Longwinter Solo RPG #1 (ChatGPT 3.5)
It struck me that, given the fact that Longwinter (by Luka Rejec,) was published all the way back in 2020, ChatGPT 3.5 might know enough about it to be able to run a game in the setting. I figured, why not give it a try?I also included elements from UVG to round this session out, hoping that might expand the available corpus of knowledge and give a wider, more interesting world to play in.
It's clear that ChatGPT 3.5 has limited knowledge of Longwinter and UVG (that's fine) but it picks up cues pretty quickly and was able to start building a narrative around the responses I was feeding it. I have no doubt that the AI's idea of what the Greenlands looks like is very different from what they must look like in canon (as much as UVG has canon) but the Chatbot's ability to infer things is impressive.
On another note, I also heard about a study where ChatGPT "gets lazy" in December and generates shorter responses and I got intrigued. I'm always pushing these AI models to be less verbose, so I figured, why not see if playing in December might fix it. As you can see below, it didn't. The responses are about the same length as they have always been. Oh well, at least I'm having fun.
Well, mostly. In truth, while it started strong, this session was just a notch or two above boring, what with all the repetitiveness and recursive elements. Once again, I found myself pushing and pushing just to get something new and exciting to happen. At least I got some pretty pictures of my character out of Bing. Maybe the best thing to come out of this session is the pictures. Maybe some day I'll grab just one and use it as the picture for my character in a human-run UVG setting. She's just so darn cool.
Anyway, transcript follows: