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Jak Knife
22 January 2002, 09:32 AM
The game I'm currently in, our group came up with an strange droid name and that started me wonder how many realy good/corny names others have come up with.
Some of the ones I'm currently using and used in the past:
P1-MP a Medical Protcol droid designed for bed side manner, and yes it develope a personality matching it's name.
LO-1S Logistic Operation droid
8O8 medical droid just called BoB

Consul Vido
22 January 2002, 10:08 AM
In a short story I almost wrote...I'm a terrible procrastinator...I had a droid name MT-1 ("Empty one") who had hidden internal compartments for smuggling.

22 January 2002, 10:48 AM
I don't have any funny ones. I have had just about every 3PO name you can think of. I once had an assisin droid player character named IG-96, after the year we graduated. We never ended up using him though.

Tony J Case, Super Genius
22 January 2002, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by Jak Knife
The game I'm currently in, our group came up with an strange droid name and that started me wonder how many realy good/corny names others have come up with.

My favorite one is: R2-R0 - or in the Lucasfilm style of spelling, Artoo Arnaught. (Get it: are too, are not! It's a joke, son!)

22 January 2002, 02:14 PM
Let see .. there was a droid during one of our missions called Ectko-1 .. but I dont know whether in came down to general annoyance with the droid .. or because we were acting silly .. we ended up calling it Clepto-1. :p

Donovan Morningfire
22 January 2002, 02:46 PM
Had a few, and who am I to pass up a chance to legitmatly blab? :D

A few R-series droids: R2-ZO (Artoo-Zeo, player was heavy into Power Rangers, and the Zeo series was the one showing at the time), R5-NO (as in the word 'No,' droid had a vocabulator installed and that was the only word it could say :D), and R4-DD (DeeDee, belonged to a teenaged Jedi girl, and was modified to suit her needs as opposed to being any semblance of a repair droid, unless you count fashion emergencies such as dirty clothes and smudged up faces repairs)

Had a droid PC who was playing a pretty-beefed up combat droid, whose proper designation was Vere'Harnix Elite Commando series, Heavy Combat Mode number 001, or VHX-EC-HCM-001. The smartass of the group (not me, I was running) called the droid Twinkles (had a high-shine finish), and the name stuck, much to the droid player's chagrin.

22 January 2002, 04:57 PM
I had a player in one of my games voluntarily play a droid. Best representation of a droid I've seen from my players. He called himself "Eye Dee Ten Tango", and when you spelled it all out it looked like:


I got a huge laugh out of it once I caught on, though it took me a couple of sessions before I did. :p

23 January 2002, 03:33 AM
Neat idea for a post. In an old campaign I bought a droid outfitted with a remote brain which ran my ship and I called it C0-RE (aka Core). A player in my current campaign named his R2 droid R2-K9, aka Rover.

23 January 2002, 10:29 AM
One of my characters had an old experimental and highly modified R-series droid. It was based on a R2 frame and kept the apears but had a vocabulator built in. Modified programing (the droid had no program limitations) as well an well developed personality. He was best friends with my character and basicly a member of his family. The droid designation was RT-E1 or Artei (Art for short).

Jan Tolbara
23 January 2002, 12:36 PM
A couple of droids are currently in the PBeM game I'm running. One is a protocol droid called Z-3P0 (or Zeethree). He looks mostly like any other 3P0 droid but has a Sullustan-style head. Besides being EXTREMELY paranoid, he's a typical protocol droid. The other is R6-X0. This one is the astromech droid for Kurrelgyrre, Wookiee Jedi Knight, and usually stays in his ship, the Incom Z-98 Phantom.

Dutcha, The Dark Jedi Jawa
23 January 2002, 03:00 PM
The people I tend to game with enjoy puns and odd droid names. I myself love droids, and usually give at least one to most of the players in my campaigns. A few of the ones that are going on right now include:
UB-40 the Slicer Droid (the band)
LA-D the Guardian Droid (Laddie, from the Simpsons)
JKSN-5 a Pilot Droid (Jackson 5, that classic band we all know and love)

I know, pretty bad stuff, but it's fun, and it usually gets a laugh out of the players, and myself.

