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Unit name adjectives representing strength/size

Discussion in 'Idea Factory' started by Oliver, May 25, 2018.

  1. Oliver

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    Trying to think of good names for creatures to indicate their strength

    Low level :
    Pygmy ___
    ___ Runt
    Small ___
    Weak ___
    Punt ___
    (Other stuff like Mongrel to represent a weak dog/wolf)

    Normal:
    (maybe no adjective necessary here)

    High level:
    Hulking ____
    Giant ____
    Dire ____
    Elder ____
    ____ Patriarch/Matriarch

    What other idea's have yall got for this? I ask because I was using stuff like "berserk" "Venomous" but I've changed it so those various traits are done differently now so the level should only correspond to the "size"
     
  2. cleavinghammer

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    Tiny
    Lesser
    Juvenile
    Baby
    Newborn
    _Whelp/Nymph/Young
    [species]ling
    [species]ette

    Gargantuan
    Greater
    Enormous
    Huge
    Colossal
    Titanic
    Cyclopean
    Monstrous
    Ancient
    Elder
    Primordial
    Firstborn
     
  3. Banelingline

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    Maybe you could do (Prefix/Type) (Species) (Suffix/Rank), so you'd have a "Venomous Spider Runt" or "Berserk Bandit Chief". This gives all the vital information at a glance to the name, which helps out quite a bit for judging threats. Graphical indicators, like a poison effect on the weapon of venomous enemies, can be missed or be obscure. Descriptive names, however, attach that directly.
     
  4. RedneckWizard

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    For creep adjectives, you can also look at what the unit does and use that as material for your prefix. For example, if your spider unit has the ability to spit venom (for whatever horrific reasons), you could name it "(color?) Spitting Recluse". Another example, if your creep possesses assassin and/or apex predator attributes, you can use "Assassin Spider". Also, if these units resemble anything on our planet, you can research terms for them ie. "Alpha Wolf" rather than something like "Great Wolf". Not exactly what you requested, but a good way to add variety to the impression your unit names make.
     
  5. pyf

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