Generating RPG Character Assets

I’ve recently been on a AI image generation role, primarily using MidJourney to create landscapes, but there is a cost to that service (It’s a processing expensive task, so I’m OK with that).

But for the job of creating character portraits, I’ve taken to using Stable Diffusion which is an open sourced implementation which can be run locally. It’s pretty heavy on the hardware requirements, needing a GPU with 6+gb of ram, but if you can meet that the results are pretty good.

The following are some character portraits I’ve used it to create:

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Here’s some more images generated using the image generating AI MidJourney.

There’s a sort of otherworldly feeling about what it generates.

Drow Priestess standing on a balcony
An Irish Woman – 1

For some reasons eyes remain a problem in the images which have been generated.
With that in mind I thought I would try some landscapes to see how the AI would handle those.

Wandering on the Moors – 1
Wandering on the Moors – 2
Brook within a forest

MidJourney – AI Drawings

I’ve recently taken to playing with MidJourney to create AI generated drawings. They’re certainly impressive if not a little unworldly.

Here’s a few created on a theme of the games we have been playing, namely 1920s Lovecraft mythos related.

1920s investigators with torches in a dark cave

Bottom left image upscaled

This time I tried to get one for Rock and Agatha using “1920s male and female investigate haunted house”

1920s male and female investigate haunted house

Rock and Agatha

Adding Brave Search To Firefox

Firefox and Brave

Adding Brave Search to Firefox so that it is available in the default search options isn’t immediately obvious, since it’s not listed under the search providers under Settings->Search

And while there are a number of add-ons which provide it available, none are provided by Brave themselves.

That said the solution is surprisingly simple:

  • Start by going to https://search.brave.com
  • Then right-click the address bar
  • On the menu displayed, select “Add Brave Search”
  • Now open “Setting”, select “Search” and choose “Brave Search” under “Default Search Engine”
Right-click address bar to add to search providers