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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Name That Island! (Tenkar's Landing Crowdsourced Sandbox Setting)

Way back in early October I played around with opening up a small sandbox setting i had mapped out using Hexographer to the community based here at The Tavern. I figured if a dozen folks decided to work on bits and pieces it would be a success.

Six weeks and 128 G+ Community members later, The Tenkar's Landing Crowdsourced Sandbox Setting has literally exploded beyond my wildest dreams.

I am forever in the debt of +Milton Murphy and all the other 126 members of the community (128 less Milton and myself ;)

In any case, we did a huge poll on the G+ Community side and whittled the list of possible names of the main island of the setting down to these six:


Scarlet Coast

Dun Halden

Eilean Dubh (Black Isle)

Tangrell Island

Windbreak Isle

When the setting gets released to the gaming community at large, it will under the name that is picked via the poll in the upper right hand corner of this page. The poll will be open for a week.

Here's your chance to have a part in naming a setting. How cool is that? :)


  1. Thanks for letting us unwashed masses in to bollux up the island..

    1. the more the merrier :)

      there are plans to crowdsourced the town of Tenkar's Landing and one or two of the labeled dungeons in the future

    2. Still using that map of Tenkar's Landing I drew up last year?

  2. I have to vote for Eilean Dubh, partly because Irish is such a cool language and partly because "the Black Isle" has such an ominous sound to it... "Where be ye headed next, Sir Paladin?" "Why, we are off to The Black Isle, to finally put rest the dark spirits that give that place its name."

  3. Anyone know how Eilean Dubh would be pronounced?

  4. The Black Isle (Scottish Gaelic: an t-Eilean Dubh, pronounced [ən̴̪ tʲelan d̪̊uh]) for all non-native Scottish Gaelic speakers. The duh part, is not a duh as in he is stupid, but a 'doo'. For those that wear the kilt on occasion, and you have a knife you slide down your sock called a sgian-dubh (/ˌskiːən ˈduː/ skee-ən-doo; Scottish Gaelic pronunciation: [s̪kʲɪnˈt̪uh]), again, see the 'doo' in context.

  5. Thanks, Alasdair! I've been going with "Alien Dub" up until now...