The Admiral
23 January 2002, 09:03 PM
Hmm, lesse, from current campaign, our resident droid mechanic Kzikku usually tinkers with droids personalities and renames them prior to use, as such, we have;

R2-EBGB (Heeby Jeeby) Mostly named because he has the innards from another droid installed, PK-L0K (Picklock) whose's personality roll was so frelled up he has roughly the same personality as Vader.
A sociopathic archive droid named alternately JK3YL or H4DE depending on whether or not he's in his bumbling archivist or psychotic bouty hunter mode.

In the past we've had the ubiquitious R2-B0B, and his partner in crime R2-RE (Bob and 'Arry)

At one point a party picked up what was referred to as the H8 Machine. (NIN-H8) First words on activation, 'Oh, I'm PRETTY!'.

There was the unfortunate synthe droid BAM-B-69. (Eventually fitted with glue dispensors, holocams, and a burst transmission comlink to the major holonews channels, bye bye Mr annoying Admiral,,,)

They briefly also had a mouse droid named B4NG. He was packed with detonite ad had a short but spectacular life,,,

Lastly, and perhaps most poignantly of them all, R2-3V1L, who wanted to be a fighter pilot, ended up passing the flight qualification, but was turned down on the basis that he was a droid, became a droids rights activist, and was last seen getting ion cannoned whilst saying;
"When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every planet and every system, from every sector and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of the Maker's children, astromechs and protocols, surgeons and probots, binary loadlifters and treadwells, will be able to join appendages and sing in the words of the old droid spiritual, "1001010010100101010010010101010010010001001010""

23 January 2002, 10:22 PM
One of my players (this was nearly 10 years ago or so) built a custom droid. Well, the player designed it, the character had it special ordered...

Anyway, the droid was designated 0B-KB and it ran around talking like Bill Cosby doing his "dentist" bit.



Darth Fierce
3 April 2004, 04:31 PM
Let's see...I was on a kick coming up with different droids (at least basic facts about them) not too long ago, but for the life of me, I can only remember a few at this point. Let's see, there was...

-The FX-R ("Fixer") series, droids meant to repair mechanical problems on ships larger than a starfighter.

-The BNK-R ("Banker") series...very popular on Muunilinst.


-The PS-KPR ("Peace Keeper") series...basically security droids meant to prevent or end riots via non-lethal means (many fell into the hands of the criminal underworld by the end of the Old Republic and were reprogrammed to be gladiator droids).

Darth Fierce :vader:

4 April 2004, 05:41 PM
i just ran a scenario where the droid target was named NC-17 and true to form, he was extremely lewd and crude (didn't have a vocabulary rating).

Also had a droid named V8R that wore a black cloak and had a faulty vocabulator that sounded like a breath mask (kahh... you should not have come back!) I liked that joke :)

4 April 2004, 06:32 PM
I like to give my astromechs nicknames that rhyme with "Skippy" - Blippy, Flippy, etc.

There's also the R2 brain hardwired into the ship of my NJO scoundrel aptly nicknamed "Toast."

7 April 2004, 04:55 AM
In my campaign, the PC's ship is controlled by an AI program named Indigo. She uses droids as drones and can project her personality through any of them. Originally, she had four R2 units, named R2-Purple, R2-Mauve, R2-Lavender, and R2-Violet. Recently the crew bought her a medical droid, and now it's known as Doctor Magenta. They also acquired an Imperial probe droid, Lilac. I plan on giving them the opportunity to pick up the guard dog style droid from Galladinium's Fantastic Technology; she will name it Lupine.

7 April 2004, 10:54 AM
One of my characters was given an R2 unit astromech droid. The thing has been designated R2-NE1 (R2 anyone). After several gaming sessions, R2-NE1 has been given the name Dent after being pushed over a small cliff twice, having a blast door close on it, launched out of an airlock to be run into by a Star Destroyer, shot, hit, kicked, punched, and surviving all of it.

