I have a character I need a really good last name for and I'm kind of stuck.
Her first name is Claire and she's a Brujah for a LARP. She's a theatre techie (lighting). The thing is that more often than not she gets called by her last name.
I want a really cool last name that sounds like a really tough last name. So far the only thing I could come up with was "Mixon", which sounds a lot like "Nixon" and I'm not sure if I want my character to be called "Mix" or "Mixy".
Any ideas/links to last name generators would be appreciated :)
Well, I just did what I think may be my meanest act as a GM ever — I typed up a six-page "lab report" for one of the characters, detailing the physical and psychological tests, punishments, and surgeries his 7-year-old daughter went through after being captured by forces unknown almost 10 years ago. He recieved the lab report from an NPC at the last game, and I decided it would make a good prop that he'd want to consult later, and it would have more of an impact if he ever decides to show it to the other players.
There's all kinds of nasty stuff in there. After about two years of surgeries, which are only designated as failures or successes, with "tissue rejection" statistics and "heal rate" statistics, she was put on "active duty," and then there's a series of reports about encounters and combats over the next several years. No clue as to what she looks like now or what they actually did to her — just a whole lot of detail that touches on the things he'd least want to know (her Pain Threshold rating, her Obedience score) while leaving out the key stuff he still needs to find out. Of course, it's far too late for him to do anything about what they did to her, though the report does still indicate that she's on "active duty."
I feel slightly guilty; for me, this goes beyond Mean GM and well into Twisted Sadistic GM.
So make me feel better about myself. Tell me, as a GM, what's the meanest, most sadistic thing you ever did to a player or a party? Or as a player, what's the godawful cruelest thing a GM ever put you through?