Understanding AI Dungeon System Settings

Understanding AI Dungeon System Settings

Understanding AI Dungeon System Settings

There are two groups of system settings to be aware of and learn about in AI Dungeon: your Account Settings and In-Game Settings.

Account Settings

Alternatively, if you are already logged in to AI Dungeon, click or tap on your profile picture at the top of the main pages and select Settings from the popup menu.

Under Account Settings, you can:

  • Change your Username, Email, and Password
  • Manage Linked Accounts associated with your AI Dungeon account
  • Change or manage your AI Dungeon Membership
  • Control your site-wide AI Safety Settings
  • Change your mobile app’s Release Channel
  • Delete your account
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    Please be aware that once you delete your account, any content associated with the account will be unrecoverable. We are not able to recover deleted accounts at this time.

AI Safety

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable experience playing AI Dungeon, so we provide AI Safety Settings for players to control how the AI generates responses during their games.

There are three levels of AI Safety Settings: Safe, Moderate, and Mature. ChatGPT will only work when Safe or Moderate mode is selected, but other models may be used with Mature.

Safe Using Safe mode prevents the AI from generating sexual, hateful, violent, or triggering content.

Moderate Using Moderate mode reduces and limits some sexual, hateful, violent, or triggering content from being generated by the AI.

Mature Using Mature mode will not limit the AI from generating mature, violent, or triggering content, but the AI may still decline to generate content against our policies. You must confirm that you are 18+ when enabling this level.

The AI Safety Settings default to ‘Safe’ and are universal for your account, so changing it under Account Settings will also update it under in-game settings.

Global Banned Words

Global Banned Words is also under AI Safety. Any terms you add here will be avoided by the AI across all Adventures. Individual Adventures may have their own Banned Words component. Learn more about using Banned Words →

In-Game Settings

In-game settings can be accessed from the gear icon in the top right corner of your current game. These settings are split into two sections: Adventure and Gameplay.


There are three tabs under the Adventure section of your in-game settings: Plot, Story Cards, and Details.


The Plot tab covers four Plot Components that you can add or delete from an Adventure: Memory, Author’s Note, Banned Words, and Third Person. These components are powerful tools that help guide the AI into generating coherent stories. Gameplay still works when Plot Components aren’t added, but you will have a more consistent experience utilizing these features.

Memory Memory is 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 is 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 →

Banned Words Banned Words are used to tell the AI what terms it should avoid generating during gameplay. This Banned Words component is specific to the current Adventure or Scenario. Learn more about using Banned Words →

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.

Story Cards

The Story Cards tab lets you add specific character information, locations, factions, or any other world-building information to individual cards that are used by the AI during gameplay to recall important story details when certain keywords are triggered.

When Story Card triggers are used during gameplay, the related entry text is also sent to the AI with the latest input to keep it informed about that aspect of your game. These are used to give the AI a lot of context about recurring characters, common locations, past events, or anything else pertaining to the Adventure’s world. Story Cards are really flexible, so play around with them to figure out how they can best benefit your game! Read more about using Story Cards → Story Cards are the Phoenix version of World Info. Read more about this change →


The Details tab covers additional elements related to your current Adventure.

You can edit the cover image, Title, Description, Tags, Visibility (Private, Unlisted, or Published), and NSFW status under the Details tab. Story Card Import & Export can also be found here on desktop. Learn more about Story Card Management →


There are two tabs under the Gameplay section of your in-game settings: AI Models and Appearance.

AI Models

The AI Models tab covers three areas: Story Generator, Image Generator, and Testing & Feedback.

Story Generator Under Story Generator, you can switch the AI model powering your gameplay. Each option has different characteristics, so selecting a different model will change AI outputs and affect your experience. Try them out to see which one works best for you! You can also choose a different Version of those models, if one is available. We will often have multiple variations of the same model available to players as we iterate and improve these engines. Learn more about our versioning system → Premium players can access Advanced Settings from this area to customize and control how AI responses are generated during gameplay. Learn more about the Advanced Settings → AI Safety settings are available to all players. This option is universal for your account, so changing this setting in-game will also update it under your Account Settings. Learn more about the AI Safety Settings → When using ChatGPT, you must select the Safe or Moderate setting. This model is not compatible with Mature. You may choose a Backup Model that can be used when ChatGPT won’t generate a response due to content concerns. We recommend using the Notifications toggle and opting-in to inline notifications during gameplay when the backup model is used.

Image Generator Under Image Generator, you can choose how pictures are generated through See mode in your stories. All players have access to our Pixel Art library, a pre-generated cache of pixel images that are keyworded and matched to the prompt you type for See mode. Premium players get access to Stable Diffusion, a popular text-to-image model used for creating AI-generated pictures from a See mode prompt. With Stable Diffusion, you can create custom, one-of-a-kind images of your Adventures while you’re playing. Check it out →

Testing & Feedback The Interface cuts off everything after the last punctuation mark so that you don’t have a half-finished phrase at the end of the AI’s last generated output. Toggling on Raw Model Output allows you to see whole, unprocessed outputs from the model, but this may result in incomplete sentences and other issues. This was previously an Advanced Setting only available to premium players, but Raw Model Output can be helpful for debugging purposes, so we’ve relocated this option to a new area for all players to use. You can also find and toggle your Improve the AI setting under this area. Toggling this on means you’re opting in to experiments that aid us in evaluating the performance and quality of AI models and versions, which may involve assessing new models for AI Dungeon. Having Improve the AI on during gameplay also opts you in to our Dataset Publication. You’ll also find Inspect Input here, which shows a popup with the last block of text that was sent to the AI. This includes Memory, Author’s Note, and any Story Cards that were triggered during the last action.

Inspect Input is also useful for debugging during gameplay if the AI is being weird and you need to see what it’s generating responses from.


The Appearance tab covers two areas: Theme and Advanced options.

Theme Game screen themes are a great way to customize your AI Dungeon experience. There are several options to choose from under both Default and Styled. Dynamic is the Default experience theme. When the Colorful toggle is on, the background of your game screen will subtly change every Adventure by referencing colors from the content cover image and other images in your story. You can also toggle on High Contrast to modify on-screen colors and enhance readability for those with visual impairments, or anyone who wants a more contrasted game screen display. There are multiple Styled themes that completely change the look of your game screen: Orcish, Atlantis, S'mores, and Cyber (Blue or Green color options). Each one has a unique way of transforming your gameplay and creating a more immersive experience. Try them all out and let us know which one is your favorite! At the bottom of this area, you can also choose a Text Style between Print, Clean, or Hacker.

Advanced The Advanced area has four controls. If toggled on, Text Animation will animate new text as it appears during gameplay. If toggled off, new text won’t be animated. Toggling on Sticky Turn Input keeps the Take a Turn input open in the game screen, even after a turn is completed. This option is not recommended for smaller screens with a software keyboard. Use the Compact Buttons toggle to hide the button labels in the game screen command row (Take a Turn, Continue, Retry, Erase) and reduce those options to their icons. This is useful and recommended for smaller screens. You can also adjust the Text Size in the game screen between Default, Large, or Larger from this area.


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