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Years ago, I found a set of free RPG tools on someone's website. It included:

  • A random treasure hoard generator for D&D third edition.
  • A random dungeon map generator. It created black-and-white dungeons that resembled oldschool dungeon maps, and you could set options like density of rooms and the number of rooms in the dungeon. Each room was numbered, and could be filled with randomly generated monster encounters and treasure based on the treasure tables per level.
  • A town/settlement generator based on D&D third edition... or was it a random tavern generator?

I seem to recall that there was both a downloadable Windows program and an web version. I found it around 2000-2003, definitely third edition based.

What were these tools called, what was the site they came from, and are they still available anywhere?

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There've been a lot of RPG tools, especially for D&D 3.5. Perhaps someone can recognize it based on this descriptions, but can you give us any more information, like roughly the year(s) you found it, or some detail regarding the map generator (was it random, tile-based, drawing-based, etc)? –  BESW Aug 25 '13 at 22:48
    
@BESW Updated with what information I can remember. –  Jonathan Drain Aug 25 '13 at 23:27
    
It's feeling like a person might actually recognize it now! (In fact, I'm feeling like I might recognize it...) –  BESW Aug 25 '13 at 23:31
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Found it! It was called Jamis Buck's Dungeon Generator, and the URL was http://www.aarg.net/~minam/dungeon.cgi. There was an offline version for Windows, as well as a treasure generator, town generator and NPC generators for D&D 3.0 and 3.5.

That site is gone, but a good replacement is http://donjon.bin.sh/d20/dungeon/.

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you should best answer your own answer at this point. –  Joshua Aslan Smith Aug 26 '13 at 18:50
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@JoshuaAslanSmith I tried earlier, but it told me "You can accept your own answer tomorrow." Sounds quite philosophical. –  Jonathan Drain Aug 26 '13 at 19:44
    
@jonahthandrain that makes sense and lol. –  Joshua Aslan Smith Aug 27 '13 at 16:43
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if you prefer Jamis Buck's generator, myth-weavers has been hosting his tools online...

http://www.myth-weavers.com/generate_dungeon.php

(the rest are under the Site Tools menu)

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Jamis Buck has open-sourced his apps and you can find the generators on github if you want executable/offline versions.

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