Shared GM sheets - guide and repository

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Nov 3, 2021 2:17 pm
GMs can now create and use libraries of NPCs and snippets for their own use and for use by the community.

Using an NPC library

1. Add it to your game

Edit your game and go to the 'Advanced Rules definitions'.

Add or change the characterSheetIntegration to include gmSheets as shown below. This is an array of different sheets you can use in your game as a GM. You can use many NPCs libraries if you want to.

Here, I've added helpers for the DnD 5e rules and one containing the NPCs (custom/20682) that I've decided to call "Fantasy NPCs". You can look at the sheet here https://gamersplane.com/characters/custom/20682/

You'll need to know the "custom/20682" bit. I hope that other people will add their own NPC libraries to this thread - but for now, "custom/20682" is the one I'll maintain.

{
"background":{"image":"https://i.imgur.com/ni9w0K2.jpg","position":"center center","size":"cover"},
"diceRules":[
{"rolled":"d20","natural":20,"highlight":"success bold"},
{"rolled":"d20","natural":1,"highlight":"fail bold"}
],
"characterSheetIntegration":{"gmSheets":[
{"DnD 5e":"custom/20680"},
{"Fantasy NPCs":"custom/20682"}
]}

}

2. Add the NPC to your post

When you post you'll see the "Fantasy NPCs" button to access the NPCs. Click one to populate the markup with your chosen NPC.

https://i.imgur.com/aQvayDe.jpg
Creating an NPC library

1. Create a custom character sheet

Even if your game doesn't allow custom character sheets, the integrated sheets can still use them.

2. Add some npcs lists

The name attribute lets you group your NPCs (the example below are races from Volo's). The format for the list is name | image URL.

Try to make sure that the images aren't too big. Nobody wants to download huge files just to be resized to a thumbnail.

[npcs="Volos"]
Aasimar | https://imgur.com/t1G6VLV.jpg
Firbolg | https://imgur.com/FzANdI6.jpg
Hobgoblin1 | https://imgur.com/f9SyeFJ.jpg
[/npcs]


3. Save and use

Save your list. The end of the url is your sharable npc list.

e.g. for https://gamersplane.com/characters/custom/20682/ the sheet is custom/20682
Sharing an NPC library

1. Make your character sheet public

Make your NPC character sheet public (Qralloq's video shows how to do this).
[ +- ] Qralloq's video
2. Share it below

Post a link to your shared NPC library in this thread.
Last edited November 11, 2021 9:49 am
Nov 3, 2021 3:35 pm
The Fantasy Image Sharing Thread
https://gamersplane.com/characters/custom/20683/
Wild Beyond The Witchlight NPC's: {"Wbtw NPC's":"custom/20762"}
https://gamersplane.com/characters/custom/20762/
Last edited November 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Nov 6, 2021 1:10 pm
Other GM sheets

GM sheets are integrated character sheets to help the GM with dice rolls, maps, and other common tasks. They're not just about NPCs.

1. Your game sheet

I'd recommend creating a custom character sheet for your game and adding that to your GM sheet list.

Over time you'll build up common snippets and NPCs for your game, you can also use it to prepare maps and text ahead of time.

https://i.imgur.com/KwUU5f0.png
Nov 6, 2021 1:17 pm
On the Fly Battle Maps

Add {"OtFBM":"custom/20725"} to your GM sheets for OtFBM snippets (link).

This has maps for forests, dungeons, deserts, and all sorts of useful locations for those random encounters. It also includes some tokens for common monsters and some options like zoom.

https://i.imgur.com/4XTKWYv.png

https://i.imgur.com/te4EyTH.jpg
Nov 6, 2021 1:24 pm
DnD 5e helper

{"DnD 5e":"custom/20680"}
(link)

This is a sheet to help you quote DnD 5e rules, conditions, it also the books as NPCs (if you want to make it clear where a quote is coming from), and a helper for quickly rolling initiative.

https://i.imgur.com/RXMHF6Q.png
Last edited November 11, 2021 9:49 am
Nov 7, 2021 12:05 pm
NPCs for IDRotF

A resource for DMs planning to run Icewind Dale - Rime of the Frostmaiden.
{"IDRotF NPCs":"custom/20733"}

https://gamersplane.com/characters/custom/20733/

NPCs for DoIP

A resource for DMs planning to run Dragon of Icespire Peak.
{"DoIP NPCs":"custom/20734"}

https://gamersplane.com/characters/custom/20734/
Last edited November 7, 2021 12:13 pm
Nov 7, 2021 12:17 pm
Harvesting NPCs from existing games

To get the GM's NPCs from an existing game.

