We’ve all been there. You’re playing D&D—or Pathfinder, or the TTRPG of your choosing—and you’ve got to come up with an NPC on the fly. Maybe you’re a DM and you’re coming up with them constantly, or you’re a player making up some long lost cousin or friend to go along with a successful knowledge check. Whatever the reason, you’re brainstorming as fast as you can, and a personality and funny quirks are forming fast in your head… when you realize you can’t think of a name! Bob? Tim? Hmysstsesh? What the heck do you name your freaking NPC!
In these most difficult of times, many of us turn to an old friend: the online name generator. While there are many options out in the vastness of the internet, it’s my greatest pleasure to introduce you to the worst (and thus, best) fantasy name generator ever. Friends, GMs and fellow players, meet the utterly generically named Fantasy Name Generator! (more…)
Alenka Figa is a queer librarian obsessed with D&D podcasts that have solid queer rep. They frequently tweet about them @alenkafiga. Catch their reviews of zines and indie comics over at Women Write About Comics.