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Room Numbers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Golldan, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Golldan

    Golldan Member

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    Hi All, Was looking for ways to add room numbers on a map that the PCs cannot see. I tried the Map Markers and made them invisible, but the text for them is very small and not really centered on the shape used (circle in my example). I have seen on the board where Monsters have been used for room numbers, but the Map Markers seem perfect, but I just can not find how to increase or center the text. Thanks in advance -- Dan

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  2. Golkiwu

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    I use the Map Markers, and use the numerals for them to match the room number. Most maps are of a set (like all M.1) so there is no need for the alpha in the marker. I then use the room title as the title like "A.2 The Western Turret" and place the room description in the description.
     
  3. Krilion_GD

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    You're on the right track, create a bunch of number images and add them as markers to the markers.zip file, then use those on your map.

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  4. Golldan

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    Thanks. There is a set of number icons in the MARKER folder already. I needed to import them to use them. FYI for those that have not used markers, if you are on a map and are on Game tools window, rt click on map to add marker. Then edit it. In edit window you can doubleclick on the ? Icon. That will open the Image chooser window. Click on Import Image button, click file. From there navigate to your campaign folder and res/MARKERS folder (and I found) some pre made number and letter icons.
     
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  5. Tay-Dor

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    I'm one of the grognards that prefers using creature tokens instead of markers. I just find it easier to have an invisible token with an easier editable (for me) field in the Notes tab.

    But use whatever way works best for you. :)
     
  6. Golldan

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    Tay-Dor... I used a map with tokens for numbers.... they ended up in initiative order for combat... The numbers had no AC and no weapons for damage, so they did not do well in combat... so I will stick to the Map Markers for room numbers and stick with tokens for Monsters :)
     
  7. Tay-Dor

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    That's why you put the token just outside the room so you don't accidentally put them into initiative. Besides, if they are invisible, your players won't know if you accidentally put them in initiative.. :)
     

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