Background tagged posts

Tattoo generator now live

Today I added the Tattoo Generator to the site. A sample can be seen below. It’s also been added to the main Backgrounds & Details generator but assumes that the character has a tattoo. If they don’t or you don’t want the character to have one, then you can ignore this section. As always, clicking on the various headers will take you to the appropriate generator page.

Tattoo generator sample

# Location Coloration Quality Reason Type
#1 Shoulder – Left Black outline Childlike Group/Tribe initiation Heraldry – other
#2 Torso – Front Multi-coloured Miscoloured Group/Tribe initiation Tool – other
#3 Torso – Back Other colouration method Miscoloured Got drunk Text – in a foreign language
#4 Hand – Left Minor spots of colour Very Bad/Mistranslated Owed a favour...
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Quirk and Secrets generator now live

This week, the generator is a simple addition to the BDK series. It gives you some quirks and secrets for your characters and NPCs. This is now making the BDK full generator quite large with a staggering number of possible combinations that I can’t even begin to accurately calculate. As always, see below for sample outputs, with the header links taking you to the appropriate generator pages.

Quirks and Secrets
# Quirk Secret
#1 Fidgets constantly Part-time investigator
#2 Remembers everyone as an old school chum Knows a couple of spells
#3 Is a serious flirt On probation
#4 Interrupts themselves Library – Banned Books
#5 Very nervous Possessed by an external force
#6 Absently calls people by different names when speaking with them Escaped Prisoner
#7 Is a serious ...
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Hometown Overview now live and BDK Gen expanded

This week I have added both the Hometown Overview to the generator collection and height/weight above average/typical for the physical description part of the complete background generator. As height/weight was quite small, I could not really justify a full page to it, but f there is demand I’ll add one, but it will be very simple and boring generator to look at.

Hometown overview
Hometown name Kingthorp
Distance to Hometown Neighbouring country
Time spent there Moved in last 3 weeks
Size of hometown Village
Primary aspect/nature of hometown Arcane
Residence type there Homeless
Background & Details
Quick Age Adult
Gender Male
Species Dark Elf
Profession Servant
Personality Persuasive
Family Parents Mother Alive, but ill/weakened...
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Friends & Enemies quick generator now live

This week, I continue to expand the Backgrounds and Details generator with a new section called “Freinds & Enemies”. It gives you ten possible NPcs and their relationship with the character(s). The main generator has only one (to save on space), but the FAE generator page has 10 possible outcomes to choose from.

Friends & Enemies
# Relationship with character Gender Race/Species Profession Personality
#1 Recently met Female Human General Loud
#2 Major dislike Female Kobold Wizard Fresh
#3 Recently met Female Fairy/Fae Guide Punctual
#4 Favour Owed – Minor Male Giant Teacher Joyful
#5 Favour to collect – Major Female Human Seer Zany
#6 Been in battle/combat with Male Human Weapon smith Discouraged
#7 Recently met Female Gnome Barbarian Innocent
#8 Personal Contact
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Sibling Details generator now live

Work continues to expand the Background and Details generator and this week adds siblings to the mixture. To save on essentially having to duplicate the Female/Male/etc entries in the database, they are referred to as female and male, rather than brother or sister. This is a bit different from the others as it provides 10 possible options to choose from. Each character should then be treated as their own NPC and have details generated for them if required.

# 1 3 (2 older Female & Female, 1 younger Female)
# 2 No siblings
# 3 Part of a multiple birth (6 – (Female,Male,Female,Female,Male,Female))
# 4 3 (3 older Other,Male,Other)
# 5 2 (2 older Female,Female)
# 6 Part of a multiple birth (5 – (Female,Female,Female,Male,Male))
# 7 2 (2 younger Unknowable,Female)
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