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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:50 am 
I just got to figure out which one to edit on the librarys map


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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:14 am 
Ok i figured it out and got it working. now the next question is. Is there a way to "auto subtract" the damage the PC/NPC does when using the attack?


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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 am 
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND another question. I am playing around with the setup timer and timer functions. Is there a way to "remove" the timer. Also, why does it remove the person from initiative after the timer runs out? is it for summoned creatures only?


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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:52 am 
Elorebaen wrote:
At the risk of sounding ignorant, how would you use the Dedicated Skill Check macro to handle the Knowledge skills. The listed approach doesn't work for me. Just says skill not found when I use "Knowledge". Thank you!


Copy-Edit the Campaign macro: <b>Sample Dedicated SkillCheck</b>

Edit these two lines...

...
Code:
[HtargSkill "Sense Motive" ]
[
HtargSubcat "" ]
 
...

For an arcana check:
Code:
[HtargSkill "Knowledge" ]
[
HtargSubcat "arcana" ]
 


NOTE: This will fail if the token in question does not have the skill Knowledge (arcana), as will any of the "sub-skill" skills like Profession, Perform, Craft.

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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:59 am 
Dougal wrote:
Ok i figured it out and got it working. now the next question is. Is there a way to "auto subtract" the damage the PC/NPC does when using the attack?


Short answer: NO

Detailed answer:
IF there is ONLY one user (ie the GM is running MapTool and projecting on the wall and players never connect), then technically you could implement an auto-damage mechanism.

BUT, MapTool does not handle multiple people touching the same token at the same time. So things like damage need to be handed out to the owner of the token to apply.

Additionally, damage is MASSIVELY fluid. There are tons of mitigations and modifiers. People need to use their brains when applying damage. So this human interaction moment is key to the battle mechanism.

But as you see, the damage is listed in chat so the player can select their token, then click on the damage in chat to apply it. This makes it pretty simple.

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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:06 am 
Dougal wrote:
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAND another question. I am playing around with the setup timer and timer functions. Is there a way to "remove" the timer. Also, why does it remove the person from initiative after the timer runs out? is it for summoned creatures only?


Historically, I had created a TIMER token that we would copy and drop on the map to monitor running effects. So when that effect was over, it would remove the token from initiative since it was over.

Then when I made the summoned monsters, adding that timer data seemed natural and was easy. Summoned creatures poof when the time runs out so them dropping out of initiative is a nice reminder.

OH! You are using Setup Timer on player/monster tokens! Hummm.... yeah should be easy enough to make a macro to remove the timer data from the token. As a quick fix, EDIT the token (double click it), go to the STATE tab, scroll to the bottom, CHECK "Hide" for the Timer bar.


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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:22 am 
farest92 wrote:
Hello!!! first of all i really appreciate your work :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
i've an issue with 3.5 system rules: if i try to use one of the attack command, the system retrieve me a error but if i set th pathfinder system rule i've no problem with.

Error list:

- maptool 1.4.1.8

"Illegal argument type net.sf.json.JSONArray, expecting java.math.BigDecimal or java.lang.String"

- maptools 1.4.0.0 / maptool 1.3.b91

"Error in body of roll.       Statement options (if any): H,FOREACH( m, jMMFields, "" ), CODE       Statement Body (first 200 characters): { [H: changed = 0 ] [H: disable = 1 ] [H: active = if( json.contains( aTMS, m ), 1, 0 ) ] [H: jMM = json.get( meleeMods, m ) ] [H: presetVars = "" ] [H: tjfjMM = json.fields( jMM,"

i've try using java 8 and java 7, but nothing changes :cry:




You are correct! I will fix this!


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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework NEW!
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:57 am 
Ahhhh, thank you LM!

lmarkus001 wrote:
Elorebaen wrote:
At the risk of sounding ignorant, how would you use the Dedicated Skill Check macro to handle the Knowledge skills. The listed approach doesn't work for me. Just says skill not found when I use "Knowledge". Thank you!


Copy-Edit the Campaign macro: <b>Sample Dedicated SkillCheck</b>

Edit these two lines...

...
Code:
[H: targSkill = "Sense Motive" ]
[
H: targSubcat = "" ]
 
...

For an arcana check:
Code:
[H: targSkill = "Knowledge" ]
[
H: targSubcat = "arcana" ]
 


NOTE: This will fail if the token in question does not have the skill Knowledge (arcana), as will any of the "sub-skill" skills like Profession, Perform, Craft.


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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework
PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:37 pm 
I think I made an update that if there is no skill it returns 0 rather than an error.

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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:15 am 
I am very new to frameworks in Maptools. Last campaign I played we used roll20 it everything was simplified in nature. Now that I am playing in Maptools, I wish to bring some character sheet functionality. I have a few question in regards to frameworks and how they work in general. I am not sure if this is the right thread to ask but seeing as that we are playing in pathfinder I thought to ask here.

From what I downloaded, a framework is basically an engine? A campaign file with bells and whistles built in it? Does that mean if I were to load this FW, make a token with my character sheet, I would not be able to load that token into my GM's game unless his campaign file was running the framework?

Can you even load a character token from one game to another assuming both are using the same framework? I've made simple picture tokens before and was able to drag them into my GM's game.

How easy is it to "upgrade" my GM's vanilla campaign file to run the FW? or is it easier to just have a fresh FW and manually add the maps into it? I am trying to help him out.

I just wanted a token template with builtin character sheet and macro functionality so players can make there character and just drag it in when we load into my GMs game. But FW make this seem very complicated. The tutorials I've seen make it from the GMs point of view where they had to build everything and not really the players view where they make their own and just add it to the game if that makes any sense.


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 Post subject: Re: 91.08 Pathfinder + D&D3.5 Framework
PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:35 am 
A framework is just a collection of library tokens, tables, states/bars, token types and a macro panel (campaign window) to access the library macros. I would start with a new framework and he can export his maps to .mtmap files and then import them.

One of the best GM tools is the token importer. You can cut/paste from SRD and it'll create the token for you (you provide the image token). There are a lot of bells and whistles included in the campaign but I would just stick with the basics until you're comfortable using the framework.

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