Justifying Laziness!

I’ve read in a few places about GMs who keep name lists with them so that at any given moment they can come up with a name on the fly and simply cross it from the list. That’s all well and good, and I’m sure it sounds like another cool way to make the DM’s job easier.

But really, why do that when you can just make up some ridiculous name on the spot? I do it all the time! It’s surprisingly easy and everyone respects you for it!

Some sample names below! I promise I didn’t spend more than 10 seconds on any given name, and if you can’t stall for 10 seconds before dishing out an awesome NPC name, why are you sitting on the other side of the proverbial DM screen to begin with?:

Arthoor Demanche
Littles Fairfoot
Shenk Potbelly
Lathers Erranding
Lord Kathos
Shim Shaw
Tercy Maxwell
Lakespit The Hurt
Bloodcaller Melk
Youngings the Earth Melder

Of course, leaving things up to your imagination can have hilarious results, such as two rival NPCs in my world, one of whom is named Lord Veriketh and the other who is named Lord Keth, but hey, that’s D&D!

8 Responses to “Justifying Laziness!”

  1. paul paul says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the next president of the United States, Lakespit The Hurt!

  2. paul paul says:

    Lakespit The Hurt’s son is Lakespit The Hurt Jr. The son was originally just named Lakespit the First, but then he got hurt.

  3. Baf says:

    The Keth/Veriketh thing has its advantages, though. It provides an easy template for further lord names. for example:
    Lord Realiketh
    Lord Extremeliketh
    Lord Themostketh
    Lord Evenmorekeththanthosepretenders

  4. Rory rory says:

    More Names:

    Tym The Beholderkin
    Barley Klenk
    Mister Earreth
    Loomkin of the Fields
    Princet Desireth
    Sir Termoth

  5. Claire Claire says:

    I love all Rory’s names. Also I love all those lords who think they are the real Keth. Will the real Keth please stand up, etc., etc.

  6. Alison says:

    Loomkin of the Fields is ME!

  7. Rory Madden says:

    It is and always will be!

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