Random RPG Generators


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You never know when you'll have to come up with a lot of names, characters, or places quickly for a story or game. That's where my generators come in! But they're not just scattered across my site - you can find all of them below!

Most are available to download and use at RPG ChartMaker, which lets you to easily edit them for your own purposes. You can learn more about RPG ChartMaker further down. Some are available on perchance, where you can roll right away. Many can also be found in Google Docs or Sheets, if you want to roll the old fashioned way. More options have been made available due to generous readers offering their skills and time, for which I must thank them again! Finally, I've linked to the articles that explain the options in each generator, in case you want to know more.

If you use them and have constructive feedback - or if you use them for a project - I'd love to hear about it!

To download .json files, right click on a link and then select "Save link as."


How to Use RPG ChartMaker

Quick Directions

  • Download the .json file for a generator (see the index below).

  • Visit the RPG ChartMaker site.

  • Use the Load button (#6 in the image below) in the toolbar to load a .json file.

  • There will be 10 results by default (#10); replace with another number, as desired.

  • If there's a list you don't want to include in the results, click the dice icon in that list (#12).

  • If a list is already "turned off," leave it that way.

  • Click the Roll! button (#2).


RPG ChartMaker's main screen


More Options

  • Add entries in any list by typing it in the List Entry box (#14).

  • You can copy and paste a list with multiple entries.

  • Alphabetize entries in a list by using the A-Z button (#16).

  • Edit an entry by clicking on it; save your change by hitting Enter or the plus button.

  • Click on any entry in a list and click the minus icon to delete it.

  • Add a new list by clicking the Add button in the toolbar (#4).

  • Delete a list by using the trash can icon inside it (#10).

  • Click the key button in a list to get unique rolls from that list (#13).

  • You need a roll table (#9) to see your results, so don't delete it.

  • Change the fonts and colors by using the palette button in the toolbar (#7).

  • Pick a template and adjust values in the Customize menu.

  • Save changes by using the Save button in the toolbar (#5).


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