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The Fog of War features allows you to gradually reveal areas of the map to your players. This is useful if you have a party that is exploring an area like a dungeon, where they shouldn't be able to see parts of the map that have yet to be explored.

The Fog of War will cover up anything on the tabletop, including all tokens, maps, text, and drawings.

Enabling Fog of War

First, you need to enable the Fog of War for the current page. Go to the Page Settings toolbar, and click the gear icon for the current page. Then check the box next to "Fog of War: Enabled?" and click save. If done properly, the map should become slightly darker, as by default all areas will be hidden.

Note that in the Page Settings dialog you can also adjust the GM Opacity slider, which controls how dark the Fog of War is to you. Slide it to the right to make the opacity darker. If you slide it all the way to the right, the Fog of War will be completely opaqure, just as is it is for players.

Revealing/Hiding Areas

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To reveal an area of the map, choose the Reveal Areas option from the Fog of War tool on the Toolbox (shown above). Then, just click and drag on the tabletop to create a box (you'll see a yellow selection area appear). When you release the mouse button, the area you have designated will be revealed. To reveal further parts of the map, just repeat this process.

If you've made a mistake and you need to re-hide an area of the map, just choose the Hide Areas option from the Fog of War tool on the Toolbox, and then click and drag to select the area to be hidden.