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2014-07-20 Sir Walther von Klingen

I’ve joined The Summer Faire of Karog using Sir Walther von Klingen, also known as Sir Walther of Blades, if you catch my drift.

The character creation rules used for The FlailSnails Jousting Tourney are cruel and harsh.

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Knight Name: Sir Walther von Klingen
Player Name: Alex Schroeder
Class/Level: Fighting Man (Bachelor) 1
HP: 6
AC: 5
Str: 11
Int: 10
Wis: 9
Dex: 9
Con: 8
Cha: 4
Horse: Medium Warhorse
Armor Worn: Mail Hauberk
Shield Type: Reinforced Kite Shield

Plus:

Squire Name: Ulrich
Class/Level: Fighting Man 1
HP: 4
AC: 5
Gear: Scale Mail, Wooden Round Shield, Sword, Dagger

No retinue.

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My wife saw me create my knight and enjoyed my mumblings so she wanted to create a knight as well, and so here is Sir Aliduke, in honor of her first knight in our Great Pendragon Campaign… Good times!

Knight Name: Sir Aliduke de Giez
Player Name: Claudia Frei
Class/Level: Fighting Man (Mercenary) 1
HP: 6
AC: 5
Str: 9
Int: 16
Wis: 10
Dex: 9
Con: 6
Cha: 11
Horse: Riding Horse
Armor Worn: Mail Hauberk
Shield Type: Reinforced Round Shield

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Squire Name: Wendel
Class/Level: Magic-User 1
HP: 3
AC: 6
Gear: Dagger, Spell Book with Sleep and Read Magic

Retinue: 2 Filthy Peasants you pay to guard your camp.

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2014-07-18 Kleriker

Ich verwende für meine langstehende Kampagne Labyrinth Lord und habe meine Hausregeln in einem kleinen Dokument gesammelt: Hellebarden & Helme. Vor ein paar Tagen habe ich meinen Spielerinnen und Spielern einen Vorschlag geschickt.

Ich studiere wieder mal an den Magierregeln rum. Insbesondere geht es mir um das Lernen der Sprüche am Morgen. Im Adventure Conqueror King System ist das ganz einfach fallen gelassen worden.

Für Elfen und Magier gilt: Die Anzahl Sprüche, welche man am Tag zaubern kann, sind das «Repertoire» der Elfen und Magier. Aus ihrem Repertoire können sie alle Sprüche jederzeit zaubern, solange sie noch «Slot» frei haben. Das wäre auf alle Fälle für Anfänger leichter zu verstehen. Diese Auswahl der Sprüche am Morgen wird gerne vergessen und als Spieler ist es immer wieder mühsam, wenn man die falschen Sprüche gelernt hat.

Im Adventure Conqueror King System wird das sehr schön beschrieben: «For an arcane spellcaster to have a spell in his repertoire, he must keep track of complex astrological movements and star signs that are constantly changing; he must daily appease various ghosts and spirits that power certain dweomers; he must remember and obey special taboos that each spell dictates. All of these strictures, and they are many, can vary with the season, the lunar cycle, the caster’s location, and more. Having a spell in the repertoire is thus an ongoing effort, like maintaining a friendship or remembering a song. Mages may collect spell formula from many sources, but only the most intelligent and learned arcane spellcasters can maintain a repertoire of more than a few spells at a time.»

Für Kleriker habe ich eine andere Idee. Mir passt eigentlich der Fokus auf die biblishen Sprüche nicht. Mir schwebt vor, den Klerikern je nach verehrten Göttern andere Sprüche zur Verfügung zu stellen. Um beim «Repertoire» zu bleiben: Ich stelle mir vor, dass je nach verehrter Gottheit ein anderes Repertoire zur Verfügung steht. Ich bin mir noch nicht so sicher, wie das aussehen wird. Vielleicht so: Heilen Leichter Wunden wird von einem Dämonenlord nicht zur Verfügung gestellt. Böses Entdecken, Magie Entdecken, Gesinnung erkennen, das sind vielleicht eher Sprüche für Geweihte der Mitra (Ehrlichkeit, Schwüre). Schlangenzauber ist vielleicht eher was für Set. Ich würde dann also eine spezielle Liste für Freya Kleriker zusammenstellen.

Was meint ihr dazu? Meine Hoffnung ist, dass es etwas einfacher wird für die Spieler, und ich hoffe, dass es so mehr Sinn macht, wenn Kleriker via ihren Göttern eigene Spruchlisten bekommen. Ich gehe eigentlich davon aus, dass sich für Logard & Co. nicht viel ändern wird, weil die Sprüche, die er zaubert, sowieso der Freya zugerechnet werden.

Nachdem ich nun die Antworten meiner Spielerinnen und Spieler erhalten habe, zeigt sich, dass nicht alles so einfach ist, wie ich es mir vorgestellt hatte.

Generell waren sich alle einig, dass dieses Auswählen der Sprüche am Morgen mühsam ist. Deswegen werde ich dies wohl einfach fallen lassen. Die einzelnen Sprüche müssen nicht am Morgen gelernt, sondern durch beten, Sterne beobachten, Bücher studieren, usw. wird das ganze Repertoire aufgefrischt. Davon kann man nun alles zaubern, solange man die jeweilige Limite noch nicht erreicht hat.

An den Klerikersprüchen ändern wir vorerst nichts. Ein Votum war, dass das Ändern der Spruchlisten im laufenden Spiel für den Charakter seltsam wäre. Ein weiteres Votum war, dass ja auch den Göttern unliebsame Sprüche gezaubert werden können sollen. Vielleicht, so ein Gegenvorschlag, auf höherer Stufe? Dieser Gegenvorschlag passt mir aber irgendwie nicht. Zu kompliziert?

Vielleicht muss man die elenden Kleriker als verhunzte Van Helsing Charaktere ja einfach im Spiel lassen. Vielleicht war es sowieso ein Fehler, aus den Klerikern auch gleich Geweihte zu machen, welche einen Gott verehrten, einem Gott dienten. Meine aktuelle Lösung für Paladine gefällt mir besser: Wer will, kann sich einem Gott verschwören und bekommt dann, je nach Stufe und Ruf, nach und nach ein paar wenige übernatürliche Fähigkeiten. Das sollte doch eigentlich reichen, denke ich.

Etwas Hintergrund zur Entstehungsgeschichte der Klerikerklasse gibt es auf Havard’s Blackmoor Blog. Da sieht man eigentlich schon, dass die Kleriker eine spezifische Entwicklung waren, um die Untoten zu bekämpfen, welche sich in der Kampagne von Arneson ausbreiteten.

Schon habe ich Lust, die Kleriker ganz abzuschaffen, oder sie zu “Van Helsings” zu machen. Vielleicht ist das natürlich die Lösung. Die jetzigen Kleriker lassen wir einfach so, wie sie sind, aber wir gehen nicht mehr davon aus, dass generell alle Religionen Kleriker benötigen.

Ein Votum war, dass Kämpfer immer langweiliger werden, je flexibler und vielfältiger die zaubernden Klassen werden. Das will mich nicht so recht überzeugen, obwohl es auf den ersten Blick plausibel wirkt. Das wichtigste Gegenargument scheint mir zu sein, dass dies nur bei Kämpfen ein Problem sein sollte, und Kämpfe eigentlich kurz sein sollten. Das Ungleichgewicht sollte also auch nur von kurzer Dauer sein. Ausserhalb der strengen Würfelregie kann sich ja jeder beliebig gut einbringen, weswegen in meinen Spielen manchmal Charaktere der Stufen eins bis acht miteinander auf Abenteuer gehen.

Dann kommt es auch auf das Verhältnis von Anzahl Kämpfe pro Tag an. Wird mehr gekämpft, gehen die Sprüche bald aus. Wieviel pro Tag gekämpft wird, hängt nun aber von Spielern und Spielleiter ab. Das führt mich dann zum generellen Problem der “Balance” (Scheinwerferlicht, Handlungsfreiheit, agency). Mir scheint das schwer zu messen, abhängig vom aktuellen Abenteuer, irgendwie auch beeinflussbar durch die Wahl der Questen, und auch wählbar durch das Spielen dieser und nicht jener Klassen. Deswegen sehe ich im Moment noch keinen Grund, diese Erleichterung für zaubernde Klassen durch einen Nachteil auszugleichen.

Ganz Konkret zur Kampfkraft allerdings: Solange Kleriker keine spitzen und scharfen Waffen verwenden können und solange Schwerter die wichtigsten magischen Waffen sind, werden Kämpfer immer einen Platz haben. Das ganze Theater mit den stumpfen Waffen hat eigentlich nur diesen Vorteil: Es dämmt die Anziehungskraft der Kleriker etwas ein. Woher diese Idee in der christlichen Tradition kommt, findet man in diesen Artikeln zum Thema Odo, dem Bischof von Bayeux…

Es ist nicht einfach mit diesen verdammten Klerikern! Bald packe ich mein DSA Abenteuer Ausbau-Spiel aus und lese das Kapitel über die Geweihten nochmal.

