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The Minecraft avatar of generikb
Artistic representation of generikb's Minecraft avatar

Generikb from his Child's Play charity vlog
Personal name Jud
Born (1975-03-29) 29 March 1975 (age 45)[1]
Country Bulgaria
Nationality American
Gender M
Other names
  • Genny
  • GennyB
  • GB
  • Generik

generikb, also known by his personal name Judson "Jud" Chapman,[2][3] is an American[4] Let's Play commentator and former member of Mindcrack. Known as the founder and namesake of the HermitCraft server, Generik was invited to join the Mindcrack Server by Guude in August 2012, after they met at PlayOnCon 2012.[5] On 3 April 2015, it was announced Generik would be parting ways with Mindcrack,[6] because he "did not wish to sign certain legal agreements".[7][8]


GenerikB with his wife in Barcelona, celebrating their fifteenth wedding anniversary

Generikb was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He moved regularly throughout his schooling due to his father's work. He recalls living in Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Massachusetts, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.[9]

While attending college, GB was known as "Generic Bluesman" while playing in a band known as The Sun Tea Bandits, meeting the other member of the band through his job as a server at Red Lobster.[10] He shortened the name to "Generikb" to use in IRC.[11]. GB studied electronic and computer engineering in college.[12]

Generikb was married on 5 November 1999.[13] He says he and his wife wanted to have kids but couldn't due to medical issues.[14]

Since 1 February 2013, Generikb creates YouTube content full time.[15]

Generikb previously lived in Chicago, Illinois but moved to Sofia, Bulgaria in November 2013,[16] to be with his ill mother-in-law.[17] His mother-in-law, referred to as "Mammo", passed away on 20 March 2016.[18]

Around the summer of 2018, Generikb's activity on YouTube started decreasing; he explained in multiple videos that he disagreed with a number of YouTube policies regarding ad revenue and content moderation, and that his experience with streaming on Twitch has been much more positive; he has barely uploaded any gaming footage on YouTube since and continues to stream daily on Twitch instead.[19]

As of 2020, he's currently residing in Thailand[20], after a year-long stint in Bali.


Generikb's PO Box is now closed as he has moved to Bulgaria. He used to accept fanmail through his old PO box, and shared what he received through episodes of "HAPPY HERMIT FANMAIL TIME!".[21]

Let's Play[edit]

The YouTube avatar of Generikb

Generikb is a self-described "Minecraft Hermit." He started a private Minecraft server called HermitCraft where he had done Let's Plays with other YouTube Let's Players but is currently no longer part of the server. Generik had a video series titled "Redstone Academy" in which he teaches the basics of Redstone and the logic behind it. On 4 February 2016, Generikb said on Facebook that he is no longer interested in Minecraft.


Generikb is the founding member of the HermitCraft. He created the server in April 2012 as a way to collaborate with other Let's Players.[22] He left the server in April 2013 to continue his Let's Play on the Mindcrack Server.[23]


In Season 3, Generikb founded the B-Team with BdoubleO100.

On the Season 4 map, Generikb built a large mansion in a swamp biome. During the MindCrack Marathon, it was blown up after jaaski donated $1,000 to Child's Play charity. However, Guude restored a backup of the map after Scrubzilla donated $2,000 to save the mansion.

Minecraft skin[edit]

Generikb's skin is a hermit. He says he originally made his skin to suit his natural play style.[24] In June 2012, Planet Minecraft user Dalaxy recolored and shaded his skin.[25][26] Although Generikb attended MineCon 2012 and MineCon 2013, he did not redeem his attendee Capes. He gave away his 2012 cape in a contest,[27] and his 2013 cape to a donator who gave $5,000 to charity,[28][29] despite initially promising the cape to Scrubzilla.[30][31][32]

generikb's Minecraft skin

Previous/Alternate skins[edit]

Generikb has also worn a prison uniform during his Prison Break series,[33] a ski mask while "robbing" members of the server with BdoubleO100,[34] and a Christmas-themed outfit for his Christmas 2013 video.[35]



External links[edit]


