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Interview with Matthew Eaton from the Generators Jam

Duncan Thomson

I'm trying to target 100 releases this year (one sheet each) so hopefully, that will go through!

Matthew created several generators for the 2021 Generators Jam and has many tools on itch.

Q&A with Matthew Eaton

How did you get into creating random generators?

I have been creating random generators on my own for decades, but I never released them for consumption.

What generators are you most proud of creating and why?

The generator I am proud of would be the quick guild generator.

I released three more a day after the jam closed for fighters, priests, and mages. Same style and layout, minor adjustments to fit the job theme. I might do more with specific jobs like rangers, monks, weasel wranglers, et

It was something I had been tinkering with for quite some time. Using playing cards was the tipping point.

Quick Guild Generator

What is the most fun thing about creating generators?

The most entertaining thing about creating generators is seeing the idea come to life and work.

What are the most biggest challenges of creating generators?

The most challenging for me was trying to keep the generators slim and to one page.

How do you use random generators yourself?

I have used most of the generators for my own creative projects, so it was easy to release them.

What is the most interesting generator or tool you've seen?

As far as tools go, every single contribution to the GenJam was amazing and took things to new heights. I am happy to see such creativity at play.

Favourites would be a tie between Eldritch Abominations and Awkward Treasures, for sure!

What are your next big projects (generators or otherwise) that you can talk about?

There are always big projects on the books. I'm trying to target 100 releases this year (one sheet each) so hopefully, that will go through!

Where can people find you on social media?

There's itch. No socials as of yet. I often roll too many one's while trying to operate them.

Is there anything else you would like to talk about?

Just thanking everyone for the support and thanking you for the time to talk to me!

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I have a discord for discussing random tools and tables and I'm also on instagram as rpg_generators with random tables and gens.