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9/16/2016 5:48 pm  #1


Random Name Generator

Some of you may know about my conversion of the random adventure generator to HTML/Javascript. In a similar fashion, I converted Colin Chapman's excellent work on the AS&SH Character Name Generator to an interactive web page.  Again, presentation is plain and utilitarian, but it seems to work. Let me know if you try it and run across any issues or oddities. I added a "generic S&S" category to the names, which also was a conversion of someone else's work (I'm sorry, I don't recall the original source I referenced for that name generator, but if anyone knows, please tell me I'll credit them).

EDIT: The "Generic S&S" category data was sourced from the Holmesian Random Names table posted on the Zenopus Archives blog.  I put together my code for that some time ago, so I'm not sure which version I've incorporated in this generator.

Last edited by Philotomy (9/23/2016 8:18 pm)

 

9/16/2016 5:59 pm  #2


Re: Random Name Generator

Fantastic!  I wish I'd had this when I was creating "Waifs of the Boreas"; it would have saved a lot of time. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
 

9/17/2016 5:43 am  #3


Re: Random Name Generator

Blackadder23 wrote:

Fantastic!  I wish I'd had this when I was creating "Waifs of the Boreas"; it would have saved a lot of time. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

I like this, too. When the party is in a town or city, I'd love to keep this program on my phone. I find I tend toward the same names when I've got to come up with one quick; this will keep me out of my comfort zone! Nice job. 

Summon Joe Salvador! I think we should think about Lemurian names, too. ;)


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9/17/2016 6:06 am  #4


Re: Random Name Generator

Ghul wrote:

Blackadder23 wrote:

Fantastic!  I wish I'd had this when I was creating "Waifs of the Boreas"; it would have saved a lot of time. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

I like this, too. When the party is in a town or city, I'd love to keep this program on my phone. I find I tend toward the same names when I've got to come up with one quick; this will keep me out of my comfort zone! Nice job. 

Summon Joe Salvador! I think we should think about Lemurian names, too. ;)

Cool; I'm glad you like it. I added some styling to make it look better on a mobile device (although I'm not 100% satisfied with it, yet -- still a work in progress).  

Even though it's a web page, I added some meta tags that should allow you to create an app icon for it on your mobile device's home screen.  When launched from a home screen icon, it should appear as a full-screen app (i.e. no browser toolbar/menus at the top).  To set that up on iOS/Safari, you open the web page in Safari, then tap the browser's share icon and choose "Add to Home Screen".  On Android, you open the web page in Chrome, then tap the browser's menu icon and choose "Add to Home Screen."  At the moment, it will create a generic icon (it doesn't have a discrete mobile icon, yet), but it should still work.
 

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9/18/2016 12:24 pm  #5


Re: Random Name Generator

Nice! Thanks!!


“How can I wear the harness of toil
And sweat at the daily round,
While in my soul forever
The drums of Pictdom sound?” 
 

9/25/2016 3:55 am  #6


Re: Random Name Generator

That's really great - nice!

 

1/02/2018 1:26 pm  #7


Re: Random Name Generator

The links don't seem to work for me anymore; can someone else confirm it?

 

1/02/2018 3:01 pm  #8


Re: Random Name Generator

They appear to be down. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/sad.png


"The fear of death, its risk each time, is one of the most stimulating parts of the game. It therefore behooves the referee to include as many mystifying and dangerous areas as is consistent with a reasonable chance for survival." - J. Eric Holmes
 

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