I have been playing around with ChatGPT using this to autogenerate NPCs and Supporting Characters.
Then I decided to try it making small ships. I have been pleased with the results and thought I would share here.
This is the instructions for ChatGPT to create a Runabout. This way you can have a stable of Runabouts for a Starbase or Planet should your players need to request one or for help to arrive in.
Paste this text into ChapGPT and see what the AI makes
Create a 24th Century Starfleet Runabout.
Class Name :Use a water body or geological feature as the naming system for this class.
Make a variant of this class and create only one variant. Variants are single purpose and only for the Division these are created for, specializing for that Division and that task. : A Attack variant favors Engine, Sensors, Weapons. A rescue variant favors Comms, Structure, Engines. A transport variant favors Comms, Engines, and Structure. A espionage variant favors Comms, Computer, Sensors. A damage control variant favors Structure, Sensors, Engines. Command Division would use Diplomacy and Transport variants. Operations (Security) Division would use Attack, Rescue, Espionage variants. Operations (Engineering) Division would use Transport and Damage Control. Science Division would use a variant optimal for Observation and Research. Variants are single purpose and only for the Division these are created for, specializing for that Division and that task.
Systems: From a pool of 51 points distribute those points across the following with a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 15 for each. Comms, Engines, Structure, Computer, Sensors, Weapons. This distribution should conform to the style of the variant.
Department: From a pool of 4 points distribute the points with a minimum of 0 and a maximum of 4. These reflect the Starfleet Division this class is most likely to operate on a mission. Starfleet Divisions include Command, Operations, Science. Command would favor ships built for Diplomacy, Negotiations, or Leadership. Operations would favor ships to assist in Security or Engineering missions. Science would favor ships built to assist and record scientific discovery and observation.