Fantasy Inn/Tavern Name Generator

Oct 18, 2011

Ahh, inspiration. The Almighty DM and Digital Orc prompted me to work on inn/tavern names. I was going to contribute back to the Digital Orc’s open document. I failed to get my data organized prior to it being closed for editing.

My first cut, the Inn and Tavern Name Generator leans toward Digital Orc’s style. I did categorize and expand upon The Almighty GM’s system but have not yet coded the individual elements.

Instead, I ended up with adjectives (166) and nouns (524). Toss them together, muck around a bit and a reasonable output spews forth. The names are chaotic. Aren’t all random generators?

However, I do not like the distribution. I have to tweak the system again. Realism is missing. I cannot put my finger on exactly what I dislike. The distribution is skewed in my opinion.

I’m counting on others to point out the obvious flaws I cannot see.

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  • I’d split your Nouns up a little more then just nouns. Critters/Professions/Things
    I also noticed when you use & you also use another adjective on almost every iteration that I ran. I’d tone down the % of second adjectives when combining.

    • Good thoughts. I felt those names were growing too lengthy in general. I do have all the data split into different categories. I just took the easy road to get the bulk of the system working. Version 2 will allow selection of adjective and noun sources. Likely in a couple of weeks.

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