We've got two name suggestions, Revenant Runes and Fight On!. Both are acceptable in my book. The first is a little weirder (slightly off, in that 'why did they call it that' amateurish way); the second conveys enthusiasm.
I'm fine with either and maybe I'll just decide by poll in the end. I wanted this thread to be one where people input new name ideas.
I'd be happy also with "The R'lyeh Text" also, because it's the name of the magazine Ignatius Umlaut used to edit in high school (reviewed in Different Worlds in some issue or other). But probably now this would associate us too strongly with CoC fandom.
So, this is the thread to make additional suggestions, plug or pan existing choices, etc.
By the way, we're definitely going forward with this - issue number 1 is already half done. But we need more dungeons, encounters, and maps!
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Post by James Maliszewski on Mar 3, 2008 15:38:42 GMT -6
As for names, I like Revenant Runes. Fight On! sounds good more as a sub-title.
I can accept Revenant Runes but I don't really like it. Fight On! should be used in the fanzine in some way, whatever the actual title of the thing. Perhaps it could be a regular feature of the fanzine, a column of some sort? It'd be lovely too if we could get someone to do a new illustration in the vein of the original to use. That'd make a great first cover.
How about "The Minimalist", or "The Minimal Gamer"? Or maybe "The Tactical Gamer"? Or maybe "Out of the Shadows" (maybe not; sounds like it could be a Dio album...). I like both "Revenant Runes" & "Fight On!", though.
Dio is AD&D, Rainbow is OD&D. (That said, "Better in the Dark", one of the three good tunes on the Dio "Killing the Dragon" CD from 2003, would be a good name for the zine. Chorus: "Running with monsters in shadows; and monsters always know: it's better in the dark.")
There are some Quick Quincys on Ebay right now. I'm high bidder currently but I'd really like to be outbid by someone from these boards (so they stay in the family but I don't have to pay). There are also some early eighties A&Es from another seller.
Hmmm, I was going the other way, myself. I thought Revenant Runes and the proposed cover art seemed too morbid in light of recent events. And "Fight On!" is always the best response to despair or loss. Not "fight back", but "fight on".
But I'll agree that "Weird Enclaves and Black Pits" is top notch.
If you don't mind a new comer (and relative outsider, being monstly an AD&D man myself) to the forums giving his 2 cents, I have to say Fight On! absolutlely rocks. It encapsulates, to my mind, the whole theme you folks seem to be shooting for. Its a homage to OD&D, to EGG, to the Original game, and it also gives that grognard vibe that despite the odds, OD&D players are going to soldier forth with their favorite version of the hobby.
None of the other suggestions really fire the imagination the way Fight On! does IMHO.
It's a common English phrase which neither TSR or WotC has ever tried to use as a marketing/advertising slogan, so it seems like we could use it if we wanted to without stepping on toes. I just think we need to be careful not to take anyone else's IP or step on their trademarks/copyrights in any way.