Podcast #216: Algorithmic AI Art in RPGs

This week, Peter and Jessica talk about algorithmic “AI” generated art in RPGs. In the news, One D&D playtest larger than D&D Next, Fandom sells Cortex RPG to Dire Wolf Digital, new miniatures from WizKids, Sideshow Collectibles Tiamat statue, controversy with Spelljammer, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the horror of getting a player to try another system.


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Fandom Exiting RPG Business with Sale of Cortex Fandom Exiting RPG Business With Sale of Cortex

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Peter’s upcoming Kickstarter for One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Air https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/homebrewandhacking/one-if-by-land-two-if-by-sea-three-if-by-air

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Algorithmic Art and RPGs

Kotaku “AI Creating ‘Art’ Is An Ethical And Copyright Nightmare” AI Creating 'Art' Is An Ethical And Copyright Nightmare

OneBookShelf/DriveThruRPG policy on “Third-Party Tool and AI-Generated Images” https://onebookshelfpublisherservic...ticles/227866467-Product-Standards-Guidelines

Into the Odd by Chris McDowall and graphic design by Johan Nohr Fria Ligan | Into the Odd

Note: The image for this week's episode was an algorithmically generated art piece which "won" an art competition https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/02/technology/ai-artificial-intelligence-artists.html


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Josh Gentry - Author, Minister in Training
Also @Abstruse I feel like the articles selected on the matter of AI art aren't very balanced in opinion. The one by Kotaku is particularly negative and sensationalistic, and while adequately analytical it is narrow in the frame of discussion. It deserves to be counterbalanced by something equally as thoughtful of a different opinion/perspective. The articles offered present a skewed view, which creates the impression that it reflects the editor's personal opinion.
Here's another article for anyone else who wants another opinion

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