Welcome... to the Character Nexus!

On this site you will find FREE random character generation tools for (mostly) small press / indie RPG systems, created & updated by me, as I have time to do so. Feature requests, bug reports, comments, questions, favorite recipes, etc... are always welcome and should go to chris@exploredungeons.com.

Thanks for checking us out. Please consider supporting the creators of these games via their links below.

Happy Gaming!

Active Character Generators...


Barbarians...Ruined Earth BOOKS / PDFS

Dungeon Crawl Classics BOOKS / PDFS


Mothership BOOKS / PDFS

Warpland BOOKS / PDFS

Weird Frontiers BOOKS / PDFS

In Progress...

Death is the New Pink BOOKS / PDFS

Mörk Borg BOOKS / PDFS

Valor Knights - ECW BOOKS / PDFS

Neon Lords...Toxic Wasteland BOOKS / PDFS

Hell Night BOOKS / PDFS



- Lamentations of the Flame Princess
- Old School Essentials - Advanced Fantasy
- Troika

Want a random character generator for your game?

If you publish an indie/small press RPG I'm happy to do one for you in exchange for a (physical & pdf) copy of your game for my collection. Yep, that's it. Each one usually takes about a week(ish), depending on system complexity (and my workload). Feel free to hit me up on socials or via chris@exploredungeons.com to discuss.

Geek stuff: This site runs on Azure, using ~3000 lines of C# / Blazor (Razor pages running in a WebAssembly). The developer runs purely on caffeine. If you really like what I'm doing, you can always buy me a or two.


History stuff: This project was initially created as a random character generator for Barbarians of the Ruined Earth (created by my amigo Mike Evans.) After I finished that one, a few people asked if I would be willing to create generators for their games. Originally the site was called The RollerUpper which I admit is a truly horrible name, but it was all I could think of at the time. A couple years later I rebranded it as The Character Nexus and here we are.

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