On-Line tools for 24HCBD

Creating a 24 Hour Comic Book means trying new crazy things. Here are some on-line tools to help get some ideas. If you will not have web access during the challenge you can always print out some and then pick one at random.

On-Line Tools:

Random Log-Line Generator – Random plot seeds

Samples: A therapist watches TV with a monk in a yogurt shop, Ravishing street performers discover their true selves.

Oblique Strategies (by Brian Eno) – Random Ideas

Samples: Don’t be afraid of things because they’re easy to do, Do we need holes?, What mistakes did you make last time?

“These cards evolved from our separate observations of the principles underlying what we are doing. Sometimes they were recognized in retrospect (intellect catching up with intuition), sometimes they were identified as they were happening, sometimes they were formulated. They can be used as a pack (a set of possibilities being continuously reviewed in the mind) or by drawing a single card from a shuffled pack when a dilemma occurs in a working situation. In this case the card is trusted even if it appropriateness is quite unclear. They are not final, as new ideas will present themselves, and others will become self-evident.”

Seventh Sanctum – Random Name and Ideas – Here you’ll find tools for writers, gamers, and artists; randomly assembling names, concepts, and more for when you need inspiration, or just a bit of amusement.

Samples: Superheros, RPG characters, Names, etc.

Random Plot Generator – Random fantasy/epic plot elements Sample:Advice for the Hero: If I maintain a secret identity, I will keep my transformation ritual as simple and quick as possible so that I cannot be interrupted during it.

Behind the Name – Random names

Lee’s useless Superhero Name Generator – Random Superhero Names Samples: Emerald Z, Doc Kid, Shadow Cavalier

50 Random Superhero Names (From the Men and Supermen RPG) Sample: 46 Blue Brain Maria Martinez female

Hero Machine On-Line – Design and Randomize Superhero art

Random Romance Generator

Irony Games random Maps for RPG

Band-o-Matic – Random band names Samples: Filth Elder, Net Lard

Random Emo Band Names

Script Vault name generator – Random names

About Brian Kolm

Brian Kolm is a Artist and Instructor working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work can be seen at http://www.atomicbearpress.com.

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