Using Language Models to Convert Between Natural Language and Game CommandsDownload PDF

Published: 05 Jul 2022, Last Modified: 05 May 2023Wordplay 2022 PosterReaders: Everyone
Keywords: command translation, story generation, dungeons and dragons
TL;DR: We use GPT-3 translate between natural language and D&D game commands with few shot learning and fine tuning.
Abstract: Dungeons and Dragons is a popular tabletop role-playing game that has been adapted to online play. In this paper, we look at enhancing a Discord Bot called Avrae that is developed by D&D Beyond to help with online play. Avrae enables users to manage gameplay through Unix-like commands. We explore using language models to automatically translate player dialogue into Avrae's commands. We use GPT-3's few shot learning and fine tuning capabilities and achieve 64% accuracy. We also explore the reverse direction, where commands are rendered as descriptive text, suggesting that it may eventually be possible to combine Avrae and LMs to create a system that is capable of role-playing alongside players.
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