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NPC Creator and Emulator



The NPC Creator and Emulator is a quick and easy way to bring NPCs to life in your fantasy RPG campaign.  You can also use this to help flesh out a player character if you want.  For creating an NPC or character, there are tables for each of the following:

  • Job Training
  • Social Background
  • Current Economic Status
  • Character Motivation
  • Character Flaw
  • Demeanor Description
  • Physical Description

Once you have an NPC created, you can emulate their conversations with PCs in two ways.

  • Use tables to pick a random topic and the NPCs attitude about that topic
  • Use tables to provide plot progressing information through the conversation

Best of all, the second PDF included in this purchase uses a form with Javascript enabled buttons that you can push to generate all of these things.  Bonus: the Javascript version also includes random fantasy (European-ish) names for the NPC not included in the regular PDF!  You don't need dice or even all the tables provided if you don't want it.  Just hit a button to auto-magically generate what you need!

This is my first product released under the umbrella of Play Every Role.

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Todd Z June 04, 2019 5:24 am UTC
Not having any luck with seeing the button on the PDF. Tried enabling Javascript and I still can't see it. Tried viewing via browser (Chrome) and stand alone (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.) Suggestions? Also, your contact widget on your blog is not working. :-)
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Eric B June 04, 2019 8:23 pm UTC
I don’t know why that happens for some people. The buttons are all on the last page, they are JavaScript, and they work for me on mobile in my Acrobat app. Let me do some more digging on it later tonight and update you then. Sorry about this!
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Eric B June 05, 2019 12:39 am UTC
It looks like DriveThru is wiping out the JavaScript now which means the buttons will not be accessible to anyone. Bummer. I can send you my version of the file directly so you can access the buttons. Sorry for the hassle!
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Todd Z June 06, 2019 3:04 am UTC
Wow, that's pretty heavy handed of them. I was even thinking about doing something like that since I write a lot of random generators in javascript. I guess I'll need to host them on my home page or something.
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Eric B June 06, 2019 11:50 am UTC
DTRPG techs are on the case! Hopefully they can figure it out soon!
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Eric B June 07, 2019 8:20 pm UTC
A very kind DriveThru tech got it fixed! The watermark was what was stripping out the JavaScript. I turned off the watermark, re-uploaded, and now it works fine on my end. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
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