- D20 NPC wiki -This site has lots of sample NPCs that can be quickly thrown into your campaign. I even used it once to pull a substitute stat block when one of my players had to miss a session at the last minute.
- Name Generator Once I found this site, I never had trouble coming up with character names on the fly. I simply tie each of my campaign cultures to one or two of the real world cultures in the generator and I can quickly come up with a name for innkeeper #36.
- Dingle’s NPC generator This generator is super useful for quickly creating NPCs with full stat blocks. It’s especially useful for creating monsters with class levels.
- Hero Machine 3 -This online character portrait generator is great for people who don’t like to draw. While technically still in the alpha test phase, this latest version of the virtual paper-doll Hero Machine program already produces results that are superior to its predecessor. All of my PCs have made their character portraits using this generator and I have done the same with several of the NPCs. I have even used the generator to create the basic shape for certain other images which I then enhance in other graphic editing programs.
Because this is an alpha test, certain things are still glitchy. If you adjust the scale or position of items, or create custom colors, they will sometimes display incorrectly after saving or exporting to png/jpg format… but only sometimes.