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Fun for Friday: Ridiculous Generators for Story Ideas

| July 5, 2019

It seems like there’s a new ridiculous generator popping up on Facebook every other week these days. They might tell you how to make a B-movie title based on your initials or birthdate or something similar. Sometimes they just give you a new name. Other times, they can suggest to you an entire plot. The […]

Fun for Friday: Fantasy Plot Generator

| April 19, 2019

Some days, you just need something out of the ordinary to get your story moving. If you’re having one of those days, check out the Warpcore SF: Fantasy Plot Generator. Some of the things it comes up with are more ridiculous than useful, but sometimes those ridiculous elements can coalesce into something interesting! The scope […]

Fun for Friday: Generate an Espionage Mission

| May 4, 2018

In the course of working on a new story, I realized that I had the main character in mind, but I didn’t quite know what I wanted them to do. So I looked for a random espionage mission generator, and found an excellent one via NeverEngine. With this and the die roller on my phone, […]

Fun for Friday: Random EVERYTHING Generators

| September 8, 2017

You know I love random things, and today, I’m sharing with you the motherlode! Fantasy Name Generators¬†may sound like a site with just a single purpose, but it’s SO much more than just a place for random fantasy names. It’s a HUGE collection of random generators, from the general to certain-realms-of-pop-culture specific. And in addition […]

Fun for Friday: Give Your Undead a Story

| August 25, 2017

Most people think of the undead as simple mindless creatures. But they don’t have to be! Though¬†Campaign Mastery is a website designed for gaming-related plot stuff, there’s no reason why you couldn’t use this cool set of random tables to come up with some explanation¬†for your undead. It gives your undead motives, mannerisms, backstories, interesting […]