to apply to make each name even more unique. Use the product as a simple list or you can apply a transformation and make the list grow exponentially. Or mix and match between products to make things even more interesting!
- If I roll the dice to get a single name ("Vathax") and the "Buy a Consonant" transformation, I can change "Vathax" into "Vadthanx" or "Vhathrax."
- Or if I end up with two names ("Baqu" and "Jessle") with the "Frag me" transformation, I can take a fragment of each name "Qu" and "Sle" and combine them with other words in the list to make a name like "Quzavas Sledohl" or "Kixtqu Hoqsle."
What can you come up with?
This issue of LPC Fantasy Names includes a sheet that uses letter tiles to explain the three main types of transformations!