cooneydad
 member, 320 posts
Mon 6 Jan 2020
at 22:55
Random Nobles
I'm looking to infuse some nobles into a game that I'm running. Does anyone know some game that has tools for randomly generating nobility, particularly noble personalities/traits? It can be any system--I don't mind buying a new book to get a bit of help on this point.
gorchek
 member, 26 posts
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 15:59
Random Nobles
You probably won't be able to buy it, but Central Casting, Heroes of Legend has tables to generate a noble's title, memorable background event, and a few character traits. Some of the result can get a bit crazy, but it's a great way to generate a character's background.
tmagann
 member, 601 posts
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 16:31
Random Nobles
In reply to gorchek (msg # 2):

Wasn't that the series of resources Paul Jacquays did back in the 80s?
cooneydad
 member, 321 posts
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 17:04
Random Nobles
That was! I remember those books because a friend of mine has them. I'll go ping him to help me roll up my nobles. Thanks for the idea!
tmagann
 member, 602 posts
Tue 7 Jan 2020
at 19:44
Random Nobles
They are a really good source. Well, as long as you don't mind far too much detail.
Turbo Beholder
 member, 10 posts
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 03:52
Random Nobles
In reply to cooneydad (msg # 1):

Try this (there ae other relevant generators, too):
http://chaoticshiny.com/noblegen.php

Or borrow some tables from Stars Without Numbers (+Sandbox).

If you need to use random tables a lot, implementing it in a spreadsheet IMO is easiest.
You only need raw data and 2-4 formula cells per table, group the output cells together so it's all in one block, then just churn out results by tapping refresh button and copy-paste combinations you like into text editor.

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DavidVC
 member, 109 posts
 aka DJ ThAC0
 Playing Since Moldvay
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 13:44
Random Nobles
There's a Wuthering Heights RPG floating around that might work...
Lavender_Green
 member, 6 posts
Thu 6 Feb 2020
at 15:08
Random Nobles
Skim bios of real nobility on Wikipedia.