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Deck O' Names - Japanese Generator

Deck O' Names - Japanese Generator

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Tired of Japanese character names that sound like cars or food? Does your samurai character cry out for a name worthy of his expected honorable death? Generate Japanese names for persons and places on the fly!

Use the Deck O' Names - Japanese generator software to create authentic Japanese names. This program takes segments of authentic Japanese names and mixes them to provide thousands of variations. Generate male and female first names, family names, and place names, suitable for both modern and historical periods. The display can be set to show the related meanings and Kanji characters for each name segment, making possible the creation of lyrical names filled with meaning and mystery.

Besides finding suitable names for player characters or NPCs, creating the perfect poetic or ironic place name for towns and other landmarks is quick and easy, adding ambience to your group's journey. GMs can develop names in advance while making a map, or generate them on the fly during a gaming session.

The Deck O' Names - Japanese generator software offers the historical connoisseur or budding Japanophile a useful tool for creating hundreds of Japanese names.

About the Software: A simple javascript application, this program is easily used by unzipping the files from the .zip file and clicking on the .html file provided. In order for this application to operate properly, javascript functions must be enabled on your computer. This javascript application will run on most Internet browsers.

If you are not one that likes to lug around a laptop or prefer a more tangible product, we'd recommend the handy Deck O' Names - Japanese card deck also produced by Tabletop Adventures.

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Don W February 16, 2019 10:16 pm UTC
Will this software run on an Android Tablet? The description mentions that it's based on javascript, so that leads me to believe it could possibly work. It would have to be compatible with the Android OS, for it to be worth my while.
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Don W February 21, 2019 9:13 pm UTC
Replying to my own comment because after almost a week I still haven't gotten any feedback from the author or publisher.

You can indeed use this app on the Android OS with a web browser (I used Google Chrome), but you can't just tap the HTML to run it, or open it. Doing so will correctly display the Deck O' Name Japanese Generator's User Interface page, but none of the buttons will work. Instead you have to reference the main "Deck O' Names - Japanese.html" document as a local file from your browser's address bar, which should have all the functionality to run it correctly. Again, I used Google Chrome, so your YMMV with other browsers.

For those wanting to run this on Android, here's what I did to get this to work on my tablet:

1. Create a new folder on your Android tablet or phone for the Deck O' Names - Japanese Generator applet. I recommend creating your folder off of the root folder of your tablet or phone's sdcard as it'll be easier to reference it later....See more
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January 17, 2007
This title was added to our catalog on January 17, 2007.