EZG reviews You Name It: Orcish Names & Tribe Names
This installment of Abandoned Art’s name-table-series is 3 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, 1 page content – so what do we get?
Essentially, we get 100 names for orc males, 100 names for orc females and 100 tribe names. Male names include for example Brungmar, Hhrask and similarly harsh-sounding, sonorous names, whereas females get names like Tarynyls, Kullika etc. – raw and still slightly feminine. Tribal names are established composites and in contrast to the goblin’s installment feature no wonky high jinxes, but rather come off as intimidating with “Fear-Drinker”, “Firescreamer” and “Flaybrothers” should be considered neat names indeed.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I didn’t notice any glitches. The pdf has no bookmarks, but being one page, it needs none. The names per se are awesome and thematically fitting – BUT: As before in the series, I’m not a big fan of the layout – all three types of names are crammed into the same table, each type of name taking up two columns. Presentation-wise, that’s making the pdf look more jumbled than it ought to – just making breaks between the background-shading between the name-tables would go a long way there. Hence, I’ll give this a slight penalty in the presentation-department, resulting in a final verdict of 4.5 stars, still rounded up to 5 for the purpose of this platform, though.