On a lifeless island of black stone
stands the alien city of Carcosa.

This is Random Carcosa. You can use this website to generate random hex descriptions for a world derived from the information within and aesthetics of Geoffery McKinney's Carcosa. What's this all about?

This is very much a work in progress. If you need a random 1st level character for your Carcosa game, I've got you covered. If you need to roll a dCarcosa we can do that too.


10 Stegosauruses.

About 10% of the hex descriptions in Carcosa are simple monster encounters.


Spawn of Shub-Niggurath (AC 12, MV None, HD 2, Chaotic): a Brown ophidioid with a scaled hide, 4 eyes, and a beaked mouth. Immune to surprise.

There are 103 Spawn of Shub-Niggurath encounters described in Carcosa.


Castle of 85 Purple Men led by "the Rain of Many Shades," a Neutral 6th-level Sorcerer.

Of the 800 hex descriptions in Carcosa a little more than a quarter describe a village, citadel, castle, or monastery.


You meet "the Apotheosis of Many Shades".

Everyone you encounter in Carcosa has a ridiculous title.


11 Mutant Pentaceratops (AC 15, MV 90', HD 15, neutral). Furred Blue hide. Pillow-like consistency, immune to bludgeoning attacks. Immune to poison.

Several mutant dinosaurs are described in Carcosa.


Cuddly fluff balls (2-12, 1 HP each, AC 7). Bright red, hovering, bobbing up and down gently. When observed for a turn there is a 3 in 6 chance of seeing the fluff ball lazily open one or both of its eyes. If petted, a fluff ball will orbit the character. Orbiting fluff balls will give characters a Save vs. Wands to avoid a normal missile (something like an arrow or bullet) that would otherwise hit. A success means that the Cuddly Fluff Ball intercepts the missile and is destroyed.

Most hex descriptions in Carcosa are kind of crazy.