I often use a multitude of websites to give me inspiration. Here’s some of the ones that I frequently visit.
Donjon – http://donjon.bin.sh/world/
If you need a highly detailed, realistic map for your fantasy world, then look no further! Donjon offers simple option boxes that let you tinker to your heart’s content.
The generator has a mass of options, allowing you to create anything from a volcanic wasteland to heavily forested archipelagos. This is an excellent generator to use if you need inspiration. Sometimes, you might get exactly what you want, but often the best results come from combining the best bits from several different maps.
Seventh Sanctum – http://www.seventhsanctum.com/
In terms of range, this random generator site can’t be beat. It has hundreds of random generators, which I’ve personally found very useful for coming up with names and places.
As with the donjon map creator, often the best results come by combining the best parts of each randomly generated name.
famous person once said that:
“Randomness is the start of creativity.”
So if you need inspiration, check out these sites – they’re really useful, or at least they have been to me. Do you know of any other great generator sites? I’d love to hear them, and what your thoughts are on the two I’ve talked about today.