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The Great Renaming, poll #2 [POLL CLOSED, GAME RENAMED]

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Vault Dweller, Sep 6, 2018.

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Which name do you prefer?

  1. Pilgrims of the Void

    57 vote(s)
    26.9%
  2. Colony Ship - a Post-Earth role-playing game

    94 vote(s)
    44.3%
  3. Across the Void

    16 vote(s)
    7.5%
  4. No Home But the Stars

    16 vote(s)
    7.5%
  5. Born Beneath No Sun

    29 vote(s)
    13.7%
  1. Modron Arcane

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    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Proxima
     
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  2. Ainamacar Novice

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    Star-Crossed: A Colony Ship RPG

    Sounded alright in my head until I realized many English speakers would take it for a tragic romance.
     
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  3. Politician Lurker King

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    Ok, you convinced me. I will vote for Colony Ship. Fuck it.
     
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  4. lophiaspis Savant

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    Born Beneath No Sun is good at getting the point across, but is too long. Need the same meaning, but more snappy and poetic.

    It's a long tradition to have space media with 'Star' in the title, so... Starborn?

    Starborn: A Colony Ship RPG?
    Starborn: A Post-Terrestrial Trans-Human Role Playing Game?
     
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  5. TZ3K Arcane

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    The Steel Cradle - A Post Terrestrial RPG
    The Hanging Cradle - A Colony Ship RPG
     
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  6. toro Arcane

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    Can you romance the Ship?
     
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  7. lophiaspis Savant

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    [​IMG]

    Rather catchy, no?
     
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  8. Leechmonger Savant

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    Pilgrims of the Void is a catchy title. The logo can include "a Post-Earth role-playing game" underneath.
     
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  9. HeatEXTEND Liturgist

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    Predator, Terminator, Star Wars, Starship Troopers, The Thing......simple names are.......magic?
    :philosoraptor:
    I'd assume that someone would be talking about the cRPG aspects of it; you'd check it out, figuring you like cRPGs since you're here an' all.
     
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  10. Cool name Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ship of Decadence

    Age of Colony Ship Pilgrims
     
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  11. HeatEXTEND Liturgist

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    Vessel of Decadence is half decent......
     
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    Iron Tower's Vince D. Weller's Colony Ship 'Starfarer': Pilgrims of The Void - A post-earth roleplaying RPG game from the makers of Age of Decadence and Dungeon Rats.
     
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  13. MrMarbles Arbiter

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    If that one is your favourite, then don't listen to the codex grognards and go with your gut feeling.
     
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  14. Bocian Arcane

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    "Dude, Where's My Ship?"
     
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  15. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Starborn does sound pretty good as well tbh. Simple names are the best tho.

    One (and a half) word titles:
    Predator
    Jaws
    Scream
    The Searchers
    The Thing
    Platoon
    The Terminator
    The Exorcist
    The Road

    I'm not even going to mention superheroes.

    Two-word titles:
    Star Wars
    Jurassic Park
    Starship Troopers
    Blade Runner
    Ice Age
    Mad Max

    Like I already said, I personally like long creative titles, but most of them are used in obscure or at best cult titles. And those, while being good, aren't necessarily famous.

    So either 1) Starborn: A Colony Ship RPG or 2) Colony Ship: A Post-Earth RPG

    P.S. Pilgrims of the Void and others could be used as a (sub)title for a Quest, Expansion or a DLC name.
     
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  16. Daedalos Self-Ejected The Real Fanboy

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    Comparing past movie/game titles from the 80's and 90's to todays standards and expectations etc. is dangerous.

    Yes, Alien, Predator, Terminator, fallout etc. were indeed hits, but hindsight is always great to have. The competitive landscape was different back then in terms of what they were sellin, and they had alot of other stuff going for them other than a name at that point.

    Most people didn't really have that many expectations back then, but we do now, knowing the past. Obviously it's about knowing your audience, and what they are looking for.

    I still think Born Beneath No Sun wins no contest. Pilgrims of The Void is still cool enough, and No Home But The Stars also has the right feel to it. kind of a 50's sci-fi B-movie, space adventure
     
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  17. Politician Lurker King

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    The best titles:

    1) Starborn: A Colony Ship Role-Playing Game

    2) Colony Ship: a Post-Earth Role-Playing Game

    3) Starfarer: A Colony Ship Role-Playing Game
     
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  18. Lady Error Arcane Literally Hitler

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    Starborn sounds like it's about the children of Brangelina.

    Proxima: A Colony Ship Role-Playing Game

    Arcturus: A Colony Ship Role-Playing Game

    Antares: A Colony Ship Role-Playing Game

    Interstellar Pioneers: A Colony Ship Role-Playing Game
     
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  19. Binky Learned

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    Ayup. Starfarer: A Colony Ship RPG would be pretty nice. Starfarer, Born Beneath No Sun are also good titles. BBNS would be changed to BDSM in the reviews bitching about the difficulty, so a that's a plus. I'm not fond of homages, but if I ever make a christian colony ship rpg it'll definitely be named Sister Miriam Will Remember This, You Infidelic Pagan Scum.
     
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  21. lophiaspis Savant

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    I would make it so the word 'Starborn' was invented by the First Generation, with teary-eyed idealism, to refer to their children who were born with such a grand and noble purpose. But the actual Starborn themselves tend to have a rather more ironic take on it, at least the ones that are not still fanatically dedicated to the Mission, who wear the label with even greater pride as a source of identity.

    I like the setting of this game, it gives you the opportunity to deal with unusual themes like generational conflict. The conflict between generations on this ship could be made to draw parallels with Boomers and X/Y in the West and the pre- and post-Collapse generations in Eastern Europe. I just hope for the sake of the game as a valid entry in the science fiction genre that you let the world develop on its own terms with natural relationships to the real world and don't let it get bogged down too much in gamey RPG tropes.
     
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    Only if you take the title out of context.

    "Proxima" is not catchy. "Proxima Centauri" is good, but it reminds of other games, e.g., "Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri". How about:


    Departure: a Post-Earth Role-Playing Game

    Descendants: a Colony Ship Role-Playing Game

    Earthlings: a Colony Ship Role-Playing Game


    Vince could also use a specific date as the main title because it was the date of the departure, e.g.,


    3130: a Colony Ship Role-Playing Game
     
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  23. lophiaspis Savant

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    If you don't like Starborn then "Heavenborn" or "Heavenborne" might do the trick.
    [​IMG]

    In-game, the term should come from a (in)famous idealistic-religious poem written by one of the First Generation. A triple entendre: The characters are both born (birthed) 'in heaven', and they are 'borne' (bound for) 'Heaven' both literally and, arguably, metaphorically. And the latter argument underpins the themes of the game, as the 'Heavenborne' themselves may disagree about (1) how heavenly their current birthright really is, and (2) whether the supernatural heaven exists at all.
     
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  24. Politician Lurker King

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    How about Skyborn?
     
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  25. lophiaspis Savant

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    It's not bad, fairly catchy, but you would lose one the one hand the religious subtext and on the other the instant 'science fiction sense of wonder' that comes with having 'Star' in the title. On first glance it might be a game about airships...
     
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