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Improve the spells prepared on 5e OGL sheet

Score + 60
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tl;dr - give us additional colors for the dot on the spell sheet   On my "spells prepared" caster characters, I struggle with tracking how many spells I have prepared.  If I use the red dot to indicate a spell is prepared, at least I know what's prepared, but this presents a few problems.   1. I have to count up the red dots, which is tedious and repetitive and involves a lot of scrolling for high level casters. Computers are way better at that than I am.    2. Domain spells are a problem for clerics, druids, paladins. If I check the red dot for them, I have to disregard or skip them when totaling up my prepared spells. If I don't check the red dot, it's not clear that they're prepared.     On the 5e OGL sheet, spells tab, how about:   A tally of the number of spells with red dots to indicate the number of spells prepared. Put this up at the top of the sheet somewhere.      Another color dot (lets say green) to indicate spells that are prepared but don't count as prepared. (e.g. Life cleric's domain spells: bless, cure wounds, spiritual weapon, etc.)  Click the dot to cycle it from white to red to green.     Edit to incorporate this suggestion :   We could use additional colors to indicate spells from different classes, innate racial abilities, feats, etc.   Give us all the colors already present as token status indicators.
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+1. I would support this, if I had any votes left....
Anthony said: +1. I would support this, if I had any votes left.... I will vote for it in your stead...
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Rainy
Marketplace Creator
It's a small tweak, but one that could really help keep the game running smoothly.
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Yes, I deliberately kept this improvement suggestion small, which should make it quicker and easier to implement.   Hmm, this could be useful for multiclass characters too.   e.g. a paladin-sorcerer has a mix of spells prepared and spells known. This would help differentiate them with different colored dots.  
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This needs more attention.  Come on, spellcasters!
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As someone making a ranger paladin atm, I am having this exact issue. And having multiple colours would completely solve this problem. +1
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+1  I so need this, have my prepared spells, spells from a ritual book for warlock, plus all my 1/day spells. would be so nice for a better organization system for them, but this small thing would help so much
+1 I like this too. 
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Also, I run into problems with things like a wand of lightning bolts .  I want the spell in my sheet so I can use the wand easily, but it again messes up my spells known/prepared.   And it messes up the Charactermancer when I level up. It thinks that's a spell I have known/prepared, but it isn't.   Come on spellcasters, give this one some more votes.  
I think that when spells are checked as 'prepared' they should show up in the 'attacks and spells' box on the core page even if they are not normally considered an attack such as Detect Magic. When they are un-checked as prepared they should be removed from the attacks list.
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Yes, that would be a great improvement.   The sheet has a checkbox that's perfect for indicating which spells are prepared, but then it doesn't do anything with that.   A high level cleric, druid, wizard (etc) has a ton of spells that aren't prepared but are clogging up their 'attacks and spells' box.
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And while you're at it, give me a counter for how many spells I have prepared.  
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We could use additional colors to indicate spells from different classes, innate racial abilities, feats, etc.   Give us all the colors already present as token status indicators!
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Jordan C.
Pro
API Scripter
Just a quick tip in the interim for tracking domain spells, etc. You can write into the "innate" parameter which provides small grey text beside the name like so:
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That's a fine idea, Jordan.  I like it.   The Charactermancer unfortunately deletes the text in that field when I level up.  Does that happen to you too?
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Kai
Pro
Sheet Author
+1 - Wanting this for a long time:&nbsp;<a href="https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/7336669/5e-ogl-add-counter-for-number-of-spells-prepared" rel="nofollow">https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/7336669/5e-ogl-add-counter-for-number-of-spells-prepared</a>
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Kai
Pro
Sheet Author
PunyPaladin said: That's a fine idea, Jordan.&nbsp; I like it.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Charactermancer unfortunately deletes the text in that field when I level up.&nbsp; Does that happen to you too? Try if changing the name of the spell slightly will prevent this.
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Kai said: PunyPaladin said: That's a fine idea, Jordan.&nbsp; I like it.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Charactermancer unfortunately deletes the text in that field when I level up.&nbsp; Does that happen to you too? Try if changing the name of the spell slightly will prevent this. I've tried that, but it has problems too. It duplicates the spells. For example, I added a " (b) " to the names of spells with a casting time of 1 bonus action, e.g. for misty step on my ancients paladin, but then the Charactermancer duplicates those spells when I level up.&nbsp; Similarly, it duplicated the "Lay on Hands" and "Divine Sense" class features because I had renamed them to "Lay on Paws" and "Divine Scents" because it's a Tabaxi paladin.&nbsp;&nbsp;
+1 i could really do with this
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Nic B.
Roll20 Team
Hey folks, I just wanted to update here and let you know that this is now a topic of conversation that we're having internally. This probably seems like a simple change that would make (at time of writing) 59 folks a little happier with the service, and so should be an easy win, so I wanted to explain why there will be a researching phase for this suggestion. I completely agree with your desire to see improved functionality here, this is a pain point that I have with my own games, and something that we don't currently support particularly well. However, I don't think it is as simple as offering additional colors. One of the things that we should be striving for, as an organization, is to make our user experiences as accessible as possible to as many people. Using multiple colors to communicate different states potentially leaves anyone with color vision deficiency out in the cold, and I think we should do better than that. So, I want to be sure that we've researched a solution that reaches as many people as possible. To do that, we'll need your help. I can't promise that we can do everything, but right now it seems like the sorts of things that people want from this functionality are: A tally of prepared spells (would this be best as a per spell level total, a complete total, or both?) A way of indicating domain spells (or other non-tallied spells) which would be excluded from the total and be visually distinct from other spells A way of indicating spells from different classes when multiclassing A way of indicating spells with other origins (i.e. feats, class abilities, items etc.) A way of indicating spells that should be ignored by the charactermancer when leveling up. Does this seem like a fair summation of this thread? Are there other cases that I've missed? Many thanks for your patience to this point. I will watch this thread for additional comments!
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&gt;&nbsp; A tally of prepared spells (would this be best as a per spell level total, a complete total, or both?) For "spells prepared" casters (artificer, cleric, druid, paladin, wizard) it's the total that matters. &nbsp; I don't see a particular need for a total per spell level. I can get that information by glancing at the distribution of the red dots.&nbsp;&nbsp; &gt; A way of indicating spells that should be ignored by the charactermancer when leveling up. I don't understand why or what the charactermancer does that sometimes it messes up spells that I've customized.&nbsp;&nbsp; I've started changing the name of the spell to indicate where it comes from. (e.g. Fireball (wand)) and I fix the formatting of the spell description, and add bold to key parts of that text, and lately that survives the charactermancer.&nbsp; Pro tip: DMs love it when you add bold &nbsp;tags to the type of saving throw a spell calls for. And text in the "innate" field didn't get overwritten last time I leveled up my cleric.&nbsp;&nbsp;