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Hey guys! :D

We're about to put in the Nickname system. It's going to be pretty simple. If hero earns enough XP in their lifetime then we're just going to assume that they've led a pretty heroic life and are deserving of a random nickname. :D

When a hero comes of age they'll have an invisible XP goal that is set based off of their XP upon reaching age 15. So a level 1 hero with 0 XP will only have to get to about level 3 to earn a nickname, whereas a hero that comes of age later in the game at level 7 will have to reach level 10 to get their nickname. Should be pretty simple and feel good!

Oh and heroes can also gain nicknames from random events that override the standard system!

BUT I'M NOT HERE TO EXPLAIN SHIT. I'M HERE FOR IDEAS.

The team is super heads-down cranking on the game and we don't really have time for a brainstorming session for nicknames! That's what this thread is for. :D

I want the nicknames to feel Fantasy-ish but also not be too Tolkein or D&D or overly serious. I think it's a great way to inject some additional flavor into the game for relatively cheap! Here are my favorite ones so far:

Fishfingers

Crotchcrusher

Big Leg

Stinky

The Brain

Musclefoot

Hamhands

We need a lot of them so don't hold back! Thanks for the help! :D!

Brad!

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My suggestions with make-do layout formatting to save space

Rusty | Munchin' | Justice | Kick-puncher

Bardbarian | The Ram | Boot-licker | Tear-jerker

Quencher | Guts | The Brave | Brain-twister

Squelcher | Slinger | Dainty | Wanderer

Arrowhead | Stinger | Rockbottom |

Bloody Fist | Wringer | The Flirt

Lusty Fist | Wrinkled | The Undying

Tainter | Fanged | The Captain

Harbringer | Fabled | The Zealous

The Artist | The Flood | Shield-basher

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Rocksmasher

Singsalot

Bonemaker

Skulldigger

The Silencer

The Creeper

The Skilled

Lootfinder

The Footheavy

Iron Tongue

Iron Fist

The Cager

Crafty Knuckler

The Darker

Crypt-launcher

Rick Roller

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Spumoni

Bighead

Clementine

Austin

Fence

Legs

Chip

Mojo

Snakey

Sheep

Meat

Pinky

Speed

Sonic

Hedge

Pinhead

Shocker

Clash

Crash

Slash

Mash

Dash

Pokey

Maple

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Just some from my time in the Marine Corps that I always liked:

Sphynx

Jester

Ringmaster

Wizard

Dread Pirate

Spook

Secret Squirrel

Brewmaster

Feel free to use any you like.

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Firegut

Steelflicker

The Cricket

Wanderlust

Fill-Or-Bust

Steinbreaker

Rotheart

Lucky Gamble

The Croc

Yancy

Spikespiller

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Blistergrip

Slurpslop

Blade Blunter

Leaky Nose

Dumbfingers

Two-Tails McGraw

Scalp Chop

Dirt Face

Wiggly Legs

Fast Tongue

Sword and Bored

Twist-Tunic

Castle-shaped

Horse Talker

Red Breath

Fork Stabber

Pot Sitter

Poke Slow

Lazy Lord

The Undersmelt

Rapidleaper

Cheese Arms

Magic-Hair

Wrong-Fist

Just a few to get you started :)-

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Do they have to be gender neutral?

Pops

Granddad

Lefty

One-Eye

Mom

Guts

Stinky

Slim

Twitch

Paladin

The-Other-Jennifer

Legs

Ox

Axe

Gaseous-Snake

Two-Eyes

Gopher

Sassy-Pants

Top-Shelf

Punchy

Three-Hands

Twinkle-Toes

Jack

Ice

Nancy

Thumbs

Red

Weed

Stinger

Daggers

Danger

Mumble

Dancer

Professor

Teach'

Poet

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Legs (Oh, two other people did that one! Well, this is another vote for Legs)

Moneybags

Smiles

The Kestrel

Scourge

Japester

Thud

Grabby

Crabby

Coda

Chassive Malice

Woodsman

Smooth

Bumpy

Scarbutt

Eggs

Bacon

The Butler

Ouch

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Big [initial]

Little [initial]

Lucky [initial]

Hair colour as nickname (Red, Blond, Brown, Black etc.)

