When I first got the game back in 89. I think I used characters from those B Grade action film set in the dark ages mixed with a bit of fantasy. I think my favourite there was DEATH-STALKER. Surely you know these films if you play this game & that name went on to be used as one of the range of Razor Keyboards I was planning I buying some time, but couldn't afford that one and purchased the Ornata, after retiring my failing Widow-Maker (some keys are missing
)to a older computer.
I think made him a warrior. Human warrior of course, just like his movie counterpart & I fell into the habit of inviting friends over to show-off the computer game equivalent of what passed for AD&D without realising it's lack of group play appeal, & aside from the Pool of Radience game I purchased at the same time which played a larger a role in actually being that computer game equivalent! My friends initially declined my invitation, much to my disappointment, but finally relented on a later occasion.
So, I had some interesting character names with one Monty Python & the Holy Grail reference. But I won't go there, since that was not for the Bard's Tale game, the faulty one I that where I could only have a party of adventurers roaming the town of Skara-Brae and never the starter dungeon & beyond the town gates. One of my friends who fancied them-self to have real life occult connections called his Orc Mage 666. Eventually, there was a adventurer belonging to each of my former role playing game groupies.
Of course, Orpheus (The Bard) came from a long list of names I got out of a large book of ancient world mythology and real world history. The fact that he was also a hobbit in the game was just random to me. Chuckling to myself right now as I think he could very well have been called Homer (Famous for a Iliad (I had to look that one up just now.) & the infamous Odyssey (Knew that one, but needed to spell check it.) as that well known Simpsons cartoon debuted about the same time. I really did know much about real Orpheus and his eventual fate. To quote the wisdom in Drizz't Do' Urden's words, "Everyone Dies". (Eventually...... or Psychotically, Everyone Dies (Right now!)
Fast forward to present day now, and my late forays into Thief of Fate. I wanted to make my own party of adventurer's after murdering A-Team & eventually recruiting the Interplayers to raise enough gold to resurrect them. For some reason, that game no longer gives out starting gold, or never did really. You know why, I wanted that, didn't you? Other names I have know fallen into the habit of using are....
Myrddin Wylt - Which is supposedly another name for Merlin or his real name even. Look it up if you doubt me. Of course he is a spell-caster.
BuffytheSlayer - No one should misunderstand this name if they have been alive for the last 20 years. There is only one Buffy, despite what might come up if I put into name in search engine and I know about do with the same in The Sims Pets. Of course, I love he television series and used to watch same episode up to three to four times a day while reading the synopsis, famous quotes, and other trivia from the Buffy Wiki-pages and IMDB.com every days for months over and over again until I broke the habit when the series was finally taken off the air. Lately, I have the Buffy regulars in X-com Two along with the original Ghost-Busters (Now there's a idea
"Back off. I'm a Science-Mage" (I wonder if that could be worked into the game as another annoying Easter Egg.) if they weren't any thing else.) Suicide Squad, and then I had to uninstall that game since it could handle the excessive modding. Yeah, the game just kept crashing and I kept using the Buffy name in other game like the Pool of Radience redux for Neverwinter Nights Two. Naturally, she had to be a Monk , either Human, half-elf or a hot looking Gnome (If you go by the Forgotten Realm's D20 standards for that meta-type.) At last I made her a Hobbit, by accident or boredom. Considering they're tendency for forced celibacy and her watcher's tendency to monitor and limit Buffy's social life. She didn't have much of social life, well, not always.
Aeon-Fux - (Yes, exactly how I spelt it too.) A play on words of the animation and film of similar name. It's kind of rude & she was Half-Elf or human Monk, of course.
Lampades - Who was the name for a Warrior Caste of Nymphs from Greek myths. Some thing I read about while playing Age of Mythology. It may turn out to be a ficticous kernel of info belonging to that game only, but this was the last of my troupe of female monks. Aside from the very silly Lady-Beard Pants. (More about that a little further on.)
Galadriel & Gandalf made it into my list of adventures. Galadriel is still being used in game, but dead and waiting for resurrection. Sadly like every other one above her listed here.
Randy Blade & Rusty-Blade. The former could have been a porn star. Both are Half-Orcs and I know the latter is a Hunter. I love making Half-Orc Hunter's.
Lastly, one of the teams of players I had to create to raise gold to resurrect the earlier ones were given sillier names to reflect how much I wasn't going to keep them after they had saved the entire back log of my A list.
Sir-No Beard the male Human Paladin.
Lady Beard Pants the female Dwarf fighter type. Don't recall her exact designation exactly and the name might be a reference to the excessive body hair of female dwarves. Was she wearing that or going au'natural
Memory starting to fail, but pretty sure I had a adventuring party filled with just Dwarves as physical adepts and a human healer at the back called The Last Man and a male.
That's all for now.