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RogueMaster

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Need more monster names
« on: December 14, 2011, 12:27:56 PM »
So far, I got this monsters list, but I'm not sure if some are missing.
If you remember one missing here, I would thanks you to write it's name.
I would prefer fantasy ones instead of animals, but animals could be ok. Compound names are also ok.
Also, please don't tip me names based on those monster, i.e. megazombie, hyperscorpion, etc...

Spider
Rat
Cat
Dog
Wolf
Fox
Bat
Zombie
Slime
Skeleton
Thief
Bandit
Goblin
Orc
Elf
Dwarf
Gnome
Bear
Boar
Falcon
Deer
Lion
Pantera
Bull
Spectre
Gelatinous Cube
Animated Armour
Animated Sword
Mummy
Archer
Ghost
Demon
Revenant
Imp
Shambler
Ogre
Wizard
Devil
Ninja
Samurai
Kamikaze
Valkyrie
Demigod
Fighter
Fire Elemental
Air Elemental
Water Elemental
Earth Elemental
Djin
Genie
Dragon
Fiend
Shaman
Golem
Bee
Sprite
Treant
Gazer
Beholder
Serpent
Assassin
Priest
Templar
Crab
Spirit
Ant
Horse
Wasp
Wraith
Scorpion
Spider
Succubus
Giant
Ghoul
Vampire
Witch
Sorceror
Necromancer
Warlock
Ogre
Minotaur
Cyclops
Gnoll
Troll
Chimera
Pegasus
Harpy
Kraken
Lich
Hydra
Gorgon
Basilisk
Cockatrice
Phoenix
Mermaid
Rhyno
Kobold
Abomination


Thanks a lot.

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 12:34:42 PM »
Ah, please put them in alphabetical order and I'll come up with some!

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 01:18:02 PM »
  Excel. Helluva thing.

Abomination
Air Elemental
Animated Armour
Animated Sword
Ant
Archer
Assassin
Bandit
Basilisk
Bat
Bear
Bee
Beholder
Boar
Bull
Cat
Chimera
Cockatrice
Crab
Cyclops
Deer
Demigod
Demon
Devil
Djin
Dog
Dragon
Dwarf
Earth Elemental
Elf
Falcon
Fiend
Fighter
Fire Elemental
Fox
Gazer
Gelatinous Cube
Genie
Ghost
Ghoul
Giant
Gnoll
Gnome
Goblin
Golem
Gorgon
Harpy
Horse
Hydra
Imp
Kamikaze
Kobold
Kraken
Lich
Lion
Mermaid
Minotaur
Mummy
Necromancer
Ninja
Ogre
Ogre
Orc
Pantera
Pegasus
Phoenix
Priest
Rat
Revenant
Rhyno
Samurai
Scorpion
Serpent
Shaman
Shambler
Skeleton
Slime
Sorceror
Spectre
Spider
Spider
Spirit
Sprite
Succubus
Templar
Thief
Treant
Troll
Valkyrie
Vampire
Warlock
Wasp
Water Elemental
Witch
Wizard
Wolf
Wraith
Zombie

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 01:30:39 PM »
  I dunno what you are looking for but here are all the monsters from all the books of version 3 of Dungeons and Dragons.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dungeons_%26_Dragons_3.0_edition_monsters#TSR_11552_.E2.80.93_Monster_Manual_.282000.29

  Here is another huge list. With stats and links and such.
  http://www.d20srd.org/indexes/monsters.htm

  Here are all the nethack monsters.
  http://nethack.wikia.com/wiki/Monster

  Here are all the Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup Monsters
  http://crawl.chaosforge.org/index.php?title=Monster

  There are also Moria and Rogue sites out there with monster lists. Powder has one to. Man there are just tons.

 

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 02:45:00 PM »
The nasty HUMAN is missing!

OK you have Archers and Priests and so on, but probably professions should form a separate list.

