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 clicks the Spot button on the toolbar, then clicks the Spot column to sort. The characters with the highest Spot checks are listed first.

When Get DC on Rolls in the Roll menu is turned on, each time you make a secret check (Spot/Listen/Will), the computer will prompt you for the success DC of the check. Those characters and monsters that succeed will be highlighted with a green background. (available since version 1.1)


How the results of a roll are shown.

Customize your secret skill and save checks! Tired of only having Spot/Listen/Will fixed column checks? Now you can add your own checks and add informative columns! Access the File menu, and you will see a new menu entry called "Stat Editor". (available since version 1.4)

The Stat Editor window allows you to create your own secret checks and information columns in the main screen. Turn Watcher comes stock with predefined Spot/Listen/Will columns, but you can change those to your liking. To rename a column, merely click once on a row and then click a second time on the column name. You may then type the new value then press the ENTER button to accept. (available since version 1.4)

For alternative gaming systems that are not d20-based, you may click the on the Die Faces column and select a new dice value to use (e.g. 2d10+6).

The Show on Toolbar checkbox creates a button on the toolbar which will, when clicked, make a secret roll for the GM's eyes only. For example, the GM wants the players to make perception checks, so clicks the perception button. After entering the success DC, a new column on the UI appears, called Perception, and the succeeding checks are highlighted: (available since version 1.4)

However, if you un-check the Show on Toolbar checkbox, your entry will appear in the main screen. The difference is: the entry always appears and contains any text you wish to enter. For example, if you now want Turn Watcher to show combatants' Armor Class, you may create a column called AC. (available since version 1.4)

The Show on Player HUD allows you to insert this new field into the player HUD for viewing by the players. The Show in Monster Stat on HUD will cause the stat to also show for monster entries. Uncheck to keep the value hidden from the players. (available since version 1.4)

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