Player and NPC Token Vision on Maps

Rulesets which support automatic vision assignment

These rulesets support automatic vision assignment through the character sheet, NPC sheet, or effects: CoreRPG, D&D 5E, D&D 4E, D&D 3.5E, Pathfinder 1E, Pathfinder 2E, d20 Modern.

Defining Player Vision

The recommended way to add vision to players, is to adjust the Senses on the character sheet. FGU and the ruleset will interpret the vision and apply the appropriate vision setting.

Vision Sets

  • Normal Vision (unlimited range)

  • Darkvision (specific range or unlimited)

  • Truesight (specific range or unlimited)

  • Blindsight (specific range or unlimited)

Some rulesets support additional senses. D&D 5E supports devilsight and this is mapped to Truesight. Pathfinder 2 support Greater Darkvision and it is mapped to Truesight as well.

To adjust the vision settings, either remove, add, or edit the Senses on the character sheet.

Defining NPC Vision

NPCs manage vision in a similar way. Adjust the Senses field for an NPC and it will automatically update. If the NPC is already on a map, double-click it to open the NPC and then unlock and edit the field.


Managing Vision with Effects

Effects are another way to manage vision on NPCs or players. You can create a custom effect and share it with your players. This effect can then be dragged onto a token in the combat tracker to apply it. For players, they can also link effects to their Actions tab, for situations where a spell, item, or ability temporarily grants them a new vision type.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Syntax: VISION: {range} {type} * If type is not specified, it will apply to normal vision Examples: VISION: 20 blindsight VISION: 60 darkvision VISION: 30 truesight * only in D&D 5E VISION: 30 devilsight * only in Pathfinder 2E VISION: 30 greaterdarkvision

Drag the effect to the token in the Combat Tracker to Apply it. Once there, it can be turned off and on as needed.

Managing Vision with the Image Toolbar

For rulesets that support automatic vision assignment, please note that the character sheet and NPC sheet will override whatever you set in the image toolbar.

  1. Open the image and unlock it

  2. Enable player vision and lighting

  3. Navigate to the Lighting section and then choose Token Vision

  4. Select one or more tokens on the map

  5. Pick one of the available presets and adjust the settings.

  6. Click on Add Vision to apply it to the selected token

  7. You can remove it by clicking on the Delete Vision. You will see the number of defined vision settings for this token increment where the 1/1 is displayed below.

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