Anyway, are you making a game, an encyclopedia of monsters, or what?

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 03:06:16 PM »
Uhh...

Acolyte (dark acolyte), coincidentally, that's my title on these forums  ;D
Bugbear,
Drow Elf,
Gryphon
Hippogryph (can't remember the spelling).
Wight,
Wisp, or Will o' Wisp

That's just off the top of my head. Those are all pretty standard D&D fantasy monsters, except for Acolyte, which is a title.

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 07:28:07 PM »
Thanks for those links, Jo. I will take a look.
But if you think the list I post there is somehow long, you have to see my list of monsters adjectives: it has around 400 different adjectives ^^

I will add Human and those you wrote, eclectocrat.

Also I have remember some that are not in the list:
Bishop
Monk
Serpentman
Leviathan
Medusa
Lizzardman
Hound
Archon
Cerberus
Nymph
Barbarian
Druid
Angel
Archangel

Ah, please put them in alphabetical order and I'll come up with some!

I can't. I did that list without any apparent order so the monsters are chosen more randomly, because the monsters are chosen by name, and stats are modified or adjusted to match the player overall power (yes, a kobold in level 100  is stronger than a dragon in level 1 xD ) LoL

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 08:03:26 PM »
Happy is the tomb where no wizard hath lain and happy the town at night whose wizards are all ashes.

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 10:48:09 PM »
Huge list of monsters wont make your game good. Just a tip.

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 11:27:09 PM »
Monster names huh? How about Frank, Barry and Horatio. Oh you mean monster types, ok then how about a walking pizza, or a pistol shrimp, ooh how about a Guianan Cock-of-the-rock, or everyones favourite the velvet worm, or some sort of Predatory Hawaiian Caterpillar.

Yep weird thread :)  Considering there are literally millions of monsters that have been invented over the last few millennium. (note that the use of the word 'literally' in this case is meant in a figuratively sense :P)

Huge list of monsters wont make your game good. Just a tip.

It wont? Damn now I have to re-design my plans for next year.  Next you will say that a red 'd' is the same as a green 'd' just a different colour :P

Sorry about this reply, hell its almost Christmas!!
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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2011, 09:06:30 AM »
Huge list of monsters wont make your game good. Just a tip.

Oh wait... Nethack with only one monster type is as good as Nethack with 9999999 monster types.  ::)

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2011, 11:52:42 AM »
Making a lot of different *monsters* is good for these games. 

Different monster *names* are, if anything, bad.  You need a different name for each different monster type, but every additional monster name is a promise to the player that there is something different about this monster.  If you don't keep all those promises, the players will think your game isn't very good.

If you can't come up with different behaviors and different tactical gameplay considerations, it's just counterproductive to use up an additional name for a monster type.  It's no more than additional cognitive load for the player, without the corresponding benefit of deepening the game.


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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2011, 01:45:25 AM »
Yeah, mostly correct.

However I don't think you need massive changes to warrant a name upgrade. Monster AI is going to stick with a handful of templates, but it makes a big difference if you face a shambling slow zombie that slugs and claws at you, or a shambling slow wight that slugs and claws at you and drains your strength stat.

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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2011, 01:47:28 AM »
  Apparently, Bear, you haven't played World of Warcraft. :-)

  This is a wildly popular game with absolutely no differentiation in the bad guys besides looks and theme. There is no difference between the monsters you fight in the first 5 minutes and the ones you fight after months/years of gameplay. The occasional bosses may differ. But there are only a few types of mobs. The rest is just stat bloat.
  A MOB can be Neutral (defend only) or Aggressive (attack when in range). It can then either be melee, ranged or caster. Each with only minor variations of ability rotation to beat.
  The only significant difference is what the creature looks like.
  And WoW is one of the most popular games evar. Insane.



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Re: Need more monster names
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2011, 01:33:51 PM »
And WoW is one of the most popular games evar.

It's a social media game so it doesn't matter how good the game design is.