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    town names

    I've always been horrible at town names.

    Can we compile a list or something?
    (currently no town in my cmapaign has a name:rolleyes: )
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    Ignore Mr Fidgit
    Jamis Buck created a town generator

    (you can get to it from the 'electronic aides' link on the main page or here: http://www.aarg.net/%7Eminam/towns.cgi )

    there you can get a name and a town to go with it!
    So THAT'S what an invisible barrier looks like!

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    Have the PC's visit a town named Ekonaor the next time the PC's go through this town it is a gost town. See if anyone realizes the Ekonaor is Roanoke spelt backwards.
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    Depends on culture, but if you're going for English names, just using words and directions will do:

    Easthome
    Threshold
    Valiance
    Northbrook
    Cobblestone
    Southbank
    Pine Ridge
    Westport
    Nightstown

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    Or, common names (indicating a founder) followed by -burg, -town, -ville etc.
    Johannesville
    Johannesburg

    And so on.
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    thanks
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    Ignore Jeph
    If your going for that viking feel (and I know it just happens to be the latest rage), try ending everything in -heim.

    Oh, and why isn't this in General? This has nothing to do with house rules.

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    CREATE A LIST OF SUFFIXES

    eg
    -ton
    -town
    -thorp
    -lea
    -dun
    -burg
    -borough
    -bro
    -lys
    -lehem
    -heim
    -sea
    -stysol (made this one up)

    then add a word eg Fall

    Fallton
    Falltown
    Fallthorp
    Fallea (drop an l because 3 l's look silly)
    Falldun
    Fallburg
    Fallborough
    Fallbro
    Fallys (triple l rule again)
    Fallehem (and again)
    Fallheim
    Fallsea
    Fallstysol

    choose the best sounding names

    choose another random word and repeat


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    Ignore Sidran
    Good How to.. and How not to....Place Naming Site
    http://www.fantasymaps.com/101/names.html

    A definitive site for place names in America, and World wide
    http://www.asu.edu/lib/hayden/govdocs/maps/geogname.htm

    Good Name Generator with Cultural Specific naming selections
    http://squid.org/tools/names/index.html

    Examples of the Generators put out


    ENGLAND
    Mansward
    Eastwick
    Fleethaven
    Folkewold
    Coventgrove
    Wyrmcombe
    Havergate
    Newmoor
    Yeobury
    Bandon
    Carlmere
    Cleecester
    Stamchester
    Crewing
    Leiborne
    Burhaven
    Stockhampton
    Humport
    Hornmere
    Chestercambe
    Horshead
    Marblenock
    Banhill
    Hasledon
    Leobury
    Noldord

    FRANCE
    Viris
    Sauvence
    Monnaumie
    Jeanabec
    Praroy
    Ivriel
    Levonne
    Clereour
    Aquentin
    Longou
    Averineau
    Gilme
    Emeaux
    Mamramon
    Alma
    Orloy
    Champouse
    Arentin
    Antialle
    Lanina
    Isauqua
    Miquelecy
    Angicien
    Berneaut
    Toulle
    Russonne

    JAPAN

    Sapkai
    Tozaki
    Kanakai
    Fokumori
    Tonao
    Fokuporo
    Kureetsu
    Nasaka
    Nagajima
    Sakita
    Kyuzaki
    Hamaoya
    Nado
    Aoshima
    Sashima
    Toyoetsu
    Tokuyo
    Aoshima
    Shimori
    Narayo
    Kuredai
    Hamadai
    Togoya
    Jokai
    Okado
    Kagohiro
    Hongoya (spisst snuck this one in for Hong)

    TOLKIEN ELDAR
    Beleggard
    Galadthyryr
    Guldor
    Belgroth
    Galadduin
    Dunia
    Galadfalas
    Belegia
    Morcirith
    Gulruin
    Amrond
    Giladan
    Dol roth
    Lothriel
    Orod rond
    Amgorn
    Beldor
    Aragroth
    Lothost
    Dol gorn
    Orod gul
    Galadrond
    Barad gard
    Elost
    Angard
    Menegard

    NORWAY

    Halmmarden
    Kolger
    Gotemarden
    Gronghettar
    Ostergard
    Ostermark
    Fagerberg
    Koperkoping
    Sodermarden
    Haglo
    Skelleftea
    Almarden
    Koperger
    Ostlag
    Vindal
    Goteheim
    Hjelmelo
    Skellefman
    Skelleflo
    Gotekoping
    Halmvagen
    Stockbotten
    Grongheim
    Gotelag
    Hemselag
    Halmmar
    Last edited by Sidran; Friday, 27th September, 2002 at 07:45 AM.

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    ... or you could just use the names of EN World posters. That's what I did for my Britannia 3E hexmaps.


    Hong "lo! behold the lands of Sidran, Corlon and Xeriar" Ooi
    Last edited by hong; Friday, 27th September, 2002 at 07:53 AM.

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