Naming the Nameless

We all know that names have power. As GMs, we leverage names to invoke feelings of dread, comfort, and security… A few examples… Ravenloft evokes images of dark, Poe- or Lovecraft-inspired evils. The Forgotten Realms evokes the ideal of a storyteller’s paradise, full of places to discover and explore with a history. And the Shire……

LPC Names Design: A Few Thoughts on People and Places

Today’s design post is a bit of a ramble around some ideas that have been bouncing around my head of late… Names have meaning. They provide handles to concepts. Unique identifiers to attach to unique nouns, whether they are people, places, or things. But they can do so much more. They can suggest history. Hint…

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