Random D&D Character
October 16, 2012 7:20 PM   Subscribe

Random D&D Character
This site generates random Basic (Moldvay/Mentzer), Holmes, or Original D&D characters. It's a little web application written and designed by me in Python. You can add "text" to the end of any URL to get a plaintext character sheet.
Role: Programmer
posted by chunking express (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Beautiful layout and fonts! Makes reading these stats even more fun than they inherently are.
posted by ignignokt at 9:55 AM on October 17, 2012

Every character has a THAC0 of 19 for some odd reason and it doesn't update with strength as it should. Also doesn't have learned spells for mages just the one that they have memorised. Otherwise neat way to make some NPC's

Edit oops must have not noticed that the THAC0 was changing but now it is working.
posted by koolkat at 6:49 AM on October 18, 2012

Some people don't play with mages knowing all first level spells to start. That's why it just picks one. (I'm assuming people have the rule books, so if picking a spell wasn't important, they could just take all 8 or 12 depending on edition.)

If you notice any other bugs please let me know, thanks!
posted by chunking express at 7:33 AM on October 18, 2012

Somehow, it rolled me up a Magic-User with zero hitpoints. His CON of 3 probably had something to do with it.
posted by tocts at 8:32 AM on October 18, 2012

Obviously, this is amazing. I just added it to my phone home screen -- you might want to think about designing a phone-friendly icon for others doing the same thing.
posted by roger ackroyd at 9:09 AM on October 18, 2012

Sweet. I saw this on one of the OD&D boards, but didn't realize you were Metafilter's own.
posted by paulg at 1:21 PM on October 18, 2012

I posted it to OD&D74 forum. You might have saw it there? The zero-HP bug was something I thought I fixed. It's supposed to have a 1 HP minimum. (And I see the error now: it shouldn't do that anymore.) I'll try and find a good icon for iPhone home screens. I hadn't thought of that.
posted by chunking express at 3:38 PM on October 18, 2012

Oh, also the big TODO is generating demi-humans. Right now this thing will never make Dwarves, Halflings, and Elves.
posted by chunking express at 3:46 PM on October 18, 2012

Has a little icon, thanks to Henry Justice Ford.
posted by chunking express at 6:00 PM on October 18, 2012

Any chance of one of these for 3.5e?
posted by absalom at 5:56 AM on October 19, 2012

Probably not: I think the game is way too complicated for this sort of thing.
posted by chunking express at 10:58 AM on October 19, 2012

posted by Renoroc at 2:02 PM on October 20, 2012

This now generates Demi-humans too!
posted by chunking express at 8:40 PM on November 27, 2012

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