Online Resources

101 Player Character Background Hooks

101 player character background hooks that can be used in many different types of settings. These hooks vary from small hooks (potentially one adventure worth of material) to long hooks (campaign long ideas). See both pages.

101 Player Character Quirks

101 player character quirks that can be used in many different types of settings. These quirks vary from small quirks (small effect on game play) to big quirks (potentially large effect on game play).

A Random Dungeon with a Deck of Cards

In your dungeon, each card will represent a room or corridor. Arrange them as you see fit.

Abulafia

Abulafia is a collection of user-contributed random generators housed within a special kind of wiki. That means you can use the pages here to get interesting random names, treasure, plots, and anything else you need. If you think the results could use a little more imagination, click the 'edit' tab at the top of the page and add a few more choices to the mix.

Acronyphobia

A Glossary of Common Tabletop Acronyms, Abbreviations & Terms

Apocalypse Fuel

A brainstorming tool for the role-playing game Apocalypse World; intended for the use of MCs, it generates brief concepts and apocalypse-barf names for NPC gangs and other communities, as well as names and simple hooks for NPCs.

Apocalypse World - All Splats & Hacks

Apocalypse World NPC Generator

Apocalypse World Playbooks - Letter Template [InDesign files by John Harper]

Apocalypse World Playbooks - Trifold Template [WORD file by Tod Foley]

ApocWords

Random Generators for Apocalypse World, Dungeon World, Call of Cthulhu, and Random Dungeon/Cavern Adventures

Chaotic Shiny

Writing and RPG-Related Random Generators

Donjon

RPG Tools and Random Generators

Fantasy Name Generator

Fantasy Name Generator can generate an endless number of random names (of people, places, or anything) that would be suitable for use in a fantasy setting. It can generate names on its own, or you can tell it what kind of name you're looking for.

Indie+ 2014 Anthology

Essays, games, supplements and original larps by Quinn Murphy, Rich Rogers, Arlene Medder, Brendan Conway, Meguey Baker, Mark Diaz Truman, John Wick, Shoshana Kessock and Jenn Martin.

Inspiration Pad Online

Random Generators

Junkyard Internet

Deadlands Survivor Settlement Generator, good for many post-apocalyptic scenarios

Planet Hexmap Worksheet

For planet-mappers: Here's a layered icosahedron hexmap in PXD format (useable by pixlr.com). Two hex layers are included: small hexes and large hexes. Just delete the layer you don't need.

Random Generators

Huge list of Random Generators & Random Tables for your Random Pleasure.

Random Sword & Sorcery Adventure Generator

For use with any traditional fantasy role-playing game.

Remember Tomorrow: PDF Forms

Are you a Remember Tomorrow player? You might want to grab a copy of the interactive character and faction sheets here.

RPGInspiration

Names, treasure, encounters, NPCs... Here you'll find a number of random generators that you can use as inspiration for your campaign or fiction!

Seventh Sanctum

Random Generators of ideas, from story concepts to science fiction weapons to silly spells. Wide variety of genres.

SWN Sector Generator

Designed for use with "Stars Without Number" by Sine Nomine Publishing, this generator creates a sector and populates it with worlds, NPCs, corps, politics, religions and aliens.

Terrain Generator Wheel

A deceptively simple and pleasant-looking method for determining randomly-generated terrain.

The Story Games Names Project

Compiled by the members of story-games.com, this classic resource breaks names down into over a hundred categories and genres, with lists ranging from fantastical and historical names to contemporary and humorous ones.