What are Scenarios?

What are Scenarios?

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What are Scenarios?

Scenarios are templates used for starting a new playthrough, and has everything that an Adventure would have, except instead of having the action-entries of a story, they have a Prompt, and clicking the “play” button will start a new Adventure with all of the settings transferred over, and the Prompt used as the first message.

With a Scenario, you have the ability to start multiple Adventures from the same custom beginning, and you can Publish them for other players to do the same, or play from Scenarios that other players have created.

This is comparable to the Quick Start options when you click “Start” from the homepage, though Scenarios have capabilities which aren’t used there, such as the ability to change the Memory, World Info, and Author’s Note, or to add Scripting.

Using Scenarios to start Adventures

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To start a new Scenario, all you need to do is navigate to it in either My Stuff, the Search page, or through a link someone sent you, and click the “Play” button.

To start a new Scenario, all you need to do is navigate to it in either My Stuff, the Search page, or through a link someone sent you, and click the “Play” button.

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When the scenario begins, it may ask you questions, with some suggested formatting, to help customize your playthrough. Be sure to answer as suggested so that works properly.

When the scenario begins, the AI will generate the first output, and the Adventure will be automatically saved to your My Stuff folder.

Creating your own Scenarios

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NOTICE: World Info Entries are attached to whoever makes them, for everyone who uses them! If you edit or delete a World Info entry, it will change for EVERYONE who is using that scenario. Be careful when editing the World Info of a scenario with many users!

Tips for Creating your own Scenarios

  • The main point of a scenario is to present an idea for play, and save the user time in setting it up. A good scenario has a unique and interesting idea which it takes at least a few paragraphs worth of text to set up for the player and the AI.

  • When writing your initial Prompt for a Scenario, go long. You aren’t just bringing in the player, you’re setting up the AI for the first few actions worth of play. Start by giving some flavor text to set the mood, give at least a paragraph of background about the setting, take at least a paragraph to set up whatever’s happening in the scenario, use the {$player input} to build some customization, and end with either the beginning of the first sentence of the story or a player input field so they can give their own beginning.
    • Remember: the first thing that happens after your prompt, unless you use scripting to change it, is an AI-generated action.

  • Your Memory needs to be general to the entire scenario, and you should write it with the express understanding that the player will want to add their own details to it. You should aim to keep it under the recommended 500 characters, especially if you expect the player to write their own paragraph of self-description in there.
    • Protip: your memory is used for the first generated action, meaning you can omit any details you put in it from the prompt, and the AI will still have them.
    • Click Here to read about Memory. The tips in the memory article will be useful for this.

  • Be sure to add at least a few short World Info Entries, to help the AI along with concepts that may have appeared in the initial prompt, which will usually be out of the Current Context which is sent to the AI once the player is a few actions in.

  • If you know how to add Scripting, you can use it to do simple things, like reminding the player to edit the Memory or making edits to it for them, or very complex things, like changing the way inputs work of feeding hidden context to the AI.

  • Before you publish your scenario, be sure to start it a few times to see how it plays for the first few actions. There may be something the AI isn’t understanding that you can improve, or you may find a typo, or that a tweak to your prompt gives you better output. Just go through and make sure that it’s running the way you like it before you publish it.
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