Code provided in these pages is free for all to use as long as the author and this website are credited.
No guarantees whatsoever are made regarding these generators or their contents.
I want to use an idea created by one of your generators in a professional work. Can I do that?
Yes. I make no claim of ownership over anything Produced by these generators. Roll up a bunch of results. Use them. Make a ton of money. Or use them in a fanfic or an RPG.
In short, if some idea you get from a generator here ends up as a published, professional work for money, it's yours. I have no claim on it. I can't own randomness and I do this page because I like helping people create.
Now if my site does help you get that million-dollar idea, I won't say no to credit or a nice gift. But no pressure ;)
Besides, these generators just help creativity. The creative action that turns a generator result into reality is yours.
Why was this page created?
Originally as a lark. I'd built a few generators over the years, but after creating an Anime Attack Generator I began to realize it'd be nice to have a place to put them. However, as I kept making them, I realized there were a lot I could build, and that people enjoyed them. This all originally started in 1999 or so.
What are the Generators written in?
Do you update or improve the Generators?
Sometimes. It really depends on what people suggest, what I want to to, and how inspiration strikes me.
Do you ever take down a Generator?
It depends, but I have taken a few down because they weren't that useful. I also update some or combine them.
Why are some Generators in multiple categories?
Some Generators fit multiple categories and I like to decrease site navigation. I figured it was easier this way (even if it makes maintenance a bit of a pain).
I'd like to suggest a Generator, how should I do that?
That's simple: contact me. I do keep a list of requests, but what I build depends on a number of factors, from "is it fun?" to "is it useful?" to "do I have spare time." It can't hurt to suggest one though! .
I'd like to have you build a generator for me or otherwise have you consult on something.
I am available for consultation with some time constraints. Feel free to contact me. For a personal project, I may participate for fun, but I also do professional consultant on related subjects.
I'd like to use your code to make my own Generators. Can I
Yes, I've made code available in the "Library" section, along with some examples.
If you use my code directly, please give me credit and reference this website. I'd appreciate it. Also, let me know about it so I can post it and perhaps even put it in my links.
How difficult is it to build a generator?
The basic ideas of generator creation are simple - but the challenge is analyzing and abstracting the data. It's part art, part science. It can also involve a lot of false paths and backtracking.
How do I suggest a link?
Use the "Send Comment" link on the left.
How long can you keep this up?
eight years and counting, so let's keep counting . . .