A Sweet Smelling Rose

Naming NPCs is a tricky thing in RPGs. A good name captures the imagination. A bad name captures a laugh track. I’m reading a Shadows of Esteren adventure at the moment and a key NPC is named “Mac Snòr”. Pronounced: Mac Snore. Memorable, but my players will cock eyebrows and ask if his wife is of the clan Mac Weez.

Even a decent name can be mangled by the players, as they play “telephone” with the name over a dozen sessions, twisting it into something embarrassing.