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Roll20 Tips and Tricks (Innovative Solutions to Common Problems)

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Kraynic
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This is not a general help, thread.  To continue your topic, you should start your own thread, so that this thread can remain dedicated to specific finished tips and tricks and refinements of those tips and tricks.
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keithcurtis
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Hi Dan and Unliked Dean, Although I understand your need for assistance, this thread is for the sharing of innovative tricks that people have come up with, not for asking for help. If you post your questions in their own thread, they will be answered.
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Inserting a new line into chat  This may have been posted elsewhere, but I couldn't find it on any other thread. To get a new line in the chat you can use %NEWLINE% (including the percent symbols). That will get parsed out and replaced with a new line charter. This can be faster than using a macro. One other benefit is that reusing dice (aka $[[0]]) only works on the same line, so if a new line is copied in then the reusing format will not work. It does however work with adding %NEWLINE%  in the middle. Hopefully, this helps someone! 
@Kyle, that's awesome! I never knew about that, and was able to use it as a delimiter in an API command that normally can't use other forms of line breaks. Only downside is it seems to put one blank line between each line, rather than just separating the list with line breaks.
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Andreas J.
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Inline Roll inside a Tooltip The tooltip -trick can be expanded to include inline rolls : [**Burn**](#" class="showtip" title="Causes damage at start of turn, **Reflex** save of [[3d6+2]] to end condition.) Related In a recent thread , I played around with the %NEWLINE% trick and other things, and is when I discovered this.
Here is a really simple trick to make rotating battle cries. If you are not the GM, you will need to get them to make a rollable table for you with the different battle cries you want to make; for this punny character I had two, one for ice spells and one for fire spells.  Once the table is in place for you, you can embed the roll against the table right into your weapon or spell description like so: When ever you use that attack, the random saying will appear in chat like this:
Thankyou.
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Miles
KS Backer
I don't know if this is useful, but I've come up with a macro that allows a DM to do the common rolls that would go behind the screen, such as perception, investigation etc. You select the token and click the macro button. It looks like this. The fomula for it is: &{template:default} {{name=**GM doing secret roll for @{selected|token_name}**}} /w gm &{template:default} {{name= @{selected|token_name}}} &{template:default} {{perception = [[d20+[[@{selected|perception_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Investigation= [[d20+[[@{selected|investigation_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Insight= [[d20+[[@{selected|Insight_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Stealth= [[d20+[[@{selected|Stealth_bonus}]]]]}} 
Thanks for this! Miles said: I don't know if this is useful, but I've come up with a macro that allows a DM to do the common rolls that would go behind the screen, such as perception, investigation etc. You select the token and click the macro button. It looks like this. The fomula for it is: &{template:default} {{name=**GM doing secret roll for @{selected|token_name}**}} /w gm &{template:default} {{name= @{selected|token_name}}} &{template:default} {{perception = [[d20+[[@{selected|perception_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Investigation= [[d20+[[@{selected|investigation_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Insight= [[d20+[[@{selected|Insight_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Stealth= [[d20+[[@{selected|Stealth_bonus}]]]]}} 
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Khoa P.
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Sheet Author
Wheeling Formations for Rank-and-File Wargames This is going to be a cool trick for Roll20's very small wargaming scene. Roll20 can only rotate tokens and images from the center of that image. This is more than adequate for games like Age of Fantasy: Regiments and Kings of War. But for games like Warhammer Fantasy Battles and The 9th Age which require units to "wheel" their formation if they want to change directions. Wheeling is simply rotating a group of units around a corner rather than from the center. The trick is to use a large square (preferably transparent) token with a marking to denote the image's center. We'll call this the Rotator Tool. Basically you place the Rotator Tool over the unit you wish to wheel, making sure that the central marking is over the corner that you wish to turn. You would then drag select the unit and the Rotator Tool and when you rotate everything, the unit will turn on a corner rather then the center.  In this example, we have a unit of Empire Knights declaring a charge upon a unit of Dark Elf Cold One Riders who are stuck in melee with a unit of State Troopers. I placed the Rotator Tool on the upper right corner of the Knights since they will have to wheel a bit to the right in order to face the Dark Elves. Next, I drag select the knights and the Rotator Tool and then use my mouse cursor to rotate everything. You can see that the Knights are pivoting on the front right corner of the formation. Then I set aside Rotator Tool and have the Knights make the rest of their charge. Of course, I need to complete the charge action by maximizing base to base contact with the engaging units so I use the Rotator Tool as I did earlier. Now, the Dark Elves have been flanked and we run them down with our lances (assuming RNGesus is on our side).
