Monday, 16 June 2008

My New Favourite Thing

My New Favourite Thing: Abulafia's Random Generators. A site devoted to, well, Random Generators. Particular highlights include the spookily believable Anime Series Generator:

Masterful Falcon Utopia ~Magic the Butler~
Fate BeBop: Blood Crisis
War Detective Tank
Oh! Mobile Quest
Panda Tokyo Nya!: Triangle Shadow
Oh! Alchemist-chama Gakuen Dream: First Digamma

The Chuck Norris Fact Generator:

Chuck Norris once ate three 72 oz. steaks in one hour. He spent the first 45 minutes having sex with his waitress.

There are no weapons of mass destruction. Just Chuck Norris.

Chuck Norris knows how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop, but if he told you, he'd have to kill you.

Chuck Norris originally appeared in the "Street Fighter II" video game, but was removed by Beta Testers because every button caused him to do a roundhouse kick. When asked bout this "glitch," Norris replied, "That's no glitch."

Chuck Norris invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Tom Cruise invented pink.

And my own particular favourite, for reasons I can't quite put my finger on, Bad Year in Bear Lake, which generates eerie, semi-incoherent old-guy-in-the-bar reminiscences:

It was 1948...

I remember Paul Weatherby had this hand-me-down doll, and frankly, it made everybody sick.

We shot him in the face at the Capital and he tried to make it right. As if he could. That's all I have to say about that.

That thing that happened down at the old tumble-down farmstead - that was bad. Sherrif Johnston and the damned manuscript. He just let it all go to hell.

That thing with Dr. Hines and the piece of jewelry - who the hell knew? He just picked at it like a scab until he went crazy.

He pushed and pushed and pushed. Makes me ashamed. That's all I have to say about that. I saw it all.

We strung his ass up down at Szucha street. I still get uncomfortable when I think about it.

You can bet that if I ever ran Delta Green or Unknown Armies games I would be using that generator every single session.


  1. I've been stating out the several hundred hexes of a potential West Marches-style OD&D game using solely random generators.

    The Fantasy Place Name has been exceedingly handy.

    I also really got a kick out of the Film Noir Monologue generator.

  2. Hey, thanks! I run Abulafia and I read your blog. Glad it's coming in handy for you. Feel free to contribute to it, too. A couple of my personal favorites are the Rituals, the Secret Society Title, and the Arcane Books generators.

    @ktrey: I wrote that generator when I was sitting with a blank map in front of me for a new campaign and wanted some good evocative places - glad it's doing the same for you!

  3. Dave: I didn't realise that was you. It's a great site: Kudos.