There are times in a tabletop RPG session when the GM needs to quickly name a cult.
Maybe the characters are researching in a library and bringing that scene to life means mentioning a host of previous secret societies or cults that have caused problems. Alternatively, an NPC’s background might include being part of, or running afoul of, a dangerous cult.
Or maybe you just want to have a dangerous hidden order in your story, and you are looking for inspiration. Pick a genre, press the button, and this generator will suggest a randomly generated name to you.
A secret society generator
You can keep on pressing that button until the generator gets close to a name you can work with. Each genre has at least five unique templates, and so there are many different possibilities.
As a rule, while there are some generic monsters (titan, dragon, etc) mentioned in some of the designs, this random generator tries to keep clear of anything too system-specific. Whether you’re playing a D&D game, Kult, Beyond the Supernatural or even a sci-fi game with weird space religions, you should get some ideas from these suggestions.
This random cult generator is part of an RPG blog carnival on Organizations hosted by The Expanding Frontier, a sci-fi RPG resource blog. In the comments section of their carnival post, you’ll find other articles about organisations and societies.
There’s a new topic in the RPG blog carnival each month. You can see what’s happened before, or what’s coming up next, over at Of Dice and Dragons.
Creative Commons credit: Summoning Ritual by Alex Kuhn.
Which ideas, concepts or words do you think make for a good secret society, organisation or cult? Let us know in the comments below.