Category: Quick Tips

Check out my quick tips for Fantasy Grounds. Learn how to lock tokens, negate damage, and more.

Control Click to Target Tokens in Fantasy Grounds

There are several ways to target tokens in Fantasy Grounds.  Using CTRL Click is just one of the ways and it’s extremely simple to do. To target a token, hold the CTRL key and click the token you wish to target A distance line will appear between your token and the targeted token. The combat tracker will show you who you are currently targeting. To un-target a token, hold CTRL and click the targeted token. CTRL click can be used to select multiple targets. Easily un-target multiple tokens by using the clear target icon at the top of the map.


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How to lock tokens in Fantasy Grounds

Token locking in Fantasy Grounds is helpful feature for both the Player and the GM. Players benefit from being able to calculate distance and layout their movement. The GM will benefit from knowing the players intended movement. Here’s how to do it. The GM will right click on any token on the map. The radial menu will appear and the GM will click on the Lock icon. Tokens are now locked and movement must be approved by the GM. The player drags their token to where they want to move. To extend movement or change direction, drag the endpoint where…


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How to draw pointers on the map in Fantasy Grounds

Learn how to draw pointers on the map in Fantasy Grounds.  Pointers are a great way to show distance, spell effects, and damage radius.  This Fantasy Grounds Quick Tip will have you drawing pointers in no time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bulSkupce0 To quickly draw pointers on the map in Fantasy Grounds, hold down both mouse buttons while dragging.   Remove pointer from the map by simply clicking both mouse buttons.   Draw squares, cones, and circles by using Shift, Alt, and CTRL buttons.   Hold Shift + Both Buttons to draw a square   Hold Alt + Both Buttons to draw a cone….


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Change the default dice position on the Fantasy Grounds desktop

When you roll dice in Fantasy Grounds, they automatically return to the default position. Have you ever wanted to change that position to somewhere else?  This Fantasy Grounds Quick Tip will show you how to change the default dice position. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW12JjhY4WI When rolling dice in the Fantasy Grounds chat window, what happens to the dice when you roll? The dice reset to their original position. To change the default position, we first need to move the dice where we want them. It’s impossible to place the dice exactly when moving them on the desktop. Right click on the desktop to…


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How to negate damage, or number, in Fantasy Grounds

Negating a extra damage roll, or  number, in Fantasy Grounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDqNTp-IP_o Poppy has attacked a giant ape with an earth breaker.  Poppy gets click happy and has applied the damage twice. We need to remove the extra damage from the giant ape. Method 1 – Hold CTRL while dragging Hold CTRL while dragging to negate the damage or number.   Drop the number on the correct item in the combat tracker, and the damage will be subtracted. Method two – Use the radial menu to negate value Right click on the roll you wish to negate, this will bring up…


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How to roll more than one dice from the Fantasy Grounds dice tray

There are three ways to roll multiple dice from the dice tray in Fantasy Grounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRqdD27ygs0 1. Radial menu – select number of dice Right click on the dice type you want to roll, and the radial menu will appear. Click on the number of dice you want to roll. Drag and drop dice in the chat window. Select the number of dice to roll by right clicking on the dice type. 2. Right click on the dice while dragging Click and drag the dice you want to roll. While dragging, right click to add another dice of that type. …


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How to name a token on the map

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_EpoHzKby8 By default, tokens are not named when placed on the map.   Type the name of the token in the chat window.   Drag and drop the text onto the token to name it. Mouse over the token, and the tooltip will display the name.  


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