Also, dort steht: vier allgemeine Wunder (Essen, Trinken, Mut, Heilung) sowie je drei spezifische Wunder, welche von dem jeweiligen Gott abhängen.

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Rorschachhamster
Was ich mal überlegt hatte, für Pathfinder allerdings, den Klerikern nur Zugriff auf die Domänenzauber zu geben - also auf alle der Gottheit. Erschafft eine schnelle, nachvollziehbare Zauberliste, die teilweise Zauber hat, die sonst nur Magier haben etc. Also gibt es nicht nur Nachteile… für LL könnte man sich das ja im SRD / PRD angucken bei entsprechenden Göttern, so hätte man zumindest eine “unparteiische” Auswahl. Oh, mein Blog und Mythologie gibt Götterdomänen für alle möglichen Götter aus realen Mythologien… falls es Thor sein soll oder so. Es wäre etwas Ironisch, weil meine Kleriker in Pathfinder im Moment die LL/Mentzer-Zauberliste nutzen… ;)

Rorschachhamster 2014-07-19 06:09 UTC


Interessant, woher der Kleriker kommt. Ich stecke nebenbei an einem ähnlichen Problem fest, habe aber leider auch noch keine perfekte Lösung gefunden. Mein Gedanke war bisher immer, den Kleriker einfach in Paladin umzubenennen und es erstmal gut sein zu lassen.

Tarin 2014-07-19 08:03 UTC



Greifenklaue
Bei AD&D 2 hatten Kleriker unterschiedliche Sprüche, dort konnte man nur Sprüche seiner Domänen, die man individuell (also nach Gottheit natürlich) zusammenstellte. Das umgeht, dass jeder alles kann und andererseits das Magier"problem” der wenigen bekannten Sprüche (zu Beginn).

Ist vielleicht nen Blick wert.

Greifenklaue 2014-07-19 10:29 UTC



AlexSchroeder
Hm, ich hatte das anders in Erinnerung: Jeder Kleriker hatte einen grossen Pool an gemeinsamen Sprüchen und dann pro Spruchstufe gab es einen Domänenspruch. Lass mich mal in meinem alten Player’s Handbook grübeln. Ah, hier, auf Seite 34: “Priests of Specific Mythoi […] cast spells from only a few, related spheres. Their priest’s deity will have major and minor accesses to certain spheres, and this determines the spells available to the priest.” Individuelle Spruchlisten tönt eigentlich ganz nach meinem Gusto. Der Druide als spezieller Kleriker passt mir eigentlich auch. Greifenklaue hat recht, das passt mir eigentlich gut! Und ist eigentlich das, was Rorschachhamster auch meinte, wenn ich das richtig verstehe. Jetzt muss ich mich nur mal hinsetzen und einen konkreten Vorschlag für meine Spieler machen.

@tarin, ich hatte schon die umgekehrte Idee: Paladine sind einfach Kleriker. Aber was machst du dann mit der bescheuerten Einschränkung auf stumpfe Waffen?

AlexSchroeder 2014-07-19 17:44 UTC


Eine unter diversen Dogmen verschiedener Kulte 😊 Ich versuche also, möglichst dem Kleriker einen Nachteil ggü. dem Kämpfer zu lassen, weil er ja nunmal auch etwas mehr kann, aber das muss ja nicht immer die Sache mit den stumpfen Waffen sein.

Tarin 2014-07-20 11:48 UTC



AlexSchroeder
Mir fällt da auch ein Nachteil ein… Siehe Cavalier. 😊

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Harald
Wie wäre es mit: Magische Waffen funktionieren nicht für Kleriker/Paladine; die brauchen Heilige Waffen (von denen es deutlich weniger gibt als magische)? Dann können die Kleriker immer noch benutzen was sie wollen, aber magische Waffen eben nicht. Diese Einschränkung ist genauso arbiträr wie das Verbot von Klingenwaffen, aber es verhindert keine Paladine mit Schwertern.

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AlexSchroeder
@oliof, ja, das hatte ich mir auch schon überlegt. Aber irgendwie kam mir das auch nicht cool vor. Mögen die Götter das wirklich nicht? Schliessen sich arkane und göttliche Magie aus? Irgendwie… Ich weiss nicht. Ich habe fast das Gefühl, ich müsste es ausprobieren. Vielleicht macht es im Spiel ja schlussendlich keinen Unterschied. Vielleicht sollte ich auch dazu übergehen, den Magiern das Tragen von besseren Waffen zu erlauben.

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Alex Schroeder
Hm, jetzt muss ich mal den Thread hier auf dem OD&D Board lesen. Dropping the Cleric. Die ersten Posts sind schon mal auf meiner Linie.

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2014-07-15 Soon to be Moving

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We signed a new contract! Starting in October, we’ll be living in Altstetten. It’s still within the city limits, but no longer as central as that. The now flats are being built at the moment. This is what Google Street View is showing…

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greywulf
Oh wow. Best wishes on the move Alex!

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Exciting!

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Johannes
Congratulations!

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Harald
Congrats!

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AlexSchroeder
Also, we're looking for a tenant, now. Starting Friday 2014-10-17 (yes, we're going to try and move out at a non-standard date). Just in case you know anybody. :)

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2014-07-13 Distraction

Recently, I wrote the following on Google+:

Sometimes I feel like the constant chatter of social media is reducing my creative output. While I’m on G+ or Facebook or Twitter or IRC or even reading and answering mail, I’m not producing things. Somehow my education taught me to value so many other things over the talking about things. The creating of things. The reading of books. Hiking. Perhaps this devaluation of talking about things is not a healthy attitude. In addition to that, there’s the lingering doubt about my willingness to do these other things. If I did not have computers to connect me to all the people out there, would I really be doing these other things, or would I just play on my console, or sleep, or eat?

When it comes to role-playing games, for example: I see all those great pictures people are drawing, and great tables people are writing, and I nod my head and scroll down, and read and nod, and—whaaat, game in 2h and no prep!?

It’s totally true that I don’t see myself as a lone creative person. I need discussion, mutual enthusiasm, a little competitive outdoing, sharing, positive feedback and all that for my creative endeavors. Unfortunately for me, social media provides this, as well as backbiting, acerbic commentary, put downs, cynicism, banter, cat pictures, ranting, and more. I haven’t found a way to control this extra information, however. I need some to feel the bonds of humanity, to experience friendship and joy, to build that social net that will help me when I’m down, talk about my feelings such that I don’t bury them deep within me, but it also distracts me, takes away my ability to focus, allows me to procrastinate… So I think I need a structure like The G+ Hour or aggressive filtering, or a change in lifestyle to find a way out. No longer young enough, when my desires exceeded my ability to digest it all, not yet old enough, when hopefully my wisdom will put it all into perspective automatically…

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Are you sure that the problem is distractions, and not the lack of motivation?

There is one trick I use to improve my productivity. I set goals like “do at least 1 change in project X every day”, and it turns out that it is quite effective. If you get distracted too much, by the end of the day you will remember that you haven’t done anything at all, so you open up your IDE or something just to do one tiny change like 1 character in the code, but then you fall into it completely and code all night. It is important to allow any changes, because the point of this thing is to motivate you to start working, it shouldn’t distract you from important stuff in your life.

That’s very easy to do on github, but if your work is not software-related then just get a calendar 😊

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AlexSchroeder
This is a good point. I should set goals like “read at least a page from this book every day,” for example.

AlexSchroeder 2014-07-18 17:21 UTC

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2014-07-12 Rule of Uncool

This is an alternative to the various encumbrance rules out there. It works as follows:

  1. Encumbrance is not tracked.
  2. When in doubt, the referee can ask a player to start reading their character’s inventory out loud.
  3. As soon as people groan, laugh, boo or facepalm, that’s enough. Drop some stuff!

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2014-07-11 Speaking in Public

There was a huge disturbance in the force, recently. D&D 5 got published and Zak Smith and the RPG Pundit were credited therein. One of the posts summarizing the issue I read was On the D&D5 Credits Controversy by Gary N. Mengle.

