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Default "Theme Generator"

You have probably seen some of the ridiculous "name generators" out there which, if you play along, will give you anything from your stripper name to your superhero name. You get great results like Fluffy Elm or Blue Stapler.

Not wanting to be left out, I created a little ridiculosity of my own.

Numbers 1-35 are tied to a "setup" and also to a "star". The setup is something like Old West or Steampunk. I added "grayscale" because I think any haunt done entirely in grayscale(B&W) is interesting and certainly challenging.

The "star" is the monster or whatever. Mad Science would probably include a mad doctor, but also the lab.

I made a random number generator (unable to attach), and I include here for your bemusement my "generator" and some of my results:
Theme Generator
Setup
1 Circus
2 Hillbilly
3 Pirate
4 Steampunk
5 Medieval
7 Gothic
6 Old West
8 Underground
9 Forest / Woods
10 Swamp
12 Cyberpunk
11 Grayscale
13 1930s
14 1940s
15 1950s
16 1960s
17 1970s
18 1980s
19 25th Century
21 London
20 Post Apacalypse
22 Child
23 Prom / Black Tie
24 Egyptian
25 South American
26 East Asian
27 Industrial
28 Outer Space
29 Junkyard
30 Arctic
31 Farm/Cornfield
32 Voodoo
33 Luau/Tiki/Pacific Island
34 Southwest Desert
35 Time Travelling

Star
1 Circus
2 Hillbillies
3 Pirates
4 Classic Monsters
5 Werewolves
7 Aliens
6 Mad Science
8 Mutants
9 Mummies
10 Ghosts
12 Prison
11 Zombies
13 Witches
14 Graveyard
15 Cannibals
16 Fairy Tales
17 Hospital
18 Dolls
19 Robots / Androids
21 Bugs / Spiders
20 Vampires
22 Plants
23 Under Siege
24 Nightmares
25 Myths/Legends
26 Animals gone Mad
27 Werewolves Vs Vampires
28 Slashers
29 Clowns
30 Freak Show
31 Scarecrows
32 Statues / Golem
33 Boogeyman
34 Cultists
35 Cenobites


Some Results:
23 24 Creates Prom / Black Tie Nightmares
8 5 Creates Underground Werewolves
15 22 Creates 1950s Plants
17 18 Creates 1970s Dolls
10 9 Creates Swamp Mummies
2 28 Creates Hillbilly Slashers
27 27 Creates Industrial Werewolves Vs Vampires
10 18 Creates Swamp Dolls
28 26 Creates Outer Space Animals gone Mad
34 16 Creates Southwest Desert Fairy Tales
21 16 Creates London Fairy Tales
9 19 Creates Forest / Woods Robots / Androids
6 9 Creates Old West Mummies
20 11 Creates Post Apacalypse Zombies
11 15 Creates Grayscale Cannibals
30 33 Creates Arctic Boogeyman
28 11 Creates Outer Space Zombies
1 24 Creates Circus Nightmares
15 20 Creates 1950s Vampires
8 9 Creates Underground Mummies
10 1 Creates Swamp Circus
4 3 Creates Steampunk Pirates
2 6 Creates Hillbilly Mad Science
21 3 Creates London Pirates
8 28 Creates Underground Slashers
34 11 Creates Southwest Desert Zombies


Thr first 3 on both setup and stars are basically the same, so the generator is set up so that if it gets a 1/1 2/2 or 3/3 combo, it changes that. Hillbilly Hilbillies is obvious, but maybe not Hillbilly Mad Science!

Now, I don't pretend this is all-encompassing or foolproof. For example, dungeon would be interesting. 25th Century Dungeon? Dungeon Circus?

It should serve two purposes, other than simple amusement:

1. Spark an idea. IE, "What would industrial hillbillies look like?" or "I think arctic prison is silly, but what about an arctic outpost?"
2. Give you an idea where you want (or don't want) to go. Sigmund Freud once said that when he was having trouble making a decision, he'd flip a coin. By noting whether he felt glad or disappointed with the outcome, he learned which choice he really preferred - even if only subconsciously.

Who knows? You just might find some inspiration in doing a 1950 circus theme. What would it look like? What separates a 50s circus from one today? How to make it scary?

What do you think? What would you add/change? What combinations do you find interesting?
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I calculate 595 possible combinations
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I think "Prom/Black Tie Nightmares" would resonate with a lot of high school seniors

I can definitely see this as a mechanism for sparking ideas or at least getting the creative juices flowing again.
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I think "Prom/Black Tie Nightmares" would resonate with a lot of high school seniors

I can definitely see this as a mechanism for sparking ideas or at least getting the creative juices flowing again.
I hope it does help someone spark some new ideas, Roxy.
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