- The Big List Generator chooses from a LONG list of skills, but also other personal descriptors. It can inspire characters, but many other things as well.
- NPC Characteristics are useful to give an NPC (or PC) a little extra flavour.
- Terrain Features are minor locations for colouring the landscape.
- Locations for combat scenes, presumably for cool combat scenes.
- Effects of the wacky sort make life more interesting.
- The Character Background generator makes the history of a character with a push of the button, while the Item background generator works for items mainly.
- And the Horse Generator is made for exactly that reason.
- What has it got in its pocketses? A list of somewhat different items to be found.
- Random animal components and businesses, two small generators.
- City Scenes, the small events and things that can happen on the streets of a (Western) city.
Generators made in honor of the RPG Tips
The RPG Tips are also an interesting source. I have made a few in its name:
- Personality Generator at their website is excellent for creating NPC personalities. (Here is my local copy with a fancier design.)
- Encounter Locations for roleplaying encounters.
- NPC Side-plots for the things that happen around them.
And a few of my own
Yes, there are a few data sets of my own personal design.
- Persona Generator - without any help text, but should be self-explanatory. Makes the appearance of a character.
- The Public Servant Generator - even easier to use, and easy to adapt.
Most of the time, just push the button! In some cases you'll need to set up some options first. Then generate as many results as you see fit.
Getting more out of it...
Obviously, it needs a little creativity. The most important rule is not to look at what the generator gives, but what can be made of it. Don't be afraid to reverse the result(s) or twist them in whatever direction. Also, do use the generators for purposes they seemingly weren't made for... you may be surprised about the results. Entire plots were spawned from them.
Copyright by manfred 2004-2007
Last Update 21.4.2009
“ A sentiment weapon that is very impressionable in terms of what is right and wrong, akin to a child. Currently, being ownerless, it is not very powerful. However, once it has found an owner, it can provide significant boosts to the wielder in an area or areas the wielder most desire. What adventures will this sentiment weapon go through? How will it develop itself in terms of power and personality?”
“ Coinlake sits perched between two sheer cliffs in the Stigrani range, and is difficult to find, much less approach. Four miles long and two across, the water is a vibrant cyan blue. The lake's shoreline is an unassuming beach of gray pebbles, and its mean depth is seventy feet. The rare times when the sun makes its way between the cliffs and shines over the the still water, one could see clearly the lake's rock-strewn bottom. Strangely, no fish or aquatic life can be found here. At night, a peculiar phenomena occurs. When the night sky is clear, the moon and stars are reflected in the lake's surface, but if one were to look at the surface from a high vantage point, the reflection does not match the firmament above! Instead the water's surface reflects the night sky of some other distant world and seventeen shining golden moons besides, each ones shimmering upon the water like so many gold coins! Legends whisper that Coinlake is not a lake at all, but a gate or nexus, to some distant alien world. The mystery has long remained unsolved, and only recently has the Arch-Duke commissioned an expedition to uncover the secret of Coinlake once and for all. Among the team members are several scholars of the Nascent Academy, an astrologer from the Occultists Guild, and of course the PCs, acting as body guards.”
“ Found written on a torn single page... 'Lay thee patiently and still upon the ground, contemplating the Leper Star in the firmament, 'neath a crescent moon, midst the graves of a boneyard 'til the G'na-Shennu come crawling up from the foetid earth. Fear them not. Let them rage about thee, casting ghoul-dust from their chalky talons and scalps,'til they calm, and so begin to whisper their secrets. Then shall they solemnly withdraw into the earth once more, in peace.'”