RPG a Day 2018 – Day Eleven – Wildest character name?

Wildest character name?

I rarely get to be a player, so I don’t have a huge amount of great names to pull from.

If we were counting board games then my Pandemic Legacy character Spam Jammson would be my first choice. He builds bases and his catchphrase is, “You’ve been Spammed!” whenever there’s any kind of victory. And possibly as a sex boast, not that Pandemic Legacy’s got any sexual content, as far as I’m aware. I’m only in May, so it could entirely change.

For RPGs, I can’t recall all the names of the many Fiasco characters I’ve built and burnt as I’m sure some of them would be fitting. The first weird character name that comes to mind though is from a Cyberpunk 2020 game I played on a Google Hangout.


My character was Action Bastard.

Look at the city. At one side the megacorporations, the privileged with all the money, all the guns and all the tech. Then here, with us, the poor, the disenfranchised. They’re oppressed, weak, unable to fight back. Let’s see what happens when we arm them all…

That was the basic concept. This guy was part of a fleet of urban pirates whose partner was disappeared after being exposed as part of a neo-Luddite order. He was a genius with tech, so his whole deal was to arm the poor by stealing and distributing the blueprints for corporate technology. He was also kind of a terrible Iron Man. I made a power armour suit and the GM explained what could actually work in the system. I still played Action Bastard like he thought he could be Iron Man, even if he could only jump kind of high and hit slightly better than a normal person. In a game where there were stealth missions, he was a glorious hammer. My only regret is that I can’t find his urban pirate sister’s name as she was a backup character I intended for when Action Bastard inevitably died.

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