As far as this post is concerned, I’m not so much interested in the peculiarities of this affair, I’m more interested in how we could get here. I think the key to understanding the causes of the problem are to be found in this comment by Zak Smith on a private post on Google+:

There are certain things you don’t say in public no matter what someone means . I don’t care what they mean or if they’re a good person I care what’s in the public record and what people might think who see that public record. – Zak Smith

I was reading the comments on a public Google+ post by Rob Donoghue. The question being discussed was how to disengage from a hurtful discussion. Viktor Haag had just provided an example where person A said something, person B contested it and asked for proof and person A decided to disengage. Now A is angry and feels assaulted by B, and B is angry because A simply left the discussion instead of offering a fair discussion of the accusations. Anna Kreider then offered a different example where person A said something ambiguous (“I have mixed feelings about a thing”) and person B then attacks A for saying all sorts of things they felt this implied while A keeps maintaining that they never said any such thing. So now I started wondering. Why do these things happen? Rob Donoghue said: “Causation is complicated and multi-faceted, nuance is critical and perfect information is impossibly rare. Discussing something under those limitations requires trust and good faith. They must be entered with an interest in finding insight, not right answers.” I think that’s a good position to start with, but it doesn’t explain the vitriol that I’ve been seeing. The rest of this post is the comment I left on Rob’s post…

I can’t help thinking that part of “The Internet Problem” of communication spiraling downwards (as has been the case ever since flame wars erupted on USENET) is the inability of ordinary people to perceive the Internet as a very public space. In the old days, it was hard to say something in public. You basically had to find a publisher and print stuff. It could get heated if you stood up in a town hall meeting and said the wrong thing. But these days, anybody with Internet access can speak in public, and they—we, all of us—are unaware that “there be lions.” We are unaware that public speaking has always come with a distinct understanding of our freedoms and the limits thereof, and of the potential consequences. There’s defamation (libel, slander) laws, copyright laws (intellectual property, digital copying and distributing), and these laws are there to offer recourse for the most problematic aspects—but they don’t offer recourse for most of our actual problems. Our actual problems are often much smaller. That’s how I explain what has been happening: Person A tells their friends that they really don’t like what B has said and done (and they use strong language because they have strong feelings and they feel amongst friends) and person B says “you can’t say X on the Internet in public, to damage my reputation for ever and ever!”

Now, if person A feels that their reputation is being attacked in public, it’s only natural that they want to defend themselves. In public, there is no disengaging from such a discussion because person A has the support of the law. It’s the law that says person A can defend their reputation. If person B then feels harassed because they are being contacted by phone or they are receiving letters to their physical address, then they need to understand, that as far as the law is concerned, there is no difference between life “online” and “real” life. The law only cares about defamation.

To provide you with a different example. I run a site and it attracted spam. One of the links posted linked to a Swiss site. I made fun of them and because this other site is ranked highly by Google, my statements were soon the number two hit for the company’s name. I soon got contacted and told to take it down or face charges. Do I feel they are spammers? Yes I do! Did I take it down? Yes I did. There was no way to disengage without going to court or retracting my statements.

Given that speaking in private and speaking in public has such different consequences, and given all the various ways in which we are now able to publish our thoughts, and given our lack of practice, I think these conflicts are unavoidable, every now and then.

Were you taught about copyright, defamation, and all those laws in school? I sure wasn’t! I was taught to type. I was taught to open my mouth and I was not told about the foot I was soon going to put in there…

I don’t know how to resolve this. I think we need to develop cultural norms to handle this, and we aren’t there yet. I want to talk to my friends like I want to. I want to reach out to strangers and make more friends, and talk to them. The Internet makes this possible. I’m always on the verge of forgetting that so many things are in public, in writing, apparently forever. I may make troubling mistakes. The Internet makes this possible, too.

When it comes to publishing on the Internet, we had to develop cultural norms. Does Information want to be free? How will be pay game developers? Journalists? How will we make sure that our computers will do what we want instead of just doing what their vendors want? And we aren’t there, yet. When it comes to speaking on the Internet, same problem. How do we curate our circle of friends? How about the shades of publicness, social media friends, lists, circles, groups, communities? How do we make sure that our statements will not stand forever and ever? How will we read the deep history of people we talk to, hire, befriend, marry? We aren’t there, yet.

What I took away from all those years on the Internet was being more careful about what I said. At first I felt like a coward. Afraid of comments on my own blog, I was. Then I felt like a hypocrite, wanting people to be open, wanting to feel free, but not ranting like I used to. Was I betraying my ideals? These days I take a legalistic approach. I tread lightly because I’m in public. If I can’t stand the heat after nailing my blog posts to the church door, I’m not going to post. Yes, it’s sad. I will still rant and rave amongst my friends. But online, my friends aren’t Google circles and Facebook friends. Even though the audience appears to be limited, there is no intimacy. This communication is not ephemeral. It’s basically in public.

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Anonymous
A lot of what you’re saying here is unspeakably tragic.

as a side note: Does information want to be free? Absolutely! How will we pay game developers and journalists? Those professions aren’t necessary. It’s very desirable to have them around, so if we can figure out a way to fund them: great. If not, well, it’s not worth sacrificing freedom of ideas.

The solution to your main problem is anonymity, or at least pseudonymity. It’s insane to use one’s real name on the internet but it’s fashionable now. (A cancerous trend started by social media networks.)

I can say and do what I like without the stage fright. My words wont follow me forever. I can let ideas, good and bad, offensive and bland, flow freely. Creating a primordial ooze of thought. Evolution can take it’s course: good ones are kept, bad ones die off.

Society has grown very witchhunty. (Maybe it always has been.) It’s gotten to the point that I’m afraid to express non-standard options tied to my real identity. Especially in public. This is horrible for thought itself. And what’s bad for ideas is bad for mankind.

another side note: Anything that interferes with free speech is simply wrong. I oppose both copyright and defamation laws. (And there’s not really any such thing as “intellectual property”. It’s a bullshit propaganda term.)

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AlexSchroeder
Does information want to be free? It’s a ridiculous simplification. [1] [2] Do we want to pay developers and journalists? I do, some of them. I actually pay double for my favorite newspaper because I want to support them. Pseudonomity is not the solution because I also want to maintain stronger relationships. I find that to be essential to being human. I do agree, however, that expressing opinions in public is fraught with danger—and I suspect it has always been. I just need to think of village life in rural areas today. Say the wrong things in public and you’re marked. I disagree with your assessment that anything interfering with free speech being wrong. I think we’re better off prohibiting hate speech, threats, and defamation. As for copyright and patents, I’m not sure whether a complete abolishment would solve our problems. I’d already be super happy if we reduced protection to five years. As for “intellectual property” being a propaganda term: There’s an actual section in the Swiss code of law that says intellectual property. I am in no position to dispute the nomenclature. It is what it is, a diverse collection of property rights for intangible things.

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2014-07-11 Reform

Recently, Jürgen Hubert shared a link to a Foreign Policy post and said on Google+ that while the German system wasn’t perfect, at least it worked.

Some people commented and said they agreed. I wrote that from what I heared Germans in Switzerland say, many like it here as well. I love the Swiss system. And the weird thing is: the Swiss Federal Constitution of 1848 “was influenced by the ideas of the constitution of the United States of America and the French Revolution.” (Emphasis mine.)

I guess what I’m trying to say is that I wholly support efforts by Lawrence Lessig: Rootstrikes.

I just finished listening to the latest bunch of episodes about the American Revolution and the drafting of the United States Constitution, and the List of amendments to the United States Constitution, at the Revolutions Podcast. Excellent material if you’re into podcasts at all.

When I read the FP article, I felt disappointed because of its shallow analysis. What about Exportweltmeister and the price the Germans paid, stagnating wages? What about the discussions of the 5% hurdle after recent elections? What about the historic justifications for the Senate in order to convince smaller entities to join the federation? These can be an important issue in heterogeneous federation like Switzerland (there was a time when each canton had its own currency)—and possibly also of interest for nations after a civil war (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lebanon, Syria) or countries where so many regions strive for more autonomy and the state is always in fear of breaking apart (Spain, Italy). So yes, the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany is great. But the US has its United States Bill of Rights, and a Constitutional Court, and that’s great. In contrast, Switzerland allows its citizens to easily amend the constitution, but there is no constitutional court, so sometimes issues linger for years before appropriate laws get passed! So it would seem to me that the US has all the tools it needs. I suspect it has mostly a broken process. Something needs reform, but I’m not sure that the German system is a good place to start looking.

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2014-07-08 Character Names

For a while, my character generator used a name list based on German saints and an English list of saints. Later, I switched to a different list of names but now I feel that maybe I should have kept it.

So, I’m posting it. 1664 items… I dunno, roll 1d1664? Or help me pad the list in order to get to a nice number? Or put the list into a random name generator of your liking. There is no copyright attached to this list of names. I added it to the Names section of Choose Your Own Generator.

