Multiple Maps, Fog of War & Saving [OLD]

A holding area for obsolete posts that we don't wish to delete altogether.
Post Reply
User avatar
Halebop
Moderator
Posts: 632
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:16 am
Location: Auckland, New Zealand

Multiple Maps, Fog of War & Saving [OLD]

Post by Halebop » Tue Dec 06, 2005 7:07 am

I was making a campaign map and it got me wondering about flicking between different scale maps within BGRPG.

If I have a campaign scale map and encounter scale maps can I flick from one to the other and will BGRPG remember the status in each one? It would be nice to move the party through the campaign map, having it remember what has been revealed etc and the same for encounter maps, and be able to flick between maps as the move between travelling overland and moving into better detailed or encounter area maps.

Also, can I save the map status including Fog of War and Player/Monster token location between sessions?

User avatar
heruca
Developer
Posts: 9385
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:58 pm
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact:

Post by heruca » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:29 am

To do that, just save two separate Encounters (ie saved game). One is your battlemap setup, which shows all the character positions. The other is your campaign-scale map, with just a token showing the party position. Flip back and forth at will.

The same can be done if the adventuring party splits up. Just save the new "splinter party" under a different Encounter name, and remove them from the Encounter where they are with the rest of the party.

Dynamic Fog of War reveals are currently not saved. They just get re-generated based on the current player locations.

When FoW starts to have masking areas and hand-drawn reveals, then that info will get saved so that you don't have to recreate it each time you switch maps.
:arrow: Please help spread the word about BRPG and BGE, and never hesitate to tell me how I can make them better suit your gaming needs.

User avatar
Kepli
High Commander
Posts: 660
Joined: Mon Nov 21, 2005 5:53 am
Contact:

Post by Kepli » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:35 am

Good question and info :D
Image

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests