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
D20 Modern Character Generator
D20 Cthulhu Character Generator
Dragonlance Character Generator
Forgotten Realms Character Generator
D&D Savage Species 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!
That's funny, I just featured Pathology Guy in an article I published just yesterday!
@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.
Thanks very much, it was a lot of fun to write!
Even if today is not a great day, at least it's Friday! 🙂
@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.
My kingdom for a robust Call of Cthulhu generator that isn't Byakhee… not that Byakhee isn't a fine piece of software. Awesome post!