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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:08 am    Post subject: Weird names Reply with quote

Anybody else have weird names for either characters or droids? R2-Rnot. R2-2B? R2-4U (that one get's confussing after awhile.) My cousin bought three R2 droids and wanted to tell them apart. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nickname them as you would people.

Some folks are happy with the cold designation given by the company, some have acronyms that mean something. Whenever you modify the droid, you should also change the designation, to show that it's no longer stock (Even if it's just to put a "*" at the end.).

But, for three droids, if you're a Statesider, then all you need to do is paint them different colours, and call them by thier colours. "Red", "White", "Blue".

If you're from not from the USA (And good for you, then!), try to substitute your country colours. "Black", "Green", and "Gold" for Jamaica for example.

Or, for another idea, then "Leaf" "Harp" and "Lion" with the painted item at the top of the dome.

Or you can name them off of your favorite Micro-Gravity, 3-D Curling Team!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our team once had a reprogramed probe droid we named: IC U2 Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volar the Healer wrote:
Our team once had a reprogramed probe droid we named: IC U2 Smile

LOL! Laughing Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me, a weird name in Star Wars is a regular name for us. Doug, Sam, Joe, Tim, etc. I always manage to come up with something, different.
What names have been the funniest or created the most humor in the game? For me, I think it was Grubias.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any nicknames that you guys come up with for yourselves? My occasional sinister GMing and major in college has earned me the title of "Darth Calculus." (I'm working on becoming a math teacher. Cue the lightning and dramatic music anytime now.)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my characters astromech Droid in one campaign was named R6-D6.
A homage to the best SW system. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine had a driod that he called "DV8" Then there are the classic names like "Whistler" (Corran Horn's R-unit) And "Mynock" (Wedge Antilles') so named because it drains more power from his X-wing then any other astromech.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orgaloth wrote:
"Mynock" (Wedge Antilles') so named because it drains more power from his X-wing then any other astromech.


Actually "Mynock" was so named because of it's tendency to shriek in dangerous situatuions. The power drain thing was what Wedge suspected but turned out to be untrue.

After Wedge tired of the droids constant shrieking he had it upgraded memory wipped and renamed. It's upgrade gave it the serrial number that started with G8 so he called it Gate...

Imaginitive huh?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the droids have names that sound like their designations. Eevee. (E-V), Artoo, Threepio, etc. Anyone use HAL yet?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

“What are you doing Rathe…er…um…Dave.?” Wink Laughing

Not yet, I don't think it would go over too well in my group. We would probably beat the whole 2001 thing to death.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2004 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rathe Ehtar wrote:
For me, a weird name in Star Wars is a regular name for us. Doug, Sam, Joe, Tim, etc. I always manage to come up with something, different.
What names have been the funniest or created the most humor in the game? For me, I think it was Grubias.


I've noticed that quite a few human have normal first names but their family name is what sets them apart in SW Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would say, with some discretion, that most names are okay. Stay away from obvious Earth names.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a medical droid in our campaign called "RU-OK"
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s excellent! Laughing

For earth names, I might let some slide (like Luke) but I tell my player to try to Star Wars it up a bit. Instead of being named Josh, something like “Jozz” might have a bit more of that Star Wars feel. The difference is minimal (phonetically), but it has the element of weirdness that makes it more…epic.
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