The first session of my new 5e Waterdeep campaign is tonight - getting excited! Just finished up a table for determining some random "starting friends" that each PC will already know in the city. Here is it in one page .PDF format.
Table headings: You became friends how?; How would you describe the relationship?; Something unusual?; Useful contact that they have?; What physical features stick out?
Here is the .PDF printable version of the massive list of THOUSANDS of canon NPC names from Forgotten Realms novels that someone at Candlekeep compiled and I formatted to print out for the names I need to generate in game: Forgotten Realms Name List .PDF Format