Complete Random Character Generator (2.0)

Emirikol

Explorer
Well, here it is: The 5e Random Character Generator. Version 5.0 is complete with SPELLS for all classes.
THIS IS FOR PLAYER OR NON-PLAYER CHARACTERS.



Let me know what you think!





MOST RECENT VERSION IS IN THE LATEST POSTS!



jh
 
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Emirikol

Explorer
Version 4.2 is out: It includes all races and classes from the PHB. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/167876/D&D Stuff/D&D 5e Random Character Generator 4.2.xlsx

Stuff to complete: add the final "backgrounds", spell selection for the phb classes where applicable, and some piddly stuff.

[MENTION=12183]sithramir[/MENTION]: THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK :) I'll look at the wizard.I'll probably randomize it.


[edit: 4.4 released: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/167876/D&D Stuff/D&D 5e Random Character Generator 5.0.xlsx ]

jh
 
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sithramir

Visitor
Version 4.2 is out: It includes all races and classes from the PHB. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/167876/D&D Stuff/D&D 5e Random Character Generator 4.2.xlsx

Stuff to complete: add the final "backgrounds", spell selection for the phb classes where applicable, and some piddly stuff.

[MENTION=12183]sithramir[/MENTION]: THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK :) I'll look at the wizard.I'll probably randomize it.


[edit: 4.4 released: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/167876/D&D Stuff/D&D 5e Random Character Generator 5.0.xlsx ]

jh
Thanks for the update!

Still think the primary stats needs resolved. Warlock primary stat should be Cha (not wis). Showing Dex for bard instead of Cha, etc. I rolled a Warlock with 10 CHA as his lowest stat? Not sure primary stats work 100% because of this as it should at least be his second highest right based on formula. It should be Cha as primary though. Basically the Warlock was useless.

Was going to note you are missing spells but it's planned for version 5 so nevermind hehe!

Noticed the wizard subclasses, bard subclasses, barbarian subclasses aren't in there yet for abilities too.

Just love the work! Don't have to listen to me but if you are updating it it's better than me trying to edit something. Great idea.
 

Emirikol

Explorer
I'm really glad you took a look at those. I originally set those to whatever the saves were with only the primary two stats actually mattering (it's not set to min-max beyond the primary two for a class).


I removed the subclasses for classes that don't get them at first level (wizards, bards, barbarians, etc.).


The spells aren't in yet, but I did up the AC. I'm going to put remaining spells in version 5.2 or 5.3.


Thanks a lot for your help!

jh
 

Emirikol

Explorer
Regarding stat distribution:
The spread for highest is distributed equally (and randomly) amongst the top two.

So for example: Warlock has Wis and Cha listed as highest. The program randomly picks the top two and randomly assigns them to these. It does not min-max the spellcaster's "primary" ability for diversity's sake. If you got a warlock with a 10 charisma, I can only imagine what the other rolls were! Theoretically, it is possible using the 4d6-d to roll all 3's prior to racial bonus. I've seen a few 4's on testing.


[edit: I'll make a note about that in the design and simply suggest that people roll up a new character. I'll probably also put in a drop down list so you don't have to wait for the next Warlock to come up. I could min-max certain characters, but it should spark some new ideas when they're not..afterall, if the DM is using this tool for NPC's it won't matter, and for player characters it is an 'inspirational tool' ;) ]

[edit2: I'm going to set the 2nd stat for Warlock and sorcerer to Dex...are there any others that you see that should be changed? I updated cleric to wis/con, druid to wis/con, warlock,sorcerer to cha/con]

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/167876/D&D Stuff/D&D 5e Random Character Generator 5.0.xlsx


Also note, I put tiefling/dragonborn at the bottom of the chart in case Gms want to remove them from the random rolls..I'll prob move drow there too.




jh
 
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Emirikol

Explorer
I found another reason why it may appear that the main stats aren't min-maxed: racial bonus is added after class determination of order (per phbp.13). I stuck a comment note in the file.
 

sithramir

Visitor
Looking great.

The note for replacing stats is no longer in the R column (It's U now). Just confusing until you figure it out.

On the skills. I'm confused. I don't see the bard listed with all the skills? Well I relooked and bard is at the end but the first "table" doesn't show it? I haven't been looking in super detail at all your linkage as i've been a bit busy. It appears to work now that I think about it.

Like it and will likely try it in my next group.
 

Emirikol

Explorer
I see the bard error. I just tested it. I'll track it down.

[edit: found it: investigation in skills column was mis-abbr "invi"...corrected as well as a couple of classes with intimidate also mis-spelled.]

Fixed the "R" column on page 1 :)

Thanks!

jh
 
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Emirikol

Explorer
Great to hear! I've got others I've done in excel and haven't had a chance to test them in google docs.

Anybody know what the randomizer button would be for WINDOWS? I tried f9 and control 9 and couldn't get a turnover in randomization.

In Excel, it is F9 (haven't tested the "excel viewer"). This is in Excel 2007.


jh
 
Did you try Ctrl-R ?? I'm in Google Chrome for a browser and Command-R is refresh. I'm pretty sure Ctrl-R is refresh in windows. Maybe just hit the refresh button on the page?
 

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