Rat Killer to Grandmaster
December 1, 2011 2:37 PM   Subscribe

Is there a list of common names used by RPGs to denote levels of power? Frequently used are Novice, Apprentice, Journeyman, Master, and Grandmaster, but I'm wondering if there are more.

Is there a list somewhere out there in internet land? I would like to see humorous/colorful lists as well, like "rat killer" or "head honcho", etc. Doesn't necessarily have to adhere to standards of the ol' hack and slash environment.

It also doesn't matter if this list is actually used in an existing game/RPG, just that it has more titles than the few I've listed above.

posted by The ____ of Justice to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
List of Everquest class titles might be of some use.
posted by Lorin at 2:41 PM on December 1, 2011

Ultima Online's skill title list, with the ones you've mentioned plus a few more. Here's the UO reputation title matrix - it's more good vs evil than straight skill.
posted by restless_nomad at 2:46 PM on December 1, 2011

The AD&D 1E titles are a thing of beauty.
posted by lantius at 2:48 PM on December 1, 2011 [5 favorites]

Obligatory Nethack rank titles.
posted by clockwork at 2:50 PM on December 1, 2011 [3 favorites]

Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup has a skill title list, too.
posted by Handstand Devil at 2:50 PM on December 1, 2011

Here are the profession titles from WoW.

And a related, crazy-long list from LOTRO.
posted by flipper at 2:51 PM on December 1, 2011

Fallout 3 and New Vegas have a bit more variety in theme from the classic fantasy motif. Freemasonry is also a great source for outlandish ranks.
posted by lantius at 2:52 PM on December 1, 2011

Best answer: Each class in Kingdom of Loathing has its own set of goofy rank names.
posted by Faint of Butt at 2:58 PM on December 1, 2011 [1 favorite]

The classic game Master of Magic used the following, in this order:

Hero, Myrmidon, Captain, Commander, Champion, Lord, Grand Lord, Super Hero, Demi-God
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 3:45 PM on December 1, 2011

Dragonrealms titles
posted by zeek321 at 4:31 PM on December 1, 2011

In World of Warcraft the guild titles/ranks are:

Guild Master

You can change them to other titles, but those are the basics.

My guild is Save the Murlocs! a non-profit organization with the following titles/ranks:

Fund Raiser
Board Member
posted by deborah at 10:50 PM on December 1, 2011

Response by poster: You all gave me exactly what I was seeking.

Thank you!!!
posted by The ____ of Justice at 12:26 AM on December 2, 2011

Response by poster: (And incidentally, all of the links and lists above are great....I just had a special fondness for Kingdom of Loathing, thus I marked it as Best Answer.)
posted by The ____ of Justice at 3:03 AM on December 2, 2011

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