7 April 2004, 11:10 AM
I have a protocol droid I've been waiting to spring on a group of players for a while now, if I ever run a game again. He's a 3PO model protocol droid, fairly standard, except that instead of the effete, upper-class British accent, he speaks like an aristocrat from Madrid.

The droid's name, of course: L-3PO! (Imagine it being said in a corny Antonio Banderas impression with a sting of mariachi music afterwards and you'll get it).

10 April 2004, 10:50 AM
Played a droid loving TS / JC in the Rebellion era. His two assistants:

R2-M0 (Artoo-M-Naught) - Astromech programmed to deny knowledge of master's Jedi status.

3DL-DUM (Tweedle-Dum) - Pit droid programmed to drag my butt out of combat and slap on a medpac if I lost consciousness. Also a fine pack mule substitute.

10 April 2004, 07:31 PM
"I-3P0" for an independant -3P0 whose broken his programming.

"R2-H8" for a violent/berzerker R2 unit.

"8OOM" for a B1 command battledroid specialising in demolitions.

13 April 2004, 03:36 AM
One of my players played a protocol droid named WD-40. they got a bog kick out of that. I personally thought it was a bit too blatantly comical for my cahmapgn, but what ever.

George Lucas needed a name for his machines... he didnt want to call them robota because of their inteligence, so he called them "droids". feeling the need to personalize these droids, he felt that they needed names. while writing up a certain well known fiesty astromech droid that we all know and love, George was doing som eother work when he asked his assistant " would you get me Reel-2 Dialect-2 from American Graphiti?" It was then that he came up with the name R2-D2.

Obviously this has no baring on the purpose for the letter designation, but as some of you have mantioned, the task of the droid could be the basis for such naming.

You can name your droids what ever you like, you can even reprogram them to take on human or alien names as well. Its all up to you as a game master.

16 April 2004, 06:09 AM
yeah. i remember there was an adventure, and
the GM had a PC in our posse whose name was
KGB-X2. (he had a history that was kinda weird,
but i figured the name was cool, so so what.)
the thing i liked about him was - he was like the terminator!
organic skin over droid body made him a passable human
for spot checks and stuff like that. yeah.
Anyway, that's it.

Darth L33T
16 April 2004, 01:43 PM
I imagine this one's been thought of somewhere else before me, but...

R2-C4 , AKA "Boomer"--the Suicidal Palestinian Droid!

C4 is a plastic explosive, for those of us who don't obsess over military junk.

24 April 2007, 08:01 AM
"R2-R0" for an argumentative astrodroid

"T-42" for a butler droid :)

Oh, and I once had accounting droids called CA5H and CR3D

24 April 2007, 07:02 PM
The T1 droid in our KOTOR campaign is designated T1-C01. Spoken: Tycho.

One of the T3 droids on board (who doesn't like Tycho very much) is T3-C13. Spoken: Techie.

25 April 2007, 08:50 AM
There's a battered, ugly old R2 unit with a flair for unauthorized independent initiatives assigned as astromech to a stealth fighter in my campaign. It's known as SLAB, Sneaky Little Astro B@$+@rd.

25 April 2007, 01:57 PM
We had a massive hulking droid that we found on an ancient abandoned starfighter that was a bit rusty - so we called him CRC

25 April 2007, 02:14 PM
TRAD. Tactical Response Assault Droid. Or you can make it a defense system for a planet. Tactical Automated Response Grid (TARG). Heh, just freewriting. :)

25 April 2007, 03:18 PM
2B-02B (Toobee Naughttoobee) A droid that quotes Shakespeare...

25 April 2007, 03:53 PM
We had... BOB (Bucket of bolts) and ICU once... a few others.

But, I mostly give droids random designations.

27 April 2007, 07:38 PM
In the mid 90's I had a TDL Battle Droid that had an interesting past. The empire downloaded assasin droid protocols into it, as well as Lightsaber combat drills for Vader, A enterprising (and doomed) rebel re-programed her to be a body guard for his son (one of the other characters in the game).