The same as hair-colour but with beards (Red Beard, Blond Beard)

Opposites (Giant for short fellows, Blue for Red-heads, Eagle Eye for a near-sighted melee fighter)

The Kid

The Other (Like you already have a guy called Steve and you get a new guy called Steve so he get's stuck with the nickname "The Other Steve")

Animals (Wolverine, Badger, Viper, Asp, Duck, Bull, Mouse, Elephant, Eagle, Shark, Frog, Dog, Wolf, Bear, Moose)

Gramps, for a character who has been aged out of fighting fitness before gaining 3 levels.

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Opposites (Giant for short fellows, Blue for Red-heads, Eagle Eye for a near-sighted melee fighter)

That's awesome :D

Nicknames:

"Layman"

"the Mess"

"Tackler"

"Tickler"

"Papa"

"the Brother"

"Puzzle"

"Jerkward"

I tried to come up with some time/age related one:

(I figured, if demons represent the effects of time, and you are good at fighting demons, that must mean that you are good at fighting back the effects of time, right?)

"the Renewer"

"the Restorer"

"Relic"

"Mr. Young"

"Baby"

"Future"

Brainstorming is hard.

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Battery

Bagel

Basilisk

Bonsai

Gelatinous

Grandma's Favorite

Dam

Intensive Purposes

Macrohard

Neighbor

Petey

Petrodactle

Premium

Salmonella

Sea Salted

Sliced Bread

Nozzle

Triple Fine

Upsilon

Vendible

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Foodbane

Moneymaker

Ol' Trusty

Wonder Fist

Business Gun

Party Animal

the Untamed

the Unhinged

the Backtracker

the Well Bestowed

the Well Behaved

the Word Chewer

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hunter: Ballista, Trebuchet, bandit, hawkeye, eagle, sure shot, cadence stalker, cadence bane, clandestine, creep, incognito, shadow, lynx, shade, umbra, slink, slither,

alchemist: fullmetal, augurer, flinger, judge, bombardier, barrage, virtuoso, adept, wunderkind,

caber: undaunted, stalwart, stout, resolute, gallant, rugged, indomitable, vigorous, hearty

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These are some random names I would apply to X-Com soldiers:

Sittingbull

Apollo

Hammurabi

Geronimo

Bigfoot

Blackjack

Android

Doc

Tombstone

Dodger

Monk

Pandora

Trench

Dizzy

Chops

Caesar

Icarus

Tango

Hannibal

Marauder

Home Grown

Smiles

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Bacon

I was going to suggest that. Good one!

Other than that... um... Animal?

I'm terrible at this.

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Perhaps some nicknames could be based on some attributes / history of the character : e.g.

=> "Bull" - Caberjack who has over killed n cadence

=> "RimShot" - Caberjack who has performed > n glancing blows

=> "NoShow" - Hunter who spends > n time invisible

=> "FlubberFlinger" - Alchemist who misses the target > n times

etc

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Grumpstain

Hot Shot

Big Shot

Long Shot

Ironfist

Ironheart

Glory

Whiskers

Reaper

The Captain

Peepers

Undertow

Archon

Snapper

Mumbles

Ghost

Spectre

Gorilla

Minotaur

And then I took a look at the list of GI Joe characters on Wikipedia and it was wonderful.

