@ Wolph42 I selected what I would consider the default settings for the server. That is, I have selected "Players can reveal vision" and "Auto Reveal on Movement." I have also selected "Restricted Player Impersonation." No other settings are selected or used.
@JamzTheMan Would selecting "Strict Token Ownership" mean that only one person can control each token? Or can I select who controls which tokens? As the play is live, there are only two computers. My computer as GM and the computer the players use to move their pieces. So I need one computer to be able to move all of the players pieces. Is that possible with this option selected?
Thanks for the help, both of you.
To elaborate on Wolf's reply, yes you can do what you ask (it's the exact setup I use to play!)
FYI: Restricted Player Impersonation actually allows players to control more tokens than you may want, I leave it off for my games. (It's confusing I know, we need to give the server settings a overhaul IMO)
Strict Token Ownership basically "enforces" ownership that is set on the ownership tab. Basically, for you, the GM (for your monsters/npc's) you can leave them all blank (GM's really have ownership to all tokens). This prevents players from seeing their vision, moving them, etc. For Players, you can either set All Players OR set them to a name that shows up (each client that connects will show up there.) Typically leave it as All Players, as if a client connects next week and the player changes his name....well guess what happens
Now, technically, PC's CAN control NPC tokens this way as well, just set the ownership to All Players or specific player. With MT 1.4.1.x+ you can dynamically see what tokens see by ownership/type. Here's a scenario of what might happen during my game:
PC tokens have "All Players" ownership, GM tokens have that uncheckedScenario A
A Player goes invisible AND said player has his own laptop/client connected. I change his ownership from "All Players" to "Mike" and set "Visible to Owners Only". Bam, no meta-gaming. The players on the main screen no longer see him but Mike sees his token and moves about normally. Lets hope the Wizard tosses the Fireball in the right location!Scenario B
The PC's rescue a Lawful Neutral inevitable that promises to assist them for the next 24 hours. I change the ownership to "All Players" and now they can move him about and see what he sees.
*Note: I COULD have also set him to PC, BUT in my instance, I have Pathfinder macros that hand out XP and do various other things based on PropertiesType and PC vs NPC. No need giving that NPC a share of the XP or Treasure!
*Also Note: With MT 1.4.1.x+ in this scenario, the 2nd monitor (PC view) could be changed to show vision for All owned tokens, PC owned tokens only or NPC owned tokens only. Useful when you have the NPC Mule token on the board and they need to move him about (so he needs vision) but they don't need to "see" what the mule sees, it's not like the mule is going to tell them he sees the assassin sneaking up around the corner...