  1. Aaron
  2. Abadiu
  3. Abakuh
  4. Abanoub
  5. Abaskhayroun
  6. Abban
  7. Abbo
  8. Abdas
  9. Abel
  10. Abelina
  11. Abelka
  12. Abib
  13. Abo
  14. Abraam
  15. Abraham
  16. Absalom
  17. Absalon
  18. Abuna
  19. Abundius
  20. Abāmūn
  21. Acacius
  22. Acca
  23. Achatius
  24. Achaz
  25. Achille
  26. Achilles
  27. Achilleus
  28. Achim
  29. Achmed
  30. Ada
  31. Adalar
  32. Adalbald
  33. Adalberga
  34. Adalbero
  35. Adalbert
  36. Adalberta
  37. Adalbod
  38. Adalbrand
  39. Adalburg
  40. Adaldag
  41. Adalfried
  42. Adalgar
  43. Adalgard
  44. Adalger
  45. Adalgot
  46. Adalgott
  47. Adalhard
  48. Adalmann
  49. Adalmar
  50. Adalrich
  51. Adalsind
  52. Adaltraud
  53. Adalwin
  54. Adam
  55. Adamo
  56. Adauktus
  57. Adelaide
  58. Adelbert
  59. Adele
  60. Adelgund
  61. Adelgunde
  62. Adelheid
  63. Adelhelm
  64. Adelin
  65. Adelinde
  66. Adeline
  67. Adelmar
  68. Adelmut
  69. Adelphos
  70. Adelphus
  71. Adeltraud
  72. Adeltrud
  73. Adeodatus
  74. Adina
  75. Ado
  76. Adolf
  77. Adomnán
  78. Adonis
  79. Adrian
  80. Adriana
  81. Adrianus
  82. Adula
  83. Aemiliana
  84. Aemilianus
  85. Ägidius
  86. Ämiliana
  87. Ämilianus
  88. Æthelberht
  89. Afan
  90. Afer
  91. Afra
  92. Agape
  93. Agapetus
  94. Agapitus
  95. Agatha
  96. Agathe
  97. Agatho
  98. Agilof
  99. Aglaia
  100. Agnellus
  101. Agnes
  102. Agricola
  103. Agrippa
  104. Agrippina
  105. Agrippinus
  106. Agritius
  107. Aida
  108. Aidan
  109. Aileen
  110. Aischa
  111. Aischylos
  112. Akazius
  113. Akim
  114. Alain
  115. Alan
  116. Alanus
  117. Alarich
  118. Alba
  119. Alban
  120. Alberic
  121. Alberich
  122. Albert
  123. Alberta
  124. Alberto
  125. Albertus
  126. Albin
  127. Albinus
  128. Albrecht
  129. Albrun
  130. Albuin
  131. Alchmund
  132. Alcuin
  133. Alda
  134. Aldebrand
  135. Aldegund
  136. Aldemar
  137. Alderich
  138. Aldhelm
  139. Aldowin
  140. Aldric
  141. Alec
  142. Alexa
  143. Alexander
  144. Alexandra
  145. Alexandre
  146. Alexandrine
  147. Alexei
  148. Alexis
  149. Alexius
  150. Aleydis
  151. Alfons
  152. Alfred
  153. Alfwold
  154. Ali
  155. Alice
  156. Alicia
  157. Alida
  158. Alina
  159. Aline
  160. Alipy
  161. Alix
  162. Aljoscha
  163. Alkuin
  164. Allegra
  165. Almut
  166. Alnoth
  167. Alois
  168. Aloisius
  169. Alonso
  170. Aloysius
  171. Alphege
  172. Alphio
  173. Alphonsa
  174. Alphonse
  175. Altfrid
  176. Althea
  177. Altmann
  178. Alto
  179. Alva
  180. Alwin
  181. Alypius
  182. Amabella
  183. Amadea
  184. Amadeus
  185. Amalberga
  186. Amalia
  187. Amalie
  188. Amaltrud
  189. Amand
  190. Amanda
  191. Amandus
  192. Amarin
  193. Amata
  194. Amatus
  195. Ambrose
  196. Ambrosius
  197. Ammerentie
  198. Ammon
  199. Amor
  200. Amos
  201. Amphilochius
  202. Anastasia
  203. Anastasius
  204. Anatolia
  205. Andrea
  206. Andreas
  207. Andrei
  208. Andrew
  209. Andronicus
  210. André
  211. Anenkletos
  212. Angela
  213. Angelika
  214. Angelikus
  215. Angelina
  216. Angelus
  217. Angilibert
  218. Angus
  219. Anianus
  220. Anicetus
  221. Anika
  222. Anita
  223. Anja
  224. Anjo
  225. Anka
  226. Anke
  227. Anna
  228. Anne
  229. Annemarie
  230. Annette
  231. Annika
  232. Anno
  233. Ansbald
  234. Ansbert
  235. Anschar
  236. Ansegisus
  237. Anselm
  238. Anselma
  239. Ansgar
  240. Ansoalda
  241. Answald
  242. Answer
  243. Answin
  244. Anterus
  245. Anthelm
  246. Anthimos
  247. Anthony
  248. Antje
  249. Antoine
  250. Anton
  251. Antonia
  252. Antonino
  253. Antonio
  254. Antonius
  255. Aonio
  256. Aper
  257. Aphianus
  258. Aphrodisius
  259. Apollinaris
  260. Apollo
  261. Apollonia
  262. Apollonius
  263. Apollos
  264. Aprax
  265. Aquila
  266. Aquilinus
  267. Arabella
  268. Arbeo
  269. Arbogast
  270. Archangela
  271. Ardalion
  272. Argula
  273. Ariadne
  274. Arialdo
  275. Ariana
  276. Ariane
  277. Arianus
  278. Ariella
  279. Aristus
  280. Arkadios
  281. Arlette
  282. Armin
  283. Arn
  284. Arno
  285. Arnoald
  286. Arnold
  287. Arnulf
  288. Arsacius
  289. Arsenius
  290. Arthold
  291. Arthur
  292. Asclepiades
  293. Asella
  294. Ashley
  295. Asia
  296. Asja
  297. Asta
  298. Asteria
  299. Astrid
  300. Atanasij
  301. Athanasia
  302. Athanasios
  303. Athanasius
  304. Athena
  305. Athene
  306. Attala
  307. Attila
  308. Atto
  309. Attracta
  310. Attroban
  311. Auctor
  312. Aude
  313. Audomar
  314. August
  315. Augustina
  316. Augustine
  317. Augustinus
  318. Augustus
  319. Aurea
  320. Aurelia
  321. Aurelius
  322. Aurora
  323. Autbert
  324. Auxentios
  325. Ava
  326. Avia
  327. Avilius
  328. Avitus
  329. Axel
  330. Aya
  331. Babette
  332. Bacchus
  333. Balbina
  334. Balderich
  335. Baldo
  336. Baldomerus
  337. Baldred
  338. Balduin
  339. Balko
  340. Balthasar
  341. Balthild
  342. Baltram
  343. Baptist
  344. Barachisus
  345. Barbara
  346. Barbatus
  347. Bardo
  348. Barnabas
  349. Barnard
  350. Barsanuphius
  351. Barthel
  352. Bartholomäa
  353. Bartholomäus
  354. Baruch
  355. Basil
  356. Basilissa
  357. Basilius
  358. Bastian
  359. Bathilde
  360. Beata
  361. Beate
  362. Beatrice
  363. Beatrix
  364. Beatus
  365. Beda
  366. Begga
  367. Bela
  368. Ben
  369. Benedetta
  370. Benedetto
  371. Benedict
  372. Benedicta
  373. Benedikt
  374. Benigna
  375. Benignus
  376. Benito
  377. Benjamin
  378. Benno
  379. Berard
  380. Berengar
  381. Berlind
  382. Berlinda
  383. Bermund
  384. Bernadette
  385. Bernard
  386. Bernardino
  387. Bernardo
  388. Bernd
  389. Bernhard
  390. Bernharda
  391. Bernhardin
  392. Berno
  393. Bernold
  394. Bernulf
  395. Bernward
  396. Bert
  397. Berta
  398. Bertger
  399. Bertha
  400. Bertharius
  401. Bertheid
  402. Berthild
  403. Berthold
  404. Bertin
  405. Bertold
  406. Bertram
  407. Bertrand
  408. Bertuin
  409. Bertulf
  410. Bertwald
  411. Bettina
  412. Bianca
  413. Bibiana
  414. Bibianus
  415. Bilhildis
  416. Birger
  417. Birgit
  418. Birgitta
  419. Birinus
  420. Birte
  421. Birthe
  422. Björn
  423. Blaise
  424. Blanca
  425. Blanche
  426. Blandina
  427. Blasius
  428. Bodard
