Starchaser
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Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 06:53
NPCs and groups and Character Sheets.
Hi. I have started a new game and will be in the process of creating NPCs. For the first time, however, I want to introduce only a few NPCs at a time and not let the players know that the others exist yet.

So I was wondering. If the players are in, say group 1 and I add an NPC in group 9 - will that NPC appear in the cast list to other players?

Also I am running a game where I want to add character sheets for players but keep them hidden to keep a sense of immersion. Is it possible to mark a character sheet as private ONLY visible to the GM?
steelsmiter
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Wed 1 Nov 2017
at 07:00
Re: NPCs and groups and Character Sheets.
Starchaser:
Hi. I have started a new game and will be in the process of creating NPCs. For the first time, however, I want to introduce only a few NPCs at a time and not let the players know that the others exist yet.

So I was wondering. If the players are in, say group 1 and I add an NPC in group 9 - will that NPC appear in the cast list to other players?

I've never seen it done, so I can't say for sure.

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Also I am running a game where I want to add character sheets for players but keep them hidden to keep a sense of immersion. Is it possible to mark a character sheet as private ONLY visible to the GM?

Not directly I don't think. You could put the sheets in a private thread assigned to a group they don't have access to...

Come to think of it, if you wanted NPCs in group 9, you could just make a group 9 thread, and post names and sheets in the thread (but use the thread rather than making actual characters), then use the blank custom name field when you post as that private NPC.