This completely flew pass my radar. I didn't think KP were even working on it let alone have a title for it. Do you know who's working on it?Tim Baker wrote: ↑Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:33 amOn the topic of fantasy names that draw from East Asian culture, myth, and language, it makes me wonder how Kobold Press is going to handle its upcoming Brilliant East sourcebook for the lands to the east of the Southlands and core Midgard portions of the setting.
Don't know if it's feasible, but it would be great if it is possible. It seems David "Zeb" Cook has busy writing and developing video game materials over the last decades. If anyone can get him to do even a guest spot it would probably be Wolfgang Baur. They both worked on Green Ronin's early d20 era book of eastern-themed monsters: Jade Dragons & Hungry Ghost (2001). I always felt if Kobold Press did an "eastlands" book, some of the authors would be drawn from the big names there, if available.
It seems from Midgard and Southlands, a lot of naming awkwardness is mitigated by borrowing more from real world names and changing out some elements, leaving the expected framework. Discrepancies are usually due to fantastical elements. It's not perfect, but results end up pretty good.
Ben McFarland has mentioned more than once in discussions I've followed, that perfect is the enemy of good. If everything had to be perfect, we would never get any products.