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Mark Rosenfelder's Planet Construction Kit book doesn't act as a generator by itself, but it gives you step-by-step instructions for figuring out the history of your society.


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Dawn of Worlds is a collaborative narrative game in which two or more people portray the "gods" of a fantasy world and create the world's history in three "ages". It's free and fun. In your case, I would simply start in the Third Age. It's possible to play it solo, although it's more fun if you get someone else involved.


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The simulationist computer game Dwarf Fortress (http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/) has a 'legends' mode that is, in essence, a world history generator and will also provide an (evolving) map. It is noted for its depth in culture/world details, so it might be a good fit; and our gaming group has used it for world map/location/NPC generation.


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Microscope is an rpg that, over the course of play, generates a history. You can use it to create a shared world as a group, and then bootstrap into using it as a setting for a different rpg.


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fakenamegenerator.com not only generates names from real-world cultures, but also some fantasy cultures like hobbit and klingon. E.g., generate a russian woman's name: http://www.fakenamegenerator.com/?gen=female&n=ru When I tried it, this returned "Renata Cherkasova." Next, get a male hobbit's name: ...



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