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POLL: Do Funny Names Annoy You?


215 votes were cast.


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Dn Jackson writes:

I use a few in my cowboy games.
There's a very stiff Indian named Owl Gore
Chief Wannahocaloogy
A Mexican bandit named Jose Cuervo
and others…


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
only when used in serious contexts
24
11%
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yes
22
10%
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yes when they break the suspension of disbelief
16
7%
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only when I didn't think of them first
6
3%
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other (explain)
5
2%
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yes if it's a commercial publication
8
4%
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only if they are not really funny
25
12%
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pun names are never funny
7
3%
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no
70
33%
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no opinion
12
6%
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yes if they are crude
20
9%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Writing in Battlegames magazine, Mike Siggins applauded the latest Astounding Adventures scenario book, except for one thing…
I have to say I didn't like the pun character names in this one – Wai Li Gai and Dahji Fellah – they might be funny the first time (or, indeed might not), but I find the thirtieth instance is likely to grate.
Are you bothered by pun or funny names for wargaming characters?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.