  429. Bodo
  430. Bona
  431. Bonaventura
  432. Bonaventure
  433. Boniface
  434. Bonifatius
  435. Bonosus
  436. Boris
  437. Botho
  438. Botolph
  439. Botulph
  440. Brendan
  441. Bridget
  442. Brigid
  443. Brigitta
  444. Brigitte
  445. Brioc
  446. Bronislawa
  447. Brun
  448. Bruno
  449. Brynolf
  450. Budoc
  451. Burchard
  452. Burkhard
  453. Bärbel
  454. Caesar
  455. Caesarius
  456. Caius
  457. Cajetan
  458. Callistus
  459. Camilla
  460. Camillus
  461. Can
  462. Candida
  463. Candidus
  464. Canice
  465. Canute
  466. Carantoc
  467. Carl
  468. Carla
  469. Carlo
  470. Carmen
  471. Carola
  472. Carolin
  473. Casimir
  474. Caspar
  475. Catald
  476. Catherine
  477. Cathrin
  478. Cedd
  479. Celadion
  480. Celestine
  481. Celina
  482. Cettin
  483. Chad
  484. Chantal
  485. Charbel
  486. Charleen
  487. Charles
  488. Charline
  489. Charlotte
  490. Chiara
  491. Christa
  492. Christel
  493. Christian
  494. Christiana
  495. Christiane
  496. Christina
  497. Christine
  498. Christof
  499. Christoph
  500. Christopher
  501. Christophorus
  502. Chrysanthus
  503. Ciarán
  504. Cinderella
  505. Cindi
  506. Cindy
  507. Clara
  508. Clare
  509. Clarissa
  510. Claude
  511. Claudia
  512. Claudine
  513. Claudius
  514. Claudus
  515. Claus
  516. Clemens
  517. Clement
  518. Clementine
  519. Cleopatra
  520. Clodoald
  521. Clothilde
  522. Clotilde
  523. Coelestin
  524. Coelina
  525. Coleta
  526. Colette
  527. Colomba
  528. Columba
  529. Columbanus
  530. Comgall
  531. Concordia
  532. Congar
  533. Conrad
  534. Constantin
  535. Constantine
  536. Constanze
  537. Cora
  538. Cordula
  539. Cornelia
  540. Cornelius
  541. Corsin
  542. Cosima
  543. Cosimo
  544. Cosmas
  545. Crescentia
  546. Cristobal
  547. Cristóbal
  548. Cunigunde
  549. Cuthbert
  550. Cynllo
  551. Cynthia
  552. Cyriacus
  553. Cyril
  554. Cyrill
  555. Cyrillus
  556. Cyrus
  557. Cäcilia
  558. Cäcilius
  559. Cäsar
  560. Dafne
  561. Dagmar
  562. Dagobert
  563. Daisy
  564. Damaris
  565. Damasus
  566. Damian
  567. Damien
  568. Dan
  569. Danax
  570. Daniel
  571. Daniela
  572. Danielle
  573. Danilo
  574. Danuta
  575. Daphne
  576. Daria
  577. Darius
  578. Dasya
  579. Dave
  580. David
  581. Dawn
  582. Daydara
  583. Dean
  584. Debora
  585. Deborah
  586. Declan
  587. Degenhard
  588. Deikola
  589. Delia
  590. Delphina
  591. Demetrios
  592. Demetrius
  593. Demiana
  594. Denise
  595. Deocaruis
  596. Deochar
  597. Deodatus
  598. Derek
  599. Desideratus
  600. Desideria
  601. Desiderius
  602. Detlef
  603. Detlev
  604. Deusdedit
  605. Devota
  606. Diana
  607. Didactus
  608. Didatus
  609. Didier
  610. Didymus
  611. Diego
  612. Diemut
  613. Dieter
  614. Dietger
  615. Diethard
  616. Diethelm
  617. Diether
  618. Diethild
  619. Dietlind
  620. Dietlinde
  621. Dietmar
  622. Dietrich
  623. Dietwolf
  624. Dimitri
  625. Dimitrij
  626. Dimitry
  627. Dina
  628. Dinah
  629. Dionysia
  630. Dionysios
  631. Dionysius
  632. Dioscorus
  633. Diotima
  634. Dirk
  635. Disibod
  636. Dodo
  637. Dolf
  638. Dolly
  639. Dolores
  640. Domenica
  641. Domenicus
  642. Dometios
  643. Domingo
  644. Dominic
  645. Dominica
  646. Dominicus
  647. Dominika
  648. Dominikus
  649. Domitian
  650. Domitilla
  651. Donald
  652. Donata
  653. Donatus
  654. Donewald
  655. Dora
  656. Doreen
  657. Dorian
  658. Dorin
  659. Doris
  660. Dorkas
  661. Dorle
  662. Dorothea
  663. Dorotheus
  664. Douai
  665. Douglas
  666. Dragan
  667. Drago
  668. Drees
  669. Dries
  670. Drogo
  671. Druthmar
  672. Duncan
  673. Dunja
  674. Dunstan
  675. Dustin
  676. Dwight
  677. Dymphna
  678. Dénis
  679. Désirée
  680. Eanflæd
  681. Ebba
  682. Eberhard
  683. Eberwin
  684. Ebrulf
  685. Eckard
  686. Eckart
  687. Eckehard
  688. Eckhard
  689. Eckhart
  690. Edbert
  691. Edberta
  692. Edburga
  693. Edda
  694. Eddo
  695. Edelburg
  696. Edeltraud
  697. Edgar
  698. Edigna
  699. Edistus
  700. Edith
  701. Editha
  702. Edmar
  703. Edmund
  704. Eduard
  705. Edward
  706. Edwin
  707. Edwine
  708. Effi
  709. Efraim
  710. Egbert
  711. Eileen
  712. Eirene
  713. Eleonora
  714. Elfriede
  715. Elias
  716. Eligius
  717. Elin
  718. Elisabeth
  719. Elizabeth
  720. Elke
  721. Elvira
  722. Elysee
  723. Elysia
  724. Emanuel
  725. Emanuela
  726. Emerentia
  727. Emerentiana
  728. Emeric
  729. Emilia
  730. Emilie
  731. Emma
  732. Emmanuel
  733. Emmanuela
  734. Emmelia
  735. Emmeram
  736. Emmerich
  737. Enda
  738. Engelbert
  739. Enrique
  740. Enya
  741. Ephraem
  742. Ephraim
  743. Ephrem
  744. Erbin
  745. Erentrude
  746. Erich
  747. Erik
  748. Erika
  749. Ermengol
  750. Ermenilda
  751. Ermin
  752. Erwin
  753. Esther
  754. Ethelburga
  755. Etheldreda
  756. Etienne
  757. Eudokia
  758. Eugene
  759. Eulogius
  760. Eumenes
  761. Euphemia
  762. Euphrosyne
  763. Eustochia
  764. Euthymius
  765. Eva
  766. Evangelos
  767. Eysteinn
  768. Fabian
  769. Fabianus
  770. Fabien
  771. Fabienne
  772. Fabrizio
  773. Fachanan
  774. Faro
  775. Faustina
  776. Faustus
  777. Feichin
  778. Felicitas
  779. Felix
  780. Ferdinand
  781. Ferréol
  782. Fiacre
  783. Fidelis
  784. Filan
  785. Filippo
  786. Finbarr
  787. Finn
  788. Fiona
  789. Florentina
  790. Franca
  791. Frances
  792. Francesca
  793. Francis
  794. Frank
  795. Franka
  796. Franklin
  797. Franz
  798. Franziska
  799. Franziskus
  800. Frauke
  801. Fraw
  802. Frei
  803. Frideswide
  804. Frieda
  805. Frieder
  806. Friederike
  807. Friedrich
  808. Fritz
  809. Fructuosus
  810. Fulgentius
  811. Fynn
  812. Gabriel
  813. Gabriela
  814. Gabriele
  815. Gaetano
  816. Gaius
  817. Gal
  818. Gall
  819. Gallicanus
  820. Gaspar
  821. Gaudentius
  822. Gelasius
  823. Gelert
  824. Gemma
  825. Genesius
  826. Genevieve
  827. Georg
  828. George
  829. Georges
  830. Georgette
  831. Georgia
  832. Georgina
  833. Georgine
  834. Georgios
  835. Georgius
  836. Gerald
  837. Gerard
  838. Gerardus
  839. Gerasimus
  840. Gereon
  841. Gerhard
  842. Gerhardus
  843. Gerhild
  844. Gerlinde
  845. Gertraud
  846. Gertrud
