One-Roll Random D&D 5e Characters

I have been working on a procedural character generator for 5e, as I find the system isn't necessarily built around making characters interesting, but it's involving learning a new language so is taking a while.  I'll post it when it's done!
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SO! Here's a quick generator you can use now, with a reason to take non-minmaxed stats and a life event to add some inspiration for background colour.

Why not grab a set of polyhedrals or use the button at the bottom to generate someone interesting?

The d8 - Race
  1. Human
  2. Elf
  3. Dwarf
  4. Halfling
  5. Dragonborn
  6. Tiefling
  7. Gnome
  8. Half Elf or Half Orc
The d20 - Background
  1. Acolyte
  2. Charlatan
  3. Criminal
  4. Entertainer
  5. Folk Hero
  6. Gladiator
  7. Guild Artisan
  8. Guild Merchant
  9. Hermit
  10. Knight
  11. Noble
  12. Outlander
  13. Pirate
  14. Sage
  15. Sailor
  16. Soldier
  17. Spy
  18. Urchin
  19. (choose a background)
  20. (custom background)
The d4 - You adventure
  1. seeking revenge.
  2. for glory and fame.
  3. to pay off a debt.
  4. to find something.
The d10u - Formative life event:
  1. sold into slavery.
  2. lost something significant.
  3. orphaned or adopted.
  4. led a revolt.
  5. built something grand.
  6. accused of murder.
  7. saved a life.
  8. found a secret place.
  9. made a strange friend.
  10. had to leave town.
The d6 - You have unusually low or high
  1. STR
  2. CON
  3. DEX
  4. INT
  5. WIS
  6. CHA
The d12 - ...for your class:
  1. Barbarian
  2. Bard
  3. Cleric
  4. Druid
  5. Fighter
  6. Monk
  7. Paladin
  8. Ranger
  9. Rogue
  10. Sorcerer
  11. Warlock
  12. Wizard
The d10t - This is due to
  1. a magical side-effect
  2. a domineering parent
  3. a curse or blessing
  4. a childhood accident
  5. a pact with a demon
  6. a job you took on
  7. a spell or potion
  8. time in captivity
  9. contact with a powerful item
  10. your unusual birth

Hopefully this will help people like me roll up some unusual and interesting characters using the prompts, comments are always welcome and I'd love to hear your character stories below!

Note I only use the PHB races, classes, and backgrounds here.  Sorry but this is intentional as a) there are limited sides on a die and b) I'm not a fan of the bloat that comes with book after book of options.

There are more more RPG random generators on the blog or on @plaspoly on twitter.


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