Naming Conventions in RPGs

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Naming Conventions in RPGs
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Episode 52 Wednesday September 8, 2021

Call ins & Emails from the Outlands
Call ins from Jason and Joe
We talk about Randy’s recent gaming and Joe’s lack, office work, and:
Ed Greenwood’s new campaign setting Kickstarter for 5e D&D
EnWorld’s rabbit hole discussing New School and Old School playstyles.

Naming Conventions in RPGs
Definition: A naming convention is a convention (generally agreed scheme) for naming things.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naming_convention
How important is it in tabletop roleplaying games?
If a GM decides on one, what should the players do?
What about a DM just following the players lead?
How Tolkien do we want to get?
Middle Earth Naming Guide
Elven Customs
Does it seem that most players/DMs even care?

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Playing in the Mud – Re-visiting coinage economics and encumbrance
Silver vs gold piece standard?
How much money is enough?
Accounting vs. abstraction?
How many coins weigh a pound?
What can you buy with your money?
Fallacy of the Adventurer’s Backpack
Encumbrance and Treasure

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