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GiGs
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What is the Rotator Tool you are referring to?
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Ziechael
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GiGs said: What is the Rotator Tool you are referring to? It's the semi-transparent token used as a guide: a large square (preferably transparent) token with a marking to denote the image's center. We'll call this the Rotator Tool. Nice, simple solution that even free users can employ with little effort! And a nice flanking charge into those cold ones should see them routing in no time too... well played :)
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Khoa P.
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GiGs said: What is the Rotator Tool you are referring to? Its an ad-hoc tool that I made. The first thing I did was use roll20's Art Library and made a search for "Square" and I found this image that worked really well. It's a completely clear square with a "+" in the center.  I put the image down on the objects layer as a token and set the dimensions to 12x12 inches (it needs to be big enough to envelope all of the models in a unit) then made a character sheet entry with that square as the default token. I also added a circle aura around it so that its easier to see.  Ziechael said: GiGs said: What is the Rotator Tool you are referring to? It's the semi-transparent token used as a guide: a large square (preferably transparent) token with a marking to denote the image's center. We'll call this the Rotator Tool. Nice, simple solution that even free users can employ with little effort! And a nice flanking charge into those cold ones should see them routing in no time too... well played :) Thanks!
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keithcurtis
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Yet another good use for an Invisible Token. [ wiki ][ thread ]
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Miles said: I don't know if this is useful, but I've come up with a macro that allows a DM to do the common rolls that would go behind the screen, such as perception, investigation etc. You select the token and click the macro button. It looks like this. The fomula for it is: &{template:default} {{name=**GM doing secret roll for @{selected|token_name}**}} /w gm &{template:default} {{name= @{selected|token_name}}} &{template:default} {{perception = [[d20+[[@{selected|perception_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Investigation= [[d20+[[@{selected|investigation_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Insight= [[d20+[[@{selected|Insight_bonus}]]]]}} &{template:default} {{Stealth= [[d20+[[@{selected|Stealth_bonus}]]]]}}  You can shorten your macro code. The &{temlate:default} is just necessary at the beginning of your macro. You can remove all the others ;)
I have seen in many PFS 2e games that some combat rolls have included graphics for the effect.  A 30' cone, or 60' line.  Some have included gifs in the chat.  I was wondering if anyone can point me to how this is done?  
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keithcurtis
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Hi Gregory, That would be better posted in its own thread. This thread is for publishing finished tricks. I'm sure there are lots of folks who could give you some good answers.
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Scott C.
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Chris M. said: Is anyone else having trouble with SHIFT-DOUBLE CLICK top open a character sheet? Chris, that's the sort of thing that should be posted in the bugs forum and reported on the  helpdesk . This thread is for sharing unknown tips and tricks for using the Roll20 system.
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Liam
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Random NPC Tokens One of the things I often loathe about setting up certain scenes, like a bar map or crowded room, is setting up NPC tokens. Usually, I have tokens ready for named characters I expect players to interact with, or to be a part of the story or scene in any way, but it always feels weird to me just putting those down and pretending the rest of the room is crowded or has other patrons around. In fact, I often find it breaks immersion sometimes - are the players trying to have a sneaky conversation about a taboo subject - if they are how can they tell if the seat next to them is already taken or someone might overhear? To solve this, in come roll tables! Or just one big roll table, for that matter. I've set up a table called "NPC-Tokens" which has just that - a ton of NPC token images. (I'd note that my game world is pretty open on the kinds of races you'd find in a typical place - if you were running an underdark campaign you might want to have separate tables for drow tokens and human tokens so you have a bit more fine-tuned control, for example.) Clicking the "Token" button places a token on the page. I can then right-click on it, go to "Multi-Sided" then click "Random Side" and it'll change into one of the many tokens available. Even better than that, I can drop a lot of these tokens at once, select them all and do the same - they'll all change to different random tokens. With a large number of tokens in the pool, hopefully, the same tokens won't be reused very often - and definitely infrequently enough for players to notice any repeated tokens. Now if only they didn't ask for every random person's name...
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How do you make field of vision work with light sources such as torches? For example, my character has 60ft dark vision, so when there is no light source, and with field of vision enabled, I see dim light only in the direction im facing. However, if you introduce a light source, such as a torch, and place it behind me, it allows you to see even if you aren't facing in that direction. It basically ruins the field of vision setting. What would be the fix to this?
