I’ve been struggling mightily with a name for my Secret Project. My current best choice is:
But! That name maybe comes with baggage. So I’m trying very hard to suss out what that baggage might be.
So when you hear/see the word Riastrad, do any of the below jump out at you?
PLEASE DO NOT GOOGLE OR WORK WITH ANYTHING OTHER THAN YOUR GUT HERE. I’M JUST LOOKING FOR GUT REACTIONS, NOT PROOF YOU KNOW HOW TO RESEARCH.
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Definitely vampires was my gut… But I keep coming back to the “ria” part, and it makes me think it’s a made up word
It’s what Dawg does, right Brand Robins?
Putting a pin here because I wanna follow the conversation, but not voting because you know my views on the matter.
OMG OMG OMG you better not be teasing me…
Looks like “Standard Fantasy Game Nonsense” to me, but having googled it since, I suspect I know why.
Ralph Mazza I want to have a followup conversation with you on this. Do you do hangouts? Gchat?
numenera.gamepedia.com – Riastrad
Mark Delsing happily irrelevant, good to know though!
Yupp. Definitely Vampires.
I’ve got it locked in my head thesaurus as meaning the same thing as berserker rage, not sure from where?
Gut reactions: It doesn’t roll off the tongue; it sounds made up (which is bad if it is made up); reminds me of via strada
I should have known this but I didn’t and put heavy metal band before Googling.
I don’t need you to explain in the comments what the word actually means. Please just vote.
If you vote “other” or “nothing” than yes please do give me details!
Yes, something about vampires because “Strahd”, but the Ria part makes me think of a European road, I think partially because it sounds like a mash-up of “Rue” and “Via”. Dunno if that’s helpful, but it’s literally what flashed through my mind in response to the name.
Other. Amstrad (computers).
yeah, I think of a road too.
Man, I had “road” too, and thought it was weird. Vampire Road
Mo Jave yes.
Paul Beakley I voted, but you may want to knock my number off as I am either way too much or way too little your target.
Hit me up privately if you want to chat.
Brand Robins I do yes. Later!
I assume it’s some kind of Spanish something or other. Rio + Amistad. In a vacuum of what it’s supposed to mean, I like it.
Aw, I like Michael Prescott’s answer. Friendship River sounds lovely.
I got WW2 vibes from it
I know what it means, so I have no gut in this fight. I voted anyway.
I’m completely clueless and don’t have an inkling of what it relates to, so nothing immediately comes to mind.
My brain wants to see three language variations on street.
Something Dutch and trade related? Or the Dune Landstraad.
This has been helpful! Thanks everyone, I’m satisfied with the feedback.