The Outlander

“I have carried many titles into combat. Only one matters now. Outlander.” – Every character you’ve ever created

I have three words to say about being called the Outlander. Do. Not Want.

It’s happening though, and I’ll just have to live with it, but I really don’t like the title. When I hear the term Outlander I think of that that Scottish time travelling series that my wife is so enamored with. You know what I don’t think about when I here the word Outlander? Star Wars.

That’s my biggest gripe with the title. It doesn’t feel like something out of Star Wars. Let’s face it, Outlander is just another way of saying Chosen One, but the title doesn’t convey that to me. Chosen One another title I don’t want, even though it is straight out of Star Wars.

So what do I want to be called? I want to be called by the names that defined my characters in their initial journey. Names like Cipher Agent, Mandalorian, Major, Barsen’thor, Darth Nox/Imperius, Master Jedi, and Wrath.

I get that there is more cost and effort with individualizing parts of the story, but it serves to add a bit of uniqueness to it all. When I’m doing the story on my Jedi Knight I want it to feel a little different than when I’m on my Sith Inquisitor.

This is why I really don’t like the Outlander title. All my characters are becoming the same thing. That’s truly what I do not want.

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