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GiGs
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This isnt a thread for general questions, its a thread for already solved solutions. You should create a new thread to ask that, to avoid cluttering this thread.
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CSS Styled Text In a similar vein to the tooltip trick, style elements can be set in links. From my limited testing, not all CSS works but a fair bit does. Coloured Text The following code would produce output red text. [Red](#" style="color:red;) Setting a macro as the following would allow any text to be used with any colour: [?{Text|}](#" style="color:?{Colour|};) For the colour input, you can use the English names of some colours or a hex colour code. Decorated Text You can add text decoration in a similar way. The following macro allows you to apply various text decorations to inputed text: [?{Text|}](#" style="text-decoration:?{Decoration|Underline, underline|Overline, overline|Strikethrough, line-through};) General CSS The following macro will allow any CSS to be aplied to the text. From my limited testing, not everything works but a fair bit does: [?{Text|}](#" style="?{CSS Styling|};) Hopefully someone will find a practical use for this. Edit Looking back though this thread it turns out this has been done in much more depth already here .  
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Hi all by no means am I good at coding and all that. But I play around with it and I was wondering if there is a way to have a lookup find how many cantrips, 1 st level ect… spells a NPC or selected player has and have it show in the chat. This is what I have as on now, I wanted to see if you can call up an attribute like “spells_count_cantrip” to get the count of cantrips and have the macro just get that amount so I do not get errors like the one in the screen shot " selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$4_spellname" . Thanks w gm &{template:default}{{name=@{selected|character_name} Spellcasting }}{{ Spell DC [[@{selected|spell_save_dc}]] = +[[@{selected|spell_attack_bonus}]] spell attacks }}{{ Cantrips = [@{selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$0_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$0_spell)[@{selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$1_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$1_spell) [@{selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$2_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$2_spell) [@{selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$3_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$3_spell) [@{selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$4_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-cantrip_$4_spell) }}{{ 1st (SLOTS) = [@{selected|repeating_spell-1_$0_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-1_$0_spell) }}{{ 2nd (SLOTS) = [@{selected|repeating_spell-2_$0_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-2_$0_spell) }}{{ 3rd (SLOTS) = [@{selected|repeating_spell-3_$0_spellname}](~selected|repeating_spell-3_$0_spell) }} Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:107%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:"Calibri",sans-serif; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}
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GiGs
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This isnt a general help thread. You should create a new thread for that question (where I'll point you to the Universal Chat menu script).
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Displaying Images Based On Roll Results A simple trick to conditionally display images, but it may require a little setting up. Prerequisites File Hosting Service -&nbsp; You'll need some degree of control over image URLs. I use an&nbsp; Amazon S3 Bucket &nbsp;for this trick. Images -&nbsp; Need to be of the same file type. Their filename format should be something like "[x]", where x is the associated roll result. The images need to be uploaded to the same folder in the hosting service. For this example, after uploading we have the following image URLs: <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 1 ].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 2 ].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 3 ].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 4 ].gif Since the only difference between these URLs is the roll result, we can select one randomly by rolling a d4 for the x value: [random image](<a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d4]]].gif" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d4]]].gif</a>) We can also use a bigger dice size: [random image](<a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[ceil(1d100" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[ceil(1d100</a> / 25)]]].gif) Application We can use this trick in conjunction with the&nbsp; Reusable Rolls &nbsp;trick in templates. For this example, we have the following template: &amp;{template:default} {{name=Buff}} {{amount=[[1d4]]}} We can use the links from the first example to display images based on the roll result: &amp;{template:default} {{name=Buff}} {{[img](<a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d4]]].gif" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d4]]].gif</a>)}} {{amount=$[[0]]}} As an optional step, we may utilize another trick to&nbsp; overwrite template fields &nbsp;in order to show the image last: &amp;{template:default} {{name=Buff}} {{amount}} {{[img](<a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d4]]].gif" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d4]]].gif</a>)}} {{amount=$[[0]]}} Advanced Application We can add some variance to the previous example by associating multiple images with every roll result. First, we need a filename format that supports multiple parameters. We can expand the filename format from the first example to "[y]_[x]", where x is (still) the associated roll result. y indicates which image variant should be displayed. Assuming we're using the same files from the first example, our image URLs should now be: <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 1 ]_[1].