Do you like fantasy? Do you like stories about magic, dragons, elves, and lands of wonder? Do you like to read? If you answered "yes" to all three questions then this article is for you. I'm going to tell you why Forgotten Realms books are so good. First of all, Forgotten Realms books are so good because they're written by people who really like to tell stories. They're written by people who grew up reading … [Read more...] about Why Forgotten Realms Books Are So Good
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I believe D&D is the future of gaming because it provided the basic structure for all role-playing games that came after it. Originally based on rules for miniature battles, D&D quickly morphed into a creative way to tell stories and play make-believe. In D&D you created your own characters and the world they lived in. You told your own stories and played your own adventures. D&D is a game of … [Read more...] about Why Dungeons & Dragons is the Future of Gaming
Over the summer, I got access to GPT-3 API, and I built a set of twelve content generators. Yes, you can use AI to create D&D tabletop RPG content! Interested? Keep reading! Do you need a quick backstory for your character? Love playing rogues? I've got some good news for you! Over the summer, I've built a set of content generators using GPT-3, currently the most powerful language model on the planet. Using … [Read more...] about GPT-3 Powered Rogue Backstory Generator
Using GPT-3 language model to create fantasy character backstories suitable for Dungeons & Dragons or other tabletop RPG systems. Imagine you could create a new world in your favorite tabletop role-playing game, the one you and your friends have spent so many hours in. Now imagine if that world was entirely unique, and complete with a world full of colorful, interesting characters, each with their own … [Read more...] about How to Create Interesting RPG Characters with AI
Earlier this summer, I got access to GPT-3 API from OpenAI. Since then, I've built a set of twelve fantasy RPG content generators. It has been an amazing and encouraging experience. In this post I'll share my experience and outline what I learned. OpenAI GPT-3 is a state-of-the-art generative text model. GPT-3 takes a sequence of characters as input and produces the next character in the sequence as output. It can … [Read more...] about Creating Dungeons & Dragons Content with GPT-3
Here's some tips and examples for creating a great character backstory. We've also got a tool to create them easily with GPT-3 for Dungeons & Dragons type tabletop games! When it comes to a character backstory, there is no “right” way to go about it. The most important thing is to just have fun and make the character believable and relatable to the audience. When writing a backstory, it is always good to … [Read more...] about GPT-3: Good Character Backstory Examples
Earlier this summer, I got access to the GPT-3 API from OpenAI. I've used it to continue my work on creating RPG content. Here's my story. Dungeons & Dragons has been a part of my life in one way or another for decades now. In my younger days, I would DM or player in someone else's campaign. Back then, before the Internet, finding other players was difficult, so gamers tended to band together. Being a bit of … [Read more...] about DnD Backstory Generator with GPT-3
As TSR continued its dominance of the table-top roleplaying genre, it found itself dealing with a few problems at once. Advanced Dungeons and Dragons was popular, but it required a great deal of support while still managing to alienate some players. The outside media was also providing a great deal of attention to the morality of Dungeons and Dragons, something that had always been outside the mainstream. The company … [Read more...] about D&D Editions: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989 – 1995)
How I received access to the GPT-3 API from OpenAI and continued my work on a set of RPG content generators. A couple years ago, Janelle Shane wrote about using an RNN (recurrent neural net) to create D&D character backstories. She used a dataset supplied by her readers. I stumbled across her blog post while researching during my experiments with a character backstory generator of my own using GPT-2. … [Read more...] about GPT-3 AI for Dungeons and Dragons? Yes!
"You know, for Gamers!" ~ Paul Bellow I've got some good news for gamers and lovers of LitRPG. Are you ready? This is really big. Seriously. Prepare yourself. Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Generator? Maybe. LitRPG Adventures workshop is a set of fantasy RPG content generators created by me, Paul Bellow, a LitRPG author, game developer, and community publisher. My newest project allows people to … [Read more...] about Bellow’s Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Generators
Tim Kaiver is an old-school gamer who writes Sci-Fi/Fantasy LitRPG. His Cipher's Quest novel is RealRPG inspired by Final Fantasy VI's mix of magic and low-tech society, Stargate's exploration of myth and galactic consequences, and grows into what he loved about the world of Dragonlance and the first Warcraft games where it was fun to chop wood and build your army. The Ciphercraft series could easily top seven books … [Read more...] about Author Interview with Tim Kaiver
A devout video gamer for three decades, including most of the massively multiplayer online role-playing games out there, Arlo Adams also played Dungeons and Dragons like an addict in his early days. He loved rolling the dice to determine the fates of his imaginary characters. Now, he's putting the same imagination to use in a new LITRPG Series, Enora Online. When did you first start writing fiction? Starting … [Read more...] about Author Interview with Arlo Adams