Just a quick little blurb: Want to generate random appearances? Have a relatively modern computer RPG? Just let the game run some random “looks” for you. Often times, I hit the random key on looks, and the guy staring back at me from the screen just looks like a _______. There are only so many times you can do this before the descriptions start to get redundant, but then again, people’s descriptions do tend to be a little redundant. How many brown haired, brown eyed “plain faced” folks do you know? In any case - it might spark character ideas in you. It might just give you a description for a character you have a personality for, but no picture in your mind. I have done it a couple of times, and it usually works to spark something in my brain, though it can lead you down the rabbit hole as you start creating characters you never expected you would be creating if it gets you going in a direction you were not planning for.
When you run out on one, switch games. Come on, I know we’re all playing multiple computer games, or at least you still have them loaded on your computer. If you run out between WoW and Skyrim, you’ve probably already done a load of work!