A lot of downtime is spent first creating and then maintaining characters, be they player characters or NPCs. During those dreaded times when players need to create brand-new characters, the entire process can even take up a whole play session’s worth of time. Technology comes to the rescue in these situations in the form of character generators. 
BattleBards sound board

Today I’m pleased to be telling you about BattleBards, a group that is providing a collection of fantasy language voice-overs, monster soundscapes, ambient music, and more, plus the tools that allow any game master to create custom scores for their games. Having just raised $28,000 on Kickstarter ($23,000 over their original $5,000 goal) it’s pretty clear that gamers are excited about the concept – and they should be!

The following is a random tavern generator based on the excellent content contained in The Jester Dragon's Guide: Random Tavern Generator. If you like the taverns generated here, consider picking up a copy of the publication that inspired it at DriveThruRPG.
Are you a developer? The source code for the tavern generator is located here: https://github.com/brendancass/Skirmisher-Apps

Video games bring the convenience of on-the-spot game play coupled with sexy visual effects and preparation-free automation. Wouldn’t it be great if tabletop games could be just as sexy and convenient? (Pictured on the author’s own electronic gameboard is Peeslag the obese Antipaladin, from Armorcast’s line of Nuisances miniatures, as painted by Enrico Nardini.)