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.

Keeping Track of Hit Points

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Were you looking for my post about Hit Points, Temporary Hit Points, Bleeding, and Death instead of this Turn Watcher reference?

Turn Watcher is also a Hit Point Tracker.

When a PC or monster takes damage in combat, highlight the appropriate character and click on the Damage button. Enter the amount of damage and press the Add Damage button. Note that this does not change the initiative order as ...

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Effects Tracking

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When a combatant either creates an effect or is subject to an effect that lasts more than one round, Turn Watcher can track that effect for you. In fact, many effects on multiple combatants may be tracked similarly.

To add an effect, make sure the subject of the effect is highlighted in the main window, then click the "plus" button located on the effects panel:

Effects panel.

A dialog will appear ...

Start Your Combat!

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Now you are ready to actually start using Turn Watcher in your game!

  • Start the application and clear out the list of characters if needed (Clear is in the File menu).
     
  • Select Import from the File menu to load your list of characters for your campaign.
     
  • Select Import again to load your list of opponents for this encounter. Turn Watcher asks you if you want to ...

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Let's get started

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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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