Generators squared. How very meta. The Crazy GM turned me onto James Edward Raggi IV’s The Random Esoteric Creature Generator from Goodman Games. The complexity of the results can be astonishing. More than you can capture in a utility.
My aim was to code the significant elements and leave out the vast majority of the explanations and additional variation. Why? You should own the book. If you don’t, the results will leave interpretation gaps. Go buy the book and you’ll understand the intricacies involved.
I’m not one to over analyse the products of other people. I liked the concept and the detail put into the work. I didn’t like every element. However, it is a great starting place to create unusual bad boys the characters cannot expect. The overall feel fits nicely with a number of my campaigns. Not to mention it must have interested me enough to code the massive diversity.
Oh yeah, my generator for the generator is available here.
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Cool stuff. I might need some Wheels and Randall style GutShaker dice.