Cool Words For Gamers: Rake – Rutterkin

This week’s post is rife with refulgent examples of cool words for gamers.

By William McAusland (Outland Arts)
By William McAusland (Outland Arts)


Last week, I tackled the “P” and “Q” words. This week, we hurl ourselves into the Rs!:

  • Rake a dissolute man; one in fashionable society
  • Rampallion a bold, forward, rampant or wanton woman
  • Reckoning the act of counting or calculating
  • Redivivus restored to life, or to full liveliness
  • Redmod hasty, rash
  • Redolent having a pleasant smell; fragrant
  • Refulgence shining, brilliant or radiant
  • Remontado someone who has fled to the mountains and renounced civilisation
  • Rheum watery discharge from the eyes or nose
  • Rife abundant, common, prevalent
  • Rime frost formed by the freezing of water droplets into fog onto solid objects
  • Roaky hazy, nebulous, not clear; pertaining to the voice, meaning hoarse or thick
  • Ruction a noisy fight
  • Rugose full of wrinkles
  • Rutilant glittering or glowing with reddish light
  • Rutterkin a swaggering gallant or bully

More Cool Words?

Do you know other cool, but odd, words beginning with the letter “R”? If you do, share them in the comments below and add to your fellow gamers’ vocabulary!

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Creighton is the publisher at Raging Swan Press and the designer of the award winning adventure Madness at Gardmore Abbey. He has designed many critically acclaimed modules such as Retribution and Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands and worked with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, Expeditious Retreat Press, Rite Publishing and Kobold Press.

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