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On the Campaign Main Page, Bob is shown to be a GM in the campaign by the blue "GM" shown on his icon

Game Masters , or GM for short, are the ones who can control basically all aspect of a Campaign while in-game. The Creator of a game is essentially a GM, but have exclusive access to a number of settings for the Campaign only they can access.

Players have much more limited options on what they can do, than the GM or Creator.

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GM

If the Creator of the game is a
Plus
info or
Pro
info user, the other GM(s) of the game get access to all those tools & features in-game, such as:

A GM can change which API are installed in a game.

Older Guide: Getting Started GMs

Promote player to GM

Promote someone to GM

A GM can promote a Player to GM on the Game Settings-page. Hover your mouse over their icon, and select "Promote to GM". You should see that the player gets a blue "GM" on top of their icon.

A game can have any number of GMs, and multiple people can be logged in as a GM at the same time.

Rejoin as Player

The Creator or a GM can voluntarily disable their GM-status in a game by in-game going to y My Settings-tab, and pressing the Rejoin as Player-button at the top.

By default, you always enter a game as a GM if you are on it's main page, and either have to do the above each time, or you can right-click the Rejoin as Player-button and bookmark it.

Using the bookmark you can you can enter the game directly as a player, avoiding accidentally spoiling yourself something before you have gone to the button.

API

Some GM-only features can be indirectly granted to players through the use of different APIs:

  • CharSheet -- A simple and easily customizable script allowing players to create their own character sheets, using the command !charsheet
  • -- Enables players to reveal/hide Dynamic Lighting sections such as doors. The GM can change doors from between locked/unlocked to adjust which doors the players can open. Speeds up DL management for GM as well.
    • can be used for revealing hidden door
    • v1.211 Introduces option to create "windows", sections that stop movement but not sight. GitHubLogo.png
  • emas -- Provides player !emas and !as commands. This is equvivalent to the /emas, which is GM-only
  • MapChange -- has option to allow players to move between map pages, and GM can choose which pages are available/visible to them
  • -- handy way to add/remove players as "Observer", who can see & control all player characters.
  • — create public, read-only versions of character sheets
  • Roll20 Audio Master (aka. Roll20AM) -- API commands to manage the u Jukebox, GM can grant selective access to individual players/tracks
  • Teleport -- provides a way for GMs or players to teleport tokens within,or between, map pages
  • TokenMod -- For managing token properties with chat commands. Usually players have limited control of their token settings, apart from editing the three bubbles.
    • Includes setting that enables players to target tokens they don't control


There are also API that can be used to restrict players more that normal:

  • – An API that can stop players from drawing on the map, deleting any drawing instantly.
  • TokenLock – Allows GMs to lock/unlock the movement of all Player Tokens. - Useful for when you want to pause the situation and prevent players from accidentally moving forward.
  • MapLock - similar to TokenMod, but can be used for locking down any individual graphic/token on the map, so even the GM can't accidentally move things.
    • Useful if you want players to have control over a token otherwise(see stats, edit/see name & notes), but stop it form being moved.

Creator

Bob is shown as the game creator in the top right corner of the campaign's main page

The Creator of a game has a few things exclusively available to them, which other people promoted to GMs can't do.

This is mostly related to General & Default settings that are accessed in the menus outside the game: Game Management

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