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[OBSOLETE] How-To: Create a Die Roll listing in your game

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UPDATE: This How-To is obsolete. Die rolls are added on replies to game threads instead of separately.

With the integration of the die roller, it is important for GMs and players to be able to see the die rolls in an easy and sortable format. Until such a thing can be made automatic, here is a quick and easy way for GMs to create such a page themselves.

First off, you must have a game already created. Once you have that done, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Create a Game Aid" link in your Game Control Panel
  2. Make the title something descriptive like "Die Roll Listing"
  3. Choose a Game Aid type of Misc in the drop-down list below the title
  4. Enter any further descriptive text in the body field.
  5. Here's the important bit. Enter the following text as the last item in your body field on a line by itself: [view:dierolllisting] (must be entered exactly as shown, including brackets.)
  6. Save your game aid page and you're done.

Now you'll see a link to the page you just created in your Game Aid block on the right side while viewing your game. The listing will show die rolls only for the current game. GMs will see all die rolls made in their game, players will only see their own die rolls.

The listing isn't limited in size, so it can get quite large over time. If needed, the GM can request a purge of their game's die rolls by the site admin.

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