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Object tokens#216

Instead of simply having the adventurers and monster token section, it would be helpful to have a section for other things such as props or other static features that still require a token to be represented. Such as points of intrests, clues, doors or other things.

6 months ago

@Frederik Eskildsen Thanks for the suggestion. Would this be something that the players can see as well? I’ll be working on map markers (#167) very soon, but that will cover DM-only markers.

6 months ago

Yes, that would be quite useful for the players. The general idea is something like the tokens already implemented, except this would serve as markers for points of intrests on the map (such as containers, loot, props, clues.)

Overall idea would be visual aids for the players and DM, something to keep track of the location of things that are not monsters or Adventurers. The cherry on top would also be the ability to toggle token visibility for the players. (This would make my life easier as I have already run an encounter with an enemy who can cast invisibility.)

6 months ago

I like that. Would you also want the ability to attach an image to that token?

Any suggestions for the naming btw?

6 months ago

Yes, my thoughts are that this would be a representations of things that are neither foes nor friends. I suppose you could make some basic sample tokens/markers that are more abstract. (Like a “Clue” token or “Objective” marker.) I would still think that it would be best to make them customizable, so it would essentially be like the tokens we already have with most of the features, except the “statblock” would be a section you could note down information about the object. (Maybe like descripions of props/objects or a note to a part of a puzzle?)

As for naming, I would suggest something like “Objective marker/token” or “Point/Token of intrest (P/TOI)” or simply just “Prop/Note token”

6 months ago

Awesome, thanks! I’ll try to get this in with #167.

6 months ago
Changed the status to
Medium Priority
6 months ago
Changed the title from "More token sections" to "Object tokens"
6 months ago
J

I’ll add this hear rather than discord, but I envisage an empty object assest bank that can be filled by the dm using his own or community assets. The asset would be the actual image file itself. That way any of the millions of object markers already out there could be imported and used as is. I can see a need to be able to size the asset based on map size, but this could be done easily on the map using existing tools.

2 months ago