Bad Guild Names

Many guilds have out­right ter­ri­ble names. Ok, not ter­ri­ble, just ter­ri­bly bland. They’re all stamped from the same lame press: X of Y.

  • Seek­ers of Truth
  • Cham­pi­ons of Honor
  • Seek­ers of Honor
  • Defend­ers of Glory
  • Cham­pi­ons of Truth
  • Seek­ers of Glory
  • Defend­ers of Truth
  • Cham­pi­ons of Glory
  • Defend­ers of Champions
  • Pro­tec­tors of Ital­ian Vir­gin­i­ty (kid­ding, this one would actu­al­ly be ok)

Tell me that you haven’t seen dozens of these guilds lin­ger­ing around. In my expe­ri­ence, they’re always recruit­ing. Their GM quotes Glad­i­a­tor or oth­er epic movies in his sig. I can just keep pil­ing these stereo­types on, we’ve all seen peo­ple like this. They attach weight to the name of a group of people.

Next time I start a guild, I’m going to call my guild “X of Y”. Seriously.

The prob­lem with most joke names is that noth­ing is fun­ny after two days. Just like most tat­toos aren’t cool in just a cou­ple of years. What’s cool and fun­ny now is nev­er cool the fifth time you explain it. How­ev­er, I sus­pect that as you see anoth­er guild form with a name like Har­bringers of Mis­for­tune, you might get anoth­er chuck­le that will keep this joke fresh.

At least a guild with a stale joke name can be dis­band­ed and reformed with a new­er joke name… unlike those sad souls stuck with trib­al tattoos.

In the mean­time, I have an unguild­ed alt who’s about to start a new guild. It’ll be right up there with the Bankadins.