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What about creating a random NPC generator?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 12:41 pm    Post subject: What about creating a random NPC generator? Reply with quote

Could you design something that could generate NPCs for Game Master's to use? Put in just a few criteria such as Race, sex, class, affiliation (i.e. Rebellion, Empire, etc), and a few other non specifics. That could really help out Game masters trying to come up with NPCs for their adventures.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2003 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, that's a cool idea, I like it! I'll have to work on that...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is a really good idea...

it could randomly pick a name from your huge list too
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This could really help Game Masters out a lot. You could create a group of NPCs in a few minutes with names and everything. Half the challenge about being a Game Master is that you have to keep coming up with NPCs and all those names. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the funniest thing that i use as a gamemaster when it comse to character creation is that i actually threaten my players with coming up with a name or else i send them to your list, which takes them hours to find an appropriate name (at least for that character)... it's hilarious...
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Razz That is awesome. The funny thing is that a name is the toughest part of making a character. Yeah, players hate that.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The idea of a random character generator is cool.
Gives a simple GM's job a little twist.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention for those people who can't seem to ever come up with a background/qoute/personality/objectives, they could borrow something from there.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, I like that.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds convenient...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for character names as of late, i look up in my Star Trek rpg book for some cool name suggestions... like Crell Damar is a Cardassian name... the only reason I do that instead of using the uber list on the site is because sifting through all the names gets to be a long and involved task...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a good idea. I also use non-Star Wars sources (books, movies, whatever) for names from time to time.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, maybe i'll post up some of the names that aren't on the list you've got Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: wow Reply with quote

that really is a sweet idea. I love the planet gen!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2004 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would make things easier. I tend to come up with adventure ideas that never really get beyond the idea stage because I start creating the NPCs first and get bored with each after a little bit so I work on the next one. After three or four major NPCs are begun, and left unfinished no less, for the adventure, I just stop entirely.
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