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    A Generator for 5E Prep in 5 Minutes

    The 5E Prep in 5 Min generator is meant to you elements you can include in your D&D 5e game. To supplement a current adventure, support an idea or if you have players who tend to go their own way.

    You are welcome to give feedback about content, usability, layout and suggestions for improving it.

    Currently it has Names, NPCs, Encounters, Settlements, Rumours, Quests, Villains, Treasure and Simple Dungeon. These were decided by a previous poll

    It makes use of Sobran's NPC Generator, Rumours gen from Morrus and updated version of Sobran's Name Generator

    ToDo
    - Make Gens 5E specific (Settlements, Villains)
    - Get Terrain filter to affect certain generators (Settlements). Done for Encounters and Dungeons
    - Get Levels filter to affect some generators (Villains). Done for Encounters, Treasure, Quests and Dungeons
    - Get VGtM filter to affect generators (maybe Villains, maybe Names, maybe Quests, maybe NPCs)
    - Think about future versions focused on Dungeons, Cities, Wilderness or others (poll to come)


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    Last edited by ChaosGenerators; Thursday, 16th August, 2018 at 10:24 AM. Reason: Updated progress on ToDo list

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    This is amazing. Thanks!

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    This is great because provokes thoughts and helps the creative process.



    If your are interested in a critique, maybe correlate the NPC descriptions closer to the ability scores.

    For example, one NPC has ‘high Constitution and low Charisma’, but then, incongruously, it says they have ‘talent playing music’. If they have low Charisma, then her poor Performance skill checks, their unappealing nature, or worse, ignorable presence, makes it unlikely to be a ‘talented’ musician.

    In an other example, an Awsimar with an ‘eye twitch’ (!), has ‘high Intelligence and low Wisdom’ (!!), and ‘can drink anyone else under the table’ − which is fine, but one might expect the person with the high Constitution would be better able to do that.

    Not a big deal, because the DM can sort thru these incongruities while piecing together an encounter. But maybe worth mentioning.


    Correlate as follows?
    Highest ability score → best skill → description of quirk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yaarel View Post
    This is great because provokes thoughts and helps the creative process.

    If your are interested in a critique, maybe correlate the NPC descriptions closer to the ability scores.
    Thanks!

    This is using the popular DnD 5E NPC Generator by Sobran, which is made from the tables in the 5E DMG. It's one of three generators that others have built.

    But if there is interest I can build an updated version of the NPC generator (or a new one) once I'm further along.
    D&D 5E Prep in 5 Minutes Tool. More Generators info at my Patreon.
    Full List of Generators and a Generators Blog at RandRoll.com.
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    Unusual Locations have now been added. These will correspond to the chosen terrain in the Terrain filter.
    Forest samples...
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    Locations for encounters have also been improved.

    Next up is improving the formatting a little.
    D&D 5E Prep in 5 Minutes Tool. More Generators info at my Patreon.
    Full List of Generators and a Generators Blog at RandRoll.com.
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    I was skeptical at first, but, wow, what a source of inspiration it actually is!

    Edit: And added to the "best of" thread
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    Very cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robus View Post
    I was skeptical at first, but, wow, what a source of inspiration it actually is!

    Edit: And added to the "best of" thread
    Ha! can I use that quote for my Patreon?

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    5E Minute Prep for 5E updated so that Level Range affects treasure hoards created.
    D&D 5E Prep in 5 Minutes Tool. More Generators info at my Patreon.
    Full List of Generators and a Generators Blog at RandRoll.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChaosGenerators View Post
    Ha! can I use that quote for my Patreon?
    Sure

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