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Fantastic place names

Postby Altair-the-Vexed » 3:56pm on 01 Oct 17

I've been blogging again, finally! A thread on another forum got me thinking about how one could sum up the conventions one might follow when naming places in a made up setting.

Here's a link to the blog post.

And here's my helpful TL:DR summary:
    Places are named out of bits of description, so you should name your made up places in the same way.

    Use existing real-world culture name elements to evoke those cultures, but beware that you don't bring on the baggage of a contentious culture by mistake.

    Use English and British name elements to create a cosy homely feeling of Olde Worlde-ness

    Use stranger name elements for places that should be more unfamiliar or exotic to the PCs.
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