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    William Crawford

    When can we expect to see new features for the DM subscription like init tracker, treasure tracker, etc.?

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    AmbyR

    Hi there!

    We don't have any timelines of this that we can share at this time. 

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    Alaa Al-Mohammad

    Are players able to make changes to their own characters? And if so, can this option be turned off?

    Also, the characters I am using in the campaign are ones from 'My Characters', will edits made to them within the campaign effect those characters outside it. i.e. can I keep templates of the characters in My Characters that don't change - or, should I just copy those characters and keep separate 'templates'?


    Many thanks!

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    AmbyR

    Hi there! 

    Yes, players can edit their characters and that can not be turned off. 

    The characters in "My Characters" are just a list of your characters, they are the same characters used in the campaign, just in a handy list for you to find. Any edits to them will be universal. If you want a "clean" copy of that character that won't change when players make edits, you'll need to make a copy of that character, however that copy will take up a character slot.

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    Davin Kluttz

    Not sure if I should file this feature elsewhere, but here are a few related suggestions:

    I get that a DM cannot actually "lock" players from making changes to their characters, but there are certain things I would like to know about. Maybe a change summary feature or alert when either of the following has been altered on characters in my campaign: original (rolled) ability scores, skill proficiencies, background. I don't need this in detail, just know that a player has altered something. This is mostly to keep players honest: e.g. "The DM will be sent a summary of the changes you have made to this character." This will kill any funny business.

    Extend the notes feature or add this: Basically a session log that supports attaching a photo. We often end a session with pawns in position on a battle map. Snapping a quick pic and posting it with a date/time stamp and a short post summarizing the session would be awesome. Kind of like a blog. Perhaps players could comment on posts too.

    Have you considered an encounter (creatures and NPCs) management feature? I cannot tell you how many times I have thought it'd be great to search for a creature and either bookmark or add it (or multiples) directly to an encounter list and have it total the XP for me. Same thing with items/equipment. It could be integrated into the content display, similar to custom wishlists/baskets work on e-commerce sites.

    Let me know and I will break these out into separate feature requests with more clarity.

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    Davin Kluttz

    Just noticed the mega-thread. :)

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    Eric Lyonford

    Hi!

    So, I've sent the link to my players, they've created accounts, and begun to attempt to make characters in my campaign (with shared content).

    Needless to say, the experience has not been smooth. I've had reports of races and classes unavailable, with a couple of poor souls bouncing off the entire process and leaving characters I can't even view (?).

    I've made a quick search, but not turned up any walk throughs for NEW new players. I guess I can walk them though the process at the next session but I had hoped there were resources so they could build their sheets between creating characters at session 0 and the rubber hitting the road at session 1.

    Help? Are there guides I've missed?

    -E

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    William Crawford

    If you have not bought and shared the PHB then you will only have basic options available (limited races, classes, features, etc).  That is most likely the reason they do not see all the races and classes.  Whoever has purchased the PHB on dndbeyond needs to be sure to join the campaign and then click on the Enable Content Sharing button at the top of the campaign page.

    Also, once they click the campaign link, they have to be sure to join the campaign.  It sounds like they just created a character without actually joining campaign.

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    Eric Lyonford

    Thanks, Mr. Crawford! Shared all the books, it turns out folks weren't joining ng the campaign. False alarm!

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    Sara Ellwood

    Can a DM add one of their own characters to a campaign? I have a character already made, and I cant figure out how to add them.

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    William Crawford

    Sara, you can use the invite link that is on the campaign page. It is the same one you used to invite people to the campaign.

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    Leonardo Bastos de Souza

    Hi there! I bought all the official WotC D&D 5e books and modules available on D&D Beyond and I'm preparing a group to play Lost Mine of Phandelver. I was wondering if it's possible to lock some content from the players, like the adventure modules, for instance, since curiosity is often stronger than reason and I don't want any metagaming on my sessions. Thx for the help!

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    William Crawford

    Leonardo, currently there is no way to lock/manage content for your campaign.  The D&D Beyond folks are currently working on this feature and it sounds like it will be coming out this year.  For more info about the upcoming content management feature, you can watch this D&D Beyond Dev Update.

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    Leonardo Bastos de Souza

    Thank you, sir!

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    Stuart Wiener

    Hi there! I had to hunt around for the "Enable Content Sharing" feature for campaigns as I expected it to work out of the box. Just posting this here, because it's the main reason why I subscribed and bought content, and I was a little confused when it didn't work at first. Totally see why I would have to toggle it for each campaign now, but it wasn't very clear to begin with...

    Other than that I'm loving the toolset that you are making and it's proving to be great for the campaign that I'm running. Thanks 👍

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    Jacob Lesinski

    This is not working at the moment, I cannot control what my players are using to create their characters. Lots and lots of questions on what is and isn't allowed when making their characters. Its honestly overwhelming for my new players. Can you please get the zombie beholder internal error figured out thanks!

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    William Crawford

    Jacob Lesinski,I just tested enabling content and it worked fine for me.  When are you getting the zombie beholder internal error message?

    Also, right now the content enabling is all content on or all content off.  You cannot manage specific books/part of books at the moment.  They are working on this feature and it sounds like it will be coming out this year.  For more info about the upcoming content management feature, you can watch this D&D Beyond Dev Update.

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    Jacob Lesinski

    Yes, William Crawford, Enabling all content is working great. Only when i press content mangement do I get the internal server 500 error. 

    https://dndbeyond.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360033735213-BUG-REPORT-Selecting-Content-Management-from-Campaign- 

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