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 1 ]_[2].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 1 ]_[3].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 1 ]_[4].gif Next, we upload some variant images for every roll result. For simplicity, we will use two variants for every roll result, so we only need to upload 4 more images. Their URLs: <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 2 ]_[1].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 2 ]_[2].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 2 ]_[3].gif <a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[</a> 2 ]_[4].gif Now we just need to update the macro from the first example to randomly select one of the two variants by flipping a d2 for the y value: [random variant](<a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d2]]]_[[[1d4]]].gif" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d2]]]_[[[1d4]]].gif</a>) Note that the y value precedes the x value in our macro, so only the x dice will have a 3d animation (which works well for this example). We can add this macro to the template from the previous example: &amp;{template:default} {{name=Buff}} {{amount}} {{[img](<a href="https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d2]]]_[[[1d4]]].gif" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/some-folder/[[[1d2]]]_[[[1d4]]].gif</a>)}} {{amount=$[[1]]}} What's Next? We were able to conditionally display images based on roll results and math, but that's only one method of utilizing this trick. While we focused on generating image filenames, we were also generating URLs, and URLs can offer more than just statically hosted images. What if we used the same approach, but instead of hosting our files statically we used a dynamic backend service? Being able to process requests (URI and parameters) using backend code before serving images would solve some of this trick's shortcomings (reusing images, using different file types...). We could even generate SVG images for requests on the fly to simulate custom templates/styles: [custom buff](<a href="https://not-real.fake.com/custom-buff?q=r1=[[[d4]]],r2=[[[d4]]]#.png" rel="nofollow">https://not-real.fake.com/custom-buff?q=r1=[[[d4]]],r2=[[[d4]]]#.png</a>) Thanks for reading, I hope you find this trick useful.
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Oosh
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Nice work! I never did get around to writing that one up, and this goes into more detail than I would have done anyway :) One thing I would add: if you have a GIF with a limited number of loops, and you want it to refresh each time instead of the using the cached image (which will be stuck on the last frame) you can just add another randomish roll as a parameter. So this: [link](fake-image-host.com/ooshpics/loop3times.gif) becomes this: [link](fake-image-host.com/ooshpics/loop3times.gif?[[[1d100]]]#.gif) Nothing needs to be done to the original file. You do still have a chance of grabbing a cached version using this, so if it's an animation that gets spammed, you'll need a bigger number or a multiplication to increase the pool.
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That's a good point and a nice trick! Another approach would be to use the tracker on a shared character (called Parameters in this example): [[[ 1 &amp;{tracker:+} ]]](#" style="display: none)[link](<a href="http://fake-image-host.com/fnuxgifs/loop3times.gif?@{tracker|Parameters}#.gif" rel="nofollow">http://fake-image-host.com/fnuxgifs/loop3times.gif?@{tracker|Parameters}#.gif</a>) For the tutorial, I was able to set the response headers to prevent roll20 from caching specific images: cache-control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate ofc this can also be achieved using a dynamic backend service as detailed in the final section.
Miles said: I don't know if this is useful, but I've come up with a macro that allows a DM to do the common rolls that would go behind the screen, such as perception, investigation etc. You select the token and click the macro button. It looks like this. The fomula for it is: &amp;{template:default} {{name=**GM doing secret roll for @{selected|token_name}**}} /w gm &amp;{template:default} {{name= @{selected|token_name}}} &amp;{template:default} {{perception = [[d20+[[@{selected|perception_bonus}]]]]}} &amp;{template:default} {{Investigation= [[d20+[[@{selected|investigation_bonus}]]]]}} &amp;{template:default} {{Insight= [[d20+[[@{selected|Insight_bonus}]]]]}} &amp;{template:default} {{Stealth= [[d20+[[@{selected|Stealth_bonus}]]]]}}&nbsp; Thank you for this!
