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Basic Configurations

A character's Basic Configurations form the foundation of their personality, significantly influencing their responses. These configurations consist of three main fields: Core Description, Motivations, and Flaws.

These fields are found within the Basic tab on the character's profile.

Basic

Core Descripton

This field focuses on details about the character’s current circumstances, backstory, general disposition, and how they present themselves to others.

If there are any key relationships, businesses, jobs, events, or locations related to your character, they should be included here. In addition, if the character employs a particular manner of speaking or exhibits distinct behaviors, these should also be included.

Core

Writing a Core Description

It is recommended you use evocative and descriptive language when writing a character's Core Description, instead of straightforwardly listing information.

This helps the AI develop a fluid narrative around the character and their circumstances, encouraging the AI to visualize the character, interpret any descriptive elements, and craft its own dynamic portrayal.

This results in more fully-realized and expressive responses from the AI when portraying the character.

When writing, think of how a novel or magazine article would describe your character. How would they paint a picture with words to capture the reader's attention? The more evocative your description, the better the AI will be able to understand and interpret your intentions.

Character Limit

A character's Core Description can contain a maximum of 2000 characters.

Accuracy and Consistencey

If your character’s Core Description contains spelling, grammatical, or formatting errors, there is a risk of the character learning from those errors. Similarly, contradictory information can confuse the AI and introduce unusual or uncharacteristic responses.

Therfore, every effort should be made to maintain syntactic accuracy and internal consistency within this description.

In short, to ensure high-quality output, assure you provide high-quality input.

Character and Player Syntax

It is recommended you use {character} and {player} in place of actual names.

This helps ensure there are no disconnects if either the character’s or player's name is changed in the future.

Motivations

A character's Motivations section contains a single sentence describing what motivates the character.

This serves as an overarching goal that emerges throughout the player's interactions with the character.

Possible motivations could include the character's desire to accomplish a specific goal, their general life philosophy, their need to voice an opinion, or the aim of helping the user learn about something.

Narrated Box

Writing a Motivation

It is important to think about what drives your character. Do they need to survive a zombie apocalypse? Do they want to sell the player a sword? Do they want to discover a long-lost treasure?

What you write here will impact the character’s responses, causing them to look for opportunities to inject these motivations into the conversation.

Your wording here can also determine how a character is impacted by their motivations. For example, the character could be “aggressively” trying to achieve their motivations, but they could also be "sneakily" or "timidly" trying to eachieve them. Defining how they approach achieving their motivations can have a significant impact on how these motivations surface though their responses.

Character Limit

A character's Motivationss can contain a maximum of 250 characters.

Flaws

A character's Flaws field, enter single sentences regarding your character’s shortcomings and fears. What is holding them back from accomplishing their motivations? How do they express their internal conflict through outward dialogue? What topics will trigger a negative reaction? Have they endured countless hardships, making them leary of the player's intentions? Perhaps they use sarcasm to hide their insecurities. Or maybe their own shortcomings will make them more relatable and help users open up about their own self-doubts.

Flaws

Writing a Flaw

Your wording here can determine how a character is impacted by their flaws. Your character could be “aggressively” trying to achieve their motivations, or maybe they approach their flaws “comically”.

Character Limit

A character's Flaws can contain a maximum of 250 characters.