Chernobyl
 supporter, 153 posts
 Area of desolate waste,
 Mutation Central.
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 22:22
Dice roller link codes
Does anybody have a link to the various methods of creating a link to the dice roller with various settings automatically set?

At the moment, I'm trying to figure out how to set the particular character you want to roll for but I'm not sure if it is possible.

Thanks in advance!
donsr
 member, 2256 posts
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 23:19
Dice roller link codes
 not surer what you mean..you can set the dice roller the amount of dice and what sides..there are  drop down boxes  for  differant  'game's dice'

 as a DM you can roll for a charcter by putting in thier  name  of    type  an NPC in.

 there's a bunch of things you can do with this  site's dice roller. Play around with it... Private rolls  are good  too, so other players  can't see what is goign on for something you want hidden.
Chernobyl
 supporter, 154 posts
 Area of desolate waste,
 Mutation Central.
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 23:29
Dice roller link codes
As in a direct link to the dice roller.

[dice=1d20+2,1d6  text="roll" memo="Spear Attack & Damage" record=yes]

When you click that link, it opens up the dice roller and has the details populated for rolling 1d20+2,1d6 with each dice recorded and the text "Spear Attack & Damage" in the reason for the roll.

There are other options on the dice roller, I wondered what codes are required to set each one. In particular the character you are rolling as.
Chernobyl
 supporter, 155 posts
 Area of desolate waste,
 Mutation Central.
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 23:33
Dice roller link codes
Well, it was supposed to be a link. I'm guessing in this forum without a dice roller that it doesn't convert to the link correctly.
donsr
 member, 2257 posts
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 23:35
Dice roller link codes
oh wow?..yeah? never  even though of using  links  since AOL!

my advice?  play witht he dice roller to get what you want, its pretty intuitive , unless you have some kind of  odd ball dice  settings, then?  just  Round up or  round  down?
Chernobyl
 supporter, 156 posts
 Area of desolate waste,
 Mutation Central.
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 23:37
Dice roller link codes
I know how to use the dice roller.

This is so that I can set links to my ability checks/skill rolls in my character sheet, then click direct from there to the dice roller without then having to tinker with the dice roller each time I roll.

Lots of set up to start with for lots of time saved forevermore.
donsr
 member, 2258 posts
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 23:45
Dice roller link codes
ok, yeah wasn't sure, sorry!

 that's  why over my ehad, the games i run  i do most of the dice  rolls unless somehting very important happens then i let the players., so i used  the rollers  80% of the time and off  board  stuff the rest
Greymist
 member, 12 posts
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 00:27
Dice roller link codes
  • Click on FAQs in the top right corner.
  • Expand General RPOL Information
  • Click on RuBB Tips & Tricks
  • Scroll down to How do I...
  • Expand Put die roller links in posts and character sheets

Bob's your uncle!
Chernobyl
 supporter, 157 posts
 Area of desolate waste,
 Mutation Central.
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 01:08
Dice roller link codes
Perfect. Thanks.

Shame there's nothing to pre-select your character but everything else is listed. I'd searched that damn help section for ages! Didn't think it would be in the RuBB section.
facemaker329
 member, 7342 posts
 Gaming for over 40
 years, and counting!
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 03:11
Dice roller link codes
I suspect there's nothing there about pre-selecting your character because the dice roller automatically defaults to the character of the player accessing it, unless that player has multiple characters.  Since multiple characters seems to be the exception, rather than the rule, nobody's ever worried about presetting which character, because most of the time, it's already done for you.
Greymist
 member, 13 posts
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 04:47
Dice roller link codes
From the very bottom of Put die roller links in post and character sheets:

rc=<#> rolls as a character, and bo=<#> rolls on behalf of a character.

Generally these options are not required.  Character sheets are aware of which character you are viewing and so will set the link to automatically roll for that character.

You must use the character ID assigned by RPoL for these options -- the easiest way is to view a character profile (or sheet) and look in your browser's address bar for a series of characters such as, "&ci=1558".  In this case, the ID for the character being viewed is 1558.

"On behalf of" is a GM-only option.  Be aware that as a GM, hidden PCs you own will have all their links set to "rc=" (because you own them) meaning that "on behalf of rolls" won't happen from the character sheet (unlike for regular PCs) unless you configure this option.

Example: [dice=1d20 rc=1558]
(roll one twenty-sided die as character 1558)

Example: [dice=2d4 bo=1558]
(roll two four-sided dice on behalf of character 1558)
Chernobyl
 supporter, 158 posts
 Area of desolate waste,
 Mutation Central.
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 04:57
Dice roller link codes
Ahhh, I'm on the beta site. The help section only gets to a certain point.