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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Default Random generic Fantasy background generator

    When lacking a concept or seeking a challenge I've always liked to roll stats for my characters and then fiddle with the results to create something unique out of them, recently I figured out that doing the same for all of the character's general details might be fun- this thread contains the results.

    Notice that these rules are meant to provide a general outline that the player is supposed to color and adjust to his needs.

    Any additions are welcome and encouraged.


    Gender:
    1D12
    Even: Male
    Uneven: Female

    Height:
    Male: 1'20 +1D8x10 +1D10
    Female: 1'20+1D6x10+1D10

    Weight:
    Male: 50 k''g + 2D4 x6.5
    Female: 40 k''g +2D4 x5.5

    Age:
    10D4, minimum 15.

    Eyes:
    1D6

    1: Blue
    2: Green
    3: Brown
    4: Bright, Roll again
    5: Deep, roll Again
    6: Roll twice more- Hybrid.

    Skin:
    1D6

    1: Sickly pale
    2: Very White
    3: White
    4: Tanned
    5: Black
    6: Very black

    Hair:
    -Length
    1D6
    1: Very short/bald
    2: Short
    3: Normal
    4: Shoulder length
    5: Back-length
    6: Floor length

    -Style
    1D4
    1: Straight
    2: Wavey
    3: Curly
    4: CHAOS

    Hair color:
    1D8
    1: Brown
    2: Black
    3: Blond
    4: Red
    5: Grey
    6: White
    7: Unusually dyed.
    8: Roll twice, Hybrid!

    Background:

    Note: Wealth is relative to social class.

    -Money
    1D6
    1: Very Poor
    2: Poor
    3: Normal
    4: Wealthy
    5: Very wealthy
    6: Super wealthy

    -Social
    1D8
    1: Slave
    2: Serf
    3: Peasant
    4: Merchant
    5: Minor Nobility
    6: Nobility
    7: Major Nobility
    8: Royalty

    Family:
    -Parents
    1D4
    1: Both dead
    2: Father dead
    3: Mother dead
    4: Both alive

    -Siblings
    1D4
    1: Both
    2: Sisters only
    3: Brothers only
    4: None

    1D4 of each, 1D8 if only one is possessed.

    -Sibling Death-
    1D100

    1-10: 1D8
    11-31: 1D4-1
    32-100: None

    -Tutelage
    1D12
    1: Profession Apprentice, Lowly
    2: Warrior's Apprentice
    3: Priest's Apprentice
    4: Academic, Poor
    5: Academic
    6: None
    7: Academic, Good
    8: Profession Apprentice
    9: Profession Apprentice, Specialist
    10: Wizard's Apprentice
    11: Agent's Apprentice
    12: Roll Twice

    -Spirituality
    1D6
    1: Atheist
    2: Slightly Spiritual
    3: Spiritual
    4: Very Spiritual
    5: Anti-theist
    6: Ignorant

    Alignment:
    1D10
    1: Lawful Good
    2: Neutral Good
    3: Chaotic good
    4: Lawful Neutral
    5: True Neutral
    6: Chaotic Neutral
    7: Lawful Evil
    8: Neutral Evil
    9: Chaotic Evil
    10: Reroll

    -Love
    1D6
    1: None
    2: Yes, but lost
    3: Yes
    4: Multiple
    5: Multiple, but lost
    6: Multiple, one remains

    Personality

    Roll 6 times
    2D20

    2: Psychopath
    3: Nice
    4: Hot headed
    5: Emotional
    6: Lonely
    7: Depressed
    8: Passive-Aggressive
    9: Sarcastic
    10: Humorous
    11: Funny
    12: Scatter-brained
    13: Perky
    14: Optimist
    15: Pessimist
    16: Loyal
    17: Treacherous
    18: Deceitful
    19: Honest
    20: Uncaring
    21: Empathic
    22: Focused
    23: Serious
    24: Lacks a sense of humor
    25: Shy
    26: Proud
    27: Confident
    28: Cowardly
    29: Brave
    30: Unconfident
    31: Calm
    32: Rude
    33: Obsessive
    34: Jealous
    35: Thinks side-ways
    36: Pacifist
    37: Creative
    38: Bloodthirsty
    39: Roll Twice
    40: Roll Thrice

    Reroll conflicting traits.

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    Default Re: Random generic Fantasy background generator

    Nice enough set of tables. My only comment would be do you really want everything equally wheighted?

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    Default Re: Random generic Fantasy background generator

    Quote Originally Posted by Grey Paladin View Post
    Height:
    Male: 1'20 +1D8x10 +1D10
    Female: 1'20+1D6x10+1D10

    Weight:
    Male: 50 k''g + 2D4 x6.5
    Female: 40 k''g +2D4 x5.5
    Is the height in meters or feet? If it were 120cm + (10(1d8) + 1d10)cm, I would understand, as I would 2 ft 08 in + (1d8 x 10 + 1d10) in.
    Not labeling your units is quite confusing. It ruined more than one US space probe.

    Nitpicky: I've never seen kilograms abbreviated k"g...

    Also, this seems to be only good for humans... elves, dwarves, and other fantasy races have different age, weight, and height spreads than humans.

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    Barbarian in the Playground
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    Default Re: Random generic Fantasy background generator

    Sigurd: Thanks, and could you please explain the 'equally weighted' comment? I fail to understand what you mean.

    Mando Knight: Yeah, I'm using meters.

    I could write charts for other races, but so far it seems no one around here would be interested in actually using them so I'd prefer to save myself the effort until someone in my group needs them.

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    I gave it a test drive here. To summerise, these are the results I got.

    The character is Female. Stands 1'32cm tall. Weight is 62 kg. Is 28 years old. Her eyes are Brown. Her skin is Very Black. Her hair is Floor length, and it's style is wavey. Colored Grey. She is wealthy, and is Minor Noblility. Her mother is dead. No siblings. Despite being Nobility, she has little academic prowess. She is Anti-theist. Alignment Lawful Good. She has no great love. Her personality is: Shy, Humorous, Loyal, Confident, Focused, and Pessimist.

    Hmm. It works pretty good. I like it. Randomness opens the way for very funny combinations.

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    Default Re: Random generic Fantasy background generator

    There are random Height/Weight charts in the 3.X PHBs for the races in there.
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    Nice charts, GP. I actually came up with a similar set of tables for demons, so as to make them more randomized & varied.

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