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Offline Wirelizard

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The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:52:31 AM »
Retropolis was already awesome, and now they've come out with Cornelius Zappencackler's Derange-O-Lab Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron for your deranged pulp story titling needs!

Despite the "sci fi" in the name, there's goodness here for those of us who do non-Sci-Fi pulp too. League of the Wind... The Tale of the Autogyro... Slaves of the Dinosaur Clan... and those three from just one spin of the Title-O-Tron!

There's lots of other good stuff on Retropolis, too. Check it all out.

Offline Supercollider

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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 03:33:26 AM »
Great find!

Among the more elaborate and evocative titles it produced, such as 'Avenged by the Plant Men of the Stone', and 'Entombed by the Weapon of Mercy'.  It came up with 'The Obedient Test Tubes of the Future', and 'The Music of the Parrot'  lol

Awesome :)

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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2010, 06:00:12 AM »
The Spectral Brain Thieves of Illusion

Penguin Patrol of the Gods

Ambushed by the Merciless Fungus

The Mad Ape of Saturn

 lol
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Offline Doomsdave

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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010, 01:33:05 PM »
"Rotwang's Prismatic Trylon"

Wait.......What?!? :o
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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2010, 02:32:02 PM »
I really want to read the following:

The World of the Dolphin Corsairs
The Dancing Cat King
The Scarlet Cavern of Paradox
Slaves of the Terrible Egg


let alone play games of them.

Offline Red Orc

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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2010, 03:17:12 PM »
Oh great, I love these.

I'd definitely be interested in Penguin Patrol of the Gods. Hell, if I had a band, that's what I'd call them.

Anyway, amongst the random and rubbish (the best of which are The Mist of the Squirrel Vikings, Vanquished by the Ivory Squid and Menaced by the Mental Whale) we have

The Sleeping World of Ganymede - that's a winner for a 1930s sci-fi tale.

Trapped by the Miniature Lizard - this sounds hilarious.

The World of the Clockwork Sorcerer - again, a great title for some old school scientifical fantasmagoria.

The Altar of Kaluta's Crater - now you're just being all 1960s

The Prophet of Jupiter's Crater - a hit I think

Gallegher's Wolf Children - again, I can see this on a shelf in the 'Sci-Fi/Fantasy' section of Waterstones.

Forgotten by the Repairman of the Time Machine deserves honourable mention as a rubbish but still intriguing title.

Must resist the urge to post links to random name/plot/book-title generating sites...

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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2010, 02:24:34 AM »
This is a great resource! I already have in mind a whole set of games/campaigns that have been inspired by the Title-O-Tron.
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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2010, 02:13:29 PM »
I'm working on Finlay's Eldritch Rockets and The Thieves who Mislaid Tomorrow even as we speak...

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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2010, 02:41:26 PM »
Love the generator "gods of the undying plant men" and "space tribe" !  :-*

Thanks for the generator finally some cool names for missions and campaign scenario's.  :)
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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2010, 04:40:23 PM »
Oh great, I love these...

Must resist the urge to post links to random name/plot/book-title generating sites...

I didn't resist, sorry.

One of my favourites (because it has about a bazillion generators on it) is Seventh Sanctum, found here
but particularly (as this is Pulp), the B-Move Generator, here.

When I navigated to it, the B-Movie Title it gave me was 'The Kraken' (weird, as I got China Mieville's 'Kraken' out of the library this afternoon). Then it gave me:
Earthquake!
Evil Bride
The Bat-Man from Heaven
The Secret of The Abominable Vampire
The Terrible Love of Vengeance

and now I'm going to spend half an hour at Seventh Sanctum playing with random generators...

Offline Colonel Tubby

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Re: The Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2010, 06:56:10 PM »
Retropolis was already awesome, and now they've come out with Cornelius Zappencackler's Derange-O-Lab Pulp Sci-Fi Title-O-Tron for your deranged pulp story titling needs!

Despite the "sci fi" in the name, there's goodness here for those of us who do non-Sci-Fi pulp too. League of the Wind... The Tale of the Autogyro... Slaves of the Dinosaur Clan... and those three from just one spin of the Title-O-Tron!

There's lots of other good stuff on Retropolis, too. Check it all out.

That is one great site. Loved the tilte 'The Accountant who followed Darkness' I thought they all did  lol

I didn't resist, sorry.

One of my favourites (because it has about a bazillion generators on it) is Seventh Sanctum, found here
but particularly (as this is Pulp), the B-Move Generator, here.

When I navigated to it, the B-Movie Title it gave me was 'The Kraken' (weird, as I got China Mieville's 'Kraken' out of the library this afternoon). Then it gave me:
Earthquake!
Evil Bride
The Bat-Man from Heaven
The Secret of The Abominable Vampire
The Terrible Love of Vengeance

and now I'm going to spend half an hour at Seventh Sanctum playing with random generators...

I have just wasted half-hour, my favourite was 'Offspring of The Abominable Dog-Women' and 'The Gorilla-Men Destroyed' came a close second!

Both sites saved in favourites now!
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