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    Anyone figure out how to do a virtual hand raise in FG?

    So FG is awesome in a lot of ways. One thing I've noticed that is missing though is the visual cues that is inherent in tabletop.

    What I've noticed is some players avoid interacting in fear of cross talking over another player. So my question is, has anyone come up with a creative way for players to do a virtual hand raise sort of thing for when they want to add input? Some sort of easy cue.

    I was thinking assigning short text to a specific sound that can be used in the chat box using syrinscape. Maybe replacing the default "burp" sound with a short but fairly loud "beep/horn".

    Anyone have any better ideas? Maybe something already exists natively I am just unaware.

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    I just have my players say something like "hey guys, shutup for a sec." :-)

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    Make a NOTE that has written on it in capitals SHUT THE F*CK UP!!!!!!! (profanity optional) then share it with everyone and the note will "POP uP" at their end in from of them

    If ya want to be REALLY creative share this image

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    Or have the player put a text string or emote in one of the hot keys.

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    You could write an extension that borrows from Hero Points
    You would change the diamond to a hand or exclamation or similar and change the Hero Points field from a number input field to a checkbox
    Of course there would be a little more code involved
    That would then add an icon - similar to inspiration - on their portraits when they have the checkbox ticked

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    In my Ars Magica set I simply added a /next command that shows a exclamationmark icon and the players/characters name in the chatwindow.
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    Thanks damned. I will absolutely look into this.

    @Oberoton. I'm a little confused. Where did you add a /next command?

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    Chat window. Maybe even set that to a hot key so that it fires off with a single keystroke.

    This would only work if you also created and enabled an extension as suggested by @Oberton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davann View Post
    Where did you add a /next command?
    Writing an extension to do a chat slashhandler I'd imagine.

    EDIT: Here's an example extension that uses a slashhandler: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...l=1#post199129
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    Exactly. I could pull it out of my ruleset and make an extension out of it. With a bit of work I imagine you could make a kind of tracker for it if you wanted.
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