  1. generikb (29 March 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1b876b/happy_birthday_generikb/c94mcpn?context=2>.
  2. generikb (1 November 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1ppcxz/gennyb_on_lets_make_a_deal/cd4lk8h>.
  3. http://conf.nordicgame.com/speakers/jud-chapman/
  4. generikb (17 June 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1gjf1b/generikb_is_moving_to_bulgaria_what_does_the/caktrpl?context=1>.
  5. Generikb (4 August 2012). "Minecraft Mindcrack Episode 1 - "A Reverse Walkabout"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1ajqxOcnLI&t=4m51s>.
  6. WesWilson (3 April 2015). "Mindcrack is Changing". Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/31c57h/mindcrack_is_changing/>.
  7. Generikb (10 June 2015). Facebook. <https://www.facebook.com/Generikb/posts/842748799152499?comment_id=842752445818801&reply_comment_id=842755719151807>.
  8. Generikb (5 April 2015). Facebook. <https://www.facebook.com/Generikb/posts/810671725693540>.
  9. Generikb (26 October 2013). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server Ep 54 - "AMA 1.7 Adventure Edition Part 1 of 5!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qtx293aQ4Qo&t=9m18s>.
  10. https://archive.org/details/iuma-the_jose_p_orchestra
  11. Generikb (11 October 2014). "NEW Minecraft Lego! (21118) Let's Build and Q&A!!! (Part 1 of 2)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgUUu_MqZfo&t=2m17s>.
  12. germanminecraftpros (29 October 2011). "[Let's Talk]GENERIKB![English][HD]". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVJDJIkq7qU>.
  13. Generikb (11 October 2014). "NEW Minecraft Lego! (21118) Let's Build and Q&A!!! (Part 1 of 2)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgUUu_MqZfo&t=8m5s>.
  14. Generikb (28 October 2013). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server Ep 55 - "AMA 1.7 Adventure Edition Part 2 of 5!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4B0gu4dhYw&t=9m22s>.
  15. Generikb (9 January 2013). "Mindcrack Episode 47 - "Full Time Hermit!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4AYyeRLaaQ>.
  16. Generikb (20 November 2013). "VLOG: A Hermit In Bulgaria: Day 1! - "The Hermit Has Landed!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_fsvXCUSs>.
  17. Generikb (20 July 2014). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server Ep 02 - "Pimped Out RV!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1VpVg0b9CY&t=4m6s>.
  18. Generikb (20 March 2016). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/711643578326454272>.
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaWUh5fIsqo
  20. https://twitter.com/generikb/status/1212197881169334272
  21. Generikb (18 October 2012). "HAPPY HERMIT FANMAIL TIME! Episode 01". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmLSq5TCND8>.
  22. Generikb (13 April 2012). "HermitCraft Ep 1 - "I Got My Redstone Wires Crossed"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGCkEMSD6mk>.
  23. Generikb (20 April 2013). "HermitCraft Minecraft LP Ep 93 - "The Talk"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cps-Z6rhMU>.
  24. generikb (2 September 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1lhwta/mindcrackers_skin_origins/cc02bfa?context=1>.
  25. Generikb (25 June 2012). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/217230769838501889>.
  26. Dalaxy (25 June 2012). "GeneriKB - Skin Redux". Planet Minecraft. <http://www.planetminecraft.com/skin/generikb---skin-redux/>.
  27. Generikb (1 December 2012). "CONTEST - WIN GENERIKB'S MINECON CAPE!!! (Plus Don't Starve Steam Codes!)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpXWy5lrKsw>.
  28. Generikb (30 October 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/395585777423220736>.
  29. Generikb (2 November 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/396644557246328832>.
  30. MindcrackNetwork (20 October 2013). "MindCrack Marathon for Childs Play Charity! 48 Hour Stream". Twitch. <http://www.twitch.tv/mindcracknetwork/b/471798627?t=2h6m45s>.
  31. Generikb (30 October 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/395595312347111424>.
  32. Generikb (2 November 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/generikb/status/396645128330178561>.
  33. Generikb (19 February 2014). "Minecraft: B-Team Prison Break Ep01 (IP: epiccloudmc.com, Super Max Prison)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFItTBebuMs>.
  34. Generikb (29 January 2014). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server Ep 77 - "B-Team Be Robbin' Fools!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyGzTvHm534>.
  35. Generikb (23 December 2013). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server Ep 69 - "Dominick The Italian Christmas Donkey!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii1N9yxsjUU>.
  36. Generikb (9 May 2013). "Mindcrack Episode 75 - "Slime Bounty Huntin'!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg6yfd9C5ks>.
  37. Generikb (30 July 2013). "Mindcrack Ep 14 - "B-reaking Bad Pt1. Automatic Brewing Station!!" Minecraft Survival Multiplayer". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bueg-FlTLUs>.
  38. Generikb (28 May 2014). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server Ep 83 - "$ale Of The ¢entury!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrgTYNwqhPY>.
  39. Generikb (23 January 2013). "Feed The B-Team! Ep24 - "Killer Bees From SPACE!!!" Feed The Beast Modpack". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut-8ip0yzdI&t=17m33s>.
  40. Generikb (3 February 2014). "Minecraft - Attack Of The B-Team Ep 01 - "First Day As An EVIL SCIENTIST!!!" (B-Team Modpack)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A277NgsmNTc>.
  41. Generikb (1 May 2014). "B-Team Adventures: WynnCraft Ep01 - "B-Team Doth Doeth The Werk!!!" (". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAeDf15_LYc>.
  42. Generikb (25 May 2014). "Minecraft Grand Theft Auto Ep01 - "Kentucky Fried Gangster!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3dcHej5SFk>.
  43. Generikb (22 October 2014). "Minecraft MineZ w/ VintageBeef Ep01 - "Bill Murray & JRockKiller2's Zombie Adventure!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDjTCXlfZ5U>.
  44. Generikb (19 November 2014). "Fly Boys Ep 01 - "Admiral Generik Aladeen Has Arrived!!!" (Modded Minecraft PvP)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piejxl3qMkU#t=27>.
  45. (27 December 2014). "BLAST OFF! Ep 01 - "Crash Landing 2: Electric Boogaloo" (Minecraft HQM Modpack)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3VpQjj3pDY>.
  46. generikb (15 February 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/18jp6q/lefthanded_mindcrackers/c8fesre>.
  47. Generikb (1 November 2013). "Minecraft Mindcrack Server Ep 57 - "AMA 1.7 Adventure Edition Part 4 of 5!!!"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NleTuKm10f4&t=8m56s>.
  48. Jared Oswald (27 June 2013). "Let's Make a Deal (Brady): $22,732 Big Deal". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40yDDIDjPHA&t=27m24s>.
  49. andrejolicoeur (3 March 2012). Forum post. Minecraft forums. <http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/163244-/page__st__5080#entry13217012>.
  50. generikb (21 August 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1kssri/fun_facts_001/cbs9uwt?context=1>.
  51. generikb (10 August 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1k3s3q/mindcrackers_heights/cbl2f6c>.
  52. Shreeyam (18 May 2013). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/1ekzlj/how_recently_did_generikb_become_a_moderator/ca18nqj>.