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power card scripting

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Non DM users can select their character, activate a macro, but then cannot select an NPC to target the macro using the PowerCard API script. DMs can select a character, activate a macro, and target an NPC and the API script will execute. How can I allow non DM users to activate a macro and target an NPC (or other character) with a macro?
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timmaugh
Pro
API Scripter
Select and Target are available for everyone... Obviously, select only works with tokens you can control, but you can target anybody. If you really need the token selected (when you use targeting, there aren't selected tokens, as far as the API is concerned), SelectManager can help, but I don't think that's what you are asking. If your user can put @{target|token_name} into chat and get something back after they pick a token, they can use that in a macro, so what specific functionality are they missing?
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you are right i can target a npc using @{target|token_name} here is the code, so with this i can select a target, choose what spell level and if i have advantage disadvantage or standard roll however after selecting all of that the macro stops functioning, nothing comes up in the chat window i also get a error message as gm saying not a valid target id. also the choose target box does not disappear after target is selected !power {{  --emote|@{selected|token_name} shoots a bolt of light at @{target|token_name}  --name|Guiding Bolt  --leftsub|120 ft ranged spell  --rightsub|Level ?{Spell Level|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9}  --attack| [[ [$atk] ?{attack|standard,1d20|advantage,2d20kh1|disadvantage,2d20hl1}+6 ]] vs AC @{target|npc_ac}  --?? $atk >= @{target|npc_ac} and $atk.base <> 20 ?? damage:| [[ [$dmg] (?{Spell Level|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9})d6 ]]  --?? $atk.base == 20 ?? Critical Hit|[[ [$critdmg] (2*(?{Spell Level|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9}))d6 ]]  --?? $atk < @{target|npc_ac} ??You Miss| [[ 1t[taunts] ]]  --soundfx|_audio,play,nomenu|laser  --vfx_opt|@{selected|token_name} @{target|token_name} beam-Holy  --?? $atk >= @{target|npc_ac} ?? advantage|next attack has advantage  --?? $atk >= @{target|npc_ac} ?? api_token-mod|@{target|token_name} _ignore-selected _set statusmarkers|archery-target  --?? $atk >= @{target|npc_ac} ?? api_act|-1 1 _advantage  --?? $atk >= @{target|npc_ac} and $atk.base <> 20 ?? alterbar1|_target|@{target|token_name} _bar|1 _amount|-[^dmg] _show|all  --?? $atk.base == 20 ?? alterbar2|_target|@{target|token_name} _bar|1 _amount|-[^critdmg] _show|all }}
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timmaugh
Pro
API Scripter
In those alterbar and TokenMod calls, it looks like you are sending the token name rather than the token id. I'm not sure what alterbars requires in the syntax, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was the problem... Token-Mod, if you're not going to use the selected token, requires the --ids argument... AND it has to be enabled to be used by your players. That is a setting in TokenMod found at the bottom of the help... "playerscanids". If that's what you're doing with the token-mod call, then I think it has to be something more like: api_token-mod|_ids|@{target|token_id} _ignore-selected _set statusmarkers|archery-target Guessing something similar with the alterbars syntax... where this bit: _target|@{target|token_name} ...should be... _target|@{target|token_id}
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i got them to work finally and am begining to have some fun with them thank you,  i have another question . is there any way to multi target?   for say like a fireball spell that has an aoe as apposed to a single target?
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timmaugh
Pro
API Scripter
Yep... the targeting syntax has up to 4 potential parts: @{keyword|reference|attribute|max} The keyword is always "target". The reference is how you would differentiate one target from another, the prompt the user would get to pick their target, and how you would refer back to the same target in the future. For instance, you could have "Target 1", "Target 2", and "Target 3", or you could have "Primary Bonus", "Secondary Bonus", and "Dude we hardly care about". The attribute is obviously what you're looking for. If you need the "max" of an attribute, it has to be the fourth item in the list... Otherwise you are asking to find an attribute named "max". TEMPLATE  | EXAMPLE                           | NOTES ==========|===================================|===================================================================================== 2 items   | @{target|hp} | gets the hp attribute from the target's associated character; prompt will be "Target" 3 items | @{target|Pick someone|hp} | same as above, but with custom prompt of "Pick someone" | @{target|Pick someone|ac} | if the "Pick someone" target has already been used in the command, | | the user won't be asked to select this target again 3 items | @{target|hp|max} | this looks for an attribute named "max", using the prompt of "hp"; 99.99% of the time, | | this is not what you're looking to do 4 items | @{target|Pick someone|hp|max} | this looks for the max value of the "hp" attribute on the character associated with the target; | | prompt will be "Pick someone"  
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David M.
Pro
API Scripter
Rick, I'd highly recommend looking into migrating from Powercards to Scriptcards . It has tons more functionality. Here's an example that "does it all" for fireball, for example, automatically finding tokens within range of a target token. This post shows an animated gif of a version of this scriptcard in action (gif at half speed for some reason).
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is it all that more versitile
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It is much more versatile, and was born from PowerCards.   Rick F. said: is it all that more versitile
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David M.
Pro
API Scripter
EDIT - Sniped by Will (who's made some really cool stuff, btw), but here's some additional details: It is more like a scripting language than Powercards, with support for creating procedures (that you can optionally pass arguments to), loops, arrays, case statements, creating buttons programmatically, programmatically building commands (based on conditions) for another script that you can trigger, etc. You can have string- or roll-typed variables, and there are a ton of built-in functions to do things like calculate distances between tokens, string manipulation (split, trim, replace, substring, etc.), and writing to the State object to temporarily store variables for use in a subsequent macro. You can pause the macro in the middle of operation to ask for more input, access repeating fields, access the turn order, do things for all tokens on a page, just all kinds of stuff. If you have a bunch of powercard macros that work, no need to touch them! But, if you run into a roadblock functionality-wise, there is a decent chance that scriptcards can do it. Another big plus is that it is actively being developed and Kurt is very responsive, adding capabilities all the time. Anyway, if you have time and if any of the above interests you or gets you thinking, check it out!  Here is a fledgling thread where folks are starting to share some of the completed scriptcards they've come up with, which could jump-start your development process. There are also some simple examples at the bottom of the wiki. And of course if you have questions, the main thread is very active with a bunch of folks ready to jump in and help :) 
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timmaugh
Pro
API Scripter
Will M. said: It is much more versatile, and was born from PowerCards.   Video of that day: Such a precocious script.
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can script cards make a good fireball spell using a 20 ft radius gif of a fireball and apply damage and roll for half damage across all targets with in the fireball gif?   if so then you have sold me
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Check out this Fireball script developed in Scriptcards.
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Kurt J.
Pro
API Scripter
Will M. said: Check out this Fireball script developed in Scriptcards. A couple posts down from that post is the revised Fireball that does saves and resistances/immunities/vulnerabilities. This was also the basis for the Lightning Bolt and Burning Hands  scripts as well.
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its interesting and covers the bases but the gif i have is alreadt 20 ft in diameter the script would need to be altered
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David M.
Pro
API Scripter
Are you currently manually dropping the animated token onto the map? API-generated tokens with animations don't really place nicely together. You could add a call to the SpawnDefaultToken script to the Fireball scriptcard (passing the targetid as the "selected" token via SelectManager) to plop a static Fireball token on the map, even having that "static" token expand to full size before deleting itself (see the second gif from this post  for an extreme example). Or you could have scriptcards trigger an fx at the target origin.
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that is an amazing use of spawn token command