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READY TO ADD AI TO YOUR RPG?

AI CARDS offer you an exciting and easy way to enhance your characters with artificial intelligence for use in any fiction*, including tabletop role playing games and other forms of storytelling. With nothing more than two 6-sided dice, some colours, and a wallet-sized CARD, you can program how characters gossip, respond to bargains, react when flirted with, and more!

This modular, cutting-edge RPG tech is ready to be used on its own for a rules-lite, freeform role playing experience OR  plugged into your favourite game to help your characters come alive. Use AI CARDS as a GMing tool or to automate your GM-less play.  Everything is better with a little AI.

*or in real life. I'm not gonna stop you.

So... how does it work?


On each CARD you'll find a 6x6 square grid with four probable responses to a given prompt. Using highlighters, pencil crayons, markers, or whatever colouring tools you have on hand, divide the grid into uneven quadrants — a bigger quadrant means the character is more likely to act that way. 

When the situation arises and you need to know how your character will act, roll 2d6 and find the corresponding square on the grid. Think of it like an oracle with probabilities that you adjust for each character depending on their personality. 

Fill out a full set of cards for a character and you have a robust set of reactions to rely on whenever you need to answer the question: "how does this character act?"

Example of play: Your friend Aviya is usually very low-energy from working night shifts at their job. You are going to meet them today and you aren't sure how they are feeling, so you roll 2d6 and get a 5 and a 3, which corresponds to the top left quadrant: stressed. When you see them they are hunched over in their chair and gritting their teeth. What might be on their mind?

What do I get?

Your purchase includes the first full set of 10 AI CARDS, including:

  • Bargain
  • Confront
  • Courting
  • Fashion
  • Gossip
  • Lies
  • Meeting
  • Mood
  • Threat
  • Violence

You are welcome to print the cards at home, have them commercially printed, or use the individual images for online play. (Paint bucket tools work very well for colouring your grid!)

Future Development

This set of AI CARDS is designed to be a launching-off point. This framework is easy to design and iterate upon, leaving plenty of room for booster packs and hackable content. I may even do a print run at some point. Have any AI you want to see or situations you need CARDS for? Let me know in the comments below! ⬇️

This was designed as part of the Pleasure-not-Business Card RPG Jam.

Purchase

Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this plug-in you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

All cards 59 kB
Individual card pngs 2 MB
Print-at-home file 1 MB

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Community Copies

Community copies are provided here to reduce financial barriers to accessing my games, especially for disabled, queer, trans, and IBPoC players. If getting this game for free would help you out in any way, you are more than welcome to claim a copy.

If you have the means and the security to purchase this game, please consider doing so; for every purchase I will add another community copy!

Comments

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This is a really nice system from the looks of it, I would love to see more specific interactions maybe?

Or possibly status modifier cards where you can lay a card over another with some squares cut out, an "Attracted to" or a "Scared" card in that vein could be really neat. 

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This design is way too elegant and so greatly designed ! Absolutely love it :o 

I was wondering if I could use your cards in my upcoming solo TTRPG ? 

Your cards was recommanded by the gift of gabes and it was a great recommandation :D 

Thanks for making and sharing these !

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Hiii so happy to hear you enjoyed this! 🌼 Feel free to use the mechanic in your work, all I ask is that you mention & link my work where you can (itch page, in the game text, etc.) Have fun playing around with them~

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Hey, I was playing around with this and I made a little Canva template.

Canva Template

One can also turn it into an excel/sheets template too.

I hope people like it.

This is GREAT!!

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I would love to have a tool to generate all of the cards on a single click. (or a few) That way you can generate npcs quickly for gmless play. 

What a great idea! I might look into dropping a little app in the future. Thanks so much for this suggestion 💕

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This is great! There could be a blank card too, though.

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Great idea!!! DLC 1...