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

12 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.

  12. Love this! So what other clothing options can we come up with for v2.0?

    Egyptian style linen skirts for all
    Roman togas etc.
    In elaborately feathered headdresses and animal skins
    Nude but for a decorative gourd (men) or grass skirts (women)
    Long caps that trail to the ground

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