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Teknodragon

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« on: (13:44:23/09-11-10) »
Something I do for my characters when I buy fake SINs, is to pick a name appropriate to the rating.  For example, rating 1's might have names like 'Jenny Horse,' 'Janet Doe,' 'Misty Lake' while rating 5 or 6 would have names such as 'Jennifer Merin,' 'Bernice Meyers,' or 'Marion T. Benning.'

It just seems to make for better RP, in my mind.
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« Reply #1 on: (13:56:34/09-11-10) »
Personally, I would always prefer Names like "Jane Smith" - simply because a cop will more likely remember hearing the name "Letita van Hammelbach" than "Jane Smith" and searches will be slowlier if there are dozens of people with similar or equal names... :-) Of course, this also depends on the character (and, as a related question, I think it's harder to order a SIN with a given name instead of a generic one which fits your description).
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« Reply #2 on: (14:21:05/09-11-10) »
Personally, I would always prefer Names like "Jane Smith" - simply because a cop will more likely remember hearing the name "Letita van Hammelbach" than "Jane Smith" and searches will be slowlier if there are dozens of people with similar or equal names... :-) Of course, this also depends on the character (and, as a related question, I think it's harder to order a SIN with a given name instead of a generic one which fits your description).

A good approach there, too, with the same underlying reasons I used-- the name is more likely to make the one examining the SIN to go 'hey, wait a minute...' when the rating is low.
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« Reply #3 on: (16:07:53/09-11-10) »
tbh my team just splash out on rating 6 anyway. we tend to use celebrity/tv character names for them anyways. theres something kinda amusing about micheal jackson and paris hilton sharing a hotel room together

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« Reply #4 on: (17:14:18/09-11-10) »
I always like to use Remington Steele.

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« Reply #5 on: (02:01:15/09-12-10) »
heh, it's usually Jack Burton for my Riggers, Ashley Campbell (Ash) or Snake Plisken for my sams, and Ed Greenwood for my mages.

But other popular choices are jack o'neil, jane cobb, Fox mulder, Micheal meyers, Kai allard-liao, Morgan Kell..... etc etc etc.
But thats just when I want to be lazy, i actually come up with names "off the cuff" that sound like real people rather easily.
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« Reply #6 on: (03:12:37/09-12-10) »
In my group we ruled that SINs come with a randomly picked name (picked by the GM that is) and if we want that name change, it costs extra (since most fake SINs arent created, just changed so they fit the buyer better).
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« Reply #7 on: (03:18:21/09-12-10) »
And if they are created, they are probably not created "on the fly" but in a longer process. So you surely can't go into a forger's shop and say "Two Hannibal Lectors and one Peter Meiers, please."
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« Reply #8 on: (20:28:33/09-12-10) »
I always a title, like "Lord" or "Sir" don't know why. Cops never bothered me.
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« Reply #9 on: (23:44:55/09-12-10) »
I always a title, like "Lord" or "Sir" don't know why. Cops never bothered me.

tex should be bothered more often.  makes life interesting.  i personally like the dumb name approach for low rating fake SINs.  "You are john galt?!  Get back here rusty shackleford!!  Nice moo moo ms. johnson!"  course i havent really considered very serious names.  i am now tho...
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« Reply #10 on: (08:54:02/09-13-10) »
Ideally, you should choose old celebrities. No one remembers people like Charlie Chaplin, Mae West or Henry Fonda, so it should be safe to use their names... ;)

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« Reply #11 on: (10:41:26/09-13-10) »
John Wayne, Charles Norris, and Steven McQueen are also ones I've used.

However, a word of the wise. If you are going to use a name, make sure the ethnicity matches up. Nothing peakes a law enforcement-type's interest like a caucasion with a name like "Jackie Chan".

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« Reply #12 on: (11:43:41/09-13-10) »
I always a title, like "Lord" or "Sir" don't know why. Cops never bothered me.

tex should be bothered more often.  makes life interesting.  i personally like the dumb name approach for low rating fake SINs.  "You are john galt?!  Get back here rusty shackleford!!  Nice moo moo ms. johnson!"  course i havent really considered very serious names.  i am now tho...
In my line of work I need to blend it. Besides I dump SINs like they are going out of style. I only keep 2 on hand for emergencies.
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« Reply #13 on: (12:50:30/09-13-10) »
heh, it's usually Jack Burton for my Riggers, Ashley Campbell (Ash) or Snake Plisken for my sams, and Ed Greenwood for my mages.

But other popular choices are jack o'neil, jane cobb, Fox mulder, Micheal meyers, Kai allard-liao, Morgan Kell..... etc etc etc.
But thats just when I want to be lazy, i actually come up with names "off the cuff" that sound like real people rather easily.
I have a great blackmail picture of Ed trying to slip R.A. Salvatore the tongue at the Drzz't 20th anniverasry party. Now Which Author I could blackmail I do not know! ???

As for names well I am very fond of names that sound dirty. Like:
Dumas Fuker
Ima Hooker (character from the March trilagy)
Hu Flung Pu
Richard Black

You know fun names.
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« Reply #14 on: (21:27:43/09-13-10) »
I've always named the faked SINs for my players myself. Sometimes for story reasons, sometimes to pick on players. Like giving the big bad troll a name like Poindexter.