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I thought somewhere on www.seventhsanctum.com there was a generator that would get me random city encounters, just minor NPC things like so:

"You meet a(n) ANGRY, YOUNG... DWARF SHIELDMAIDEN... ESCORTING... AN ELDERLY RELATIVE TOURIST"

"You meet a(n) JOLLY, TALL... HUMAN BALIFF... KEEPING BOOK ON... THE GLADIATORIAL ARENA"

Like that? But I can't find it. Maybe it's on a different site? Maybe I dreamed that such a thing exists? I'm totally paraphrasing the results of the random generator, it wasn't in that specific format (if it exists). Can you help me?

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I don't think this is system-agnostic as its really geared to a narrow band of roleplaying games. –  anon186 Sep 8 '10 at 14:51
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There is a 4e random generator on donjon.sh, which isn't 4e specific or anything, although the output doesn't look much like yours.

Abulafia has a ton of generators in the fantasy category -- check out Fantasy Town and perhaps Fantasy Town Event.

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Fantasy Town Event was the thing I was trying to remember. Thanks! –  Drunken Carp Sep 8 '10 at 2:45
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Check out the excellent and extensible Abulafia.

If it doesn't have what you want, make your own! It's easy to use.

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Your OP says you are looking for a generator for said urban function. Try this generator.

http://chaoticshiny.com/index.php There are some really funny ones, but there are some Urban mashup charts. I recommend the Law generator. "The penalty for stealing animal parts is a few months' imprisonment. The penalty for a foreigner endangering a member of a certain bloodline is death. The penalty for an official kidnapping a free woman is a warning."

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The best is Cities from Midkemia Press. It throughly covers just about all types of city encounters. And the price is reasonable at $5.00 for the PDF

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I don't know about your specific generator but http://nine.frenchboys.net/ has a ridiculous number of very useful generators. It is something I recommend for all GMs/DMs just for the resource and the best part about it is that it is free.

If you want to keep it in a file and to choose something at random for flavour, I recommend opening a spread sheet, numbering 1-100 and inserting the list you want before printing it. When you need something, roll the dice to select one and cross it off after you have used it. When you are running low, generate a new list. NPC names and descriptions will never again be a problem.

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