D&D 5e NPC Generator
Category: D&D Next (5E)
This will generate an NPC using the rules in the D&D 5e Dungeon Master's Guide, complete with name!
By default, the output is displayed in a narrative format, which uses natural language to describe the NPC over the course of two paragraphs. Alternatively, you may display the results in a simple list format, for fast perusal. Things generated by this: gender (optional), race, something notable about their appearance, their alignment (optional), ideal, bond, flaw, talent, mannerism, high/low attribute, and how they interact with others. Currently the narrative format does not display the NPC's alignment, while the list format does, but that can be remedied if the community cries out in terror.
The only bit of missing information is the "Useful Knowledge" data, which will need to be created by DMs, as what is appropriate will vary from campaign to campaign.
A note on names:
Elven surnames have their Common-tongue translation written in parentheses after their proper name.
Human names draw from the entire regional gamut given in the D&D 5e Player's Handbook. These are, in turn, drawn from the various regions in the Forgotten Realms. However, no attention has been paid to which region a name draws from when choosing the surname. An Illuskan given name may be paired with a Rashemi surname, for example. In most campaigns, this likely won't matter. If you are playing in the Forgotten Realms and are also a bit of a lore nut, this will likely drive you crazy. I am very sorry. This may be fixed at a later date, but ONLY if there is a great hue and cry.
Gnomes have gender-specific names, as well as nicknames which may be used by either gender. Their nickname is given in quotes between their given name and surname. Note that this is only the nickname used in broad company, which is the one judged to be the most fun to say. Gnomes may have up to a dozen nicknames, which they blessedly only use in gnomish company. These are not generated here for the sake of your sanity.
Half-Elves may have a first name from either of their parent races. The same is true of their surname. These names need not come from the same parent race.
Half-Orcs may have a first name that is human or orcish. Those with an orcish name may or may not use a human surname, while those with a human name will always retain their human surname.
Tieflings may have an infernal or human name, followed by a human surname. Some individuals have a chosen "virtue" name and forgo the use of a surname altogether.
Aasimar use human names, as they are descended from them in most settings. If this is not true in your setting, please choose the race most appropriate for your setting instead.
* A complete name generator has been created and integrated into this generator. A stand-alone version of the name generator is available here: http://www.enworld.org/forum/dnd_create_block.php?id=1601
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