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It's easy to make Turn Watcher a valuable tool in your GM arsenal. The basics are:

  1. Create a character list of each PC involved in combat (you can reuse this list over and over for each encounter)
  2. Create encounter list(s) of opponents
  3. Import the PC and opponent lists for your encounter
  4. Start your combat!

Adding Player Characters

The very first time you start ...

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What is Turn Watcher™?

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Pewfell world by Chuck WhelonWhile running a game, you, the Game Master, are expected to run your combat encounters smoothly and efficiently. We know that sometimes encounters are straight-forward and easy to monitor, but what if they become more complicated? How do you keep track of Orc number 12's hit points? How can you know exactly when a character will bleed out? How do you keep track of a character's new ...

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Turn Watcher™ User Guide

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Pewfell world.

The following summary will give you all the information you need to start using Turn Watcher in your Dungeons & Dragons games.

If you have two monitors, make sure to read about the Player HUD.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Summary

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Can Turn Watcher™ be used with any d20 game?

Yes.

Turn Watcher™ was designed for the d20 rules and the initiative and combat rules of all the d20 games, Dungeons & Dragons or Modern or any other time frame will all work just fine.

Of course... The website looks quite heroic fantasy. That's just because that's what we like best.

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What is the latest version of Turn Watcher™?

The latest version is 1.4.

It is indicated in our download page.

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Do you support Linux 64bit?

Yes. If you have a 64bit Linux system, you can download the package with amd64 instead of i386. It will run natively which is better.

See also Linux Support.

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Windows Installation

In order to install Turn Watcher on your Microsoft Windows system, you need to double click the Turn Watcher installer. Recognize the installer by its icon:

The helmet of Turn Watcher.
The Helmet

Turn Watcher has been tested and works under:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 10

Note that these instructions apply to all versions of Turn Watcher, including the Demonstration version, the Beta version and ...

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Other Linux Distributions

For other GNU/Linux distributions, download the tarball. You get all the files in that one tarball. Follow the instructions below:

Example:

$ cd ~/TurnWatcher

$ tar -xzf turnwatcher-1.4-m2osw2_i386.tar.gz

$ gunzip turnwatcher-1.4-m2osw2_i386.tar.gz
$ tar -xf turnwatcher-1.4-m2osw2_i386.tar

$ cd ...

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What Operating Systems do you use?

FedoraCore 5 or better

On a FedoraCore system follow the instructions below:

  • If you are currently logged in as a user other than root, log out;
     
  • Log in as root;
     
  • Download the Turn Watcher RPM package turnwatcher_1.4-m2osw2_i386.rpm to your Desktop;
     
  • Double click on the turnwatcher_1.4-m2osw2_i386.rpm file;
     
  • When ...

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