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Old 10-17-2001, 11:51 AM   #11
Nith
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My best name was Magnaus the monk with fists of mithril. My sillest was Fry and average boring fighter.

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Old 10-17-2001, 12:21 PM   #12
MrO
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Join Date: October 17, 2001
Location: Walledlake, MI, USA
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Well.. I tend to shoot the normal here...
My character's supporting my fiance's game are:
Gwendolyn Fyre: Sorceress
Jezzie: Fighter/ Thief

I had a Cleric named Constance... and a Bard named Melina

And once I had a male character named Tim. He was a ... well.. guess.

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(no comments about gender bending okay?!?)


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Old 10-17-2001, 12:32 PM   #13
StarVid
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Join Date: September 23, 2001
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This will only make sense if you're familiar with The Frogs (music group), but I named one of my mages that I indeded to kit into a wild mage Starsurge, and a bard I was going to kit into a blade, Starblade. Otherwise I use character names from Red Dwarf (English comedy). Or I'll use anime characters: Jubei (Ninja Scroll), Jiro (dagger of Kamui), Takashi (Akira), Tetsou (Akira). The thing is that I'm a chronic restarter so I never actually beat the game with any of these, so I picked up a new strategy and just began playing with a Wild Mage named Michael (after myself, of course).
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:34 PM   #14
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as for that name generator, how does that work? I tried it, and it looks like I could have gotten the same names if I just rolled them out on a scattergories dice.
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Old 10-17-2001, 12:44 PM   #15
Epona
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Join Date: March 1, 2001
Location: London, England
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I most often use names of gods/goddesses for my characters. Recent ones include:

Epona
Morrigan
Brigit
Minerva
Dionysos
Athene
Apollo

etc. etc. (yes, I too am a chronic restarter)

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Proud winner of the 'Most Useless Post 250 Has Ever Seen' Award 2001. "I'd just like to thank my friends and family, without whom none of this would have been possible..."
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Old 10-17-2001, 01:42 PM   #16
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Originally posted by StarVid:
as for that name generator, how does that work? I tried it, and it looks like I could have gotten the same names if I just rolled them out on a scattergories dice.
The name generator works by using lists and picking random combinations. Let's say it uses two lists, one with first parts of names and one with second parts.
Now let's assume that both lists consist of only three name parts with

list one: Gan, Lego, Elro
list two: dalf, las, hir

Each time you ask the generator to make a name you'll get a random combination. In this case, that could be Gandalf, Ganlas, Ganhir, Legodalf, Legolas, Legohir, Elrodalf, Elrolas or Elrohir.

As you can see from the example, most names are very unrealistic and therefor quite useless. Some names are acceptible, while only a few, excluding the original names, are really good combinations. Naturally, the larger the lists, the more possibilities and the more good name combinations (this has quite a lot to do with the position of the vowels in the different parts).

BTW, I usually steal my names from Tolkien (like Elrohir, Eowyn and see left/below)

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The last arrow of Legolas kindled in the air as it flew,
and plunged burning into the heart of a great wolf-chieftain.
All the others fled. -J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
 
Old 10-17-2001, 01:53 PM   #17
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I'm a fighter/cleric in my current game and I've used the name Eric Vanstraaten. He's a warrior that actually joins you later on in BG II. He's awesome and he's up there with Drizzt and Elminster, IMHO

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Old 10-17-2001, 02:09 PM   #18
Morgan_Corbesant
Symbol of Cyric
 

Join Date: August 19, 2001
Location: Portland, Oregon
Age: 39
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well, i got sick of playing the game with all of the same npc's, so ive started a game that is all of my own characters. here they are

ME-Elven Fighter/Mage
Sorceror-Elf- Xzavier
Assassin-Human dualed to fighter-Alethea Corbesant
Priest of Lathander-human-Elandrai
Paladin-human-Jeramin
Elven Archer-Myrrath Samoiman (i usually use this as my fighter/thief)





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Old 10-17-2001, 02:15 PM   #19
Warby
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For Cleric or Monk-Nevyn
For Mages-Raislin Majere or Dalamar. Or Frizban
For Paladin-Steel Brightblade or Sturm Brightblade
For thiefs-Tasslehoffor or Usha(Female)
Fighter-Cameron
Elf Archer-Tanis

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Old 10-17-2001, 02:23 PM   #20
daeomer
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Join Date: October 8, 2001
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I guess that the names I like best for my characters and which get used the most would be:

Daeomer Fallon: Paladin (usually)
Brenner Ronin: Ranger
Cynder or Fyre: Female Mages


I guess that the lamest name would be Willowflame (Elven Mage)


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