February 15, 2010

The Forge - Four Name Generators That Rock

I recently stumbled on The Forge, a fantasy name generator that uses "A massive database ... of over 2400 fantasy words and names, totaling up to 20 million unique combinations." The flash based app has four styles of naming mechanisms: all purpose; beasts; spells; and place names. Awesome!

I've been a big fan of the 90's style Behind the Name and The Seventh Sanctum websites for years - but neither of these can touch how cool The Forge is. Not to mention how useful! It rocks! It's definitely going to be my premier go-to site now for name generation needs. Hopefully it will stay online for a long time to come.

Plus, the website of the developer behind The Forge is engrossing. I think I spent close to 20 or 30 minutes just exploring his site.



  1. Bookmarked!

    I've used Seventh Sanctum for a while now - but I look forward to getting to know the Forge. The design is more appealing right out of the gate.

  2. That site is so pretty....if nothing else, it's one of the most beautifully designed Flash apps I've seen in a long time.

  3. I found the Forge about a year ago, and I've been using it since. It works pretty well for names of powers or spells (ex: 4E monster power names), and for good location names.


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