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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:52 am 
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Can we finalize the name of the plane once and for all? Is it possible for Parad to start a name nomination thread, then create a poll?

This is the thread for nominating the name of our plane.

Starstill will remain the name of the set (unless the name we come up with is so mindbendingly awesome that people want to change it). This is just for flavor purposes.

chinkeeyong has deputy powers in this thread, since they seem to care about this more than anyone else. See their excellent post brainstorming about possible names here.

(We never decided on a set code, by the way. Does STS work for people?)

In a week or less, we'll take all the names that have been nominated and post them in a poll.

Velnaria

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Lunanoir doesn't make much sense because there isn't a moon? We should probably just avoid astronomical roots in general because before the Starstill it was just a normal plane or something.

Velnaria is a perfectly fine name. Let's go with that.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:23 am 
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I dunno, wasn't there a moon before the Starstill thing happened?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:27 am 
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Seeing as details of Startsill are still a bit in development... yah. No clue.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:33 pm 
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How about Solaris?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Let's avoid astronomy. We can use literally any random word we make up. Just go for Velnaria.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 3:00 am 
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I want to name the plane mainly so I can make a Soul of it for NGA Masters. STS works fine as a set code.

Here are my favorite name suggetions I posted in the flavor thread:
Antiva
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:01 am 
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Antiva and Velnaria both seem fine.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:41 pm 
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I'm leaning towards something Arabic-derivative. Unfortunately Google translating into Arabic always returns nonRoman characters so it's hard to get a grasp on what an Arbicesque name should look like. Solution: mash a bunch of words together run them through translate and listen to the pronounciation repeatedly until I start picking out sounds I like.
Any of these good?:
Dimasaaj
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:32 pm 
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Do we have any flavor rooted in an earth culture yet? I always felt it could have an iclandic feel on one side and a hawaiin or some other islandy volcano feel on the other. I'm probably too late for this though but you could pull names from that.

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Based on an offhand comment from TPzombieW, I've been assuming a vaguely Persian flavor for the entire setting.

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Yeah, I was thinking Persian. I've come around to thinking we should have a single unifying cultural root across both halves of the plane. Finding an earth culture with heavy hot and cold aspects is tough though. I figured Persia, or the whole Caucusus region in general might work. That or the Andes could work well too. We haven't seen much South American influence in MTG.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:13 pm 
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Inca please.

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Inca please.

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http://civilization.wikia.com/wiki/Incan_%28Civ5%29

Pariapichiu jumps out at me as a fitting name. But obviously we can't go with that exactly because it's a real world setting.

Ozciadu?

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Well that's already as much feedback as the Persian idea ever got. Inca might just be the way to go.
We should probably settle the cultural basis before the name.

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Thought it was supposed to be patchwork.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:11 pm 
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Going on the Inca vein:
Intuasca
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Mactura? Ilcambome? Hacamacha? Tunsiba? Pircoria? Pachuaya? Pircochu? Jamarca? Pizanqar? Ongajan? Nazcaman? Machuara?

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