Roll Queries -- Advanced Usage for 4th Edition( &nbsp;Sorry 5e guys, this probably won't help you.) Avoiding duplicate queries for handling crits in 4E The Issue: Many conditional damage bonuses exist, and a lot of them add additional damage in the form of extra dice rolling rather than a straight number.&nbsp; While roll queries are great for this and are often used for just that purpose, an issue arises when there is a critical hit in 4E.&nbsp; Critical hits in 4E maximize all dice rolls that would have been rolled, including the conditional/optional ones.&nbsp; Let's look at a roll query that handles a rogue's sneak attack as an example.&nbsp; In this example, the rogue's basic attack deals 2d4+5 damage. 2d4 + 5 + ?{Use Sneak Attack on the target?|No, 0|Yes, 3d6} Now we use this in the game.&nbsp; The rogue attacks, and as part of the attack, clicks "Yes" when the roll query pops up.&nbsp; Now, the system will roll 2d4+5+3d6.&nbsp; Ok good.&nbsp; But what if the player got a nat 20?&nbsp; At the moment, the game does not have a way detecting a critical hit AND then altering how math is handled.&nbsp; The reason is because all dice are rolled simultaneously, attack-damage together.&nbsp; So by the time it knows that a crit has been rolled, it's too late, the damage has already been rolled as well and cannot be modified further.&nbsp;&nbsp; One thing we can do, is include an extra clause in parentheses or on a new line that gives the figures for critical damage in case we need them, like this: "The target takes [[2d4+5]] damage (or [[13]] damage on a crit)." Ok great. By including the extra clause in parentheses, we can manually calculate in advance what the maximum damage would be, and easily reference the critical damage when we need to.&nbsp; When a crit happens, we just ignore the initial damage roll result it gives and defer to the crit info. However, the fact that we have to manually calculate and input the damage of a critical hit IN ADVANCE , means that we cannot respond to changing damage dice and other such conditional or optional bonuses.&nbsp; Let's replace the simple "2d4+5" in the above example with the full&nbsp; roll query &nbsp;version of sneak attack once more and see what happens with a crit... "The target takes [[2d4 + 5 + ?{Use Sneak Attack on the target?|No, 0|Yes, 3d6}]] damage (or [[13 + ?{Use Sneak Attack on the target?|No, 0|Yes, 3d6}]] damage on a crit)." The player once again choses "yes", and gets a crit.&nbsp; The output might end up like this... "The target takes 21 damage (or 25 damage on a crit)." Doesn't the crit damage seem kinda low?&nbsp; It is.&nbsp; 2d4 maxed becomes 8... then add 5, ... then 3d6 maxed becomes 18, so&nbsp; &nbsp; 8+5+18 should be 31.... so why does it show 25?&nbsp; It's because the system just rolled the 3d6, it didn't maximize them. Okay, so why don't we just manually write "18" in the second roll query above (regarding the critical damage) to read like this? "........(or [[13 + ?{Use Sneak Attack on the target? | No, 0 | Yes, 18 }]] damage on a crit)." Well....while that seems logical, sorry, no.&nbsp; We can't do that.&nbsp; &nbsp;We're using the exact same Question --&nbsp; "Use Sneak Attack on the target?"&nbsp; --- which means when it asks you about it the first time, it will store that in memory as "3d6" when you answer "yes".&nbsp; Any further repetitions of the EXACT same roll query will default to the result of the first instance of the roll query, so again, "3d6".&nbsp;&nbsp; To put this in other words, the system only cares about the very first response that it got, and associates all future queries (of the same question) with the value tied to that first response.&nbsp; So even if we have something like this: [[13 +?{Use Sneak Attack on the target? | No, 0 |&nbsp; Yes, 3d6 } +?{Use Sneak Attack on the target? | No, 0 |&nbsp; Yes, 1d10 } +?{Use Sneak Attack on the target? | No, 0 |&nbsp; Yes, 18 } +?{Use Sneak Attack on the target? | No, 0 |&nbsp; Yes, -14 } ]] The system won't even look at that 1d10, 18 or -14.&nbsp; If you responded with "yes" on the first one, you wouldn't be asked a second, third or fourth time, and the computer will handle it something like this: 13 + ? (ask player to decide) --&gt; player says yes&nbsp; --&gt; 3d6... (rolling.... [1][5][3].... total = 9) + (repeated question-skip it, copy/paste 9) + (repeated question-skip it, copy/paste 9) + (repeated question-skip it, copy/paste 9) Output = 49 (Small note here, I'm not actually sure if the system stores the result of the first roll or the dice formula for the first roll... it might copy/paste 3d6/3d6/3d6... but in either case it's irrelevant, it won't maximize damage.) SO!