Free Stuff Fridays: Javascript Character Generators

This is usually Youseph’s territory but I’m trying my hand at writing a Free Stuff Friday post because it’s a topic I’ve recently become very interested in, Character Generators. Every so often I become convinced there is a tool out there to help me create characters and NPCs for my games. I’ve tried a lot of them, with wildly different experiences (from elation to frustration) but these ones have proven really useful

In the website of The Pathology Guy there are links to a series of javascript based character generators:

D&D 4.0 Character Generator

D&D 3.5 Character Generator

D20 Modern Character Generator

D20 Cthulhu Character Generator

D&D 3.5 Dragon Generator

Dragonlance Character Generator

Dark Sun Character Generator

Eberron Character Generator

Forgotten Realms Character Generator

Ravenloft Character Generator

D&D Savage Species Character Generator

Star Wars Character Generator

Be aware that those setting specific generators are for the D&D 3rd edition rules and I believe the Star Wars Generator is for the revised rules by WotC not the Star Wars Saga System. I know many people still play these versions of these games and I hope they prove useful.

They are functional and in my experience easy to follow but do require you to have knowledge of the system you are generating characters for, but are otherwise a really helpful tool. You can generate a character sheet and then copy the results and modify as needed. I’ve used his D&D 3.5 and D20 Modern generators on various occasions.

Thanks for The Pathology guy for all his hard work!

Welcome reader, thanks for taking the time to find out just who I am! My name is Roberto, although in the Internet I usually go by the name of Sunglar. Long time pen & paper RPG player, mostly a GM for the better part of that time; some will say that’s because of my love of telling a good story, others because I’m a control freak, but that’s debatable… I was born, raised, and still live in Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, with a small but active gaming community.

I’ve played RPGs for 30 years, and for most of that time I played D&D in all its various permutations, including Pathfinder and I'm currently playing D&D 5th edition. Other games my regular gaming group has played over the last few years include Mutants & Masterminds and Savage Worlds, but I have played many other games through the years, and plan to play many more. I am a compulsive homebrewer and rarely play a campaign I have not created myself.

You can follow me on Twitter as @Sunglar, and find me in Google+ also as Sunglar. I'm very active in Facebook where you can find me posting regularly in the Puerto Rico Role Players group. Looking forward to hearing from you!

5 thoughts on “Free Stuff Fridays: Javascript Character Generators”

  1. @Roll Initiative, what is the phrase about great minds and thinking alike? He does have some handy tools. Just read your article and loved it! Have a great day.

  2. @Roll Initiative, indeed! You sir are a man after my own heart. Hope you get some gaming on the weekend.

    I recently got Hero Lab for my Pathfinder Campaign. I’ve been SO BUSY at work (not that people would notice by all the posts) that I’ve been unable to examine it properly, but once I do I plan on writing a post about it.

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