Non-Player Character Generator
he P&P NPC Generator simply generates a file of Non-Player Characters (NPC levels, not PC level characters) with their basic needed stats. The software and documentation was written by Scott Adams.
One day while doing some work on a P&P game I'm running currently I needed some npcs done up. I could've used the good tables to generate them but would've taken alot of paper work to write down so I did this program up in a few minutes and this is it. This is for the P&P Rpg system only however I suppose it could be used for other games if they use similar stats.
What it does
It simply generates a file of Non-Player Characters (NPC levels not PC level characters) with their basic needed stats.
How to run the program
Supply two parameters to the program
- Number of npcs to generate
- Filename (with extension) to save the npcs to
For example pnpnpcg.exe 14 bandits.npc
(Note: Dos 8+3 limit not LFN format but could be renamed later)
Doesn't do them however you can simply add the MEL to the file by doing a d10 or d20. If there is enough demand however I can add in that ability automatically.
The number of npcs can be up to 2.4 million. However that is a large LARGE file. I think I did 1 million npcs one time just to see it was around 14 megs halfway through :)
100 npcs generated takes only about 5 seconds on my 350 K6-amd. Town.npc are those 100 npcs and is only 29k for comparison of size and speed.
There is a standard display I have done. If there is enough demand maybe I could add in a template ability so you can design your own format for output. Since the output is a strictly text (ascii) file you can edit it however.
Sample output is like:
Str:17 Sta: 8 Dex: 1 Agi: 8 Int:16 Wil: 3 Elo:13 Emp: 7 Con: 2 SB:+1 StB: 0 DB :-1 AB : 0 CB :-1 Ap :12 CEL: 4 CEP: 581 OCV:5 DCV:3 Combat EL:2 MR:10 EnL:5 Dodge Value:0 MDV:3 DTV:0 CDF:1 Sex:Male HPV: 7 Notes:
All stats are done by the book. Aside from Combat EL (d10), sex (the formula above, and CEP random (d1200).
- Ability for other races
- Name generator
- Template for output
Only if the demand is needed or I have a need for it :)
- Town.npc - town of 100 folks
- Bandits.npc - Some bandits for a combat situation
version 1.00.00 - Initial release
version 1.00.01 - Fixed Runtime #200 Pentium bug (should be :))
Contact and Web sites
Main Powers & Perils Web Page
My Game web site - for current game :)
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