Gens Round-up - A Book on Generators and New/Updated RPG ToolsBy Duncan Thomson on
It's been a while since my last round-up on random generators so here we go....
A Book on Random Generators
Steven Savage has been creating random generators for role-playing games for over 20 years including Seventh Sanctum
Chance's Muse is a book that goes into the building of different types of generators. Splitting them into various models and exploring the traits and principles of options available.
I know I had several insights on building better random generators from reading it.
- The Heraldry Generator at Iron Arachne has been updated with more options.
- DM's Vault has added several random generators (bottom of the front page)
- The One-Page Dungeon came out from the same maker as the Medieval City Generator
- An overly ambitious NPC Generator" on Perchance. Other gen updates (dun gen, heraldry, DM's Vault)
In conjunction with Experience Points, Chartopia has created 3 tutorials for creating random tables from crowd-source content.