Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Looking for a Name

I'd originally intended to kick off a regular "feature" today, in which I offered up a little bit of OD&D goodness, in the form of either optional rules or content. I haven't for a simple but possibly silly reason: I don't know what to call the feature. I toyed with the notion of calling it "Bazaar of the Bizarre," after both the Fritz Leiber story of the same name and the old feature from Dragon. However, I quickly concluded that I need a different name, one with the same kind of pulp fantasy resonance, but that's unique to this blog.

So, dear readers, any suggestions? This isn't a formal contest or anything. Even so, I could use your help. If you have any good ideas, either post them in the comments below or by sending me an email at the address to the right.

Thanks in advance.


  1. Scrolls & Spells?
    Tomes & Treasures?
    The Tome of Grognardia?
    Codex Grognardia?
    Scroll (or Tome) of Infinite Imagination?
    Scroll of Illumination and Imagination?

  2. Magic and Miscellany.
    Grognards Grimoire

  3. "As you like it..."

    A little Shakespeare
    and it deals with options

  4. Stick with the Leiber-short-story concept and go with:

    The Adept's Tidbit

    If you don't use that, I'm going to.

  5. Ed,

    You mean "The Adept's Gambit?" Or were you making a funny that in my headache-addled state I didn't get?

  6. Not really old-school pulp sounding, but I think "Hella Old-school Stuff" would be a damn fine title.

  7. Essential Salts (HPL)
    The Scrolls of Skelos (REH)
    Eyes of the Overworld (or "Eye on the Overworld" as a variant) (JV)
    Jewels in the Forest (or the Treasure House of...) (FL)
    The Vaults of Yoh-Vombis (no association with treasures, but what the heck?) (CAS)
    The Vanishing Tower (who knows what might turn up when it phases back into our plane?) (MM)

  8. "Vaults of Yoh-Vombis" works well, I think, but then I'm a sucker for a good CAS reference.

  9. As a fan of the Gygaxian penchant for punning or anagramming his name into stuff I nominate the Oracle of Malice.

  10. My best Vancian/Gygaxian would have to be "Lameimaj's Enlightening Panoply." "The Eldernomicon" suggest to me a kind of 'book of Old School.' Or, in the spirit of alliterative titles, there's always "Options & Offerings." I think that's all I've got for tonight.

  11. Oracle of Malice

    Well, my supervillain name is Professor Malice, so it's not at all inappropriate.