Episode 419 – NPC AI

Fear the Boot, RPG Podcast show

Summary: * (0:31) A big thanks to our <a href="https://www.patreon.com/feartheboot">Patreon backers</a>.<br> * (1:32) NPC AI. Having non-player characters make decisions according to predetermined parameters. Our episode on <a href="http://www.feartheboot.com/ftb/index.php/archives/2556">quitting the field</a>.<br> * (5:43) Why this isn’t just “deciding”.<br> * (6:41) The mechanical or rules-based approach.<br> * (7:38) The parameterized or character-based approach.<br> * (21:06) The psychology of fear, and the call of the void.<br> * (23:59) Moving away from combat and into pure roleplaying.<br> * (33:09) Star Trek, and the importance of NPC AI in such a deadly game. Deadly accidents.<br> * (40:38) Dan restates his belief that dice are the Nth player. Treating groups as a single character.<br> Hosts: Aisha, Chad, Dan, John<br>