  847. Gertrude
  848. Gerulfus
  849. Gesa
  850. Gesina
  851. Gesine
  852. Ghislain
  853. Gianna
  854. Gilbert
  855. Giorgia
  856. Giorgio
  857. Giovanni
  858. Gisela
  859. Giselbert
  860. Goar
  861. Godehard
  862. Godric
  863. Gonsalo
  864. Gottfried
  865. Gratus
  866. Gregorio
  867. Gregory
  868. Grellan
  869. Gudrun
  870. Guinefort
  871. Gunter
  872. Gunther
  873. Géraud
  874. Gönül
  875. Günter
  876. Günther
  877. Hagen
  878. Hallvard
  879. Ham
  880. Hanna
  881. Hannah
  882. Hanne
  883. Hannelore
  884. Harald
  885. Harold
  886. Hartmut
  887. Hartwig
  888. Hechard
  889. Hedwig
  890. Heike
  891. Heinrich
  892. Heinrike
  893. Heinz
  894. Helena
  895. Helene
  896. Helga
  897. Helier
  898. Helmstan
  899. Helmut
  900. Henning
  901. Henriette
  902. Henrik
  903. Henrika
  904. Henrike
  905. Henry
  906. Herbert
  907. Heribert
  908. Herman
  909. Hermann
  910. Herta
  911. Hertha
  912. Hertula
  913. Hervé
  914. Herwig
  915. Hieronymus
  916. Hilarius
  917. Hilda
  918. Hilde
  919. Hildebrand
  920. Hildegard
  921. Hildegund
  922. Horestes
  923. Hormisdas
  924. Horst
  925. Hubert
  926. Hubertus
  927. Hugh
  928. Hyacinth
  929. Hyacintha
  930. Ibrahim
  931. Ida
  932. Idesbald
  933. Iduna
  934. Ignatios
  935. Ignatius
  936. Igor
  937. Ildefons
  938. Ildiko
  939. Ilga
  940. Ilja
  941. Ilka
  942. Ilona
  943. Ilse
  944. Imanuel
  945. Imelda
  946. Imma
  947. Immanuel
  948. Immo
  949. Imre
  950. Ines
  951. Ingbert
  952. Inge
  953. Ingeborg
  954. Ingenium
  955. Ingmar
  956. Ingo
  957. Ingobald
  958. Ingobert
  959. Ingolf
  960. Ingomar
  961. Ingrid
  962. Ingwar
  963. Inka
  964. Inken
  965. Innocencio
  966. Innocent
  967. Innocentius
  968. Innozenz
  969. Ioann
  970. Irene
  971. Irenäus
  972. Irina
  973. Iris
  974. Irma
  975. Irmengard
  976. Irmgard
  977. Irmhild
  978. Irmina
  979. Irmintrud
  980. Irmtraut
  981. Irmtrud
  982. Irmund
  983. Isaac
  984. Isaak
  985. Isabel
  986. Isabella
  987. Isebel
  988. Isfrid
  989. Isfried
  990. Isidor
  991. Isidora
  992. Isidore
  993. Ismael
  994. Iso
  995. Isolde
  996. István
  997. Italo
  998. Íte
  999. Ithamar
  1000. Ivo
  1001. Ivonne
  1002. Iwan
  1003. Jacobo
  1004. Jacqueline
  1005. Jadwiga
  1006. Jakob
  1007. Jakobine
  1008. James
  1009. Jan
  1010. Jana
  1011. Jane
  1012. Janet
  1013. Janette
  1014. Janina
  1015. Jannes
  1016. Jannik
  1017. Japhet
  1018. Jaqueline
  1019. Jarno
  1020. Jaromir
  1021. Jasmin
  1022. Jean
  1023. Jeanette
  1024. Jeanne
  1025. Jennifer
  1026. Jeremia
  1027. Jeremias
  1028. Jerome
  1029. Jessika
  1030. Jette
  1031. Jirina
  1032. Joachim
  1033. Joan
  1034. Joaquina
  1035. Job
  1036. Joel
  1037. Johann
  1038. Johanna
  1039. Johannes
  1040. John
  1041. Jolanda
  1042. Jona
  1043. Jonas
  1044. Josaphat
  1045. Josef
  1046. Josefa
  1047. Josefine
  1048. Josemaría
  1049. Joseph
  1050. Josepha
  1051. Josephine
  1052. Josse
  1053. Jostein
  1054. José
  1055. Juan
  1056. Judith
  1057. Judoc
  1058. Julia
  1059. Julian
  1060. Juliana
  1061. Julianus
  1062. Julie
  1063. Julius
  1064. Jurgis
  1065. Justin
  1066. Jutta
  1067. Jérôme
  1068. Józef
  1069. Jürgen
  1070. Kai
  1071. Kaj
  1072. Kamil
  1073. Karin
  1074. Karina
  1075. Karl
  1076. Karolina
  1077. Karoline
  1078. Kaspar
  1079. Kassia
  1080. Katharina
  1081. Katharine
  1082. Kathrin
  1083. Katja
  1084. Katrin
  1085. Kea
  1086. Kenneth
  1087. Kerstin
  1088. Kessog
  1089. Kevin
  1090. Kilian
  1091. Kim
  1092. Kimball
  1093. Kimberley
  1094. Kimi
  1095. King
  1096. Kinga
  1097. Kirill
  1098. Klara
  1099. Klaus
  1100. Kolonat
  1101. Konrad
  1102. Konstantia
  1103. Konstantin
  1104. Konstanze
  1105. Kora
  1106. Kreszentia
  1107. Kristin
  1108. Kunibert
  1109. Kunigunde
  1110. Kuno
  1111. Ladislaus
  1112. Lambert
  1113. Lamprecht
  1114. Lana
  1115. Landelin
  1116. Landfried
  1117. Landoald
  1118. Landrada
  1119. Landricus
  1120. Lanfranc
  1121. Lantpert
  1122. Lara
  1123. Larissa
  1124. Lars
  1125. Laura
  1126. Laurentius
  1127. Laurus
  1128. Lavinia
  1129. Lazar
  1130. Lea
  1131. Leander
  1132. Lena
  1133. Leo
  1134. Leodegar
  1135. Leona
  1136. Leonardo
  1137. Leonhard
  1138. Leonie
  1139. Leonor
  1140. Leonore
  1141. Leontia
  1142. Leopold
  1143. Lia
  1144. Liana
  1145. Liane
  1146. Lidwina
  1147. Lilith
  1148. Linda
  1149. Linnea
  1150. Lisa
  1151. Livinus
  1152. Lorcán
  1153. Lore
  1154. Lorenzo
  1155. Louis
  1156. Louisa
  1157. Louise
  1158. Luana
  1159. Luca
  1160. Lucy
  1161. Ludolph
  1162. Ludwig
  1163. Luigi
  1164. Luis
  1165. Luisa
  1166. Luise
  1167. Lukas
  1168. Lupus
  1169. Lutgardis
  1170. Lutz
  1171. Léon
  1172. Léonard
  1173. Machar
  1174. Magdalen
  1175. Magdalena
  1176. Magdalene
  1177. Maik
  1178. Maike
  1179. Maja
  1180. Malachy
  1181. Malo
  1182. Malte
  1183. Malvine
  1184. Malwin
  1185. Malwine
  1186. Mandy
  1187. Manfred
  1188. Manuel
  1189. Manuela
  1190. Maraike
  1191. Marcellin
  1192. Marco
  1193. Marcouf
  1194. Mareike
  1195. Margaret
  1196. Margareta
  1197. Margarete
  1198. Margaretha
  1199. Margarethe
  1200. Margit
  1201. Margo
  1202. Margot
  1203. Margret
  1204. Margrit
  1205. Marguerite
  1206. Maria
  1207. Mariamne
  1208. Marianita
  1209. Marianna
  1210. Marianne
  1211. Marie
  1212. Marie-Eugénie
  1213. Marijke
  1214. Marika
  1215. Marina
  1216. Marinus
  1217. Marit
  1218. Marita
  1219. Mark
  1220. Marko
  1221. Markus
  1222. Marlon
  1223. Marlow
  1224. Martha
  1225. Martin
  1226. Martyr
  1227. Martyrs
  1228. Marvin
  1229. Mary
  1230. Mathilde
  1231. Mattea
  1232. Matthew
  1233. Matthias
  1234. Matthäus
  1235. Maurontius
  1236. Maximilian
  1237. Maximillian
  1238. Maximus
  1239. Melania
  1240. Melanie
  1241. Melina
  1242. Melissa
  1243. Melitta
  1244. Mellitus
  1245. Melvin
  1246. Meret
  1247. Merle
  1248. Merula
  1249. Methodius
  1250. Mia
  1251. Michael
  1252. Michaela
  1253. Michele
  1254. Miguel
  1255. Mike
  1256. Milburga
  1257. Mirco
  1258. Miriam
  1259. Mirijam
  1260. Mirjam
  1261. Mirko
  1262. Miroslav
