This menu provides links to various global areas and screens within RPGSmith.
Within the toolbar of the Rich Text editor is a option denoted by 2 brackets “[ ]” that will allow you to insert a Character Stat value as it pertains to the viewing character interface, or a link to a record or dice command.
Using variables can super charge your Rich Text fields to allow you to build a simple table of your character stat values, or a list of your inventory complete with the ability to select those and access the details or execute a dice configuration associated with that record instantly.
With Variables, player characters have access to:
GM Accounts have access to create Variables as noted above as well as the ability associate the Link and Execute options to additional record types like Monsters and Buffs & Effects. The location of the rich text field may prevent some variables from being displayed. Generally with GM accounts the “Character Stat” variable is not available as the GM is not accessing a Character for example.
RPGSmith is very visual in nature and you’ll probably want to inject images into records, tiles, characters, and even in other areas. The Image selection interface allows you to do that quickly and easily. After selecting an area in need of an image the common interface will launch and provide you with the option to select an image from a number of different sources.
Depending on the context of how the Select Image screen was accessed a default RPGSmith stock image may be displayed. This can easily be replaced by one of the methods described above, or removed.
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Navigating around in RPGSmith is a breeze.
The Stack menu options are always present via the hamburger button in the top right, but once you access your Character or Campaign some additional navigation options come forth.
The top white bar in line with the stack menu button has a number of links/display items.
When accessing a given character, the GM or player will have a number of consistent navigation options at the top of the screen.
As the GM navigates around the various screens in a campaign they will often see the navigation comprising of the items below. Note, when a GM is accessing a character the navigation changes to that of the character navigation.
Upon a successful login, Player accounts will be taken to the Character Selection interface.
This shows all characters created in this account. For new accounts this will not contain any characters as none have been created. To launch the interface to create a new character simply select the “Create a New Character” Tile presented. If all Character slots on this account have been used (3 by default), the Create a New Character Tile is replaced with one you can use to purchase additional character slots if desired, you can also delete an existing character to free up a slot.
By clicking the ellipsis on a Character tile (when viewed from a computer) additional options to manage this specific character are presented.
To create a new character for use with RPGSmith click the “NEW CHARACTER” Tile.
The following screen that launches allows you to create a character with a minimum amount of information.
Name (required) – Input the name of your character. This must be a unique value. No other characters can have the same name regardless of the Rule Set with which they are associated.
Description (optional) – input notes about this character if so desired. Only used on this screen and not elsewhere.
Rule Set (Required) – Select the Rule Set for which this character will be assigned. This determines what game this character is created to play. This section will list any Rule Sets that are present on this account (in a white background), followed by a list of available Core Rule Sets (in a Gray background). If a Core Rule is selected that Rule Set is automatically added to your account and the character created. A “Rule Sets” link is also provided below this section to quickly access the Rule Sets screen.
Image (optional) – Select an image to associate with this character. Utilizes the Image Selector Interface. If left unselected a random images from RPGSmith’s stock character images will be used.
After the desired information is input click the save button to create this character.
Any and all characters created in RPGSmith must be assigned to a Rule Set or Campaign. Rule Sets & Campaigns define what game you will play with a given character. “Rule Set”s are the term used for Player Accounts, “Campaign”s is the term used for GM accounts. Rule Sets and campaigns are very similar. In fact when you upgrade your player account to a GM account any Rule Sets you have added are converted to Campaigns.
Similar to the character selection interface, the Campaign (for GM accounts) or Rule Set (for Player accounts) selection screen allows you to see and manage any Rule Sets/Campaigns present on this account.
Both Rule Sets & Campaigns are where you can you can dictate and define many aspects the Game. At this level you define:
To add or create a new Rule Set or Campaign select an option from “New Rule Set” or “New Campaign” tile. Three different sub-choices are present to allow you to establish a new Game on your account.
“Core Rule Sets” or “Core Content” is content created & managed by the RPGSmith administration team. All Rule Sets that show up when you select “ADD RULE SET” are examples of Core Content. After core content has been deployed (ADDed) to your account, you have the ability to change/update any of the character stats or records (Items, Spells, Abilities) associated with this Rule Set to suit your preference.
Records modified from their original “Core Rule Set” configuration can be “Reset” to the original state by selecting the “Reset to Original” option in the edit screen for the given record. Once the reset button has been selected and confirmed, any changes you’ve made previously are deleted and not saved as the record is reverted back to the record as it exists from the Admin supplied content.
By clicking the ellipsis on a Rule Set tile (when viewed from a computer) additional options to manage this specific Rule Set / Campaign are presented.
Just clicking/tapping on a Rule Set/Campaign image or name launches the Rule Set/Campaign Interface to allow you access the various aspects of this Rule Set/Campaign.