1. In chrome press F12

2. In the console window, run this code:

var npcList="[npcs='Game NPCs']";
$('li:has(.player img) .charLabel a').each(function(){
var pThis=$(this);
var name=pThis.text();
npcList+='\n'+pThis.text()+' | https://gamersplane.com/characters/avatars/'+pThis.attr('href').split('/')[3]+'.jpg';
});
npcList+='\n[/npcs]';
console.log(npcList);


3. The NPC list BBCode will be shown in the console window.
https://i.imgur.com/nD7azoz.png
Last edited November 7, 2021 12:18 pm
Nov 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Adam says:
Try to make sure that the images aren't too big. Nobody wants to download huge files just to be resized to a thumbnail.
If the image is on imgur and larger than the thumbnail, you can often tell imgur to give you smaller version.

Take, for instance a random one off
KoldikSteelskin says:
The Fantasy Image Sharing Thread
https://gamersplane.com/characters/custom/20683/
The image URL is https://i.imgur.com/0Y4xykp.jpg but that is 20 times as large is the thumbnail we need. Adding a `t` before the `.jpg` will give us a 'small thumbnail (160x160)'.
https://i.imgur.com/0Y4xykpt.jpg is about right.

Basic Rules

Adam

Nov 17, 2021 1:20 pm
If you're DMing DnD 5e then the following sheets provide information from the DnD 5e SRD to help you run your game.

Magic items and equiment

Add spoilers for magic items and equipment.

{"DnD5e SRD Magic":"custom/20817"}
{"DnD5e SRD Equipment":"custom/20816"}

https://i.imgur.com/XVtnr1A.png

Monsters, to hit and damage

Easier rolling to hit and damage. These monsters have been split into separate sheets for ease of use.

{"DnD5e SRD Aberrations, Monstrosities, Oozes":"custom/20818"}
{"DnD5e SRD Beasts":"custom/20819"}
{"DnD5e SRD Celestials, Fiends, Undead":"custom/20820"}
{"DnD5e SRD Construct, Elementals":"custom/20821"}
{"DnD5e SRD Dragons":"custom/20822"}
{"DnD5e SRD Fey, Giants":"custom/20824"}
{"DnD5e SRD Humanoids":"custom/20825"}
{"DnD5e SRD Plants, Swarms":"custom/20826"}

https://i.imgur.com/AjpOMjG.png

Using the sheets

Select the sheets from the Advanced Rules Definitions section.

https://i.imgur.com/hdmEGrT.png

Basic Rules
Last edited November 17, 2021 1:25 pm
Nov 26, 2021 11:20 pm
Sometimes it's helpful as a GM to point players at information about using GP. I've started with Qralloq's videos, but I'll be adding links to guides and things later.

{"Using GP":"custom/20904"}
Feb 4, 2022 4:48 pm
Adam says:
Sometimes it's helpful as a GM to point players at information about using GP. I've started with Qralloq's videos, but I'll be adding links to guides and things later.

{"Using GP":"custom/20904"}
This is coming back with "No Character Found."
Feb 4, 2022 4:53 pm
Jabes.plays.RPG says:
Adam says:
Sometimes it's helpful as a GM to point players at information about using GP. I've started with Qralloq's videos, but I'll be adding links to guides and things later.

{"Using GP":"custom/20904"}
This is coming back with "No Character Found."
I hadn't shared it. It's shared now. It's also in the Sheet Artificers game.

If someone joins that game then I can make them a GM and then they can make changes to the shared character sheets too.
Feb 4, 2022 4:56 pm
Quote:
I hadn't shared it. It's shared now.
Awesome! Thanks!

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