generikb, also known by his personal name Judson "Jud" Chapman, is an American Let's Play commentator living in Bulgaria with his wife Ettie Chapman. He's a self-proclaimed "gaming hermit" and a former member of the Mindcrack Server. He was invited to join by Guude in August 2012, after they met at PlayOnCon 2012.
On 3 April 2015, it was announced Generik would be parting ways with Mindcrack, because he "did not wish to sign certain legal agreements". ; he himself noted that his participation in future UHCs is unlikely.
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.
While attending college, GB was known as "Generic Bluesman" while playing in a band known as The Sun Tea Bandits. He shortened the name to "Generikb" to use in IRC.. GB studied electronic and computer engineering in college.
Generikb was married on 5 November 1999. He says he and his wife wanted to have kids but couldn't due to medical issues.Since 1 February 2013, Generikb creates YouTube content full time.
Generikb previously lived in Lake in the Hills, Illinois but moved to Sofia, Bulgaria in November 2013, to be with his ill mother-in-law. His mother-in-law, referred to as "Mammo", passed away on 20 March 2016.
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!". His old address is still publicly available by doing a "WhoIs" domain search of "hermitcraft.com": 740 Juniper Lane, Lake in the Hills, Illinois, United States, ZIP code 60156m along with his email address firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number 847-373-8587.