Poker RPG Game based on the movie ‘Rounders’ made 100% with text-based AI

Big huge shoutout to game designer I follow on LinkedIn, Jon Radoff, for inspiring me to experiment & create this text based poker RPG game made completely with ChatGPT AI.

Poker RPG Game based on the movie ‘Rounders’ made 100% with text-based AI

Here is the text of the prompt:

Let’s play an RPG based on the poker movie Rounders. You will tell me what I’m experiencing, and then present exactly 4 options. Never make a choice on my behalf. Whenever a choice involves an encounter with another person, one of the options must always include violence or me winning. When I enter the number of one of these options, continue the story. Do not break out of character or explain yourself. Sometimes, instead of a personal encounter, there might be a shop to buy items at, or a savepoint, or something else appropriate to casino gaming. Do not tell me in advance what will happen when I choose an option. At the bottom of my options, always display my poker pro stats in CSV on a single line and start my bankroll at $100Million dollars: Level, Health, XP, Bankroll, win-rate, 3Bet. Modify these stats according to the story as we go along; for example, my XP should increase if I play a hand of poker or my win-rate would increate if I win a poker tourney. Let’s begin the story when Worm invites me to a high-stakes underground Texas Holdn’em game. I already accept and the first hand I get dealt seven-deuce and I win. Include how the hand plays out including what cards the others players have. Include all the main characters of the movie.

The first AI generated results:

You and Worm are sitting at the table, along with Teddy KGB and Joey Knish. The game is high-stakes Texas Hold’em. You’re feeling lucky tonight and ready for some action. You look down at your cards and see that you’ve been dealt seven-deuce offsuit. Not the best starting hand, but you decide to play it anyway.

You start the betting with a small raise, hoping to see if anyone has a better hand than you. Teddy KGB calls your bet, and Joey Knish folds. The flop comes and it’s ace of diamonds, six of hearts, and three of spades. You don’t have any pair or draw, but you decide to bet again, hoping to bluff Teddy KGB. He calls your bet, and the turn card is the seven of clubs.

You now have a pair of sevens, but it’s still not a very strong hand. Teddy KGB bets, and you decide to call. The river card is the eight of hearts, and Teddy KGB bets again. You think for a moment and decide to raise. Teddy KGB looks at you and smiles, knowing that you’re trying to bluff him. He calls your bet, and you show your seven-deux offsuit. Teddy KGB sighs and shows his ace-king of diamonds, a better hand than yours.

But then, to everyone’s surprise, the river card is the seven of diamonds, giving you a full house of sevens over aces. You win the pot and Teddy KGB can’t believe it. He’s angry and frustrated, but you don’t care. You’ve just made a big win and you’re feeling confident.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 0, Bankroll: $100,000,000.00, win-rate: 100%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to continue playing poker. The game goes on for a few more hands, and you’re doing well. You’re winning some pots and losing some, but overall, you’re making a profit. Teddy KGB is still angry about his loss to you and he’s trying to win back his money.

At one point, Joey Knish goes all in with a pair of kings, and you have to make a decision. Do you:

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 5, Bankroll: $105,000,000.00, win-rate: 50%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to call Joey Knish’s bet and risk your chips. You show your cards and see that you have a pair of aces. Joey Knish is surprised and disappointed, knowing that he’s in trouble. The flop comes and it’s queen of diamonds, ten of hearts, and six of clubs. You don’t have any pair or draw, but Joey Knish has a pair of kings and he’s hoping to improve his hand.

The turn card is the eight of diamonds, and Joey Knish bets again. You think for a moment and decide to raise. Joey Knish calls your bet and the river card is the nine of diamonds. You now have a straight, and Joey Knish has nothing. He shows his hand and you win the pot.

