Gary Gygax's Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds, Volume 4: Extraordinary Book of Names

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The ultimate book of names! With over 100,000 names, name generators, and more, this sourcebook is a must-have for any game designer or writer. A veritable host of nationalities and cultures are covered from Indian, Korean, and Mongol to Aztec and Mayan. From Medieval English to Spanish, from the fantastic to the mundane, from Italian, Jewish, Polynesian, and more, this extraordinary collection covers it all. Furthermore, a whole chapter is dedicated to place names and another ...
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Overview

The ultimate book of names! With over 100,000 names, name generators, and more, this sourcebook is a must-have for any game designer or writer. A veritable host of nationalities and cultures are covered from Indian, Korean, and Mongol to Aztec and Mayan. From Medieval English to Spanish, from the fantastic to the mundane, from Italian, Jewish, Polynesian, and more, this extraordinary collection covers it all. Furthermore, a whole chapter is dedicated to place names and another to epithets.
For the d20 enthusiast, a new core class, the Onomancer, comes to life with new rules on the magic of names and the naming conventions used by your world's powerful magi.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931275569
  • Publisher: Chenault and Gray
  • Publication date: 3/3/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 4
Introduction 6
1 Guide to Names & Naming 9
A Nominal History 11
Character Names 12
Campaign Names 13
Apt Names 18
Names and Magic 21
2 People 25
Britain 27
A History of Names in Britain 27
Anglo-Saxon 28
Cornish 29
English 30
Aristocratic Names 34
Rustic Names 36
Medieval English 37
Scottish 38
Medieval Scottish 40
Irish 41
Medieval Irish 44
Gaelic 44
Welsh 46
Medieval Welsh 47
Briton (Old Welsh) 48
Medieval English Bynames 49
Africa
African 56
Berber 59
Ancient Egyptian 60
America
Amerindian 64
Aztec 66
Inca 67
Mayan 68
Asia
Chinese 70
Medieval Chinese 71
Indian 72
Sanskrit 73
Japanese 74
Medieval Japanese 76
Korean 77
Mongol 79
Tibetan 80
Europe
Armenian 82
Dutch 83
Medieval Dutch 84
Finnish 85
Medieval Finnish 86
French 86
Medieval French 88
Celtic 89
German 91
Medieval German 93
Germanic 93
Gypsy 94
Hungarian 96
Medieval Hungarian 98
Norse 98
Norwegian 99
Medieval Norwegian 100
Polish 101
Medieval Polish 102
Portuguese 102
Medieval Portuguese 104
Russian 104
Medieval Russian 106
Spanish 106
Medieval Spanish 108
Mediterranean
Arabic 111
Greek 113
Ancient Greek 114
Italian 117
Medieval Italian 119
Roman 120
Jewish 122
Hebrew 124
Phoenician 125
Oceania
Aboriginal 127
Papuan 128
Polynesian 129
3 Epithets, Titles and Groups 131
Epithets 133
Titles 138
Translation Names 140
Amerindian 140
Mayan 142
Oriental 142
Theophorics 144
Group Names 145
4 Places 149
Place Names 151
British Place Names 152
World Place Names 155
Fantastic Place Names 159
Inns and Taverns 162
5 Fantastic 167
Creating Fantastic Names 169
Generic Fantasy 171
Strange Syllables 182
Fantastic Species 184
Manlike Races 184
Other Races 188
Comical Names 193
Appendices
A Titles 194
B Name Distribution 195
C More Methods 200
D Onomancers 202
d20 202
Lejendary Adventures 204
Bibliography 207
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