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Author Topic: I asked ChatGPT for a D&D adventure by Robert E. Howard  (Read 1036 times)

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Re: I asked ChatGPT for a D&D adventure by Robert E. Howard
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2023, 04:28:22 AM »
Ahh ChatGPT the new spambot of the 23s.

Its a glorified Eliza with all the creativity of a web crawler.
It likely searched the net for some relavant stories and snippity snip pasted together what you get.

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Re: I asked ChatGPT for a D&D adventure by Robert E. Howard
« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2023, 01:29:36 PM »
it's a handy tool if you don't have (or want) a group.  I can see introverts and the creative writing inclined thriving with using AI for inspiration.  Similarly, it will not be appealing to those that are there for the social aspects and require a live audience for their enjoyment.
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Re: I asked ChatGPT for a D&D adventure by Robert E. Howard
« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2023, 01:50:43 PM »
it's a handy tool if you don't have (or want) a group.  I can see introverts and the creative writing inclined thriving with using AI for inspiration.  Similarly, it will not be appealing to those that are there for the social aspects and require a live audience for their enjoyment.

Even with a group it's a handy tool. GMs have been using random adventure generators for years. This isn't much different. It's obviously flawed in many ways and would be crap to run off the page, but it's fine for establishing a framework to work off of.

My prediction is that larger developers (especially those bankrupt of creativity, like WotC) will use it to pump out bland, subpar content at a premium price. Bjorn Andreas Bull-Hansen recently put out a video talking about his concern over AI replacing authors here.

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Re: I asked ChatGPT for a D&D adventure by Robert E. Howard
« Reply #18 on: February 05, 2023, 02:05:08 PM »
Ahh ChatGPT the new spambot of the 23s.

Its a glorified Eliza with all the creativity of a web crawler.
It likely searched the net for some relavant stories and snippity snip pasted together what you get.

No, it doesn't harvest. The term they use is "sampling". It doesn't copy whole text, but it does analyze text for trends. Common vocabulary and grammar, common themes, recurring imagery, and so on. Then it uses those, with a degree of randomization, to generate a sort of "pallet" to "paint" with.

It is legitimately generating new text, but it's mimicry.

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Re: I asked ChatGPT for a D&D adventure by Robert E. Howard
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2023, 09:07:38 PM »
I'm using ChatGPT for my Dungeon23 challenge.  So far myself and others have had multiple adventures, civilizations, islands of adventure, and more just by asking the computer to :

Please generate a 4 act adventure for 5th edition dungeons and dragons involving a party of levels 5-7 going through a mangrove swamp into a sewer system to rescue an actor  who is a human bard named Lemagli Humbleglow. There are no lizardmen in the swamp.
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Re: I asked ChatGPT for a D&D adventure by Robert E. Howard
« Reply #20 on: Today at 05:53:15 PM »
I saw a news story that Microsoft had replaced their Bing search engine with something like ChatGPT but better.  I hopped over to take a look and it said to ask it anything, so I did.  I attached the result since this board's system to insert images inline is pretty inconvenient.  I have my doubts about this approach ...