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Title for Rules

Post by jdm » Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:45 pm

Its make up our mind time. Art of War has been the working title for the rules since the start. We now have to confirm this or select a better title.

So if you have any ideas post it here for consideration. If we decide to use your suggestion there will be a Slitherine Computer game as a prize.

Best Regards
JDM

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Post by ars_belli » Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:28 pm

Well, you could always use "Ars Belli," which is Latin for "Art of War." I have been using that nickname on TMP and other wargaming discussion fora since 2002, but I wouldn't mind if you borrowed it. :lol:

In all seriousness, I would be honored if you ultimately decided to use it for the title, and I would also be willing to create a different online nickname for myself if you did.

Other possibilities that come to mind are: "Ancient Battle Lines" or "Imperator." I imagine that my fellow forum members will come up with many other, more creative titles.

Cheers,
Scott K.
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Post by caliban66 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 6:46 pm

I like HAEGEMON or HAEGEMON??A, but maybe its too hellenic.

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Post by goofaholix » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:13 pm

ars_belli wrote:Well, you could always use "Ars Belli," which is Latin for "Art of War." I have been using that nickname on TMP and other wargaming discussion fora since 2002, but I wouldn't mind if you borrowed it. :lol:
Please, please, please don't give the rules a latin name, nothing puts the punters off more, they'll associate it with that other set of rules, or with the Catholic church. No Greek either.

Any title should use the vernacular, I think "The Art of War" is perfectly fine, but someone might have a better idea.

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Post by ars_belli » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:30 pm

goofaholix wrote:Any title should use the vernacular, I think "The Art of War" is perfectly fine, but someone might have a better idea.
The problem with "Art of War" is that there is an existing set of ancient-era miniatures rules already bearing that title, along with a WAB supplement - not to mention the famous ancient work by Sun Tzu (Sunzi). Surely we can put our minds together and come up with something just as catchy, but a bit more original!

Cheers,
Scott K.
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Post by caliban66 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:37 pm

goofaholix wrote: Please, please, please don't give the rules a latin name, nothing puts the punters off more, they'll associate it with that other set of rules, or with the Catholic church. No Greek either.
Well, that eliminates around the 90% of spanish words and aroung 50% of english words, I fear. :wink:
I see an advantage on classic languages: no translation is required. "El arte de la guerra" seems not so interesting in my language, and makes me think on Sung Tze??s book, not in a wargame (yet).
I also like single word titles.

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Post by larrydunn » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:42 pm

Some suggestions:

Barritus
At Swords Crossed
Shieldline

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Post by babyshark » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:51 pm

larrydunn wrote:Some suggestions:

Barritus
At Swords Crossed
Shieldline
Bad Men with Sharp Sticks?

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Post by larrydunn » Sun Feb 18, 2007 8:55 pm

babyshark wrote:
larrydunn wrote:Some suggestions:

Barritus
At Swords Crossed
Shieldline
Bad Men with Sharp Sticks?
If you are suggesting that my proposed titles are stupid, why don't you give it a go and come up with some better?

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Post by goofaholix » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:35 am

larrydunn wrote:
babyshark wrote:
larrydunn wrote:Some suggestions:

Barritus
At Swords Crossed
Shieldline
Bad Men with Sharp Sticks?
If you are suggesting that my proposed titles are stupid, why don't you give it a go and come up with some better?
I think "Bad Men with Sharp Sticks" is the suggested title, or for those latin lovers among us "Badus Menus withus Sharpus Sticksus".

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Post by stalins_organ » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:00 am

Sun Tzu would bea good place to sart - perhaps with The art of war in chinese: pinyin: Sūnzĭ Bīngfǎ; Wade-Giles: Ping fa

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Post by rust » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:00 am

Universal Warrior
Ancient Conflict
Age of Legend
Age of Kings

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Post by bryan » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:15 am

One game as the prize for providing the biggest marketing tool for your new rules? I want an invite into the beta if you use any of my suggestions, please. And I love naming things so I'll be posting as many ideas as I can muster. :D

Here goes:

Warriors of Reknown
Great Armies, Great Men
Men of War
Field of Battle
The Shape of War
The First Wars of Men
Masters of Conquest
Battles of the Ancient World ( and the campaign supplement would be called "Campaigns of the Ancient World")

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Post by gehiegi » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:20 am

Age of War (still AoW)
Warring Empires
Warring Kingdoms
Republics at War (for the Punic War suplement?) 8)
Clash of Empires

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Post by gehiegi » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:22 am

ACIES
(Latin for Line of Battle)

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Post by neilhammond » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:00 am

Force of Arms
Barbarians and Soldiers
Warbands and Warlords
Once more unto the breach (or Unto the Breach, or Into the Breach)
The die is cast

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Post by jrz » Mon Feb 19, 2007 2:13 pm

"Rules of Battle"

More accurate than Art of War since the game isn't aimed at representing the totality of war, just one aspect.

This title more accurately describes what the product is; i.e. it is rules for how to fight a battle. One could add a date range (3000 BC to 1500 AD) in case people think this includes ACW or the like.

Other benefits:
Some people will like having a game named after them: "RoB" ;-)

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Post by ars_belli » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:27 pm

A few more possibilities:

Ancient Battlefields
Ancient Tactics
Battle Group Ancients
Battle Line
Bronze and Iron
Field of Mars
Sword, Spear and Bow

Cheers,
Scott K.

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Post by spikemesq » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:36 pm

Oh Boy! This should be fun.

How about "Yardwork"?

That way when non-wargamers wives ask what we're up to we can be coy. What are you doing this weekend, honey? Not much, dear, just going to do some Yardwork.


Otherwise, I'd stick with Art of War. It already has a bit of name recognition.

Spike

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Post by vakarr » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:46 am

Banning Latin Greek Words maybe not such a good idea given the popularity of DBA, DBM, DBR, and other rulesets with Greco-Latin names! I have a long list, so I thought i throw in some silly ones to make reading it a little less boring....
Tabletop General
General and Chieftan
From Chariots to Cannons
March of the Figurines
Caesar??™s Last Throw
The Luck of the Game
From Babylon to Byzantium
Tabletop Armageddon
Rules of Engagement
Cry Havoc
Lance, Sword, and Bow
Say No to Gunpowder!
A Good Day to Die
Obedient to Your Laws
Freedom or Dice
Heart of War
Dice, Rules, and Generals
Charge!
Days of Glory, Days of Dice
Let the Games Begin
From Ramses to Richard
Storm of Glory
Run, Hack and Smash
Roll, Measure, and Argue
Roll, Move, and Mayhem
Call To Arms
To the Victor the Spoils
For King and Emperor
Empire or Chaos
Laws of Chaos
Rules to Ignore
Warriors of Renown
Masters of Mayhem
Pikes, Peltasts, and Portcullis

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