Use this race/culture randomizer to make your campaign completely original!

May 16th, 2011 by paul

In my campaign world, the...

northern humans ...dress... in standard medieval garb
southern humans all Renfest: the guys wear doublets and rapiers and the girls wear bodices and tricorn hats
elves like Mad Max: one shoulderpad each, and 1 in 10 guys wears a jeweler's loupe
dwarves like French aristocrats: white wigs, cravats, beauty marks
orcs in Victorian/steampunk garb
goblins for the Arctic regions, but for some reason they all wear midriff-exposing furs and chainmail bikinis
gnolls like I Dream of Jeannie
mermen all sword-and-sandal
gods/angels in loincloths and tattoos, and use blood used as facepaint
demons like various incarnations of David Bowie

11 Responses to “Use this race/culture randomizer to make your campaign completely original!”

  1. Noumenon says:

    How did you make that? Ajax? Is that your job?

  2. Nathan says:

    “demons : like various incarnations of David Bowie”

    Sounds about right.

  3. paul says:

    You got it, Noumenon, I’m a web programmer! This thing is mostly just the javascript randomizing function, no ajax. rand() has always been my favorite function in any programming language.

  4. greywulf says:

    “Demons dress like French aristocrats: white wigs, cravats, beauty marks.”

    I suspected as much.

    Excellent!

  5. Jeff Rients says:

    Mermen are astronauts and mermaids grant wishes? I can work with that?

  6. cwhite says:

    I dig it! Dwarves dressing like “I Dream of Jeannie” is priceless–because I assume they’re still hirsute as an orangutan on Rogaine.

  7. Dyson Logos says:

    Very cool man, very very cool.

  8. Higgipedia says:

    Heh. Love it. Lots of fun.

  9. Noumenon says:

    It’s not the randomizing, it’s the shuffling right there on the page with no reload that impressed me. What is that called? Is it an HTML 5 thing?

  10. paul paul says:

    You won’t be impressed if you look at the javascript. It’s just randomly swapping the contents of table cells every tenth of a second or so, to give the illusion that it’s doing something more interesting.

    If I were to do a version 2, I’d have 20 or so more clothing options in hidden cells so that reloads got you a little novelty. But the 20 extra options would probably just be different ways to dress like David Bowie.

  11. Sean says:

    Wow! You’ve saved me hours of campaign prep.

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