Evil Empryss
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Wed 25 May 2016
at 03:33
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
I know this might not get used very often by other GMs, but it'd be really nice to be able to transfer multiple characters from a player (or co-GM) without removing all of the characters (thereby removing the player from the game entirely) or having to move them one at a time.

More than once I've had a player with multiple characters want to draw down their presence in the game, or have a co-GM who was holding NPCs under their name, need to transfer multiple characters to another player.  It'd be nice to have a quick option, if it's not too much coding work to accomplish.
Visceri22
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Wed 1 Jun 2016
at 06:16
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
+1

I've also desired something along these lines for games where I have many NPCs so that it would be quick and easy to swap them back and forth, especially when some characters are community used and can change hands frequently during special events.
Savagedamsel
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Tue 14 Jun 2016
at 02:32
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
+1

I think it would be helpful to have that option, agreeing with the uses and reasoning already mentioned and outlined.
C-h Freese
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Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 02:06
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
Alright.. I have a suggestion of Jase would know how possible this is.

  Make it possible to type in a search box, a sub-tag.

  The system then searches all "hidden" tag characters with the searched sub-tag appended to the end of Hidden tag.
  The system switches the "hidden" part of the tag to "NPC" leaving the Appended sub tag the same.  Then when you want to put these NPCs away the system does the same thing in reverse.
Evil Empryss
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Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 02:24
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
In reply to C-h Freese (msg # 4):

Would that work if I'm trying to transfer characters that are tagged as anything other than NPCs?  I've had games where I don't use the NPC tag much at all -- everyone has a different description in the tag section to help identify them (like "rogue" or "vampire" or the name of the Scion's Godly parent).  Players (or co-GMs) may be holding half a dozen of those that I need to transfer.
C-h Freese
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Mon 20 Jun 2016
at 03:11
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
Okay I believe this is how it currently works.
    Anything you type into "Tag" will come out on the Cast List as the Player List- EXCEPT; GM, Hidden, or NPC+whatever.
    IF you append something to "GM" it comes out on player list Not GM, the same currently for "Hidden" if you append something to it, it doesn't hide it from cast list it puts it under player list.

You are already able to add a sub tag to the "NPC" tag currently so you could have "NPC Cat" and it would be NPC list.

If I have it right the default display for the PC characters is "Player" it would get more complicated to switch out three tags; like Hidden,NPC, and PC if the system could switch "NPC" to "PC" it would become Player List as it is now.

 Jase might be able to piggyback a switch of all those that had the same sub-tag to another player or GM at the same time as it moves from list to list. but that is probably even more complicated.

But my idea was basically supposed to be a way you could create a set of persons at a location and when done you could hide them. [ie stick them in the part of the “hidden” box marked with their code.  Then when needed take them all out of the box again at one time.

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icosahedron152
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Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 15:35
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
This is something new to me - there is a character tag called 'Hidden' that prevents a character from showing up on the Cast List?

Sounds useful. Where does the GM go in order to see a list of all the characters in the game, including Hidden ones?

I haven't seen this feature listed in the Help Menu - I've just looked again and still can't see it.
bigbadron
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Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 16:15
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
The Hidden tag can only be applied to a GM's secondary characters, and the GM can always find them in the GM Menu.

It's a new feature, which hasn't yet been added to the FAQs.
icosahedron152
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Sat 16 Jul 2016
at 17:08
New Character Transfer Option for GMs
Ah, right, I'll keep that one in mind. Thanks Ron. :)