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What's in a Name?
The first ones we came up with were slightly derivative:
The Dragon's Mouth (and in "straight from the")
The Dragon's Tongue/Claw/Tooth etc etc
Dragonslaying (enough already)
Polyhedron was taken, but what about Icosohedron, or Dodecahedron or Tetrahedron?
Then we got more inventive
Philocubist (look it up, it means a lover of dice games!)
ROLE (yeah, just ROLE)
Roll the Dice
Role the Dice (eewww)
Roll the Bones
The Masquerade (oops, White Wolf Copyright! Damn.)
Dice and Sword
Play the Game
Dicing with Death
Then we tried to define role-playing
Playing the Part
Acting the Part
Living the Legend
Shared Fantasy (a bit racy?)
Places to Go, People to Be (hmmm, that one sounds OK....)
Then there were the classical influences:
Dice, Book and Table
The Play's the Thing
Ars Fabula (the art of story telling)
Ars Histrio (the art of acting)
Of Dice and Men (good, but sexist! Damn)
Of Dice and...Zen?Glen?Ken?Pen? (I kept trying)
T'was Brillig... (or something else from Jabberwocky like..)
Gyre and Gimble/Mimsy Borrogroves/Mome Raths/Frumious Bandersnatch....
And, of course, the Three Letter Abbreviation (TLA) popped up
RPM: Role-Playing Mag
RPG: Role-Playing maG
PC/NPC: (not sure what we could make them stand for but they sound good)
GM: Gaming Mag
RNG: Random Number Generator (i.e. Dice)
Continuing with the gaming terms
The Hit Point
Critical Twenty/Success (sound like yuppie mags)
Critical Failure (a bad omen)
d% (the Prince idea)
Name, Level and Class
Some simpler ideas
Gaming (a tad dull)
Games, Games, Games (worse)
GAME ON! (very Wayne's World)
Then some further ideas on fantasy:
The Incredible Journey (not the film)
The Journeyman (sexist again!)
By the Sword
Mightier than the Sword
Lizards and Lairs
Warriors and Wyrms (these suck, eh?)
Catacmobs and...something beginning with C?
Then we got silly...
a Celebration of Role-Playing and Gaming in Society (CRAGS)
a Celebration of the Literature, Imagination and Theatrics Of Role-Playing In Society (CLITORIS) (we were tired,OK?)
Tolkien Must Die
The Holy Grail
The Knights Who Say Ni!
A Thousand Words
We Have A Magazine, And You Don't!
The Force is Strong
Just Working On A Project, Mum
Spank the Geek
Multi-Aggregate General Education..or something
A Thousand Hit Points and Maximum Charisma!
Finally, two anagrams, and a palindrom to finish.
I'm a zanging mage (gaming magazine)
Gazing Megan, Am I! (ditto)
Game E-mag (neat)
(For some more anagrams, click here.