So when ever that character was around my droid was all sweetness and nice, dotting on him and playing the nanny part to the hilt, when he was this droid was a bad mama jamma. Anyway, onto the point of this thread, that droids name was NB-213.

Darth Vindictus
3 May 2007, 01:37 PM
My group had a run-in with a group of battle droids from Merr-Sonn, something they recognized first as an "M-series," and later discovered the actual droid model was M-00K.

3 May 2007, 07:32 PM
Well I had a custom driod "ugly" that was part R unit and part pit droid. He was called giggles because other then R2 style rasperries the only sound he made was this insane giggle (think the goofy gremlin from gremlins 2 or a daffy duck fit of woo-hoos). He was nuts. He tended toward be havior like the little folk from mythology; playing tricks that are mostly harmless to his freinds and deadly to his enemies.

Once he snuck into the store room of the reconditioned space yatch/cargo runner and swiped the new paints that were for making the ship more presentable to better clients and used it to paint porn all over the captains room and maybe a few other places (there seemed to be more missing then was used).

So the commonly used name was not even related to his serial number.

But if you like, try using short hand and 1_33+ 1_ !1<3 l_3++375 or vanity plate numbers.

Also remember that differant alphabets have differant names for their letters.

A (ay) = aleph = aurek... ect.
old hebrew the numbers are letters. So R would be either Reish or 200. Not to mention aleph is silent.
Runic, ogham and even hyroglyphics have a word and a sound value to many.
If you get into the asian writing system it gets way differant. if you just take the numbers from R3-F7 without the letters it's san-qi (san-chi) in chinese. and R followed by the chinese 2 (er) might sound like error.

this link (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Star_Wars_droids) should take you to a wiki of droid info.

3 May 2007, 07:56 PM
Good point on foreign readings!

"39" in Jpnz is "san-kyu"...or "Thankyou" :D good for a service droid.

"893" can be read as "ya-ku-za"...perfect for Black Sun droids ;)

I really liked the idea of "M-00K" droids...
I guess R3D5H1RT5 is a bit of a stretch ;)

4 May 2007, 12:47 AM
Recycle-Everything Trash Automated Response Droid. RETARD

4 May 2007, 07:56 PM
Originally posted by Ronin
I guess R3D5H1RT5 is a bit of a stretch ;)

Um not if they are three droids in a scout party. R3D5, H1R and T5. They would obviously be a patchwork of repairs and more then a little quirky. How many times can you be swallowed by an alien moster and not start Anointing yourself with Ipecac.

I can totally see using this group over and over without anyone figureing out the joke.

Another note on chinese is that when it is transliterated with romanised letters the tone (because it is a tonal language in which the change in tone used may indicate an entirely differant word) is often indicated with a numerical signifier of 1-4. So MA1 MA2 MA3 and MA4 mean
mother, hemp, horse, and admonish and there is another MA that is used in questions. so to have an MA3 driod that functions as a mount would be fun and appropriate.

13 May 2007, 11:23 AM
My group bought a couple astromechs for their transport a while back. One was a purple and was called GR-8P, but my favorite was R2-B9. My techie player insisted on buyning them vocabulators, and B9 got a voice like a valley girl. Later, unbeknownst to Our Heroes, a bounty hunter droid named eXiT sneaked ont their ship and downloaded a copy of himself into B9. *Much* later, B9 took over the ship and tried to crash them into a planet. The players are running all over the ship, trying to find out where the hacker or whatever that's trying to kill them is, and they finally find thier droid, plugged into a socket, drving them straight down, turning off artificial gravity, opening crago doors and depressurizing things, and once caught starts mocking them. "Omigah, I can't believe how long it took you to find me! You're, like, almost too stupid to have gone to all this trouble!" Then the jedi cut her in half.
But it was fun having the characters walking around the ship for months calling the assasin droid benign.