The Skull Kid
 member, 6 posts
 Amor Vincit Omnia
 Dance with the Angels
Wed 27 May 2015
at 20:46
GM tool for player access view
So...would it be possible to have a tool for the GM to view something from a specific player acces?

I wanted to double check some threads I have private group posts on, but wanted to see if the post had the correct spacing and flow...just a thought!
Heath
 member, 2877 posts
 If my opinion changes,
 The answer is still 42.
Wed 27 May 2015
at 21:06
Re: GM tool for player access view
+1 to that.  On many occasions, I have wanted to see how things look from my players' perspectives, particularly if graphs or unusual things are involved.

Although I think I would maybe call this a "group view" to view how it looks to players, lurkers, or particular groups--rather than player by player.  But either way would be a good add on.
Grimmond
 member, 335 posts
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 "RALPH" The Wonder Llama
Wed 27 May 2015
at 21:26
Re: GM tool for player access view
This has been asked for many times, though I do not know what the answer was. I for one would love the ability to look on a page as a player or a specific player. +1
LonePaladin
 member, 456 posts
 Creator of HeroForge
Thu 28 May 2015
at 01:34
Re: GM tool for player access view
This option would be invaluable for games that make heavy use of private lines, secret messages, and language groups. I've never gotten to play in a game with a GM who uses the last option, so I've never seen it at work from a player-only perspective.
GamerHandle
 member, 720 posts
 Umm.. yep.
 So, there's this door...
Thu 28 May 2015
at 02:05
Re: GM tool for player access view
I thought I remember there was a potential concern regarding GMs knowing/managing their full content and that awareness.  I can't remember the exact particulars.  But, I too would like to see this feature; as more than once I have screwed-up a private line message.
Alexei Yaruk-Mundhenk
 member, 1721 posts
 Ad Majorem
 Dea Gloriam
Thu 28 May 2015
at 03:17
Re: GM tool for player access view
This has generally been smacked down as being somehow too hard to code or some kind of security risk, but still +1 over here!
Skald
 moderator, 633 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Thu 28 May 2015
at 12:51
Re: GM tool for player access view
Here's a few we prepared earlier - links to some other threads where this was discussed:

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The Skull Kid
 member, 7 posts
 Amor Vincit Omnia
 Dance with the Angels
Thu 28 May 2015
at 17:32
Re: GM tool for player access view
Errr...well then...uhhh...thanks!

Hopefully we hear word :)