Building my DND Character Creator with GPT-3

Did I build the best DND character creator with GPT-3? Maybe! After reading about Janelle Shane using GPT-2 to create D&D character backstories, I knew I had to try something similar. I’m going to go over some of the process of creating my RPG character generator, show a few screenshots and maybe a video or two. Stay tuned to learn more about using GPT-3 AI for tabletop RPG systems like Dungeons and Dragons and Pathfinder.

DND Character Creator: My Journey

As mentioned above, I came across a fun experiment by Janelle Shane to create D&D backstories with GPT-2 back in early 2019. Not long after, I began fine-tuning GPT-2 (the second to largest model) with my own dataset of character backstories. Well, to be honest, I used some of hers, but I pruned and edited the list quite a bit, also adding my own that I had generated.

The tool worked pretty decently, but while I was working on it, OpenAI announced the early beta for GPT-3. I signed up, and after showing them my work with GPT-2, I got early access! With a thousand ideas, I started simple with a DND character creator. Over time, I gradually refined the process and came up with a tool that was ready for primetime. Enter LitRPG Adventures.

LitRPG Adventures DND Character Creator

The LitRPG Adventures site is much more than just a DND character creator. I have over two dozen advanced RPG generators available. Even better, we have a public library of over 10,000 already generated pieces of content. From character backstories to spells to items to monsters to locations, we have a little bit of everything – with more to come!

To get the most out of our character generator and other game generators, please consider subscribing. It’s just $5 per month and gives you access to all of the generators and a number of other perks. You can also sign-up with a one-time payment. I’d love to make the tool free, but each generation costs money, and I love using the leading-edge when it comes to Natural Language Generation (NLG).

DND Character Creator
DND Character Creator

Why I Built a DND Character Creator

Why did I build my DND character creator? Good question! To put it simply, I wanted to combine some of my loves, including tabletop RPG, writing, programming, and, of course, AI. The language model neural net that is GPT-3 has several different models available. I use the most powerful Davinci model as well as several fine-tuned Davinci models to generate top-notch RPG content.

My goal in creating LitRPG Adventures was to make a tool that will help people generate RPG content. It even has a public library of content. I want to make it as easy as possible to create your own home-brew RPG content whether it be monsters, magic, or mysterious locations for your game world.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. This isn’t the first time some developer has written a tool to generate RPG content. I don’t disagree. But I’ve been writing role-playing game content for as long as I can remember. I know what gamers and developers alike love to see and what they hate to see.

If you’re looking for a high-quality DND character creator, you should give LitRPG Adventures a try. Hundreds of people have signed up, and the site has helped more than one Dungeon Master over the last year. I’ve got other free RPG tools like Random Encounters AI and Backstory Generator that you can check out to see examples. Most of the magic happens at LitRPG Adventures, though, so join us as we save D&D for the Next Generation.

Paul Bellow

LitRPG Author Paul Bellow

Paul Bellow is a LitRPG author, gamer, RPG game developer, and publisher of several online communities. In other words, an old school webmaster. He also developed and runs LitRPG Adventures, a set of advanced RPG generators powered by GPT-3 AI. Here at LitRPG Reads, he publishes articles about LitRPG books, tabletop RPG books, and all sorts of DND content that's free to use in your personal tabletop campaign - i.e. non-commercial use. Enjoy your stay and reach out on Twitter or Discord if you want to make contact.

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