GM Only Maps


We just pushed a small new feature.

There is a new "GM Only" checkbox available when you upload a new map, or edit an existing map.  

If a map is checked as "GM Only", then only the GM and Co-GMs will see those maps.

So the GM can upload a map as "GM Only" ahead of time, and then have the map ready to reveal for later.

Players will not see the new "GM Only" checkbox.

Let us know if you see any issues or have any questions.


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  • Krothos
    Posts: 230

    This is a great feature! Thank you!

  • thaen
    Posts: 1,031

    Happy to!

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  • twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,999

    I don't think I'll need to use it at this stage in my campaign but I agree it is a great feature.  Apart from the "Instant Reveal" mentioned above, it could also be especially good for uploading two maps - one for players with important GM info taken out, and GM map with all info included.   


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  • thaen
    Posts: 1,031

    The "two maps" idea is excellent!

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  • UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 546

    Yeah, I've been doing that throughout my campaign with a bit of Photoshop layering, though I'm just using the wiki rather than the Map feature.


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  • thaen
    Posts: 1,031

    I have zero photoshop skills, so that's really impressive to me!

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