  1263. Miroslava
  1264. Miroslaw
  1265. Miroslawa
  1266. Modwen
  1267. Mona
  1268. Monika
  1269. Moninne
  1270. Mono
  1271. Mother
  1272. Muno
  1273. Nadine
  1274. Nadja
  1275. Nadjeschda
  1276. Name
  1277. Naomi
  1278. Narcisa
  1279. Natalie
  1280. Natascha
  1281. Naum
  1282. Nectan
  1283. Nehemia
  1284. Neot
  1285. Neriman
  1286. Nicephorus
  1287. Nicholas
  1288. Nicolai
  1289. Nicole
  1290. Nicolette
  1291. Niels
  1292. Niklas
  1293. Nikola
  1294. Nikolai
  1295. Nikolaus
  1296. Nil
  1297. Nils
  1298. Nilus
  1299. Nimattullah
  1300. Noemi
  1301. Norbert
  1302. Norman
  1303. Nothelm
  1304. Noël
  1305. Nuno
  1306. Odile
  1307. Odo
  1308. Offo
  1309. Olaf
  1310. Olga
  1311. Oliver
  1312. Opportuna
  1313. Orestes
  1314. Oskar
  1315. Oswald
  1316. Osyth
  1317. Otbert
  1318. Otto
  1319. Ouen
  1320. Paavo
  1321. Pamela
  1322. Paola
  1323. Paolo
  1324. Paraskeva
  1325. Pascal
  1326. Paschal
  1327. Paschalis
  1328. Patricia
  1329. Patricius
  1330. Patrick
  1331. Paul
  1332. Paula
  1333. Paulina
  1334. Paulinus
  1335. Paulus
  1336. Pavel
  1337. Pedro
  1338. Peregrine
  1339. Peter
  1340. Petra
  1341. Petroc
  1342. Petrus
  1343. Philip
  1344. Philipp
  1345. Philippa
  1346. Philippine
  1347. Philippus
  1348. Philothei
  1349. Photios
  1350. Pierre
  1351. Pio
  1352. Piran
  1353. Pius
  1354. Praejectus
  1355. Prætextatus
  1356. Pyr
  1357. Quentin
  1358. Quinidius
  1359. Quintian
  1360. Quintinius
  1361. Quiriacus
  1362. Quirinus
  1363. Rabanus
  1364. Rabea
  1365. Radulf
  1366. Rafqa
  1367. Raimund
  1368. Rainerius
  1369. Ralf
  1370. Ralph
  1371. Ramon
  1372. Ramona
  1373. Raphael
  1374. Raphaela
  1375. Raymond
  1376. Rebecca
  1377. Rebekka
  1378. Recep
  1379. Regina
  1380. Reginald
  1381. Reginbald
  1382. Reginbert
  1383. Reginhard
  1384. Regintrud
  1385. Regula
  1386. Reinhard
  1387. Remigius
  1388. Renata
  1389. Renate
  1390. Renatus
  1391. Renzo
  1392. René
  1393. Renée
  1394. Ricarda
  1395. Richard
  1396. Richarda
  1397. Richardis
  1398. Rictrude
  1399. Rimbert
  1400. Rina
  1401. Rita
  1402. Robert
  1403. Roberta
  1404. Roberto
  1405. Robin
  1406. Roch
  1407. Roger
  1408. Rognvald
  1409. Roland
  1410. Rolf
  1411. Roman
  1412. Romana
  1413. Romanos
  1414. Romanus
  1415. Romuald
  1416. Ronja
  1417. Roque
  1418. Rosa
  1419. Rosalia
  1420. Rosalinde
  1421. Rosamunde
  1422. Rose
  1423. Rosemarie
  1424. Rosi
  1425. Rosina
  1426. Roswitha
  1427. Roxana
  1428. Rudger
  1429. Rudi
  1430. Rudolf
  1431. Rut
  1432. Ruth
  1433. Ruthy
  1434. Rüdiger
  1435. Sabbas
  1436. Sabina
  1437. Sabine
  1438. Sabinus
  1439. Sacharja
  1440. Sachso
  1441. Sadalberga
  1442. Saethryth
  1443. Salome
  1444. Salonius
  1445. Salvius
  1446. Samson
  1447. Sandra
  1448. Sara
  1449. Sarah
  1450. Sascha
  1451. Saskia
  1452. Sava
  1453. Scholastica
  1454. Seaxburh
  1455. Sebastian
  1456. Selina
  1457. Selma
  1458. Sem
  1459. Seraphim
  1460. Seraphina
  1461. Sergei
  1462. Sergej
  1463. Sergius
  1464. Severinus
  1465. Sharbel
  1466. Sidonius
  1467. Siegfried
  1468. Siegrun
  1469. Sigeberht
  1470. Sigfried
  1471. Sigrun
  1472. Silke
  1473. Silverius
  1474. Silvia
  1475. Simeon
  1476. Simon
  1477. Simone
  1478. Simplicius
  1479. Sina
  1480. Sofia
  1481. Sofie
  1482. Sonja
  1483. Sophia
  1484. Sophie
  1485. Sophronius
  1486. Stefan
  1487. Stefanie
  1488. Steffen
  1489. Stella
  1490. Stephan
  1491. Stephana
  1492. Stephanie
  1493. Stephanos
  1494. Stephanus
  1495. Stephen
  1496. Stylianos
  1497. Susanna
  1498. Susanne
  1499. Sven
  1500. Svenja
  1501. Swithun
  1502. Sylvia
  1503. Symeon
  1504. Symmachus
  1505. Tabea
  1506. Tabitha
  1507. Tamar
  1508. Tamara
  1509. Tanja
  1510. Tarasios
  1511. Tarek
  1512. Tari-sayi
  1513. Tarik
  1514. Tariq
  1515. Taris
  1516. Tarisai
  1517. Tarishi
  1518. Tathan
  1519. Tatiana
  1520. Tatjana
  1521. Tekle
  1522. Teresa
  1523. Thamar
  1524. The
  1525. Theodegar
  1526. Theodor
  1527. Theodora
  1528. Theodore
  1529. Theodoros
  1530. Theodorus
  1531. Theodosius
  1532. Theophan
  1533. Theophanes
  1534. Theresa
  1535. Therese
  1536. Theresia
  1537. Thilo
  1538. Thirza
  1539. Thomas
  1540. Thorlak
  1541. Thorsten
  1542. Thyra
  1543. Théodore
  1544. Thérèse
  1545. Tiara
  1546. Tikhon
  1547. Tilo
  1548. Tim
  1549. Timo
  1550. Timotheus
  1551. Torsten
  1552. Traudel
  1553. Tristan
  1554. Trude
  1555. Trudi
  1556. Tsar
  1557. Tuncay
  1558. Turibius
  1559. Tydfil
  1560. Ubald
  1561. Udalfried
  1562. Udo
  1563. Uffo
  1564. Ulfrid
  1565. Ulrich
  1566. Ulrika
  1567. Ulrike
  1568. Urban
  1569. Urbicius
  1570. Urs
  1571. Ursicinus
  1572. Ursmar
  1573. Ursula
  1574. Ursus
  1575. Urte
  1576. Utto
  1577. Uwe
  1578. Valentin
  1579. Valentina
  1580. Vanessa
  1581. Varghese
  1582. Varvara
  1583. Vavrinec
  1584. Venantius
  1585. Veranus
  1586. Verena
  1587. Vergilius
  1588. Veronica
  1589. Veronika
  1590. Vicelinus
  1591. Vicente
  1592. Victor
  1593. Victoria
  1594. Vietnamese
  1595. Viktor
  1596. Viktoria
  1597. Vincent
  1598. Viola
  1599. Violetta
  1600. Virginia
  1601. Vitalian
  1602. Vitalis
  1603. Vitonus
  1604. Viviana
  1605. Viviane
  1606. Vivianus
  1607. Vladimir
  1608. Walburga
  1609. Waningus
  1610. Wenceslaus
  1611. Werburgh
  1612. Werner
  1613. Wiborada
  1614. Wiebke
  1615. Wigbert
  1616. Wigfrid
  1617. Wigger
  1618. Wilfrid
  1619. Wilhelm
  1620. Willehad
  1621. Willi
  1622. William
  1623. Willibrord
  1624. Wim
  1625. Wolfeius
  1626. Wolfgang
  1627. Wolfhelm
  1628. Wolfried
  1629. Wulfram
  1630. Xaver
  1631. Xena
  1632. Xenia
  1633. Xenophon
  1634. Yannic
  1635. Yaropolk
  1636. Yegor
  1637. Yehudi
  1638. Yolanda
  1639. Yrieix
  1640. Yves
  1641. Yvette
  1642. Yvonne
  1643. Zacharias
  1644. Zachary
  1645. Zachäus
  1646. Zarah
  1647. Zdenko
  1648. Zdislava
  1649. Zena
  1650. Zeno
  1651. Zenobia
  1652. Zenobius
  1653. Zenzi
  1654. Zephyrinus
  1655. Zeus
  1656. Zilla
  1657. Zilly
  1658. Zita
  1659. Zofia
  1660. Zosimas
  1661. Zosimus
  1662. Zoticus
  1663. Zoë
  1664. Zygmunt

