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Quadratic Foundry Character Name Generator

In the grand tradition of the old WoW Guild Name Generator from Nick Yee, his organization, Quadratic Foundry, has created a Character Name Generator.

Rather than being completely random, the generator lets you specify a starting letter, an ending letter, or a string of letters you would like the name to contain.

Starts with ‘W’ and ends with ‘M’ gets you…

And it even gives you variants on the name with special characters if you simply must have a specific name but find that it has already been taken.

As with the WoW Guild Name Generator, the core of this was based on previous research done on World of Warcraft and the names harvested as part of that.

Anyway, if you’re stuck for a name you now have a new place to try.

When They Stop Taking the Naming Policy Seriously…

Eye the list of players online again, just to be sure I am seeing what I think I am.

Go do a policy check to see if anything has changed.

>help names

TorilMUD allows characters to have both first and last names. Each name must be suited to the race you are playing and any name that is not deemed acceptable by the Staff MUST be changed, regardless of whether it is a first OR last name. You must be level 20 to ask for a last name and have a valid player description.

Read HELP LAST NAMES if you are ready to request one.

There is extensive help for choosing first and last names. To access help for your race’s first name, type: HELP NAMES <race>

For help on choosing a last name for your character, type: HELP LASTNAME <race>

NOTE ON FIRST AND LAST NAMES:

Any character who does not have a name that is deemed appropriate by the Staff, WILL be asked to change it REGARDLESS of how long you have had the name. We are not perfect and some names DO slip past us.

On TorilMUD, choosing a name is more than just a means of identifying your character. We promote role playing on this MUD, and the name you create for for your character will directly reflect on that. For this reason, it is important that you choose a name that one might find in a fantasy world. Not a name that you have read in a book or heard on TV, but an original fantasy name that you have created in your own mind. Silly or unrealistic names do not belong in this world, and definitely don’t do much to promote role playing.

TorilMUD, unlike most MUDs, allows you to choose a first AND last name and this is one reason we have such stringent name criteria. Someone named “Hawkfist Willowbend” just doesn’t fit.

Unacceptable names:

  1.  Silly or funny names. Examples: Gillywoper, Wooglewanper The only exceptions are the gnome and halfling races.
  2. Compound words. Examples: Lordfear, Hawkfist, Rainman
  3. Words, mispelled or not. Examples: Wynde, Windy, Wynter
  4. Name from books or television. Examples: Rand, Smaug
  5. No names or words backwards. Examples: Regnarami, Diurd, Samoht
  6. No famous names. Examples: Cher, Madonna, Billclinton
  7. Names that do not fit the race you are playing. Examples: An elf named Garagh or a dwarf named Theleindifel
  8. No words or names from other languages or cultures. This also includes oriental names.
  9. No oriental names or oriental sounding names. We do not have a “Far East” on TorilMUD as yet (with no immediate plans to add one) so such names are not allowed.
  10. No names from TSR, FR, or Tolkein spelled correctly or not. This falls under the names from books criteria, but it seems we have to indicate this as a separate item. Examples: Drizzt or Drizst, Crysania or Krisania, Frodo or Frodoh

This is a serious mud, one in which we are trying to create the most realistic world possible. Choosing a GOOD fantasy name will reflect better on how the Staff and the players on the mud relate to you.

Policy still in place, though the famous names… Cher, Madonna, Billclinton… might point at how old this help file is.

Double check on one race in particular.

>help names ogre

Ogres are rather unintelligent, hulking beasts that live in damp caves and tunnels. Their names are very simplistic and tend to have an “earthen” sound to them.

Ogres have a slightly better command of speech than their troll counter- parts, and thus their names are not as quite as harsh or gutteral. Their names are composed of one or two syllables and they are more likely to use such consonants as: “b”, “g”, “d”, the vowel “u”, and double consonant sounds such as: “mb” and “ng”

Examples: Mumba, Sungo, Blogg
Illegal: Urz, Ghurggr, Thukal, Grorrzaz

Ogres are still pretty much ogres.

Check the player listing again, just in case I misread it.

>who sort

Listing of the Mortals!
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
[50 Ill] Ellese (Drow Elf)
[50 Rog] Immiralee (Drow Elf)
[50 Cle] Rressor (Yuan-Ti)
[50 War] Warraz (Troll) (RP)
[50 Enc] Atesete (Drow Elf)
[47 Dru] Zouve (Half-Elf)
[44 A-P] Undil (Half-Orc)
[32 Rog] Malled (Human)
[27 Ctr] Kabos (Orc)
[20 War] Bootyluscious + Twerk-zerker + Tooth and Maw (Ogre)
[ 1 Bar] Katumi (Half-Elf)

There are 11 mortal(s) on.
Total players online: 14.
Record number of players on this boot: 16.

