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The RPG feature

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The RPG feature

Post by Caihlem on March 26th 2007, 10:57 am

The RPG feature


Here are all the steps to create a character sheet!

A character sheet gathers infos for role playing games. It contains several fields (name, level, tribe, hit points, school, etc.) and a picture. Field of the character sheet cannot be updated automatically, they have to be modified by the game-master or an admin, respectively the user himself.

1. ACTIVATE THE RPG MODULE

"Admin Panel => Modules => Roleplay Game => Fields Management" -> Set "Display the Character Sheet" to YES. Once saved, the RPG mode is activated.



2. CREATE A FIELD

"Admin Panel => Modules => Roleplay Game => Fields Management"

This page summarizes all fields already created. It's possible to delete or edit them, or change their display order. Click on "Add a field" to create a new entry in the character sheet of all members.

You will have the following options:

  • Field Name: As the name implies already, this is the label of that field.
  • Order: The value 1 would make that field appear at the very top of the character sheet. 50 would be displayed at the very bottom. Everything else accordingly in between.
  • Default Value: When a member generates his sheet, the field will have this value by default.
  • Modifiable by the member: If ticked, the member can modify the field themselves.
  • Visible in the forums: If ticked, this field will appear in posts, under the avatar. You cannot display more than three fields there.
  • Type: Explained below...

The 5 field types are :

  • Text field: It's simple text, in one line. Useful for a name, age, the departure place, etc.
  • Bar: Useful for hit points, magic points
  • Choice list: It's a list of circular tickable checkboxes. Useful for the character's tribe, his/her class, etc. Then you have to fill up all the choices, one by one (maximum : 15) and define one default choice.
  • Text/list: It's text on several lines. Useful for the character's description, a list of all spells the character knows for example.
  • Table: Creates a table. You can add columns and lines. To delete an already added line or column, delete the text of the respective entry and click "add/remove".


3. Further customize a field's appearance!

"Admin Panel => Modules => Roleplay Game => Fields Style"

This page summarizes the styles of all fields. To change a field's style -> Click on "Edit" of the appropriate field.

The style of each field can be modified: color, associated picture, position in the character sheet (left or right). You can also put different bars or define a color or a picture for each choice in a choice list (and choose to display the picture, the text or both)

This is how it could look in a members profile:


4. To view/to generate the character sheet

To generate a character sheet, a member must log in, click on "Profile" in the navigation links above, then on Character Sheet. If his/her character sheet hasn't been created yet, it will be proposed to him/her to do it in his profile as well. He/she can then fill up all modifiable fields. In the forum, the character sheet can be visible in his/her profile or in a message he/she posted (under the avatar).

An admin can also manually activate a character sheet by going to:
"Admin Panel => Modules => Roleplay Game => Generate the sheets"

An overview of all activated character sheets, to quickly modify them, can be found in:
"Admin Panel => Modules => Roleplay Game => Character sheets"



Dices

You have the option to roll a dice when posting that returns a random number or a random image.

"Modules / Roleplay Game / Dices Roll" >> set "Activate the roll of dices" to YES

There is by default a dice created at the time of activation (simple dice with 6 faces).

Exclamation Note: The RPG module (character sheet) must be activated

Configuration

It is possible to change the wording "Roll dices" (to for example: lottery results).

"Modules / Roleplay Game / Dices Roll" >> "Change the wording"

To roll dices, it is necessary to define a "Game Master" (by default the founder). Go to the fields management to assign one:

"Admin Panel / Modules / Roleplay Game / Fields Management" >> User "Game Master"

Adding a Dice

"Admin Panel / Modules / Roleplay Game / Dices Roll" >> "Add a dice"



Default image of the dice (it represents the "name" of the dice): it is an image which represents the dice (obligatory). Set the amount of faces for your dice and hit save. Edit your new dice by clicking on the icon. You should now see image fields for each face of your dice. If you leave it empty, the according number will appear if it's rolled.

Note: You can also edit or delete an existing dice

Rolling the Dice



To roll the dice, a member must post a message (not a quick-reply). Right below the "Send" button, there is the list of all available dices (see screenshot above). You must chooe which one to roll, and choose how many times you want to roll it (default is "1"). In addition of your own post, the game-master will automatically post a message with the results of your dices roll.

It is thus advised with the admin to create a new account which will be used only as a Game Master.

Exclamation Notice: You can't roll a dice while creating a new subject or editing a message. The dices options won't appear in this cases.


Translated by Caihlem
Corrected by Katt
Updated by Sunny_D || 21. 07. '08



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