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Can A.I. Build a D&D Character?

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

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The following is the conversation that we had with the A.I. when we were building this character. our prompts are highlighted in gray.


I am trying to make a unique character for my next dungeons and dragons 5e campaign. What race should I choose for this character?


That really depends on the story you are trying to tell and the type of character you are trying to create. Some popular races for 5e are humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, gnomes, tieflings, dragonborn, and aasimar. You could also try creating a new race or subrace to make your character's background more unique.


Randomly decide a race from that list you just gave me.


Tiefling!


Ok, what class should I pick?


The class you choose for your tiefling character largely depends on the concept you have in mind for them. Do you envision them as a powerful warrior, a sneaky thief, a mysterious mage, or something else? Depending on the concept, some popular classes for tieflings include Warlock, Sorcerer, Rogue, and Barbarian. You could also consider multi-classing your character to further develop their story and abilities.


Pick a class or classes for me based on the most unpopular options online.


Given that you're looking for the less popular options, you might consider the Fighter, Ranger, or Bard classes for your tiefling character. The Fighter class provides a great deal of versatility and is well-suited for a variety of combat styles. The Ranger class is great for a character that prefers to stay on the outskirts of battle, using their bow and stealth to their advantage. Finally, the Bard class is often overlooked, but can be a great fit for a character that is as much a storyteller as they are a warrior.


Pick a class or combination of those classes for me.


Given the options you've provided, I would recommend a Fighter/Ranger multiclass for your tiefling character. This combination allows your character to have a versatile range of skills and abilities, such as martial prowess, ranged attacks, and survival instincts. This combination also allows for some interesting role-playing opportunities, as your character can be a skilled fighter in close quarters, but still has the skills to stay on the outskirts of battle and use their bow and stealth to their advantage.


What subclasses should I choose for each of those classes?


For the Fighter class, you might consider the Battle Master or Cavalier subclasses. The Battle Master subclass offers a range of powerful maneuvers that can be used in battle, while the Cavalier subclass provides a mount and powerful defensive abilities. For the Ranger class, you might consider the Hunter or Beast Master subclasses. The Hunter subclass provides a variety of offensive abilities, while the Beast Master subclass allows your character to summon an animal companion to assist them in battle.


Decide which two to choose for me based on which subclasses are the most powerful.


Given that you're looking for the most powerful subclasses, I would recommend the Battle Master and Hunter subclasses. The Battle Master provides a range of powerful maneuvers that can be used in battle, while the Hunter provides a variety of offensive abilities. Together, these two subclasses provide a powerful combination of offensive and defensive capabilities that can be used to great effect in battle.


For the levels I take in ranger, what spells should I pick up?


That really depends on the type of character you are trying to create and the story you are trying to tell. Some popular spells for rangers include Hunter's Mark, Hail of Thorns, Conjure Animals, and Shield of Faith. You could also consider picking up spells from other classes, such as the Druid's Fog Cloud, the Cleric's Protection from Evil and Good, or the Wizard's Find Familiar. Ultimately, the choice of spells is up to you and what fits best with your character concept.


How would I get those spells from other classes?


The easiest way to get spells from other classes is to multiclass. When you multiclass, you gain access to the spell list of the new class you have chosen. For example, if you multiclass into the Druid class, you would be able to choose from the spells on the Druid spell list. You could also look into taking the Magic Initiate feat, which allows you to learn two spells from any class' spell list.


I'll stick with just the fighter/ranger combination. What are some good feats I could take on this character?


Some good feats to consider for this character might include Sharpshooter, Weapon Master, Alert, and Lucky. Sharpshooter allows you to gain a bonus to hit and damage when making ranged attacks, while Weapon Master provides a bonus to attack and damage rolls with certain weapons. Alert gives you bonus initiative and Perception checks, while Lucky allows you to re-roll any failed attack, saving throw, or ability check.


I think you have the wrong version of weapon master and I'm not a fan of the 5e version. What feat could I take instead?


If you're not a fan of the Weapon Master feat, you might consider the Great Weapon Master feat instead. This feat gives you a bonus to damage rolls when you use a two-handed weapon, and allows you to re-roll any 1s or 2s on those damage rolls. This can be a great feat for a character that prefers to use two-handed weapons in combat.


