We’ve prepared a list of exciting Midjourney prompts for your NPC or player characters in Dungeons & Dragons or other tabletop game. Whether you’re running the show or looking for some fun images to bring as a player, we’ve got a list of seven prompts below with sample images we know you’re going to love.
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Midjourney Prompt Ideas for Creating NPCs
The following prompts are great for creating images of your NPCs in game. I love doing this. It really makes my characters come to life for me, and my players get a kick out of it.
For each of these, I used the subject: <burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing> and modified details to change the result. You can just swap out your basic NPC or player character concept for this and use the same prompt to get a similar type of result. Feel free to grab these images, too.
NPC Prompt One
PROMPT: dungeons and dragons full body simple character concept digital art of a burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing with a white background –ar 2:3 –v 5.1
NPC Prompt Two
PROMPT: Fashion photography, full body, burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing, depth of field, award-winning color photography, extremely high quality, ultra-realistic, perfect lighting, very detailed –ar 2:3 –s 750 –v 5.1
I really only felt the bottom right (number 4) image was “burly,” so I made some variants and went from there. I love the outfit differences in this response.
NPC Prompt Three
PROMPT: a headshot of a burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing in the style of Dior, tavern props in the style of a Vogue photo editorial, flawless glowing skin ar 9:16 –v 5.1 –q 2 –s 750
It seems Midjourney has trouble with a “burly” female. I love the haunted look in the third output, but ultimately felt that the second one matched the prompt best.
NPC Prompt Four
PROMPT: a burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing in the style of a Vogue photo editorial. She has long holographically dyed hair that changes colors. Full body and portrait shot showing movement in studio with tavern backdrop. –v 5.1 –q 2 –s 750
If you’ve never used Midjourney before, don’t let the prompt formatting intimidate you. The modifiers at the end are just settings to change specific parameters of the image. For example, the “–s 750” means to “stylize” the image towards the AI’s bias. This range is from 0-1000. I’ve found that I usually prefer images that are set at 500 or 750 for this. YMMV.
There are tons of great resources available to help with figuring out prompts, too.
NPC Prompt Five
PROMPT: a burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing, illustration, extremely minimalist, minimalist color combinations, 1980
Another great modifier to use is “– c xx” where the xx is a number. This is for “chaos” and it tells the AI to give more varied outputs within the initial grid. I usually use “–c 50” when I want some decent variation.
NPC Prompt Six
PROMPT: a burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing, golden light, realistic oil portraits, teal and beige, 32k uhd, oil portraiture
This picture grid all had characters that looked so regal and interesting. It’s such a fun tool.
NPC Prompt Seven
PROMPT: an avatar of a burly female tavernkeep in commoner clothing, profile image, in the style of disco elysium –s 750 –v 5.1
I love this image. She looks like she has seen some tough stuff and is putting up with exactly zero garbage. Hands are notorious for being weird in AI images, but they have gotten better recently.
I have found the new AI tools available to be invaluable for my Dungeons & Dragons games. Having the ability to come up with images on-the-fly during a session, or even write and deliver a speech within moments can really increase engagement and excitement for my players. Plus, it’s a lot of fun for me, too.
If you enjoyed these Midjourney prompts and images I’d love to know. Say so in the comments below and I’d be happy to come up with another batch for you. Do you have any Midjourney (or other AI image generator) prompts you love to use for your games? Please share!
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