Creative Gripes Thread

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by KingStarscream, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Writing a character whose vocabulary is several shades more florid than mine and being repeatedly failed by thesauruses when I try to find juicier replacements for things I would say that the character wouldn't. Did you know Merriam-Webster straight-up doesn't have "power-hungry" in their dictionary?
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  2. aetherGeologist

    aetherGeologist Well-Known Member

    Feet are far too hard to draw.
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  3. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    I’m fleshing out a dnd campaign and I’m so bad at names. I need a name for a kingdom, a king, several bartenders, some crowns guards, some city guards, and a player’s in game cousin.
  4. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Can't really help without further info! What's the kingdom like? Time period, location, language?
  5. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    One useful cheat for General Fantasy Names is to write a description of the thing you need to name, and then use some combination of acronym, portmanteau, and general word games to make something out of it that you like the sound of. So, say, if you want to name the river that runs through the capital, "the river that runs through the capital" could yield "River Ritharu" (river that runs) or "River Rattica" (runs through the capital, plus vowels) or "River Lehstre" (last letter of each word in the phrase going backwards).
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  6. Sethrial MacCoill

    Sethrial MacCoill Attempts were made

    I’m mostly taking a break to complain before I tackle the hard parts. Thanks for the offer tho!
  7. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see! Well, have fun!
  8. rats

    rats 21 Bright Forge Shatters The Void

    @Sethrial MacCoill I use this generator for ideas normally!! I either use it as-is or do some tweaking to letter order to make it sound better but it can be a really helpful place to start from, there's a ton of settings to play around with :) eta: this is most useful for things that just Need a Name, Stat like npcs and so on, if you want a Meaningful Name i like tez's idea a lot! using wikipedia and google translate for meaningful names and mushing words together until u get something tasty is good too
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  9. Loq


    that section of the level up sine wave that's just "I can see everything wrong with my work but not how to Fix It"
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