Modern American Names

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This generator produces modern names, based on the most common US first and last names. Select from a random name for a male, female or a character of an unspecific gender.




The actual Campaign Logger generator allows selecting the name not only based on gender, but also on the initials (for both first and last names) – so you could request for example a male name beginning with an E and a surname starting with a V:


It is not possible to specify subtables for generators embedded in the blog, but the source data for this generator is available in the GitHub repository. You can copy and paste the .json file contents into the Generator Service text box and start experimenting with the generator. Subtables can be specified in the resultPattern string.

If you are already using Campaign Logger, open one of your campaign logs, click the cogwheel-shaped Options button, select Manage Custom Generators, then Add new generator… and paste the generator data in the text box. After you save the generator, click the Show Generators button in your campaign log to access the new generator.

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ELF Vesala

My mission is to create a library of universally useful random generators for role-players and Game Masters.

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