Monday, 15 October 2018

100 Evocative Character Titles (Part II)

From the 'Drolatic Dreams of Pantagruel' by Francois Rabelais

This is part two of a resource for sparking character ideas. See part one here

Descriptive titles have always done a lot for me when imagining characters: they imply history, presence, and persona with a single word. I scoured many an obscure source to find the most evocative and flavourful adjectives, only choosing words that I find easily actionable at the table and that bring a character readily to mind. Some of these entries require a bit more creativity to interpret, and some are deliberately ambiguous. For instance, 'The Green' could be someone very young and inexperienced, or someone in green garb.

I use these in conjunction with my roleplay challenges and details of wonder to quickly flesh out NPCs.

Happy rolling.

1d100
Title
1d100
Title
1
The Amorous
51
The Numb
2
The Breathless
52
The Oily
3
The Broken
53
The Old
4
The Bullish
54
The Ornamented
5
The Colourful
55
The Painted
6
The Craggy
56
The Paranoid
7
The Dignified
57
The Polished
8
The Dirty
58
The Poppied (drugged)
9
The Drunken
59
The Prancing
10
The Extravagant
60
The Princely
11
The Fetid
61
The Perfumed
12
The Fierce
62
The Quaffing
13
The Fiery
63
The Quavering
14
The Filthy
64
The Ragged
15
The Fishy
65
The Ratty
16
The Flexible
66
The Raucous
17
The Forgetful
67
The Religious
18
The Forgettable
68
The Remorseless
19
The Foul
69
The Resplendent
20
The Fragrant
70
The Rigid
21
The Frisky
71
The Ripe
22
The Gallant
72
The Romantic
23
The Ghostly
73
The Rosy
24
The Glamorous
74
The Rotund
25
The Green
75
The Sagely
26
The Grey
76
The Salty
27
The Grumpy
77
The Sandy
28
The Hairless
78
The Savage
29
The Hairy
79
The Scarred
30
The Insatiable
80
The Sensuous
31
The Jaded
81
The Showy
32
The Knobbly
82
The Sleepy
33
The Lively
83
The Smoky
34
The Lusty
84
The Soft
35
The Luxurious
85
The Sonorous
36
The Mad
86
The Spotless
37
The Mellow
87
The Stormy
38
The Merry
88
The Strange
39
The Milky
89
The Supple
40
The Misty
90
The Suspicious
41
The Motley
91
The Tragic
42
The Mouldy
92
The Trilling
43
The Mournful
93
The Tuneful
44
The Musical
94
The Unseemly
45
The Musty
95
The Valiant
46
The Naked
96
The Virginal
47
The Nautical
97
The Warty
48
The Nervous
98
The Wintry
49
The Nimble
99
The Wormy
50
The Nocturnal
100
The Wrinkled

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