It becomes even more amusing if you treat some of those as derived words, possibly even verbs!Heh, reminds me of my Phaserip Martial Arts Moves Name-Generator:
martial arts Movess are generated by first choosing or rolling for the Effect:
Then a name is generated for the Move using the following chart:
The Martial Artist can choose to roll a D10 for any combination of Style, Element, Form, Weapon, or Manoeuvre.
Ex: Tang Shi (The Jade Elbow) prefers short and to-the point names and thus rolls only for Element and Manoeuvre, getting a 3 and a 6, "Steel Chop". Lu Tang (The Cosmic Egg) on the other hand, prefers elaborate names for Moves that he proudly announces in combat, so he rolls on all 5 charts getting a 9, 8, 2, 10, and 2, or
"Dancing Storm Crane Fist Punch!"
"The Dancing Flaming Cobra Tails your Chops" FTW!
Also, it would actually be quite true-to-life. "Parting the Horse's Mane" is an actual technique's name after all, as are "Buddha's Warrior Pounds Mortar" and "Returning the Tiger to The Mountain"...and I've heard arguments that the correct translation of the latter should be "Throw the Tiger, Go Back to the Mountain"!
Well, how many complaints have you seen over it? And I do mean "over the years"?Maybe having someone who knows something abot martial arts take a pass over would be good as well. Ninjas & Superspies was one of the books I looked at as a potential resource when doing research for the Martial Arts abilities in Phaserip, and when I tried to correlate the info to any other sources, I found out it was all just complete nonsense-gibberish. I got the impression the author just looked up some random Japanese words and then assigned them new, completely unrelated meanings under the assumption no English-speaking gamers would notice.
That's probably close to the number of people who both noticed it, and cared!
"No, just the Planescape thing, thank you!"People constantly saying, "hey this is the D&D planescape thing," would drive me right nuts.
I can repeat that all day long until they get the hint.
Also, I was thinking that nobody considers Street Fighter a good system, and yet we have two people in this thread who think so! I keep being amazed!