&nbsp; This means if we want to handle critical rolls dynamically so that they can fluctuate and adjust to conditional bonus die rolls, we would have to double up and write entirely new questions about criticals that the system will ask us about, and apply separately, from the normal damage rolls like this: "The target takes [[2d4 + 5 + ?{Use Sneak Attack on the target? (for normal damage) |No, 0|Yes, 3d6}]] damage (or [[13 + ?{Use Sneak Attack on the target? (for crit) |No, 0|Yes, 18}]] damage on a crit)." This can get really tedious in game because you get a barrage of DOUBLE the number of pop-up questions that ALL must be answered due to all the redundancy.... Use sneak attack on the target for normal damage? Me: Clicks yes. Use sneak attack on the target for critical damage? Me: Clicks yes. Activate your swords fireburst effect for normal damage? Me: Clicks yes. Activate your swords fireburst effect for critical damage? Me: Clicks yes....&nbsp; *sighs* Well my friends, there IS a better way.&nbsp; &nbsp; Math can do some sneaky things with 1's and 0's...&nbsp;&nbsp; Any number multiplied by 0 is 0.&nbsp; &nbsp;Any number multiplied by 1 is itself.&nbsp; Using these two facts, order of operations and the mathematical "ceil" function built into the system (ceil is short for ceiling, which means "round up"), we can do this in the critical clause..... +(18*ceil(?{Use Sneak Attack on the target?|No, 0|Yes, 3d6}/18)) Can you see what this does?&nbsp; Take a moment to try and pick it apart. Like onion layers, let's start from the innermost brace/parentheses layer and resolve this from the inside out. First, let's assume the player chose "no".&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;In this case, the roll query resolves to "0", since No = 0.&nbsp; This gives us... +(18*ceil(0/18)) the next inner onion layer is (0/18).&nbsp; This also resolves to 0, bringing us here... +(18*ceil(0)) next we have to do the rounding up operation "ceil(0)", since the system doesn't know what to multiply 18 with yet.&nbsp; 0 rounded up is still 0, since it's already a whole number...giving us... +(18*0) The asterix (*) is read as a multiplication sign by the system, so this just means 18 x 0.&nbsp; &nbsp;This, of course equals 0. So, the final result, when all is said and done, is... +0 This means that if a player responds with "no" the equation will resolve to 0, and nothing will be added.&nbsp;&nbsp; How about if they answer "yes"?&nbsp; Let's do that next. +(18*ceil(?{Use Sneak Attack on the target?|No, 0|Yes, 3d6}/18)) The player chose "yes", so the system will randomly roll 3d6, and get some number between 3~18, it doesn't matter what it rolls, so let's just say it rolled a total of 10.&nbsp; So that gives us... +(18*ceil(10/18)) Next, the division.... 10/18 is 0.5555555....repeating. So now we have.... +(18*ceil(0.55555555)) Next, we do the round up operation for ceil(0.5555555555), so&nbsp; we round that repeating 0.5555555 up to 1, giving us.... +(18*1) 18 x 1 is of course 18, so we have thus arrived at... +18 ...which is the maximized value of 3d6....a crit. The gist is, no matter what the computer rolls on that 3d6, if we divide that result by the maximum possible number it could have been (in this case 18), we will get a decimal that is less than 1, but greater than 0. &nbsp; We then round up to get 1.&nbsp;&nbsp; In doing this, we don't actually care what the computer rolls, we only care that it rolled at all-- because this means we must have selected "yes" on the roll query.&nbsp; If we selected "No", then nothing would have been rolled, and a 0 would result.&nbsp; So "Yes" gives us a 1, and "No" gives us a 0.&nbsp; We then take that 1 or 0, and multiply it by the number that we DO want... the value of a maximized roll. In this case, we want to add 18 more damage to a critical roll that had sneak attack, BUT add nothing (aka, 0) if no sneak attack was made. The important bits of the equation that you need to attach to the ends of your critical damage roll queries are highlighted below. + (18*ceil( ?{Use Sneak Attack on the target?|No, 0|Yes, 3d6} /18)) The number you insert (in this case, 18) must be the maximized value of the dice roll involved, so if it's 2d10, you'd replace those 18's with 20's.&nbsp; If it was 6d8, you'd replace them with 48's.&nbsp; By doing this, you force it to add either a 0 or the maximized value of the dice roll. Other examples using different die formulas: + (48*ceil( ?{Add super-stinky feet damage?|No, 0|Yes, 6d8} /48)) + (12*ceil( ?{Additional pie in the face damage?|No, 0|Yes, 1d12} /12)) NOW, you can use the same roll query wording for both normal AND critical damage, so there are no redundancies, and you only have to answer your roll query ONCE. TADA!