Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Grim's Roll All the Dice Lineage Generator

Inspired by my earlier post (and Hackmaster) about generating character's family/clans, Grim whipped up this dandy roll all the dice sheet. Check it out, pretty darn cool. (I have to admit I was inspired by Harn and Oriental Adventures too).

You can download it here, or on the side bar.


  1. there doesn't appear to be a way to be 7th born here. is that on purpose? very nice generator!

  2. @ bulette: Nope, just a typo. :-/

    Twins make the numbers come out wierd also. I recommend just putting siblings in consecutive order and then renumbering them accodingly. Since you might get results like:
    4, 4, 2, 1, 6 for a group of five siblings you would have a first child, a second child, twins, and a youngest child ...

  3. Seriously, it seems silly now but I thought it might have been intentional. I was considering if the number seven was unlucky in Japanese culture or something - Later, that got me to thinking about modifying the table so that birth order (4th born) might negatively modify relative honor.

  4. Of course! I must have done it subconciously!

    You still have to make an extra roll to find out what order your self was born in as well...

    It's not perfect but it will get you in the ballpark. :)

    Thanks for letting me take over your blog post, Mike.

  5. No problem Grim, it was for a good cause. :)