steelsmiter
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Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 21:48
Access of a specific character
So I have a player in one of my games who is assisting me inasmuch as he's playing one of the upper level villains in addition to playing a separate PC. Is there a way I can give the villain Editor access without having the main character show up as an editor so my other players don't notice?

I would also like that player to be able to type in alternate names in the side box so he doesn't have to give away how active this villain is, thus allowing the villain to operate behind the scenes.

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Morgan Coldsoul
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Sun 28 Apr 2019
at 21:55
Access of a specific player
A player's primary character will always share their access level, but others can be organized by tag. So, if you make their villain the primary character, that NPC will show up as an editor on the cast list, and the PC can be a secondary character with appropriate access.

To clarify, you'll need to change the "secondary" PC account's tag to the usual "player," or something other than NPC so that it's grouped with players. The villain, as the primary character, will be in the editor class regardless.

If you want this player to be able to use random aliases on a whim, I don't know if editor-level permissions allow that; I don't use editors in any of my games, so I have the least experience with that status out of all possible access levels. I know GMs can do that and regular players can't, so unless someone else can chime in you may just have to try making them an editor and messing around with that part to see how it works.

This message was last edited by the user at 22:00, Sun 28 Apr.

steelsmiter
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Mon 29 Apr 2019
at 01:06
Re: Access of a specific player
Morgan Coldsoul:
A player's primary character will always share their access level, but others can be organized by tag. So, [...]

To clarify, you'll need to change the "secondary" PC account's tag to the usual "player," or something other than NPC so that it's grouped with players. T

I haven't been able to figure out how to make the villain their primary character. Do I have to ask them? Also at one point I knew how to make my character a primary character, but have lost it since then...
Morgan Coldsoul
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Mon 29 Apr 2019
at 01:23
Re: Access of a specific player
If you've already created multiple characters for a single player, go to your game -> GM Menu -> Edit Players -> Reorder. From there, you can select any of their characters from the dropdown and force that to their primary!
steelsmiter
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Mon 29 Apr 2019
at 01:38
Re: Access of a specific player
Oh thanks! That worked.

This message was last edited by the user at 01:39, Mon 29 Apr.