So, I'm adding namelists to Monsterhearts
, my Apocalypse World hack about teen monster sex drama (see: Twilight, Buffy, Ginger Snaps, True Blood, Jennifer's Body, The Craft, Being Human).
Here's how it works: You've played Apocalypse World, right? Each player has a playbook, which are called Skins in this game. For each Skin, I need a list of names (say, 7-10), and then a list of types of names. For example, for The Vampire:Horace, Wendell, Jessamine, William, Edward, Elewyn, Merick, Morana.
Stuffy names, antiquated names, biblical names, brooding names, names that reference darkness or death.
If you want to help, pick a Skin below and toss out some names and types of names for it!:The Vampire
Icy, manipulative, pretty, hypnotic. The vampire is about emotional entrenchment and emotional dominance.
Top stat: Frigid. Second best: Hot.The Mortal
Vulnerable, codependent, magnetic, beautiful. The mortal is all about benefiting from codependency, and wracking up experience.
Top stat: Hot. Second best: Dark.The Werewolf
Passionate, violent, muscular, fickle. The werewolf is all about using physical violence and transformation to get what it wants.
Top stat: Volatile. Second best: Hot.The Witch
Manipulative, secretive, judgmental, brooding. The witch is all about casting silent judgment, and powerful hexes, from the safety of her own bedroom.
Top stat: Dark. Second best: Frigid.The Ghost
Tormented, insecure, intuitive, fickle. The ghost is all about channeling past trauma, seeing people's true selves, and having spooky powers.
Top stat: Dark. Second best: Frigid.The Chosen
Powerful, vengeful, conflicted, masochistic. The chosen is a monster slayer (like Buffy, Harry Potter) who finds themselves drawn to the darkness.
Top stat: Hot. Second best: Volatile.The Infernal
Powerful, desperate, addicted. The infernal has a demonic sugar daddy - someone who gets them things they want. At a price.
Top stat: Volatile. Second best: Dark.The Ghoul
Cold, unwavering, hungry. The ghoul died, and came back with dulled emotions and a hunger for human flesh. The ghoul benefits from being disaffected and malicious.
Top stat: Frigid. Second best: Volatile.The Hollow
Confused, powerful, unstable. The hollow has no past: either they're a fabricated being (Dawn Summers, Frankenstein), or their powers have lain dormant until now (River, Carrie). They're a blank and spooky slate, and their moves are all about revealing new powers.
Top stat: Dark. Second best: Volatile.The Fay
Alluring, exotic, fickle, vengeful. The fay is all about extracting promises, and wielding faerie vengeance when those promises are broken.
Top stat: Hot. Second best: Dark.