Reverb Gamers Master List #7

How do you pick names for your characters?

Frequently when I’m designing a new character I’m also going to do some research.  For example, when I designed a superhero assassin, I decided she came from an alternate history Earth where Japan defeated the U.S. in the Pacific War and I looked up the commanders of the Yamato and came up with the surname Suzuki.  For my most recent character design, a pseudo-paladin for Dresden Files RPG, for some reason I looked up left-handed baseball players.  When I was designing Kim Van Lo, I was reading up in an encyclopedia some history of Vietnam and came up with the family name Van Lo.

It pretty much comes down to what inspires me and tickles my fancy.

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