What equipment should I take on this character? Also, what is some more rare equipment I could look for in the future?


Some good equipment options for your character might include a longbow and arrows, a two-handed weapon, a shield, and some light armor. You could also look for magical items, such as a +1 weapon or armor, a cloak of protection, or a wand of healing. As for more rare equipment, you could look for magical items such as a Ring of Invisibility or a Staff of Power.


The staff of power is only usable by a sorcerer, warlock, or wizard. Is there a different magic item I could look for instead?


If you're not a spellcaster, you could look for a magical item such as a Belt of Giant's Strength or a Boots of Striding and Springing. The Belt of Giant's Strength grants a bonus to Strength checks and saving throws, while the Boots of Striding and Springing allow your character to jump greater distances and run faster. Both of these items can be great additions to any adventurer's arsenal.


Using the point buy system, what should my ability scores be for this character?


The ability scores for your character will largely depend on the concept you are trying to create and the class and subclasses you have chosen. In general, characters that focus on combat should prioritize Strength and Dexterity, while characters that focus on spellcasting should prioritize Intelligence and Charisma.


For a fighter/ranger multiclass, I would suggest focusing on Strength, Dexterity, and Wisdom. Strength will help with hitting hard in melee combat, Dexterity will help with ranged combat, and Wisdom will help with your Ranger's spellcasting. You could also consider putting some points into Constitution to increase your character's survivability.


Describe the physical characteristics of this character and add some additional details.


Your character is a tiefling with pale skin, horns, and a long, pointed tail. They have black eyes that seem to pierce through anything they look at, and their hair is a deep, midnight-black. They are tall and lean, with a muscular build that speaks to their martial prowess. Their clothing is well-worn and practical, and they carry a longbow, a two-handed weapon, and a shield wherever they go. They are a formidable foe on the battlefield and a loyal companion off it.


What would a cool backstory be for this character?


Your character was born in a small village on the edge of the Feywild. They were born with horns, a tail, and other demonic features, but despite this, they were accepted by the villagers and treated as one of their own. Growing up, they were fascinated by the tales of adventurers and warriors, and they soon decided to follow in their footsteps. With their martial prowess and natural affinity for the wild, they quickly rose to become a powerful force in the world. They now travel in search of adventure and new stories to tell.


That's a good start but I would like a few more details.


Your character was born to a pair of adventurers who were from the same small village. Despite their demonic features, they were welcomed by the villagers and treated as one of their own. Growing up, they were fascinated by the tales of their parents and other adventurers and warriors, and they soon decided to follow in their footsteps. After mastering the arts of combat, they ventured out into the world, determined to make a name for themselves. Along their journey, they gained a deep connection with nature, a skill which they now use to aid their allies in battle. They are now a powerful force to be reckoned with and they are always looking for new challenges and stories to tell.


Based on this backstory, how would this characters personality be?


Based on the backstory you provided, your character would likely be a brave and loyal individual who is always looking for a new challenge. They are fiercely independent and confident in their abilities, but also have a deep respect for those around them. They are passionate about adventure and stories, and they often use their tales to inspire and motivate those around them. They are also a strong believer in justice, and they will always stand up for the underdog. Above all else, your character is a loyal companion who is always willing to lend a helping hand.


Based on the backstory, what background should I choose from the dnd 5e players handbook?


Given the backstory you provided, I would suggest the Outlander background for your character. The Outlander background provides bonuses to Athletics and Survival, which would fit perfectly with your character's affinity for the wild. Additionally, the Outlander background provides a unique story hook, which could be used to further develop your character's backstory.


What should this characters name be?


That really depends on what you want your character's name to be. If you want to stick with a traditional tiefling name, some popular names include Zariel, Baalzebul, and Dispater. If you're looking for something a bit more unique, you could try creating your own name or researching some of the other fantasy names out there. Ultimately, the choice is up to you.


Give me a list of 10 unique tiefling names.


  1. Arael

  2. Kariel

  3. Azmeroth

  4. Zophiel

  5. Maalik

  6. Abaddon

  7. Belial

  8. Kairon

  9. Asmodeus

  10. Nergal

Now pick one of those at random.


Kariel

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