Tag Archives: naming

Naming and NPCsity

Last post discussed player-directed – or, at least, not directly author-mandated – naming for individual player characters. But there’s another important use-case: naming lots of characters, using generated names. The Simple End of Things Creepy narrative block-puzzler Road Not Taken has a town populated by … Continue reading

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Enter Your Name

 I love the art of names. I am entirely unreasonable about this. I spend entirely too much time on sites like The Baby Name Wizard even though I am highly unlikely to produce any babies. I cringe at speculative fiction when its … Continue reading

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Best NPCs 2013 (a much-belated set of XYZZY Award Reviews)

As part of running the XYZZY Awards (announcement on that soon, I swear), for the past few years I’ve organised focused reviews of the finalists in each category, drawing on the rich pool of critics and reviewers in the IF world. … Continue reading

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