Roleplay and Writing Generators for DMs, Writers, or Those Seeking InspirationMossy Stones provides interesting and useful roleplay and writing generators to combat writer's block and help DMs and GMs get out of tight spots. Random generators are valuable tools to provide specific details, make up filler on the fly, or give quick and simple ideas to make room for expansion.
About the SiteThe generators on this site are sorted into four different categories: People, Places, Things, and D&D. People generators will relate to names, characters, and character development. Place generators involve landmarks, worlds, and maps. Thing generators include items and spells, clothing, and animals. Finally, D&D generators are specific to Dungeons & Dragons. While I'm most familiar with 5e, I'll be continuing work to make my generators compatible with more editions and tabletops.
I also provide a number of resources that haven't been conceived by me, but that I still found useful. These include lists, tools for character and world development, and how-to writing guides. I encourage everybody to take a look at some of those resources to bring their roleplay to the next level. If you're interested in more from me, I also have a blog that discusses updates to the site, useful links I find, and the occasional guide from one writer to the next.
All the content on this site is stored in databases apart from their respective pages. This means I can store a large amount of information for each generator without slowing much down or cluttering up my code, and mix and match info from different generators with ease. I dreamt up the name "Mossy Stones" from Rasputina, a band that's inspired me for years. If you listen closely, you'll hear the reference in their song "Afternoon of the Faun."
About the AuthorI conceived this site due to an unashamed love of roleplay generators, a background in web design, and an absurd amount of free time. Outside Mossy Stones, I study Computer Science in university, do web design work with a local marketing company, and play unhealthy amounts of Guild Wars 2.
I've been roleplaying for over a decade now, starting off on numerous forums, working my way through email, then Minecraft, then Guild Wars. Somewhere in between, I got a crash course on 5e and 3.5. You'll mostly see me playing street rats and thugs, but I'll occasionally branch out to other archetypes to tantalize whatever whim I'm feeling at the time.
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