What are Plot Components?

What are Plot Components?

All About Plot Components

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Plot Components are powerful tools that help guide the AI into generating coherent stories. Gameplay still works without Plot Components, but you will have a more consistent experience utilizing these features in your Scenarios and Adventures.
You can add Plot Components to Scenarios and Adventures.
You can add Plot Components to Scenarios and Adventures.

AI Instructions

AI Instructions can be used to tell the AI how to generate responses during your game. This text is included at the beginning of the context and gives the AI a list of directions that influence its behavior. You can use instructions to have the AI avoid certain topics or phrases, dictate the first, second, or third-person point of view, or control different aspects of your story. Learn more about using AI Instructions →

Memory

Memory can be used to increase the AI’s accuracy during gameplay. This text is sent to AI before every player input to keep it informed about the most important aspects of your game. You should include details about unique and relevant parts of your player character and their immediate companions, the story’s setting, or any other overarching story points that aren’t always mentioned but are always relevant. Learn more about using Memory →

Author’s Note

Author’s Note can be used to give the AI details about the story’s genre(s), your preferred writing style, or overall tone. This text is sent to the AI toward the end of every player input to keep it informed about how it should generate a response. Learn more about using Author’s Note →

Third Person

Third Person perspective is primarily used for Multiplayer games where multiple characters are adding Do and Say inputs simultaneously. When this component is enabled, everyone in the Adventure will be prompted to enter a name for their character, and that name will be used for their Do and Say actions during gameplay.

Comparison Chart

Here is a short breakdown of each Plot Component plus Story Cards:

Plot Component/Feature
How to Use It
AI Instructions
Give the AI a set of instructions about how to generate responses.
Memory
Give the AI some key details about your story that it should always remember.
Author’s Note
Give the AI short guidance about your story’s theme and setting.
Third Person
Change “You” in Do and Say actions to your character’s name. Mostly recommended for Multiplayer games.
Story Cards
Give the AI some broader world-building details that are only included when keywords are used.

Information in AI Instructions, Memory, and Author’s Note will always be included in the context. Story Cards are added to the context when keywords are triggered. You can see how many tokens each element takes up through the Context Viewer.

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What happened to Banned Words? The Banned Words feature has been deprecated. Many of you have noticed that the banned words system hasn’t worked well (due to issues with token conversion and logit bias not being supported on many modern models). We believe AI Instructions will be more effective at helping you guide the AI away from words and topics you wish to avoid. Read more about this change →
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