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    Saving Campaign and Fog of War

    Hi everyone, (very) recent purchaser and first time poster here with probably a noob question.

    I think I have my head wrapped around the basics but I have a couple of questions that will come up specifically if my group and i are partway through a large dungeon/map, finish for the night and come back to it at a later date:

    1 - How do I save the campaign? I have been using /save in my tests
    2 - Will the fog of war save or when I reload that map will I need to remask the whole thing and then manually reveal where they have been rather than it saving as a state with the layer of fog already on? (and therefore already revealed for where they have been)

    Thanks,

    Jam

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    Hi, jamzilla83, and welcome to Fantasy Grounds!

    FG will save automatically at various intervals, though I confess I do not know how often. I usually do a /save before closing out just in case though I suspect it is unnecessary; I don't generally /save while in the middle of the campaign though but I do /save frequently when prepping.

    Fog of war will be saved and in the exact same state as when you last left it. All tokens you had on the map will still be there too.

    Happy gaming!

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    Welcome to the forums and FG Community!

    It auto saves every few minutes, and when you right click to exit the program, but /save works also.
    Map state is saved in the campaign data so they only see what you have previously revealed.
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    Welcome to the forums.

    FG will automatically save all your data when the GM exits the campaign (if the GM is on a Mac or Linux they must use the desktop right-click menu to exit, don't just close the operating system window). FG also saves campaign data every 5 minutes. There's no need to use the /save command - that's really just there for testing/debugging.

    All current state of data is saved (except which windows were open) - mask, token positions, initiative tracker current actor, etc.. You should be able to start exactly where you left off.

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    Ok thanks everyone. I am on a Mac running two instances- one gm and one player via localhost - just for context.

    I will continue my tests and look forward to really getting to grips with FG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamzilla83 View Post
    Ok thanks everyone. I am on a Mac running two instances- one gm and one player via localhost - just for context.
    As you're running on a Mac, make sure you exit using the desktop right-click menu as mentioned above.

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