Titled Nobility

There’s a lot of goofy names in Dungeons & Dragons ranging from Tasslehoff Burrfoot to Bob the Fighter and from Drizzt Do’Urden to Pikel Bouldershoulder. To say nothing of “Melf”.

Nothing makes a campaign ridiculous like a silly player character name. There’s something fun and lighthearted about Bakstabu the Rogue or Sir Jimmy of Page. I’ve even had a francophone swashbuckler  named Major Dumas Diqueheed and a “big dumb  fighter” called Clubbit that could only say his name. But everyone needs to be onboard with this kind of game. You can’t have three or four seriously named characters in a dramatic world and one goofy PC named after a Monty Python character.