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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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The Baling Wire Miracle
Good Vibrations
Work Horse
Fire Deep Inside
Runs On Alcohol
The Pointless Vulcan
Sinner-prise
Should Have Been A Klingon
Jedi Mind Trick
Hell's Handbasket
Be Right Back
Danger Will Robinson
I Think I Can
Oh Hell No
Take Me To Your Leader
Dents Add Character
Stuck In Reverse
Krampus' Sleigh
Skin Of My Teeth
One Trick Pony
This End Up (upside down)
Dancing With The Stars
Last Train To Clarksville
Pedal Faster Wayne
Don't Laugh It's Paid For
Braver Than You Thought
Aluminum Falcon
White Ship Can't Jump
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Old September 16th, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Our group's personal favorite (a very old, rickety planetoid hull) was Hazard to Navigation.
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The Chromium Rodent
Heart's Desire (a group's first custom starship that they actually purchased)
Here Boy! (my ship when I played a pirate hunter that was assigned to enter Vargr space)
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I assume that most of these are merchant ship names. I guess that I lean to the more traditional ones. Mine are more likely to be names of historic ships for naval ships, and for merchants, it varies between historic names and names more reflective what the ship is doing.

The Far Trader in the novel that I am working on is called the Roving Jester. A research ship is called the Endeavor of Space, while a well-armed trader for the Vargr area is called the Rodger Young.
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Try Iain M. Banks' Culture novels for some really far-out ship names.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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I was thinking they'd work best for small adventurer class starships owned or leased by independent operators. Military ships would have different names like "Endeavor" or "Annihilator" or be named after heroes and planets. Line merchants would be more like "Star of Regina" or "Mora Queen". In other words, no fun at all.
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I take a que for merchants from practice here.

Fornast Massif V
Poseidon Star
Daichi Kaisu
Handel's Shamrock
Ling Star 6
Cygne

For warships I think something along the lines they are called here is appropriate:

Revenge
Emperor Stephan

Or for smaller ones

SDB 7
GB 51
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I was thinking they'd work best for small adventurer class starships owned or leased by independent operators. Military ships would have different names like "Endeavor" or "Annihilator" or be named after heroes and planets. Line merchants would be more like "Star of Regina" or "Mora Queen". In other words, no fun at all.
I agree with you there. It would be interesting to see how players in a game would react to an armed Free Trader named after any of the following:

People:
Edward Teach
Bartholomew Roberts
Long John Silver
Henry Morgan
Israel Hands
Jean LaFitte
Jean Bart
Piet Heyn
Jack Sparrow
Ann Bonny
Mary Read
Roche Braziliano
Henry Avery

Ships
Alabama
Florida
Shenandoah
Sumter
Golden Hind
Queen Anne's Revenge
Hispaniola
Adventure Galley
Black Pearl
Bon Homme Richard
Nautilus
Centurion
Duke
Duchess

or maybe one called "Letter of Marque"

Might need to give that one some thought for ship encounters.
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Old September 18th, 2012, 01:12 AM
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Now that's just asking for trouble at customs...
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Actually, I forgot to include the following ships:

Emden
Atlantis
Wolf
Moewe
Seeadler
Komet
Kormoran
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