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Misc Tips and Tricks

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Misc Tips and Tricks

Character Sheets

  • To allow all players to see each others character sheets, but not to see "through each other's eyes" for dynamic lighting, make a copy of each character sheet and give edit privileges to all players.

Dynamic Lighting

  • To simulate the glint of light off reflective surfaces, like metal, or animal eyes, give your monster tokens 5' of light with *all players see light*

(Note: if some of your characters have low light vision multipliers, they'll see 10' instead of 5.)

  • To allow players to see doors, pillars or rooftops while still blocking vision past the object, use the dynamic lighting polygon tool to draw an X through the object instead of going around it.

Annotating Maps

  • An easy way to add notes to a map is by placing tokens on the GM layer. Grab free tokens from Use the title for essential info and the notes for detailed info.

NPCs, Monsters and Mobs

A quick and dirty way to add NPCs: Put HP in the green bubble, AC in blue. For attacks, put the text of an attack roll in the red bubble. Then create a macro to output the text in the red bar: @{selected|Bar3} For example, the red bubble might contain this text: > 1d20+5 to hit 2d6 damage