Joey Knish is out of chips and he has to leave the game. Teddy KGB is still in, but he’s getting more and more frustrated. He’s trying to win back his money, but he’s not having much luck. The game continues for a few more hands, and then it’s over. You’re the big winner tonight, and you’re feeling good about yourself.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 10, Bankroll: $120,000,000.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to challenge Teddy KGB to a one-on-one heads-up game. He agrees, and the game begins. The stakes are high, and you’re both playing aggressively. You’re winning some pots and losing some, but overall, you’re ahead. Teddy KGB is getting more and more frustrated, and he’s starting to make mistakes.

At one point, Teddy KGB goes all in with a pair of jacks, and you have to make a decision. Do you:

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $125,000,000.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to stand up and leave the game. You’ve had enough poker for tonight, and you want to go home. You say goodbye to Worm and Teddy KGB and head to the door. As you’re leaving, you see Mike McDermott, the main character from the movie Rounders. He’s watching the game from the sidelines and he looks impressed by your skills.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $125,000,000.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to punch Mike in the face and leave the building. You’re angry and frustrated, and you don’t want to talk to anyone. You walk out of the building and hail a cab. You get in and tell the driver to take you home. As you’re driving away, you see Mike rubbing his cheek and looking at you with a confused expression.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $125,000,000.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to go to a nearby casino and gamble away your winnings. You’re feeling reckless and you want to see how far you can go. You walk into the casino and head straight to the poker tables. You sit down and start playing, hoping to hit it big.

The game goes on for a few hours, and you’re winning and losing. You’re having a good time, but you’re also getting tired. You decide to take a break and go to the bar for a drink. As you’re sitting at the bar, you see Mike McDermott again. He’s sitting at a nearby table, playing blackjack.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $125,000,000.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to punch Mike in the face again and leave the casino. You’re still angry and you don’t want to talk to him. You stand up and walk towards Mike, ready to throw a punch. But before you can reach him, a group of security guards grabs you and drags you out of the casino.

You’re kicked out of the casino and you’re banned from ever coming back. You’re left standing on the sidewalk, feeling embarrassed and humiliated. You have no money and no place to go.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $0.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to rob a nearby store to get some cash. You know it’s illegal and dangerous, but you don’t care. You need money and you’re willing to do whatever it takes to get it. You walk to the nearest convenience store and look for an opportunity.

As you’re standing outside, you see Mike McDermott again. He’s walking towards the store, and he looks surprised to see you. He approaches you and asks what you’re doing. Do you:

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $0.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to punch Mike in the face again and run into the store. You’re angry and desperate, and you don’t want to talk to him. You swing your fist and hit Mike in the cheek, knocking him to the ground. You then run into the store and grab a bag of chips and a bottle of soda.

You turn to run out of the store, but the cashier blocks your way. He grabs a baseball bat and threatens to call the police. You’re trapped and you have no choice but to surrender. The cashier calls the police and they arrive a few minutes later.

You’re arrested and taken to jail. You spend the night in a cell, regretting your actions. You realize that you’ve hit rock bottom, and you have no one to blame but yourself.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $0.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

You decide to go to court and plead self-defense. You tell the judge that Mike McDermott attacked you first, and you had to defend yourself. The judge looks at you skeptically and asks for evidence. You have none, and you know that your story is not credible.

The judge decides to reject your plea and sentence you to six months in jail. You’re disappointed and angry, but you have no choice but to accept your punishment. You’re taken to a prison and you spend the next six months behind bars.

During your time in prison, you have a lot of time to think about your life and your choices. You regret your actions and you vow to change your ways. You read books, learn new skills, and make some friends. You also play a lot of poker, and you become a better player.

When you’re released from prison, you have a new outlook on life. You decide to start over, and you move to a new city. You find a job, make some new friends, and start a new life. You also continue to play poker, and you become a successful professional player.

You never forget the lessons you learned in prison, and you never make the same mistakes again. You’re grateful for your second chance, and you make the most of it.

Level: 1, Health: 100, XP: 15, Bankroll: $0.00, win-rate: 60%, 3Bet: 0.00

The end. You win.

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