Herein I examine the RPG affinity for Alliterative Appellations And Associations, used to name adventures, groups, modules, etc.
An example is the iterations I went through to come up with a name for my submission to the 2015 One Page Dungeon Contest.
Dark Druids of Delver’s Dell
Devious Druids of Delver’s Deep
Final -> Dire Druids of Delver’s Deep
My Group Name Generator does not rely on alliteration, but finding words to make the name alliterative can be a fun challenge.
Alliteration can be challenging to make a good one, but when it rolls off the tongue, it has a poetic/hypnotic quality that makes it stick in the mind.
Some people are better than coming up with alliterative phrases than I am. Sometimes I just get in a frame of mind that I find it easy to do a long list of them. Other times it is like pulling teeth to get them to come together.
I am sure there are those who can always come up with a fitting alliterative phrase without much effort.
I find the challenge to be fun, and makes me think of things in a way I had not before. I try to come up with them without resorting to a thesaurus, dictionary, or Google.
It is also a neat exercise to come up with one or two alliterative phrases to get the juices flowing when getting ready to write.