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What's your favorite name here?  Feel free to comment with other names, or change your vote later.

This World Is Mine
3 (15.8%)
From a Dying Sun
6 (31.6%)
Stars Beyond Reach
7 (36.8%)
Stars Beyond Reach: This World Is Mine
3 (15.8%)

Total Members Voted: 19

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #210 on: September 17, 2014, 03:47:09 PM »
Planetary Intimidation
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #211 on: September 17, 2014, 03:59:57 PM »
Planetary Intimidation
That reminds me of Planetary Annihilation a good bit, unlike Planetary Legacy. Legacy sounds kinda good.

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #212 on: September 17, 2014, 04:06:17 PM »
It's a really tricky thing, to be sure.

I'm also trying to think -- but having a really hard time -- of names that are something like "Don't Starve."  Those are a lot more catchy to me.  "Orcs Must Die" and so on.  They aren't nouns, they're declarations.  I like that sort of thing quite a bit, but it's hard to pull off.
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #213 on: September 17, 2014, 04:15:51 PM »
I'm also trying to think -- but having a really hard time -- of names that are something like "Don't Starve."  Those are a lot more catchy to me.  "Orcs Must Die" and so on.  They aren't nouns, they're declarations.  I like that sort of thing quite a bit, but it's hard to pull off.

Play Nice [Obscure reference]

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #214 on: September 17, 2014, 04:17:55 PM »
I'm also trying to think -- but having a really hard time -- of names that are something like "Don't Starve."  Those are a lot more catchy to me.  "Orcs Must Die" and so on.  They aren't nouns, they're declarations.  I like that sort of thing quite a bit, but it's hard to pull off.

Play Nice [Obscure reference]

Haha, that's really great.  But of course people seeing that out of context would REALLY get the wrong idea of the game.

Interesting words and phrases:

Allodium
fatherland
Life Support
governance

Survive the Fatherland
It Wants to Kill You
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #215 on: September 17, 2014, 04:25:25 PM »
Haha, that's really great.  But of course people seeing that out of context would REALLY get the wrong idea of the game.

It's a terrible title, but it was the first thing I thought of when you said that.

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #216 on: September 17, 2014, 04:29:29 PM »
Sure, it makes sense. :)
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #217 on: September 17, 2014, 04:37:14 PM »
Random stuff:

vision
inspire
ingenuity
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt

Leaders Are Made
Society Stands Still
The Way To Victory
Victory is Impossible
Stand Alone
Do Things Worth The Writing
The Will To Carry On
Command Great Things
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #218 on: September 17, 2014, 04:51:27 PM »
Impossible Victory
Victory From Defeat

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #219 on: September 17, 2014, 05:14:25 PM »
Command Many Things?

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #220 on: September 17, 2014, 05:20:27 PM »
Alien in a Strange Land  (To revisit Heinlein's Stranger in Strange Land)
Alien's Hope
Interstellar Fugitives
Colony From the Stars
The Star Settlers
Star Saga: The Diaspora


Fun stuff to contemplate.


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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #221 on: September 17, 2014, 06:26:57 PM »
Maybe along the lines of [something] Contact, where the [something] would indicate the unexpectedness of the contact or just future spaciness in general? I can't think of anything that fits well there.

I was originally trying to think of referencing life alongside stronger and more established races with a pun on the Social Contract, but I couldn't get far there either (and it would probably put too much emphasis on a diplomatic route anyway).

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #222 on: September 17, 2014, 07:01:23 PM »
Maybe something alien-cultural, signifying the journey's start/end? The name of some cultural visionary? A cultural metaphor?

A Staff Through Rock
(Noun/Adjective) Foundation
Frabulon's Rest (insert alien name  or adjective here)
(Adjective) Atmosphere
Atlasphere
Frabulon's Clearing
Frabulon's Stone
Frabulon's Seedling
Frabulon's Grasp
Flyspeck

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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Planetary Legacy) (POLL 9/17)
« Reply #223 on: September 17, 2014, 07:30:33 PM »
One Billion Ways To Die
Questionable Advice

Guardian Planet
Operation: Terraform
Terrafomer
Our Planet Is Dead
Our Planet Has Died
Star Settlers -- great suggestion!
Lost Contact -- already a game, unfortunately
Mechanical Foundation
Orbital Contact
Orbital Wreckage
City Contact
Protocontact
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Re: Name our upcoming 4x (current best - Fallen Colony) (POLL 9/16)
« Reply #224 on: September 17, 2014, 08:06:06 PM »
Lone is pretty cool, and Lone Colony doesn't have any real results.  But that does seem to imply there isn't anyone else there -- when in fact the planet is brimming with other races, AND you might have co-op allies, AND the planet itself is harassing you verbally.
Our Planet Is Annoying?