Grunt

Chuckles

Stalker

Junkyard

Dusty

Leatherneck

Jinx

Lightfoot

Wildcard

Bullhorn

Rampart

Rampage

Gristle

Skull Buster

It's less fun when you take out the last names, but MST3k names for the hero of Space Mutiny is another good source:

Brick

Blast

Bolt

Buck

Butch

Chunk

Crunch

Rockbone

Flint

Hunk

Slab

Bulkhead

Slam

Smash

Stump

Trunk

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Do they get a chance at earning certain nicknames for certain actions? Like getting the nickname "Thornbutt" after getting knocked into a cactus? Or is it all random? In any case:

Black Widow / Widowmaker

Alche-"Missed"

Slowey Joey

Desert Fox / Swamp Rat / Mountain Goat / Salty / etc, based on their Keep area

Cabercrotch

Whats-his-name

Guardian

Regentslayer

Jester

Wrongway

Chicken-chaser

Thematically Inappropriate

Relic Hunter

Relic Breaker

Better stop for now...

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I'm not guaranteeing any of these are good or reasonable or usable, just that these are what I brainstormed over the day. Enjoy my terrible ideas.

Note: The "-" are added for added emphasis on compound names or names with multiple words, as some got a little confusing.

Dangerous

Crushinator

Dragon-Snarl

Guardian

Otter-Tail

Beaver-Fangs

Icy-Veins

Water-Mouth

Thunder-Clap

Gnarled-Oak

Stone-Lobster

Snail-Shell

Empty-Coffin

Grave-Digger

Blood-Flowers

Generous-Wolf

Tattered

Sun-Set

Death-Slope

Sea-Calamity

White-Whale

Whale-Teeth

Whale-Blubber

Rocking-Chair

Proven-Prayer

In-Due-Time

Due-Time

Beard-Father

World-Ender

Duck-Feathers

Mead-Head

The-Hive

Cat's-Eye

The-Result

Results

Trick

The-Capstone

Muscle-Mass

Snow-Tracks

The-Herald

Crow's-Nest

The-Raven

Seven-Fingers

Two-Brains

Two-Minds

Scissors

Clean-Cut

Clear-Cut

Rumbles

The-Tremor

Burninator

The-Ancient's-Will

The-Deal

Good-Song

The-Good-Song

Hymns

Statue

The-Statue

Fish-Lips

Black-Death

Dog's-Best-Friend

The-Rebellion

Last-Stand

The-Arrow

The-Bluff

Bluffing-Lion

Chuckling-Woodchuck

Prairie-Dog

Wheat-Sheaf

Tickle-Sickle

Sickle

Big-Snit

Lunar-Jester

Moon's-Guide

Winter's-Breeze

Wind-Runner

Tongue

One-Ear

Caber-Dancer

Blade-Ballet

One-Shot

Two-Hares

Focused-Fox

Log-Driver

Driving-Force

Outlandish

The-Feared

Werewolf's-Smile

Double-Spine

Brine

Salt

Moose

Scrambled-Egg

Ruby

Ruby-Eye

Saffron

Spooky

Watching-Eye

Arachnid

Bird-Nap

Killuminati

Blood-Wood

Ham-Sanitizer

Cold-Bear

Ice-Cold-Bear

Griffin-Eye

Griffin-Feathers

Eel-Good

Havoc

Paper-Machete

The-Scion

God-Stopper

Lemon-Aid

Whiskey

Osmosis

Hearty-Soup

Grape-Vine

River-Sticks

Graveyard-Shift

Curdles

Stalwart-Offender

The-Potential

Cold-Comedian

Shark-Spine

Spine-Shark

Crystal-Cavern

Shambles

Spider-Egg

Crocodile-Skin

Waterfront

Dream-View

The-Drunkard

Dastard

Monkey-Feathers

Platypus-Bill

Mourning-Star

The-Fountain

The-Close-One

Anarchy

The-Homeward

The-Spirit

Theatrics

Subtle

Lumbering-Dinosaur

Lumbering-Dragon

Anteater-Eater

Rising-Bread

The-Jewel

Dragon-Snout

Moose-Muzzle

Penguin-Flippers

Wooly-Sheep

Nose-Of-The-Sheepdog

The-Doctor

Brain-Genius

The-Ice-Fire

The-Winter-Flame

Ghast

Elephant-King

Tusks

No-Teeth

Toothless

Seal-Whiskers

Walrus-Blubber

Walrus-Tusks

