Useful Generators

Discussion in 'Writing & Publishing Discussion' started by Rebecca, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Rebecca

    Rebecca Well-Known Member
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    May 10, 2012
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    I was looking around for a random generator and found something even better - a list of random generators useful to writers.

    Check it out!

    The list includes all sorts of great stuff. I'm sure some of it would be useful for breaking through writer's block and generating ideas. Enjoy! :)


    Randomly-Chosen Random Generator
    Let random chance take you to your destination!

    Fandom-Relevant Generator Index
    Browse a list of popular fandoms to find generators relevant to your interests, be they Doctor Who, The Avengers, Sherlock, Dungeons & Dragons, or many, many more.

    Worldbuilding-Relevant Generator Index
    Browse a list of random generators useful for building worlds and cultures.

    Name Generators
    Names for characters, objects, places, and more.

    Human & Humanoid Character Generators
    Profiles and descriptions for humans and things mostly resembling humans.

    Animal & Non-Humanoid Character Generators
    Profiles and descriptions for non-humanoid characters - eg, pets, familiars, sci-fi or mythical animals, etc.

    Character Detail Generators
    Bits and bobs like abilities and personal details to build up your character's persona and backstory with.

    Backstory & Origin Generators
    History bits for your characters.

    Genre, Plot, & Story Prompt Generators
    Generate plots for for your stories or roleplays!

    Item & Artifact Generators
    Generate personal belongings, items to find in shops, general MacGuffins, and the like.

    Outfit, Costume, Clothing, & Wardrobe Generators
    Clothing and fashion for your characters.

    Location & Setting Generators
    Places for your story to happen in.

    Other Generators
    Generators that don't warrant their own category yet.

    Random Generator Requests Already Covered By Other Generators
    Every now and then, I get someone looking for something that's really not doable because it's either too broad or too narrow, so I've created this page to help people find something that should suit their purposes.

    Quick Character & OC Creation Kit
    Links to pages that are fairly universally useful for creating OCs.
  2. lynnmosher

    lynnmosher Super Moderator
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    Feb 21, 2007
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    Wow! What a great list! Thanks so much, Rebecca! :D
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  3. zx1ninja

    zx1ninja Member

    Mar 17, 2017
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    Kinda wish I'd known about those lists about a year ago.