Testimonials – Writers' Tools

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Pseudo-Character Creation

Sometimes I find myself creating long lists of characters (not completely original, but based off of a certain video game), but I'm not actually creative enough to come up with attributes for them. Random.org has proven itself useful in many things—I use the website for generating birthdays, names, etc. From there, I can then easily imagine the more complicated things such as their personality, background, and appearance; things that would be much harder to do if I didn't have that initial platform to base them on.

I've also found many other uses for this website regarding generating random numbers and letters (such as for creating passwords or just making decisions). Thank you for this service.

—Katherine L.

Making Runic Puzzle Keys for a Sci-Fi Story

I've just got several sets of random numbers & sequences off your generator to create pseudo-random ‘Three Letter Acronym’ puzzle keys in Younger Futharc runic. That old Danish script only has sixteen symbols, so lends itself to semi-cryptic ‘Hex’ applications.

Um, by the time I've finished collating the sets they'll be ‘pseudo-random,’ because there's a free key to begin, and several infuriating overlaps to complicate matters…

Thank you!

—Nik

Creating New Words

In order to avoid creating a lot of words which all sounded the same, I generated some random numbers from your site and formatted them into 6 columns. From these I used a mapping algorithm I developed to convert the numbers in each row into letters. From that I could apply the phonological rules of my constructed language, and create a wide variety of words that I would not have come up with otherwise. Bonno! (‘Thanks’)

—James Worlton

Creative Writing

Hi! I'm writing a book and have all of my notecards numbered. I use the random generator to pick out the next two cards I'm going to ‘connect.’ It's perfect because the book is about integration and so, in theory, any two random cards should be related, even if the topics are completely different. Thanks!

—Hetty Witham

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