As regular readers will know, apart from a couple of typos and a slight change to He-Man’s profile, the major gripe I had about my recent game of 7TV was the fact that we were fighting over the ‘maguffin,’ which isn’t a very exciting name for a plot device that could potentially allow Skeletor to conquer Grayskull/Eternia/the universe (delete as appropriate).
Therefore, taking my lead from the pilot episode of He-Man, ‘The Diamond Ray of Disappearance’ (see above for details), I’ve created a very simple name generator for maguffins.
It works very simply. Roll a d20 for each of the columns and put the words in order with ‘of’ between the results from column 2 and column 3.
Told you it was simple. For added authenticity, all of the words in the table are actually taken from magic items used in either He-Man or She-Ra. (Yes...I was bored.)
For added variety, you could replace the result of either columns one or three with name of a person or location. These could be named of people or places established in the canon of Masters of the Universe, or just a random set of syllables thrown together to make something that sounds enigmatic.
And there you have it. Never again will He-Man and Skeletor not know what they are fighting over.