Hm... seems like you're using IE. Can I suggest a better browser, such as Firefox, Chrome or Opera? There are other choices too.

If you wanna stick with IE, or can't switch, I'll warn you right now, while most of this site should work with IE, stuff might come up buggy, so you might not enjoy it as much...

Gamers' Plane Chrome Extension

Nov 12, 2020 1:22 pm
Thanks, everybody.

A new feature should appear soon.

Character sheet and game styling

You can now add a bit of styling to your character sheets and game forums.

Game styling

https://i.imgur.com/qE8p4wy.jpg
To add styling to your game forum, edit the game description (example) and add a style tag (more on that later)

Character sheets

https://i.imgur.com/AvbslOf.jpg
Avatars now appear on the sheet. The feat notes have been replaced with toggle arrows.
Character sheets support styling by adding styling to the notes (see below).

How to add styling

If you just want a big graphical background that'll be stretched over the screen then add this:

[style]{"background":{"image":"https://i.pinimg.com/originals/00/74/76/007476fe88b1f0326e66239818796ce2.jpg"}}[/style]

....to the game description or character notes (change the image URL for your own).


But that'll look pants for some images because they don't look right in the middle and stretched.

https://i.imgur.com/I1uvE8o.jpg

So you might want a little more control,

https://i.imgur.com/ND5AqLj.jpg


[style]{"background":{"image":"https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/753548750064058442/776405977657638962/Ditchwater_Kenku_Rogue.jpg",
"position":"left top",
"color":"white",
"size":"contain"
}}[/style]


image: is the image URL
position: is where to put the image
color: (yes, US English spelling - you win this round...) is the colour where the image doesn't cover
size: either "cover" (which covers the screen) or "contain" which makes sure the whole image fits on the screen
Last edited November 12, 2020 6:15 pm, a total of 1 time
Nov 12, 2020 1:32 pm
...any bugs, log them here or ping me on the GP discord server.

I don't know when the Chrome extension will update, so if this isn't working for you then maybe wait a day or two.
Nov 12, 2020 1:56 pm
This looks fantastic Adam! Thanks for all your hard work.
Nov 12, 2020 2:06 pm
I manually updated the extension on my phone and at least the avatar preview works, which is great, thank you!

Edit: and feat/ability toggles look great in the D&D5 sheet, too
Last edited November 12, 2020 2:25 pm, a total of 1 time
Nov 12, 2020 4:23 pm
Not a bug just an FYI, the avatars seem to be cropped to fit a square, so if you have any rectangular avatars they might be beheaded. A few of mine are now headless. xD
Nov 12, 2020 4:25 pm
Lol, thanks - that's a bug. I'll get it fixed.
Nov 12, 2020 4:27 pm
I've wanted character pictures on sheets for so long! The rest is great too lol.
Nov 12, 2020 8:16 pm
The background image does not seem to work on custom character sheets
Avatar does work :)
Last edited November 12, 2020 8:17 pm, a total of 1 time
Nov 13, 2020 1:02 am
You may have to type it out on the custom sheet

I've done that instead of using the bold buttons to bold/color things on the custom sheet.
Nov 13, 2020 1:37 am
Is there a place to find more options for the style tags/a how-to guide? I'm specifically wondering if there's a way to set more than one "background" image, say one on the left and one on the right. Not a big deal if it's not possible.
Nov 13, 2020 3:57 am
I've been trying to get the background for forums working and nada. Complicated because I can almost never edit the details of an existing game and get the changes to Save.
Nov 13, 2020 7:03 am
runekyndig says:
The background image does not seem to work on custom character sheets
Avatar does work :)
I've had a quick look. You're right, custom character sheets aren't supported. It's not just that they don't have a notes section, it's also because they're loaded via angular.
Nov 13, 2020 7:04 am
Qralloq says:
I've been trying to get the background for forums working and nada. Complicated because I can almost never edit the details of an existing game and get the changes to Save.
I used the description of your game: https://gamersplane.com/games/2700/ and added it to https://gamersplane.com/games/2728/

And now my forums look like:
https://i.imgur.com/B5yKWrW.jpg

I also short-circuited my code to force it to load game 2700 and it seemed to work. I'm not sure what's going on.
Last edited November 13, 2020 7:16 am, a total of 1 time
Nov 13, 2020 7:07 am
Kaigen says:
Is there a place to find more options for the style tags/a how-to guide? I'm specifically wondering if there's a way to set more than one "background" image, say one on the left and one on the right. Not a big deal if it's not possible.
Not at the moment.
Nov 13, 2020 7:15 am
Is there a ballpark image size range that we need to stay within for the background to work?
Nov 13, 2020 7:23 am
If you use cover (the default) then bear in mind it'll be stretched - so you'll want a decent width (1200px+) or it'll look like ZX Spectrum graphics.

But you should also check out the filesize. The browser caches, but even so, nobody wants a 5mb image background.

Some sites have strategies to prevent "leeching" by sending smaller images when they're requested from different sites. I found that the forgotten realms wiki sends only thumbnails when requesting the main image.
Nov 13, 2020 7:26 pm
Qralloq says:
I've been trying to get the background for forums working and nada. Complicated because I can almost never edit the details of an existing game and get the changes to Save.
Saving might convert newlines to BR tags - which would screw up the json format. Try eliminating newlines in the [style] section.
Nov 13, 2020 7:48 pm
No BR tags or newlines anywhere now, and still doesn't do anything.
Nov 17, 2020 3:02 am
Update: The background style works on my laptop (in Chrome and Firefox) but not my phone (although the other functions for your extension work just fine on the phone).
Last edited November 17, 2020 3:06 am, a total of 1 time
Nov 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Hmm... I've updated the extension on Chrome, and waited a few days -- but I still cannot see the character portraits in the character preview... any ideas?
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