jmurrell
 member, 71 posts
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 22:24
View as player?
Is there a way for me as the GM to look at the game from  one of the players viewpoint??
Skald
 moderator, 857 posts
 Whatever it is,
 I'm against it
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 13:37
View as player?
There isn't ... but it has been suggested as a desirable feature a few times over the years over in RPoL Development:

Dec 2010 link to a message in this forum
Jan 2013 link to a message in this forum
Dec 2013 link to a message in this forum
May 2015 link to a message in this forum
Sept 2015 link to a message in this forum

Bear in mind jase has a rather large list of desirable features that have been requested.  ;>
Bballref
 supporter, 34 posts
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 17:26
View as player?
Wouldn't you be able to accomplish this by logging out of RPoL and then searching for your game?  Seems to me this would give you a view that might be something close to a player's view ... unless you have folks in your game divided into different groups.
theseeker
 member, 9 posts
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 18:24
View as player?
What I would like, as a *player*, is to view a post (preview) I created as the recipient would.  To make sure that formatting was clean with embedded private sections.
donsr
 member, 1689 posts
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 20:29
View as player?
y ou have   'Private Lines' that may be inserted to  characters..and only they and the GM can read them.
evileeyore
 member, 201 posts
 GURPS GM and Player
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 21:21
Re: View as player?
theseeker:
What I would like, as a *player*, is to view a post (preview) I created as the recipient would.

you can, for everything except...

quote:
To make sure that formatting was clean with embedded private sections.

... for this.  This is the only thing you just have to trust is working correctly.  This and the Language Groups.  Language Groups and Private Lines... the two things you have to trust are Language Groups and Private Lines... and sizing.  The three things you have to trust are Private Lines, Language Groups, Font Effects... and Portrait Submissions... the four... no.. amongst the things... that are left to trust... are such elements as Private Lines, Language Groups...  I'll come in again.
theseeker
 member, 10 posts
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 21:26
View as player?
Right.  But that is mixed in with other public information and potentially private lines to other people.  I would like to see what the final result is for each different viewer: GM, specific player(s) in PM(s), everybody else.  It's the OCD kicking in.  Want to make sure it looks (flows) right for each reader.
donsr
 member, 1690 posts
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 21:31
View as player?
that's a good idea. But I have  found, that  the  substance/story/interaction is what is important.

 I have seen game that  had   4 or  5 long posts with the   GM  stating   "how you will post"... I just walk away. I spent my Time in Lt class..don't need to  do it now.
theseeker
 member, 11 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 02:08
View as player?
Like I said.  OCD.  It's all in the details. :)
Imladir
 member, 9 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 02:13
View as player?
Security however isn't a detail.

Allowing someone to "view as a player" is either very close to allow the GM to "log as the player" at least in the current game, or a completely new functionality a bit too complex to implement for what it allows (or at least to have it at any other priority than very low).
theseeker
 member, 12 posts
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 02:55
View as player?
Not view as player in general.  View as player only for the post currently being created, which make the viewer the owner.  Full edit access.  Should not be any security concerns in that context, since can see everything there anyway.  Just want to be able to turn off things that a selected person would not see when they view it.

It may not be easy/simple, but trying to make sure that the scope of is being actually suggested is being understood correctly.  This has nothing to with logging in as, or pretending to be a different player.  Just want to see the post being created the same way that the recipient would.  With any private line blocks applied.  Or spoiler, or font, or size, or   Preview does most of that, but not the private lines.