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Summary: Excellent. My main issue has been playing in German and finding plausible names that are both not modern and not obviously English.

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> Excellent. My main issue has been playing in German and finding plausible names that are both not modern and not obviously English.
> -- AlexSchroeder 2014-07-10 07:15 UTC



Rorschachhamster
I used a list of greek, german, roman and some other sources and made my own excel generator… Not perfect, but does the trick… 😥

Rorschachhamster 2014-07-09 22:03 UTC



AlexSchroeder
Excellent. My main issue has been playing in German and finding plausible names that are both not modern and not obviously English.

AlexSchroeder 2014-07-10 07:15 UTC

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2014-07-06 Your First Time Game

Never ran a fantasy role-playing game like Dungeons & Dragons before? Get yourself the D&D Basic Rules, Labyrinth Lord or the Basic Fantasy RPG (or any of the other role-playing games out there). Find some friends and volunteer to run a game for them. Here’s some excellent advice by Greg MacKenzie which he left on a Google+ post by Davin Asiala. I made some slight edits, too.

The important thing to realize is that unless you have a command of the material, an overview, you may have difficulty getting a sense of where it is all going. You are also treading in someone else’s footsteps. My personal advice is reduce your scope: make your own 6-10 room dungeon, and roll up the monsters for each room.

My early adventures went something like this: The adventurers start out at a local tavern where they meet. They hear a few rumours about some horrible hole and are offered either a guide to the spot or a map for a few coins. At which point they set off for the entrance. When they get there the guide leaves and they enter the dungeon. Now note that I provide no obstacles, save that for the dungeon.

You should have a few words of description for the entrance to set the mood. Each room should have a description and may or may not have a monster 1 in 6. The dungeon should be on one sheet of paper. The idea here is to make sure there is something to do. You don’t have to be terribly original here as the game takes on its own life as you play it.

The monsters should have treasure, and make sure to allocate a few magic items among the treasure. You want the players to gain experience points and get a taste of the good things, those magic items. The players should find a shut door for example, listen, try to open it, let the players make Strength rolls to open the doors, your giving them something to do and it involves them. If there are monsters inside, roll for surprise, and initiative to see if the players or monsters go first, and then follow the rest of the combat sequence for the player and monster groups. You will need those combat sheets to make your life easier. When you conclude each round of combat you re-roll for initiative. You can continue until one side or the other quits.

Because these are new players, and monsters aren’t dumb, you can decide if the monsters run away if things go against them or if they fight to the death, try to bargain, etc. Players inevitably fight to the bitter end when they should withdraw. Remind the players when they are low on HP that it might be wiser to run away. Running away is highly under-rated. In any event the monsters don’t have to follow the players beyond the entrance of the dungeon, making for a scary chase when you are low on HP.

If the players defeat the monsters they should be rewarded with treasures… Now what I am really suggesting here is not a give away, players have to earn these things, but in order to allow yourself and the players to get a sense of what the game is about it won’t hurt to be a little liberal with treasure starting out.

When you make your dungeon you can allocate monsters randomly by the tables, but if something is really nasty move it to the farthest point away from the entrance and put in references to it in the dungeon. Kobolds have scrawled on the wall “Go Back end of Kobold Territory”, or players might hear, “wait until ugly finds out” if the monsters are allied with whatever it is. As the GM, you have the decision to place monsters. I usually pick the worst one, and go random from there.

So:

  • stick with the basics
  • know your combat sequence
  • know the dungeon
  • learn to improvise as you go along

Let the players clear the place out to give them a sense of accomplishment.

Improvisation is all about giving the monsters some personality. You can swipe references from film or novels. The players will know them. Juxtapositions are useful does the Orc leader behave and talk and sound like a film gangster? “Gimmie all your coins and I’ll let you go see…” Is one of the Orcs dumb and getting it wrong like one of the Three Stooges? He turns around a sets off a trap, a giant stone rolls through the middle of the room. Is one of them a coward like Ichabod Crane? Have fun with it.

Allow the players to make several trips to and from the dungeon as they may have to heal up before trying again. New players won’t complete this in one go. Compress the time takes, reset hit-points and spells, and carry on the story from that point so many days later. The tavern or village is a sanctuary where nothing should happen at this early juncture.

Some of their characters will be killed, that is part of the game. Re-rolling a character in the middle of the game is a pain for the rest of the players. It may be wise to have a spare on hand to hand out. I usually found that at the start of play, if players are rolling up characters that will eat up a good hour of the play session but it is absolutely essential to building the player-character relationship.

In short: Small dungeon, not big on plot, just players vs. monsters, hidden secrets, and traps. That’s how we did it. Just keep the action going if you can.

Players often go to the tavern to hire help. These non-player characters you play—or you can allow a player to role play one when their character is killed. Players will sometimes simply take over the non-player character for their own use.

When you describe something always have it end ambiguously, e.g. “When you hold your torch in the room you see that this is a 30 x 30 room with a stack of 10’ poles in the southwest corner. Nearby in the south wall there is a small round 2 inch hole in the stonework.” This sort of thing leaves all sorts of questions in the players minds, what are the poles for? Do we insert one in the hole, and if we do what might happen? Is it a trap? Nothing might happen, unless you find all of the other holes and put the poles in, then a secret room opens. Or the thing might set off a trap, release a monster, reward the players with treasure etc. Even when they fight orcs or goblins they might find a key when they are defeated and searched, what is it for? Always leave something open ended. Players will hang onto that key in the hopes it opens something long beyond when it may have been useful just because of the mystery.

– Greg MacKenzie

Greg MacKenzie also runs the website Busy Game Master.

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2014-07-03 Publishing a Setting

Gregor Vuga recently asked on Google+, “Is there a need for a new fantasy setting? What’s the appeal of published settings for you, if any? What’s useful about them? Even if you don’t use published settings, what would make you take a look at it?”

I said:

I wish all those new referees to have a great selection of settings, each catering to different sensibilities. As for myself, I already run a long-term campaign and thus I don’t really have a need for new settings. But what are the needs of beginners? Art, inspiration, fans, forums, so many things beyond the simple text.

If it’s a mini-campaign setting like Qelong, I can fit it into my campaign world (which is what I have done), just like adventures.

If the setting comes with a small package that can be played as a one-shot at a convention or at my indie nights, then that’s cool too. Things like Lady Blackbird, for example. That is, where rules, setting and adventure are so short, they’re one. All in one document to be experienced in three hours.

I document my long-term campaign setting as we play. It’s mostly for my players, though. Who else would want to read it? It’s too big, idiosyncratic, not enough illustration, not well organized… The campaign wiki has 489 pages. I don’t want to repeat the mistakes that so many others have made before me and publish a long and sprawling book that will not be read and used.

Thus, given how little need there is, what remains is inspiration for others, sharing ideas in order to have more ideas. What works and what doesn’t work. A conversation about the setting. I guess that’s what I’m mostly interested in.

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Summary: I agree that there is a need for new settings, somewhere. But from my perspective, I need a new setting very rarely indeed. How often do you start new campaigns? I've run several campaigns in three different settings over eight years, now. At first, I had no real setting but just kept expanding my…

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> I agree that there is a need for new settings, somewhere. But from my perspective, I need a new setting very rarely indeed. How often do you start new campaigns? I've run several campaigns in three different settings over eight years, now. At first, I had no real setting but just kept expanding my [[2008-09-06 Kitsunemori Campaign Start|Kitsunemori mini-campaign]]. Then I ran and played in [http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Golarion Golarion] for some years, and finally I've started games in the [[Wilderlands of High Fantasy]] (plus some [[2012-10-19 More about the Mashup|Planescape and Spelljammer]], naturally). When will I change again? I'm a big proponent of a [[2012-05-25 Persistent Campaign Setting|persistent campaign setting]]. When I get bored and switch at last, I have a number of things on my shelf I'd like to go back to: Golarion, Forgotten Realms, Al-Qadim, Carcosa, various periods of Japan and China, various Old School Renaissance settings implied in random tables and little booklets, and maybe some new stuff. So yes, there is a need. It's just very small, for me.
> -- AlexSchroeder 2014-07-03 16:59 UTC


There is always need for more settings. But what is needed is not just more settings, but new settings. Settings that offer something different from what has already been released. A new attempt at a slightly better Greyhawk/Forgotten Realms/Golarion would have a very difficult time. People who want that kind of setting already have picked one and are very unlikely to switch.

What a new setting needs it’s a new style and feel that is different from what’s already around. There is no money to be made in generic worlds. Therefore, I think it makes much more sense to create new settings on a medium or small scale, which has one consistent tone. The big kitchen sink settings are really just five to ten smaller setting glued together and most of the time connected only by the pantheon of gods. There’s no need for that.

And coming up with a new idea really isn’t that hard. Recently there has been a Japanese Horror setting, I think called Kaidan, or Totems of the Dead, which is inspired by Vikings invading America on a large scale. My own setting is based on Bronze Age central Asia with elves and gnomes, which focuses heavily on a massive primal forest and spirits. There isn’t anything like it anywhere to my knowledge.

– Anonymous 2014-07-03 16:45 UTC



AlexSchroeder
I agree that there is a need for new settings, somewhere. But from my perspective, I need a new setting very rarely indeed. How often do you start new campaigns? I’ve run several campaigns in three different settings over eight years, now. At first, I had no real setting but just kept expanding my Kitsunemori mini-campaign. Then I ran and played in Golarion for some years, and finally I’ve started games in the Wilderlands of High Fantasy (plus some Planescape and Spelljammer, naturally). When will I change again? I’m a big proponent of a persistent campaign setting. When I get bored and switch at last, I have a number of things on my shelf I’d like to go back to: Golarion, Forgotten Realms, Al-Qadim, Carcosa, various periods of Japan and China, various Old School Renaissance settings implied in random tables and little booklets, and maybe some new stuff. So yes, there is a need. It’s just very small, for me.

AlexSchroeder 2014-07-03 16:59 UTC

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