Monday, January 22, 2007

Character Name Generator

Reading an article on Wizards.com about saving a game where the PCs have ridiculous PC names, I found a link at the bottom to the Character Name Generator.

Ever get stuck for names of NPCs your player characters run into that you never expected to provide them? Here's a fast and easy way to have many monikers on hand when Rodar the fighter wants to know the name of the brash drunk challenging him to a fight in the tavern, or the name of the shy barmaid over whom they're fighting. Simply follow the instructions below to produce names for all sorts of characters, including PCs if you like.

Let's try it out, shall we? Looking around the Seamist-Inn this afternoon, you can see the usual cast of shady and unsavory characters sitting in the various booths and spread out at the bar.

  • Jamroar (Male Half-Orc Blackguard), a.k.a. Jamroar the Blackguard or Jamroar the Bearer/Porter, is in the booth in the corner energetically drinking ale from one mug and a stale-looking beer in the other.
  • Sitting across from Jamroar is Belhorn Forgedown (Male Elf Assassin), a.k.a. Lord Belhorn, slowly nursing his small mug of ale with disinterest.
  • Nerisella Smilebeard (Female Gnome Ranger) slouches relaxed on a stool at the bar with her back and elbows reclined against it.
  • Norendithas Silversgleaming (Male Half-Elf Shadowdancer), the inn's Baker, is showing off his moves for Nerisella in the middle of the room.
  • The inkeeper's wife, Ravaella Armorsmith (Female Human Bard) is strumming fast and rhythmically on a twin lute/reed instrument while tapping her boots on the dusty wooden floor. The tune is exotic, but ignorable.
  • Farther down the bar, Krisella (Female Half-Orc Assassin), a.k.a. Lady Krisella or Krisella the Hunter, is enquiring about a room.
  • The innkeeper, Leoamros Armorsmith (Male Human Commoner) is smiling conversationally while weighing the assassin's coins. As you know, he's also keeping one eye on the rest of the room, pausing momentarily to glance disapprovingly on Norendithas' dance moves.
  • Sitting in another booth by himself, reading by the light of a solitary candle, is Leoroar Littleknight (Male Halfling Sorcerer). His bifocals rest neatly on the tip of his nose as he sips absent-mindedly from his mug of spiced rum.

Give it a try at Character Name Generator

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Absolutely amazing, I'm going to have to book mark this!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Mr. or Mrs. Anonymous!

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  3. Anonymous5:10 PM

    i need a chaictor generator

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  4. Hey Mr. Anonymous #2 (which is the name I will assign to you as your name from here on),

    I don't have a character generator and simply linked to the character NAME generator on Wizards.com. However, I'll be happy to add a few links to some character generators that I was able to find.

    *Javascript Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition Character Generator
    *Javascript D&D 3.5 Character Generator
    *Software/Character_Generators/Dungeons_and_Dragons at Effie's Great Wyrm
    *Third Edition (3.5) D&D Character Generator

    There are probably a few more out there and I haven't tested these thoroughly, but I hope this will help.

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