Recent changes on the Turn Watcher website

This page includes all the recent changes of the Turn Watcher website. If you cannot find what you are looking for, try the menus or the Site Index.

Could we enhance the Effects Tracking system?

Authors & Contributors

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We want to give our special thanks to all our contributors, and that includes all our customers who sent us comments for enhancements.

Producer
Made to Order Software Corp.
Software Designers
Doug Barbieri
Alexis Wilke
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Copyright

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The Turn Watcher™ Documentation is
a copyright 2005-2020
by Made to Order Software Corp.

The Turn Watcher™ software product is
a copyright 2005-2020
by Made to Order Software Corp.

The name Turn Watcher™ is
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Technical Requirements

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The following are the minimum requirements, although it is likely that Turn Watcher will work on system with older hardware. However, only Windows 2000 and better are supported. And modern (current) Linux distributions.

 

Operating System
Linux (libc.so.6 required)
Microsoft Windows (Win7/8/10)
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Keyboard Shortcuts

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You can use keyboard shortcuts to access Turn Watcher's many features, instead of using the menus and toolbar.

The table below is a recap of the available keys. The menus also give you a list of the keyboard shortcuts.

Pewfell City by Check Whelon

 

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—  File  —
Import Ctrl-I
Export Ctrl-E
Preferences

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Player HUD (second monitor support)

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Some Game Masters use a secondary monitor to show their players pictures of NPCs or the setting to add that extra dimension of realism to their campaigns. If you are one of those GMs, Turn Watcher now has a built-in player heads up display (or HUD for short). To activate the player HUD, go to the View menu and make sure Show HUD Window is checked. A new window will appear:

The HUD window showing combatants.

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Ultra Initiative

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Select Ultra Initiative in the Rounds Menu If you're one of those Game Masters that likes to mix up the action between rounds, select Ultra Initiative via the Rounds menu. Ultra Initiative mode causes Turn Watcher to automatically re-roll initiative at the top of each round.

 
Tip: Use Ctrl-U to turn on or off Ultra Initiative at any time while in or out of combat rounds!

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Changing Characters' Initiative Order

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With Turn watcher, you can add or import characters during active combat. The new characters are placed at the end of the initiative order. You may move one or more characters up or down in initiative order by first highlighting the target characters and clicking Move Up or Move Down in the Rounds menu.

Pewfell Giant by Chuck WhelonTip: Use the Control + Up Arrow to move characters up in initiative order. Similarly, ...

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Making Secret Rolls and Custom Columns

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Use Turn Watcher to quickly and secretly make separate die rolls for each character by clicking on one of the colored dice icons on the toolbar. The computer will automatically sort the players and monsters on the appropriate column.

List of dice in the toolbar

The party moves into a new chamber in the dungeon. Doug wants to secretly roll each players' spot check to see if anyone notices a hidden door in a room. He ...

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Delayed and Readied Actions

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When a character chooses to delay his action, click on the Delay button on the toolbar. The character status changes to Delayed. Once the character is ready to jump in, click on the Jump In button. If more than one combat participant is delayed, Turn Watcher will ask you which one is jumping in.

Jump In Dialog

When a character chooses to ready an action, click on the Ready button on the toolbar. The character ...

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