Resources: Generators

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.

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 NPC Generator

Quickly generate 95 AW NPCs, with or without Complications. Code by As If Productions. Based on a script by Louis with additions by Philomorph. Names taken from the Apocalypse World character playbooks.

ApocWords

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

Azgaar's Fantasy Map Generator

Azgaar's Fantasy Map Generator is a free open source tool which procedurally generates fantasy maps for entire planets. You may use auto-generated maps as they are, edit them or even create a new map from scratch. Check out the quick start tutorial and project wiki for guidance.

Busy, Motivated, Emotional NPC Generator

This simple generator automatically creates 20 Non-Player Characters suitable for any generic fantasy or swords-in-space adventure, complete with barbaric/alien names. For each character, it answers the following questions: What social class are they? What do they want? What are they doing? What are they feeling?

Chaotic Shiny

A generator site aimed at people who write, game, or live in fantasy worlds of their own creation. Grappling with writer's block? Need a character on the fly? Party just walked into a tavern and you want it to be a little more exciting than normal? Want to flesh out a setting with some detailed religions? Chaotic Shiny is the site for you.

Donjon

An impressive collection of RPG Tools and Random Generators. Categories include General, Fantasy, AD&D, d20/Fantasy, Microlite20, Pathfinder, D&D 4e, D&D 5e, Weird Fiction, and Science Fiction.

Experilous

A spherical Planet Generator with many terrain settings, including Detail Level, Tectonic Plate Count, Oceanic Rate, Heat Level, and Moisture Level.

Factions for SF or Fantasy

Sometimes you need to brainstorm a number of factions for a quick setting, like a new town or region. This random faction generator creates 1-10 groups complete with motives, tactics, secrets and weaknesses. It can be used for either Science Fiction or Fantasy worlds. Take it for a spin!

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.

Inspiration Pad Online

Here you'll find a number of random generators that you can use as inspiration for your campaign or fiction. Categories include Names, Treasures, Encounters, NPCs, and more.

Instant Game

Instant Game is a tool for creating and playing new RPG settings and plots on the spot.

Junkyard Internet

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

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.

Random.org

RANDOM.ORG offers true random numbers to anyone on the Internet. Numbers, strings, lists, maps, music, and more!

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.

Vulgar - A Language Generator

Vulgar is a constructed language (conlang) generator for fantasy fiction writers and role players that creates unique and usable languages for your race of peoples in the click of a button.





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