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Hi, guys

My company will be releasing a space combat game around the beginning of the year. It's a great game - you will learn much more about it as I start to release lots of info on BGG this fall.

Problem is - it has no name! I have spent tons of time in graphic design and playtesting and figured a name would just come to us...but it still eludes us and we are close to launching our Kickstarter campaign and going to print.

he who names it claims it - I will give a free copy (50 dollar value) and rulebook credit to anyone who comes up with something I can use. I warn you - I am picky and I want the perfect name. And I know it will be tough considering that you have not seen or played it.

Here is the general idea:

Each player gets an Assault Cruiser, from which a Gunship and Fighter Squadron are based. First to destroy the enemy Cruiser wins. You do this by first pummeling its shields, then doing enough damage to destroy it. The Gunship fires Torpedoes and drops Bombs. The Fighters cannot hurt the Cruiser but can harass the Gunship and each other. You cannot attack Gunship with Fighters if the enemy has his own Fighters in the same space. Gunships are customizable (through the use of cards) and spend as much time attacking each other as they do the Cruiser. Cruisers fire at each other randomly each turn through the flipping of the top card of the deck. Fighters attack with dice.

I want a name that screams "Tactical Space Combat" either a technical or military word. One or two words max.

Let me know if you need more info. Please check the BGG Database to make sure it has not been used by someone else. Everything I have come up with has been...

Thanks and Good Luck!

Help me BGG Community...you're our only hope!

Steve
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(yeah I need to change my BGG name - SRG is my old old company from way back, now defunct)
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PS - Even if you come up with something that leads me to the final answer I will give you credit! Maybe I don't like your submission but it makes me think of something I do like...free game!

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Cruiser Strike,
Space Cruiser,
Space Strike,
Stellar Tactical Combat,
Cruiser,gunboats and destroyers.
Cruiser dreadnoughts,



Just to get everybody started for you.
 
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Cruiser strategy,
Cruiser stratagem.
Space stratagem,
Space tactics,
 
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Gunship Run

Starlight Strike

Cruiser Duel

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strafingrungames wrote:
I want a name that screams "Tactical Space Combat" either a technical or military word. One or two words max.

Is the name "Star Wars" taken? How about Journal of the Whills?
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I thought the perfect name was in your description.

Assault Cruisers
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Cruiser Bruisers
Starsquad Strikers
Spacewar Tactics
Cruiser Combat
SpaceCruisers
Fighting Starsquads
Star Battle Fleets

Or feel free to change the order of any of the above:

Bruiser Cruisers
Striking Starsquads
Tactical Spacewars
Combat Cruisers
CruiserSpace
Starsquad Fighters
Battling StarFleets
etc.

Enjoy the name hunt!
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Tactical Annihilation

T & A for short.
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Nebular Assault
 
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Cosmic Tactical Assault
Cosmic Defense
Intergalactic Campaign
Intergalactic Tactical Assault
Intergalactic Battle Campaign
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Of all the names here so far, Xanatos Gambit is the one that jumped out at me. If not that exactly, then something along the same lines. A flavorful spacey sci-fi sounding word, plus an evocative tactical-sounding word. Preferably the name is something from your setting, either a place or a conflict or a character or something. Alternately if it's a harder flavor of sci-fi you could use a sciencey word instead of an alien-sounding word.

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CODENAME: Stardust

CODENAME: Starlight

CODENAME: Pulsar

CODENAME: Quasar

Starshards

STARDRIVE

Light of Dawn

CODENAME: LEGACY

CODENAME: THANATOS /ARTEMIS

or just the words in all caps




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Duel at Dr'atoth IV.
Sun Lasers and Cold Death.
 
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I don´t know... i´ve been thinking about submarines..u-boats..
Maybe "OS-Cruisers" ? (OS from outerspace)

or

"Fire at Will"

Already exists "Fire at Will, men" in BGG database, but i don´t think that will be a problem.

or "Tactical Fire" or TGF "Tactical Gunship and Fighters"...




 
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Titania's last stand
 
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Space Smash
Cruiser Combust

Hydrazine
Megacosm
Ionized
Plasmafy
Solar Flare

Absolute Hero - really like this one, but maybe too subtle

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