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Changing character's tags in The Cast.

Posted by Lluis
Lluis
member, 47 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 09:13
  • msg #1

Changing character's tags in The Cast

I've seen in some games, when looking at The Cast section, players and NPCs are tagged with a semal ldescription (e.g. Elven Mage) instead of just Player or NPC.

Could please some of you tell me how is this done?
patchwolf
member, 114 posts
Software Tester
Sydney, Australia
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 09:19
  • msg #2

Changing character's tags in The Cast

It's a GM-only level setting.

In the GM Menu, you'll want to check out "Edit Character Tags" -- that's where you'll find it.
donsr
member, 3141 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 13:25
  • msg #3

Changing character's tags in The Cast

ok...not sure if   this is what you meant?..If you go to the Character  sheet

you see 'character Information" to the left of  your  PC's  Portrait

Biography  PT 1

Biography pt2

you can put  somehting in...my  people use it  for rank  and 'class"  in my space game

 other  use it fro  race  and such in other games

 You can add/change by using 'change Biography'... next post made  will show those   notations under the   PC's portrait
Skald
moderator, 1113 posts
Whatever it is,
I'm against it
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 13:35
  • msg #4

Changing character's tags in The Cast

In reply to donsr (msg # 3):

Nope, that's Bio and players can fill that in themselves.  patchwolf has the right of it.

Tag, as shows on the cast list and elsewhere is set by the GM - it defaults to access level (GM, player etc), but can be overwritten with anything else eg a military rank, a faction.

As patchwolf said, GM link to change it is on the GM Menu under Edit Character Tags.   :>
donsr
member, 3145 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 14:42
  • msg #5

Changing character's tags in The Cast

ok... didn't know for sure. al my people   just use the Bio..i never   put  anything in from GM menu
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 677 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 15:04
  • msg #6

Changing character's tags in The Cast

Bio is the little bit that shows up next to your portrait, when you make posts. =)
patchwolf
member, 115 posts
Software Tester
Sydney, Australia
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 15:14
  • msg #7

Changing character's tags in The Cast

To be fair, so does the Tag.  It's just for most of the games, that tag is simply "player" -- after the millionth time seeing player, you kind of stop seeing it.

For DnD games, I love using the tags to denote race/class; it makes it easy when reading the cast list to know who's playing what, rather than relying on memory.
donsr
member, 3146 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 15:32
  • msg #8

Changing character's tags in The Cast

Yeah?the Bio is  the big thing. for me, i never looked at the  GM thing, i let the players handle  their  Bio 'tags"

someplayers    use , Rank, Position, class, race  whatever..others have  some neat little comment that pertains to them..its a good thing to use, Not  enough folks use it.
locojedi
member, 249 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 18:04
  • msg #9

Changing character's tags in The Cast

Using Tags for Race/Class also frees up valuable real estate in the Bio lines for things like HP, AC, Saves, Conditions, etc.
Lluis
member, 48 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 20:17
  • msg #10

Changing character's tags in The Cast

Thanks for all the answers. They have been useful (even those not directly about the specificquestion have been).
Nisaom
member, 40 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 21:08
  • msg #11

Changing character's tags in The Cast

Is it possible to change a NPC tag and not have the character pop up in the player cast list?
soulsight
member, 360 posts
Reality is 10% perception
and 90% interpretation.
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 21:15
  • msg #12

Changing character's tags in The Cast

The character is designated NPC only if those letters are in the tag.
Nisaom
member, 41 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 21:16
  • msg #13

Changing character's tags in The Cast

All right, thanks.
SunRuanEr
subscriber, 679 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 21:57
  • msg #14

Changing character's tags in The Cast

You can, however, have the tag say something like 'NPC - Temporary' and they'll stay in the NPC portion of the cast list. Or at least they used to, the last time I did something like that.
donsr
member, 3147 posts
Mon 1 Jul 2024
at 22:06
  • msg #15

Changing character's tags in The Cast

when i have a player  who says  RL is going to take them away, and that player seems  really into the game...i give them about  2-3  months..if they don't get in contact. I  turn the  PC to my  control and they drop  down to the NPC  list...if the player  comes  back, i just assign  them the PC back..keeps the CS   the same as well.

 after  a while, i will delete the character , unless ..as a NPC..they have  fit into the  flow...( of course..they can always die, no one is immune to that)
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