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5E 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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Yaarel

Adventurer
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
 

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.
 

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.
 

robus

Lowcountry Low Roller
Supporter
I was skeptical at first, but, wow, what a source of inspiration it actually is!

Edit: And added to the "best of" thread
 








Filters have now been updated to just 4 of them

Individual quanities removed for a standard amount of 10 Names, 4 Encounters, 4 NPCs, 10 Rumours, 2 Dungeons, 4 Settlements, 4 Quests, 4 Treasure Hoards, 2 Villains, 4 Unusual Locations

Prep_Quanity affects amount of items generated (Standard/Half/Double)
Level_Range affects Encounters, Dungeons, Quests and Treasure
Terrain affects Encounters, Dugeons and Unusual Locations
VGtM affects Encounters

Updated tool here

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Baumi

Explorer
This tool gets better and better! 8D Thanks!!

The only thing I don't get is how to use the 5 Room Dungeon. Most Rooms are way to vague to use it on the spot. Any tips on that?
 

This tool gets better and better! 8D Thanks!!

The only thing I don't get is how to use the 5 Room Dungeon. Most Rooms are way to vague to use it on the spot. Any tips on that?
Thanks for the support!

Hmm first thing to check out on 5-Room Dungeon is the description at 1d4chan.

But I'll admit it's hard to use as I've had a similar problem when using the gen with 5-room dungeons. I was thinking of creating a few templates or adding more detail specific to 5E / fantasy.

Are there any areas you find harder to use than others? Or anything that works well with the 5-room dungeon?
 

Baumi

Explorer
Everything else clicks wonderfully for me and is a great source of inspiration! 8D

I'm usually quite good and incorparating stuff on the fly, but 5-room dungeons doesn't, because it relies heavily on riddles and puzzels, which I am terrible at.
 

An Epic Tier (Level 17+) has now been added, with a terrain-neutral list of encounters for that level.
Not sure how useful that is but I added it for the sake of completeness.

That takes the tiers to Low (1-3), Medium (5-10), High (11-16), Epic (17+)

If I did another version I might look at what would be useful at the different tiers!
 


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