View Full Version : The tavern game

2014-08-22, 11:09 AM
It is very common for adventures to meet for the first time in a tavern and most of the time the DM has to create a funny name for it normally an animal doing something like "The singing dragon" or something like that.
So that is the point of the game try to come up with the funniest name for a tavern in a fantasy game.

Scarlet Knight
2014-08-24, 02:59 PM
Well, in Rusty and Co. the name of the tavern is "The Proverbial Hook".

2014-08-24, 03:24 PM
Hmm...how about "The 20-Sided Diner and Inn"?

2014-08-24, 06:01 PM
Howlin' Dave's Tavern

2014-08-24, 09:07 PM
"We have a choice, we can go to the Malicious INN-tent, or All That Ale's You."

2014-08-25, 06:52 AM
Ever since I read a few of the Thieves' World books, I've had a soft spot for the tavern called 'The Vulgar Unicorn'.

2014-08-25, 09:35 AM
My uncle used The Tart Rat once. Google Image turns up unexpected results.

2014-08-26, 12:13 PM
The Sunken Ship tavern?

2014-08-26, 03:04 PM
there is always "The Greasy Spoon" or "The Hole in the Wall"

2014-08-26, 09:14 PM
Bloody Bill's, named after the manner of the previous owner's demise. From one of Zelazny's second Amber series.

Scarlet Knight
2014-08-26, 09:36 PM
Shakepeare used the Boar's Head Tavern

Long John Silver ran the Spy Glass Tavern

and I am fond of The Leaky Cauldron from JK Rowlings

2014-08-28, 02:45 PM
as an oddball one, how about "The Lark's Arse"

2014-08-29, 09:08 PM
I normally use the silver eel or The Ratís Nest from Fritz Leiber novels.

2014-08-30, 03:08 AM
There was one disturbing one my old GM used...
Bugger's Bugger House of Buggery
Background: Homosexual Half-Orc running a gay bar staffed by formians.

2014-08-31, 04:05 AM
Fun, Gins and Flagons.

Tariv Gy
2014-08-31, 04:17 AM
We had a bar in a Paranoia game once (two people were killed for treason because of it) that was named "The [REDACTED]"

Scarlet Knight
2014-09-01, 06:58 AM
Our game had a " The Mermaid and Seaman".

@v No, no ...you're correct. I...we ...threads...sometimes digress..

2014-09-01, 09:29 AM
Wait, I'm confused. Were we not allowed to just make up names? Sorry!

2014-09-08, 01:26 PM
Bill and Ted's most excellent taventure

Passive Pete
2014-09-17, 10:13 PM
Well, in our campaigns we always had the choice between three (which happened to be in every city...):

"Stabbing Piglets". A "buffet" in which you grab a stake, and... well... "we're always closer" is their slogan.

"The Lute & Bagpipe", the whole tavern is run by one man, who simultaneously plays the lute, the bagpipe, and serves everyone in the tavern (with no extra appendages).

Then there's always good old Grogface's Tavern. Outside stands a wooden sign with "Fun for the Whole Family since 1452" written in blood. Grogface makes you buy his grog, and if you don't, he'll shoot you with a "grogbolt" or call in the brawlers.

We didn't always have very serious campaigns, as you can imagine. :smallsmile: