Advanced Search

Be Awesome At Designing NPCs
Full‑size Preview

Be Awesome At Designing NPCs

Watermarked PDF
Your PCs have final emerged from the dungeon laden with loot prised from the clutches of their slain foes. Heroically returning to civilisation, they find a tavern, divide up their loot and relax. Then they ask “So what are the people like here, anyway?” At this point, the GM likely panics and either replies “nothing special” or improvises a series of similar, one-dimensional (and ultimately forgettable) NPCs. (After all, most GMs have got barely enough time to prepare the next adventure; preparing dozens of NPCs the PCs might interact with is likely a long way down their “to do” list.)

Be Awesome at Designing NPCs banishes this problem! Within, you’ll find tables designed to enable the busy GM to quickly and simply create hundreds of memorable, rounded NPCs. With just a few dice rolls, the GM can generate an NPC’s notable physical traits, personality traits, mannerisms, current activity and profession, leaving him more time to concentrate on the adventure at hand! 

This product is a Dual Format PDF. The downloadable ZIP file contains two versions, one optimised for printing and use on a normal computer and one optimised for use on a mobile device such as an iPad.
This book is compatible with every edition of the world's most popular role-playing game!
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (1)
Customer avatar
Anne T December 07, 2017 4:30 am UTC
Is this a system-neutral version of the Building Awesome NPCs [BUNDLE] (, or is it something more/different? I have the Pathfinder bundle already, but run & play in 5E almost exclusively these days, so wondering how this might be more useful to me.
Customer avatar
Creighton B December 08, 2017 9:32 am UTC
Anne, sorry for the delay in replying. Essentially, the two products are identical. This is my attempt to put all the information in one handy, accessible package. Obviously, if you do buy it and discover it's not for you I'd happily offer you a refund or exchange. I hope that helps, and thank you for your previous support.
Customer avatar
Anne T December 09, 2017 5:32 pm UTC
No worries, Creighton, a day's wait is still a pretty darn good response time in this system ;) I appreciate it.

Having bought this year's bundle, and the one last year, and other bits and bobs over the last four, I'm trying to be careful about not duplicating material, especially as you consolidate and also convert material to 5E and more system-neutral versions. So this is exactly what I needed to know! I've had this title on my Wishlist for a while, but sounds like the money would be better directed towards another Awesome product, like the new Be Awesome At Dungeon Design (Augmented Edition). :)
Customer avatar
Creighton B December 10, 2017 11:23 am UTC
I'm very proud of the augmented edition. I hope you enjoy it!
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Silver seller
File Size:
21.1 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
March 22, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on March 22, 2016.