No, there it is.

I admit to having had fun with the name generator in the past, but somehow I doubt that “Bootyluscious” came out of that.  Plus there is the guild and title, which has to be applied by a game admin.

Of course, it might be just an admin having some fun, but it made me go “hrmm…”

The Name Generator

TorilMUD was, and still is, big on players being a part of the world.  While role playing was not mandatory, it meant that things like your name and character description had to be approved by the team that ran the game.  And to be approved they had to be “in character” and appropriate for your race and class.  There was none of the names you see so often in WoW, like Sovietagent, Kilzyou, or Dumblonde. (All of which I just got from a “who” in Ironforge.)

While a description was something you added after you were in the game, but a name was something you needed to log in.  The MUD ran 24/7, but the gods with name approval authority were not always online.  And if they were not online when you were creating a character, you would just sit there in “approval limbo” until somebody showed up.

To rectify that, the team created a name generator for the game.  When creating a character you could choose your own name and be left to the whims of the approval process, or take a name from the generator and be automatically approved.

And the name generator was pretty good.  Some pretty good names came out of it, some of which I use to this day.

Some, however, were pretty questionable when it came to being “in character.”  We used to email the good ones to each other, names like:

  • Nomap
  • Lateral
  • Ases
  • Anut
  • Ispat
  • Tales
  • Sinutab
  • Makes
  • Purmalog
  • Medal
  • Fellah
  • Anag
  • Panix

You could take one of those names and get into the game, but in a very short time a god would show up and ask you to pick a better name.  Usually.  I still wonder how some names passed muster, like a guy named Sorepain. (Sore Pain?)  The worse the name, the quicker somebody would come get you.

The best name I ever rolled on TorilMUD was “Toril.”  I was rolling up a paladin because I had somehow picked up a Holy Avenger, the two-handed blade that every paladin wants, and I could not resist the option.  And I was busted at the main menu, before I even entered the game.

Generated Names (choose by number)
————————————–
1) Lesimnar            5) Ocerur
2) Toril               6) Damozev
3) Inewir              7) Aseway
4) Acoy                8 ) Rifohoy
0) Generate different names.

By what name do you wish to be known? 2
You wish to be known as Toril (Y/N)? y

Please enter a password for Toril:

—————————————
NAME:   Toril
SEX:      Male
RACE:     Human
CLASS:    Paladin
ALIGN:    Good
HOMETOWN: Waterdeep

Your basic stats:
Strength:        mighty  Power:           bad
Dexterity:       heroic  Intelligence:    mundane
Agility:         heroic  Wisdom:          average
Constitution:    heroic  Charisma:        mundane

Above, you see the final stats for the character you have created.
These stats include adjustments for your bonuses.

You have the opportunity at this time of keeping or discarding this character. If you choose to give up on this character, you may exit the game by typing ‘q’ or return to the beginning of the character creation process by typing ‘n’.

Do you want to keep this character? (Y/N/Q) Y

Yep, he’s a keeper!

TorilMUD : the Sojourner’s Home Welcomes You!

*** PRESS RETURN:

*** Welcome to Toril ***

0) Leave Toril for a Time.
1) Enter the realms of Toril.
2) See who is currently playing.
3) Read the background story.
4) Change your password.
5) Enter your character description.
6) Delete this character.

Make your choice: Oghma responds to your petition with ‘hahahahaha’
Oghma responds to your petition with ‘can I have you think of a new name please?’

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Welcome to TorilMUD

The Newbie Help Room
Exits: – East  – West
A small bag.
A belt and pouches has been left here.
A pheasant quill has been left here.
A sun-bleached spellbook has been left here.
[2] A wood handle dagger has been left here.
[3] A hollow quill lies here leaking out ink.
[3] A fan-like spellbook has been carelessly left here.
[3] A weapon that only remotely resembles a dagger has been dropped here.
Welcome. This is now your character on Toril.
May your journey here never end…..

NOTE:  Type TOGGLE and HELP for useful information!
Read the rules! Type HELP RULES, HELP MULTIi

If you are new to Toril, you may use the Newbie Help Channel
to get some tips and advice from other players.  Type: nhc <message>
to get started!

You petition ‘I didn’t want to enter the game until I thought of a new name, I couldn’t resist!’

Oghma responds to your petition with ‘That rules :P’

You petition ‘this one was better than Sinutab… lesse, how about Wilcar?’

You tell Agor ‘best name ever!’

You tell Tabab ‘best name ever!’

Oghma responds to your petition with ‘You’re now Wilcar :)’

< 36h/36H 110v/110V > enter sojourn

Tabab tells you ‘nicy try:P’