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One-Roll Random D&D 5e Characters

I have been working on a procedural character generator for 5e, as I find the system isn't necessarily built around making characters interesting, but it's involving learning a new language so is taking a while.  I'll post it when it's done!Image (cc) MikeypetrovSO! Here's a quick generator you can use now, with a reason to take non-minmaxed stats and a life event to add some inspiration for background colour.Why not grab a set of polyhedrals or use the button at the bottom to generate someone interesting?The d8 - RaceHumanElfDwarfHalflingDragonbornTieflingGnomeHalf Elf or Half OrcThe d20 - BackgroundAcolyteCharlatanCriminalEntertainerFolk HeroGladiatorGuild ArtisanGuild MerchantHermitKnightNobleOutlanderPirateSageSailorSoldierSpyUrchin(choose a background)(custom background)The d4 - You adventureseeking revenge.for glory and pay off a find something.The d10u - Formative life event:sold into slavery.lost something significant.orphaned or adopted.led a revolt.built something grand.accused

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(WIP) Playbooks for Stars Without Number

Image (cc) BiPiCado on DeviantArtMidway through my recent SWN campaign I started reading some "Powered By The Apocalypse" games and I really liked the ideas of a) tying the story to the characters and b) character playbooks to help flesh them out.  It reminded me of what I liked about Beyond The Wall.I started making some "playbooks" for Season 2 of the campaign when one of the players talked to me about not being sure where his PC came from or how it fit in.They're not complete - by any stretch! - but you can download my Stars Without Number Character Playbooks in their current state from Google Drive and adapt them to your game.  Screenshot below:These are fan content based on the tables in the free Stars Without Number rules for randomly rolling characters based on background, but adding a prompt for each result to help with the fiction.  Mechanically the characters will be the same, as the tables are the same, but hopefully they will help generate character backstories and ideas for drives

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