So my players are going to a tarot reader next session, and I'd like them to be able to draw cards themselves using Roll20's card deck feature to give them the illusion of fate. I say 'illusion' because I don't know much about tarot, so I just used trustedtarot's free anonymous readings thing to pre-select a few cards and descriptions for each player that I felt fit them and their place in the narrative. However, Roll20 does not want to let me do this. You can't show players a deck that only has 5 cards without them seeing the fact it only has 5 cards under the Collections tab, and obviously no tarot deck only has 5 cards. I could just hide the deck from the players and draw the cards myself, but the GM picking the cards for you is a dead giveaway that there's something funny going on. I could also just hope they don't go into the Collections tab to check the # of cards, but that's not ideal for obvious reasons. I thought it might work if I just created a deck with 22 cards that are just duplicates of the initial 3 cards for each player and rely on the 'Draw through deck, shuffle, and repeat' option, but I've tried that and the order doesn't reset when you close the cards, so there's a strong chance one of my players will end up with three Justice cards or three Death cards, and while that could be funny, it's not really what I want. I've thought about different ways I could work around a completely random draw in narrative, too, but unfortunately, my PCs are all so wildly different that I can't simply fit one card to any player, and two of the players know a lot about tarot, so I can't change the meaning of the cards either. Even if for the one who knows nothing about tarot, I doubt I'd be able to swing an interpretation of Death as 'there is a steamy new love affair in your future'.
No way that I'm aware of...but how about having them make rolls and then display the card as drawn/chosen by you. That way, they have no idea what the die roll means...
The Aaron said: Actually, I have a script for this exact purpose... https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/6111850/slug%7D https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/5588364/slug%7D
That's awesome! Note, in order to use the API scripts, though, you do need to be a Pro subscriber. :)
Ah right, totally missed that in my hurry to catch up on 101 threads I didn't read on vacation. =D Sorry Moss, this would require the API.