Despite my feelings about where the real villains are to be found, I finally got the opportunity at Gen Con to play Villainy, the new supervillain-themed game from Mayfair. I had fun! One of the most interesting parts happens at the beginning of the game when you build your supervillain nom de guerre from a variety of chits with different words on them. It reminded me a bit of those magnetic poetry things you get for your refrigerator door.
As much fun as the game itself turned out to be, this bit simply fascinated me. I began toying with random supervillain name generators. I’m going to share one with you now. All you’ll need to play along at home is a ten-sided die. So untie your chainmail or Crown Royal bags, dig out your proper dice, and let’s get to villaining!
There are three columns. You can choose whether to roll on all three columns or just two. If you feel that, as a supervillain, you need the gravitas that a title brings, roll on all three in order. If you think you can live without that kind of frippery, just roll on Columns 2 and 3. Arrange those in whatever order you think sounds the most villainous and feel free to add a definitive article if you think it helps.
Column 1 (Titles)
Easy, right? But endless fun. Here are a few of my favorite my dice and I came up with.
- Baron Fatal Black
- Mr. Rage Killer
- General Bad Stone
- Professor Dark Snake
- The Crimson Void
- Blood Frost
- Fatal Death
Okay, that last one sucks. But it’s a random generator, so they can’t all be gold. Play with it, and put your favorites in the comments.