5E Generators Guide - Player Characters [Updated]

"Zdomek: Male Half-orc Fighter, NG. Str 12, Dex 13, Con 9, Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 5. Zdomek is tall, with curly blonde hair and soft green eyes. He wears ring mail and wields a greatsword."

A guide to the tools and generators for creating and fleshing out D&D Player-Characters.

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PC Names and Creation

Often the hardest part is a name, and Fantasy Name Generators has names by DnD race. Or find them on one page with Kassoon.

For a character in a hurry then fast character gives a full character sheet. You can specify race, class, level and more.

If you're not sure what character to make try the Random Character Generator which gives race, class, background, name, age , bonds and more. For a different take there is a DM's Guild supplement that gives you random tables for choosing your character with most official 5E supplements.

fast character for D&D 5E

And every character needs a choice of trinkets.

During play you might find yourself running a business, carousing. Or wandering what to spend 100 gp on.

For the Classes

For Barbarians I can offer up barbarian names

For Bards here's a random quip generator or a musical instrument generator. If you feel a song coming on look at 100 Bard Songs

For Clerics or Paladins how about a local random god to follow. Or the Paladin Name generator

For Druids and Rangers fantasy name generators has a host of pets scroll to the bottom to find them all. Druids will also like 100 druidic treasures

Fighters might benefit from a Nickname

Rogues like tricks and gear so 100 magic items for a rogue will be of interest.

For Sorcerers of a wild bent there are extra wild surges

For Wizards there are spellbooks or more spellbooks

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I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest 5E D&D character generators in the comments or on twitter to @DuncanThom

5E D&D Tools Guides - NPCs & Encounters | Dungeons & Traps | Treasure & Items | Player Characters | Theros | World Building | pdfs on DM's Guild