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Campaign "Whiteboard"

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BK
Pro
My group likes to have a readily available visual reference where they can "see" key NPCs, plot points, etc.  In the past, I have created a "whiteboard" using the map function. I have been able to move stuff onto there FOR them, but it would be even better if: 1. There was a "whiteboard" spot that players could access (as a tab or some other way) - without the GM having to change the "current map view". 2. If that whiteboard allowed players to "drag and drop" pictures I have shared with them, add notes, draw arrows showing connections, etc. Thanks for all you are doing, and I LOVE the recent change in tone - as expressed by Morgan Buck, etc. - GM Khyrith
1648227375
Gold
Forum Champion
I love the idea of having 1 Page that Players can always switch themselves to view, whenever they want, and then letting them switch back to the "current game map" (Player's Ribbon location). Of course you know Roll20 offers currently you can give a Handout to all players, with All Players edit permissions. Many of my groups use this. The players can Type their collective, collaborative notes. Unfortunately this method lacks the drag-and-drop pictures, and the Arrows drawing tool that you asked for. The API can do this. As a Roll20 PRO subscriber you can use the API scripts. There are Page-Manager / Map-Change API scripts available from the community. These basically offer a button that puts a MENU of links to Selected Pages in the Chat.  Players are permissioned to be able to click a link and Go to that PAGE. As a Pro, with some setup work, you should be able to achieve your request for the most-part. When it comes to drag-and-drop pictures, there are limitations. The best workaround in the current system would be, you the GM drag-and-drop any pictures that they might want, set those pictures as Tokens assigned to All Players, now your Players will be able to move those pictures around, and draw arrows between them. There is another, somewhat obscure way, for Players to drag-and-drop a picture, it's very imperfect though.  Create a Character called "Players Upload Pictures Here", and give that Character to All Players edit permission.  Now a player can UPLOAD a pic to the Character's Avatar, and then drag-drop that character from the Journals tab. This will create a SQUARE SMALL UNPERMISSIONED token of that image on the whiteboard page. Yet another way is, Promote to Co-GM on all players. Since Co-GM's can drag-and-drop pictures and resize and give permission of them, and can also change the Player's Ribbon focus page. In most cases you don't want to do this because they get all the other GM powers! Drawing arrows and adding text notes is, already allowed to Players in default Roll20, once you overcome getting the Players to their Whiteboard page. In conclusion I like the suggestion of allowing 1 Whiteboard Page, or 1 Player-Accessible Page, or another approach would be allowing a HANDOUT to contain the features of a PAGE (such as pictures, and drawing arrows). Good idea. 
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I literally logged in to bring up something like this.  I just created an interactive map with clickable icons linked to Jornal entries and I thought it would be nice if players could reference it when they want. Sure between games I can load the players to the map or transfer them there when they ask, but it would be great if players could just go there and look at what they want.  I am sure the folks that make their own interactive landing pages would love this. Ideally a toggle that GMs could use that enables map pages that players can go to. So they would have a page tool bar that allows them to look between pages the GM have given permission to players. 
1648794228
Gold
Forum Champion
here is a different Suggestion, which could be used to make the Whiteboard idea, if this one comes to pass: <a href="https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/8644717/allow-players-to-view-multiple-gm-selected-maps" rel="nofollow">https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/8644717/allow-players-to-view-multiple-gm-selected-maps</a> Consider adding your comments +1 there
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Roll20 Dev Team
Roll20 Team
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