Make up a name for the unit

Renoiro
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05 Mar 2008, 19:53 #1

Hi everybody! Can you make up a name for the following unit:


Race: spawn


Cost: 1 FP


Non-winged melee unit, a bit slower and weaker than a drone - not a great warrior at all, can't even run through the goo. Can eat corpses, and later split
up into 2 (making a clone of itself) in a safe place. Or can mutate into a queen, if it has collected 3 food points. When killed - its corpse inherits all the
food value that was collected. So it can clone, become a queen, or bring some food to the queen from the frontier.




All name ideas are welcomed, but remember that spawn units used to have descriptive names given to them by marines.
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pickupsticks
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05 Mar 2008, 20:27 #2

Sounds like a Yearling to me.




Or maybe a Princess Image




Or a Worker, to keep the queen/drone etc. analogy to social insects (such as bees). The workers look after the eggs and hive, and forage for food.


Kind of a dull name though!
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Tharg
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06 Mar 2008, 19:29 #3

Scavenger?




Pawn? (cos it's dream is to one day become a queen)
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06 Mar 2008, 21:30 #4

"Roach"? as in Cockroach. It fits some of your criteria and maybe would be a nickname a Marine would give to it?






"Morpher"? as in a species of Spawn that can morph into another form?






"Mantis Nymph"? or some variant?
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Renoiro
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07 Mar 2008, 07:25 #5

Just thought that such unit will give spawn too much advantage in an HQ scenario... Maybe the ability to become a queen is too much...
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Fuzzywinker
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07 Mar 2008, 13:09 #6

Reaper? Maybe don't allow the morphing into a queen unless the unit has eaten four or five food points?


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08 Mar 2008, 15:03 #7

vulcher perhaps, it fits the theme of eating corpses, but there's a slight issue with the flight thing Image
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Duke Garland
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08 Mar 2008, 16:14 #8

I liked "Scavenger"
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08 Mar 2008, 22:24 #9

What comes in my mind is "Larva" (or what ever it's spelled)
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Brootal
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09 Mar 2008, 23:24 #10

well if it's a descriptive name we need to know what it looks like too.




I agree becoming a queen is too much, but how about laying an egg (for the cost of 2 food, not as efficient as the queen)




If it looks something like a mini queen larva would bee a good name, or slug or something like that. But I expect it would want to move faster than a queen to
be useful, and would probably be a "legged" creature, harvester could be a good name?
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