Maptool: Set the "XXX has received initiative." output

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Maptool: Set the "XXX has received initiative." output

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Can there be a preference for the server or client (Either or) to set the output for when someone receives initiative? Right now it is generic text "Player has received initiative." and in a sea of text it can be easily lost for people who play with just text chat.

Being able to set the size/color/boldness so it stands out would be appreciated.

RevenantBob has received initiative.

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Re: Maptool: Set the "XXX has received initiative." output

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RevenantBob wrote:Can there be a preference for the server or client (Either or) to set the output for when someone receives initiative? Right now it is generic text "Player has received initiative." and in a sea of text it can be easily lost for people who play with just text chat.

Being able to set the size/color/boldness so it stands out would be appreciated.

RevenantBob has received initiative.

I agree that this would be a nice feature.

But, in the meantime, you can disable the initiative notification in Preferences>Application>Initiative Defaults>Show Initiative Gain Message.

And then, you could advance Initiative using a macro and create your own custom Initiative Notification message.

Sample:

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[h: nextInitiative()]
[h: hasInitiative = getInitiativeToken()]
[h: broadcast("<font color = red size = 5><b>" + getName(hasInitiative) + " receives Initiative!</b></font>")]


Check out additional Initiative functions here.
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