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The Finisher

The Cleaner

The Time Bandit

Killemall

Clear Eyes

Babyface

Red Hands

The Mighty-Thewed

The Meteor

The Fang

The Claw

The Swath

The Devastator

The Decimator

One-Hit

Red Claw

Clear-Cut

The Revelator

Nameless

Nemo

The Victor

The Mighty

The Unmovable

The Unstoppable

The Slicer

The Dicer

The Mincer (doubles as an insult :D )

Black-heart

The Animal

Lion-heart

Bear-paw

Eagle-eye

The Proud

The Beacon

The Terrible

The Awesome

The Ur

The Fearsome

The Bold

The Brave

The Acme

The Fierce

The Mean

The Fey

The Overwhelmer

The Tao

Five-Killer (change the number as appropriate)

You're Next

The Zen

The Horrifying

The Ambusher

The Sneak

The Hand of Death

The Right Hand

The Closed Fist

The Ogre

The Unshaken

The Young (despite many battles with the wrinkler!)

The Force

The Lever

The Machine

Name-taker

Can of Whoop-(...)

Battlefiend

Headbutter (probably also is a food)

Legup

Gloryface

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Some animals:

The Boar

Warthog

The Beaver

The Bison

The Falcon

The Flamingo or the Flaming Flamingo

King Fisher

Stinkbug

Madcat

The Ox

Some random:

Colossus

The Bull of Heaven

The Tyrant

The Juggler

The Misfit

The Menace

The Scourge

The Shadow

The Barber

The Cordial

Some criminal nicknames:

Kid Twist

Tick-Tock

Babyface

Crooked Noose

Metal Fang

The Clutching Hand

Dumb Bone

Grunt-Knocker

Smiles

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I like the classical ones. Ivan the Terrible, Erik läspe och halte (Lisp and Lame), Erik the Pious, Ragnvald Knaphövde (Spherical-headed), Blot-Sven (The Sven that blood-sacrifices), Magnus Ladulås (Barnlock), Kristian Tyrann (the Tyrant), Juana la Loca, Didrik den beträngde (the distressed/the hard-pressed), Henrik "der erlauchte" (the Enlightened) etc.

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Thanks for all the suggestions you guys! I'm going to be compiling the list in a few days. Keep em coming if you have more! :D!

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betrayer,bard, songster, sea dog, scallywag, seamstress, the Hammer, the stampede, Dread pirate, Jager, Uber,

joker,professor, quack, savant

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The Ruiner

Whiskeybreath

Knucklekiss

Gravedigger

The Hangman(-woman)

Iron Tusk

Deathprophet(-ess)

Steelfang

Stoneclaw

Explosivo

Golgotha

Warrhymer

Fisthammer

Bombarder

Shamancer(-ess)

Foolsong

Sea Lungs

The Weird

The Mountain

The Hurricane

The Horrorcane

Locustswarm

Cadence-bane

Cadence-blight

The Harvester

The Reaper

Death Knell

The (random color/hair color/skin color/House color) King/Queen/Prince/Princess/Lady/Lord

Sorrowrain

Firestorm

Acid Bath

Bardbarossa

Bardbarella

Dawnblade

Doomsday

Killbelch

Bladecatcher

Sleeping Giant

Obliviator

Spectreblight

Emberspark

Witchwood

Witchbomb

Warpig

The Inquisitor

The Adjudicator

Brigadier

The Breacher

Deathmocker

Killing Joke

The Underbite

Wargrin

Warchild

The Rad

The Gnarly

The Bodacious

The Bogus

The Heinous

The Triumphant

The Excellent

Wyld Stallyn

Beerbatter

The Zealot

The Invoker

The Purple Sage

The Smiter

Murdercrafter

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