DND Backstory Generator: Character Ideas (5e+)

Looking for the ultimate DND Backstory Generator? Check out LitRPG Adventures Workshop where you can generate a character backstory, use an NPC backstory generator, or try the magic item generator. Or, keep reading to learn more about my RPG tools and how they can help with your character’s backstory generation.

As a Lifelong Gamer and DND Geek…

I come from a long line of gamers…

Before we get to the meat of this page, I’d like to point you toward the corresponding blog post I wrote covering some of the details on how I leveraged AI (specifically, GPT-2 and then GPT-3) in creating all my RPG tools. In this day and age, tabletop roleplaying is becoming inundated with AI tools and helpers – some better than others. It’s a roll of the dice most of the time.

I’ve got a lot of great free character ideas and examples you can use for to roll up a backstory (or use these at a starting point for a work of fiction!) Either way, you can browse quite a few here for free or buy one of my good RPG print books at Amazon. If you’re playing a lot of Dungeons & Dragons, they’re a great, cheap way to have a lot of great random content on hand.

Try my DND Backstories Generator

Do you enjoy creating new monsters, items, spells, locations, and more for D&D or your favorite tabletop RPG? There’s a lot of great random generators out there (like donjon, for example), but I’ve built another that I think you might enjoy if you’re playing a lot of tabletop lately. Take a roll of the dice and keep reading…

AI RPG Generators

DND Backstory Generator

The LitRPG Adventures RPG Workshop generators are powered by the GPT-3 API from OpenAI. Yes, I got access to a supercomputer and decided to teach it D&D and how to roll dice. Yes, one of the best Large Language Model neural nets can write DND backstories and more.

What can I say? I’m an old school gamer and a LitRPG author. At LitRPG Adventures, members can create a variety of RPG content for your favorite tabletop game. (Even MERPs if you want!) The RPG tools can help you write more creatively with new knowledge about your characters and their parents.

My set of RPG tools can help you randomly roll your character’s personality. You start with my DND tool then edit by hand using your vastly superior human common sense to perfect your character’s background – which leads to a better playing experience.

Growing RPG Library

Members of the LitRPG Adventures community can also browse the vast library of already generated RPG content for ideas. We’ve got 26,000+ Monsters, Human Backstories, Spells, Items, and more! Your character’s background, personality, and family can all be created easily.

Fiction writers are finding this a useful resource as well as tabletop gamers. You can see some Backstory samples already generated, or keep reading to learn more about creating DND backstories and perfecting your character’s backstory as you play the game.

See my DND Backstories Generator

See my decent and interesting character backstory creator in action! I’ve put my heart and soul into this AI backstory generator, and I hope you find the idea list useful for fleshing out your character’s background and personality.

If you want to write a human character backstory (or any class and race combo), this is a great way to get started before you play D&D with your friends. Be ready for a sense of adventure and an influx of new knowledge as you flesh out the details.

Pro Tip: Your character’s family is an important part of your background.

DND Backstory Examples

These character class examples were generated with my RPG generators and edited by me to create a treasure trove of character backgrounds – enough for your entire life!

Learn about your character’s parents, like where they grew up in the world – and how you got your skills. Also, whether you’re evil or not. And if you are evil, how did you get that way?

Use My Backstory Generator

You can use my backstory generator yourself at LitRPG Adventures… right now! Here’s a video of it in action to show my expertise at generating RPG content at the push of a button…I’ve got a lot of other examples of RPG content at the site…

Creating my GPT-3 RPG Tools

I started with a simple background generator, but I’ve gone way beyond for DND! In addition to a background creator for your character class, you can create skills, spells, monsters, magic items, Warlock patrons, locations, and a whole lot more.

Evolving My RPG Generators

Over the last year, I’ve added a lot of great features and fine-tuned the site quite a bit. It’s still not a full-time job, but I like that it’s a labor of love. Over a thousand people have signed up so far, so come check us out if you want a background creator for your DND character.

Watch My Generator in Action

Here you can see my walk through working with the generator to create backstories at the press of a button… I ramble a bit in the video, so be warned. I do have fun working on this tool, though. I’m really hoping it helps some DND players and DMs out there in the world.

I’ve got more great tools coming. Just recently, I finished my random dungeon generator and my random tavern generator, both also using GPT-3 AI from OpenAI. In total, there’s over 2 dozen generators online so far. If you’re a tabletop gamer, you’re gonna want to check it out.

Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.

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