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Title: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: tleeuwenburg@gmail.com on November 02, 2009, 01:53:18 AM
Hi all,

I am working on a new fantasy roleplaying game, and I'm working on getting some early material together. I'm a bit worried about the risk of choosing a crap name, or a name that's already taken by someone else. I thought of "Mythology". Some net searching didn't reveal any existing titles with this exact name.

Any thoughts?

Cheers,
-T



Title: Re: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: Vulpinoid on November 02, 2009, 02:48:17 AM
Sure...why not?

I did a similar search a few years back, looking for a simple title that seemed too easy.

As a result the core system for a game I'm working on is called "Tales".

People seem to be picking obscure names and complicated names for their own sake, if you want to keep it memorable, keep it simple.

That's my 2 cents anyway.

V


Title: Re: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: charlescannon12 on November 02, 2009, 07:21:05 AM
okay


Title: Re: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: chance.thirteen on November 02, 2009, 08:59:27 AM
As long as the name reflects something about the game, sounds good.

EG, perhaps it is about the gods and creatures of one or more claissic mythologies. Perhaps it is about rising to be comes a new pantheon. Perhaps it is about creating or deconstructing modern mythologies internally and externally while changing the world.


Title: Re: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: Catelf on November 03, 2009, 05:04:47 AM
As long as the name reflects at least 50% of, a Really Important Place in, or a Really Important "Historical Event" in the World/Setting, i'd say!
One of my own ideas, with a great name, i think, i have constantly laid on "ice" because i felt the Setting i intended, went too far away from the Name.....       So, now i've finally decided to Change its intended Setting, so it suits the Name far better!

Consider: Calling a Game "Spaceships of planet Nexus", and then letting the Setting be Cyberpunk-like stories on a planet called "Nexus"?
No, i do not think that would be a good idea....

"Mythology". Great name, can you match it ?


Title: Re: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: tleeuwenburg@gmail.com on November 05, 2009, 06:39:55 PM
Thanks everyone to their replies. I've been reading them, but the forums have been up and down a lot, and I have not been able to reply! Thank you very very much for your involvement! I really appreciate it.


Title: Re: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: Ninja Dave on November 05, 2009, 07:03:06 PM
Sounds a little to cliche if you ask me


Title: Re: Should I call my new RPG "Mythology"?
Post by: tleeuwenburg@gmail.com on November 05, 2009, 07:57:42 PM
Yeah, it is kinda cliche, but I'm happy to wear that one. I appreciate the comment, but I guess I am happy to be thought of as a bit cliched in some regards.

Cheers,
-T