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Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge defines any general information that is intended to be known by more than one character. For example, you can define world-building information that all characters should be aware of or you can define knowledge that is only applied to a specific group of characters (e.g., those who are aware of magic and know how to use it). To add common knowledge, navigate to the Common Knowledge tab in your workspace's sidebar and click on “Create New Common Knowledge”.

Creating common knowledge

  1. You will be prompted to enter a name for your Common Knowledge. For instance, Greek Mythology.

TIP: You can ensure that a character regularly surfaces Common Knowledge by cross-referencing it in their Core Description. For example, if you create a common knowledge of Greek Mythology, you can also reference in the character’s Core Description, Interests, etc that they are an expert in Greek Mythology.

  1. The Common Knowledge's Core Description should only be used for essential world-building information. This information should convey the necessary context that is critical for your character to stay in character. For best results, each character should only have one set of common knowledge with a core description.

  2. Break up facts and knowledge into individual statements that you want to include in the Additional Facts and Information field. You may include up to 1000 lines, 150 characters per line.