What is a good civilization name?

By on June 15, 2006 4:44:51 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums

Tampsh

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Every time I start a game, I have a hard time thinking of a cool name for a civilization. Any ideas?
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June 15, 2006 5:11:14 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Try the random letters method... Just close your eyes and type a random combination of letters and then look at what is there. If it's complete nonsense then just insert a vowel or two between consonants to make a name.

Example:
Afkjdpajh -----> Change to Afikojadpajih or Afkojeeodpajh
Ropow--> Sound ok, so no change needed.
Wqpoeiu---> Waqpoeriu (here I inserted a vowel and a consonant extra)

You get the idea! You can just imagine the possibilities!!!

The only downside is that then you will become lazy in naming even your ships, and just type random stuff on your keyboard
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June 15, 2006 5:21:34 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
I play as the Rapscallions.
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June 15, 2006 5:27:47 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
hehehe, i steal mine from books
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June 15, 2006 5:35:19 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Just don't go with Species7542 or something.
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June 15, 2006 6:03:07 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
The [something] Hedgemony, Concordium, Union, Federation.
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June 15, 2006 6:07:10 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
I like to take names from older computer games (My chief custom race is the Shikadi, from the Commander Keen series), from books (I have tweaked with creating a bugger race from Ender's Game), and from Greek and Roman names.

As for the proper name (e.g. Terran Alliance, Drengin Empire), I like to use the following:

- Federaton (neutral/good)
- Dominion (evil)
- Kingdom (neutral)
- Serfdom (neutral/evil)
- Sultanate (neutral)
- Council (neutral/good)
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June 15, 2006 6:16:52 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
The Tastians for the planet Tasty.
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June 15, 2006 6:34:20 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Customonians of the planet Customon, led by the mighty Genericus Rex!
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June 15, 2006 7:08:51 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Thanks for the ideas guys!
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June 15, 2006 7:24:31 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Okay, actually, here's an excellent site for thinking up names. Several of the generators have fields that let you pick a theme for the results, my favorite being somewhere in the "Evil" section (they don't actually all sound evil, it's just the generator's name and official category).

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Edit: It's the "Evil Name Generator" in the "Darkness/Evil" section.
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June 15, 2006 7:28:51 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Rhonian Conglomerate from Rhonai. haha, i've used that a MILLION times over the years now...
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June 15, 2006 8:00:14 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
My custom civ is the Antarans from the MOO series. they are so cool
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June 15, 2006 9:50:12 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
Very cool generatoes.. I justt tried the anime attack generator for animal space powerful and got soom cool names like perfect wolf executionar and beastly meteor execution
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June 16, 2006 7:09:18 PM from GalCiv II Forums GalCiv II Forums
y, actually, here's an excellent site for thinking up names. Several of the generators have fields that let you pick a theme for the results, my favorite being somewhere in the "Evil" section (they don't actually all sound evil, it's just the generator's name and official category).

Link

Edit: It's the "Evil Name Generator" in the "Darkness/Evil" section.


That site rocks.
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