"Zdomek: Male Half-orc Fighter, NG. Str 12, Dex 13, Con 9, Int 7, Wis 12, Cha 5. Zdomek is tall, with curly blonde hair and soft green eyes. He wears ring mail and wields a greatsword."
A guide to the tools and generators for creating and fleshing out D&D Player-Characters.
Disclaimer. I'm an affiliate for DM's Guild and I also create a lot of products with random tables on DM's Guild..
Character Tools for D&D
Most random tools are DM-focused while the player-focused ones tend to be character builders. Here we see what other tools are around to help players create interesting, unusual, deep and random characters.
Ai Electrofiz, Arnvin Triggerblast, Bonmida Triggerbun, Bonva Tiddlybun, Gab Wizzgadget, Jenva Electrojet, Junmida Tinkerbit, Kiaan Gyrojet, Nindan Geargadget, Tor Tinkerwink
Gnome names from name generator tool (under npcs in the filter) at Dungeon Master's Vault. It also has names for adventures, cities and continents.
Many find naming a character the hardest part of chargen. "Dave the Fighter" and similar characters are the bane of many campaigns.
Then Codex Nomina is a site dedicated to names, with an impressive selection at their D&D Names Generator . There is a community that helps with picking and adding names.
"Hammerer". Race: Kenku. Gender: Male. Class: Warlock. Background: Guild Merchant.
Occupation: Hunter or trapper. Description: Appearance: Distinctive posture (crooked or rigid)...
From Random Character Generator at http://tetra-cube.com which has a long list of D&D sources to use.
For a character in a hurry then fast character gives a full character sheet. You can specify race, class, level and more.
For a different take there is a DM's Guild supplement that gives you random tables for choosing your character with most official 5E supplements. And I've built a generator for dnd Character Ideas including pet, family and trinket.
"A marble figurine which looks like you"
From the 5e Trinket Generator at donjon.
DM Heroes has a portrait generator with the core races of 5e and which can be edited
The PC has a dream of a legendary weapon/suit of armor and its exact location. However, the same dream has been sent to 3 other rivals - and they, and the PC, are all aware of this fact. The race is on!
Plot Hooks by character class at D&D Flavor Generators (example is for a fighter).
For Barbarians I can offer up barbarian names
Fighters might benefit from a Nickname
For Sorcerers of a wild bent there are extra wild surges
Minotaurs, Leonin and other character races of Theros have their own section
Gnomes may like 100 gnomish inventions where safety was clearly an afterthought. Rand Roll has gnome personality tables.
You wake up in a wooded valley outside town with no memory of how you got there, a year older and able to speak sylvan fluently.
From the carousing generator at donjon
I'll keep this guide updated so please suggest 5E D&D character generators in the comments or on twitter to @DuncanThom