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    [Theme] 5E - SirMotte's Magnificent Darkness

    Attention, developement is currently on hold. Please #see this Post

    Now with FORGE Support!

    Current Version: Beta 2.9.1 - Tiny Squid
    Latest detailed changelog - August 30th, 2021

    You can find me on Discord using Sir Motte#1305, the Grim Press or Fantasy Grounds Channel, or message me here directly, or use the official Forge Item Support Channel on Discord.

    Supported Rulesets

    • Dungeons and Dragons 5E
    • Pathfinder 2E - WIP
    • Other Rulesets might work to some degree, but expect oddities to occur.

    Special Contributors

    Big shout-out to MeAndUnique and Saagael for their invaluable help with .xml and .lua code.
    Without them this theme wouldn't be available with this level of polish! <3.


    Hello fellow Adventurers,
    I proudly present to you my take on a dark, reduced and calm Fantasy Grounds Unity user-interface for Dungeons and Dragons 5E.
    I tried my best to make it look more modern (within the limitations of FGU) and support most available extensions.

    If you tend to play in dimmed light conditions and don't want to melt your eyes with the rather bright official themes, my theme might be to your liking.
    It was developed at 120 cd/m screen brightness in AdobeRGB color space. Most monitors ship with brighter factory settings and can't use the full Adobe Color spectrum.
    Therefore, make sure that you're not using exaggerated brightness and contrast settings!


    • Total visual support for other extensions. I adjust all graphics and fonts they come with to play nicely with my theme!
    • Reduced, dark color palette.
    • Eye-friendly contrasts for good readability even with small fonts (at least 7:1).
    • Redone UI elements. No soft edges, no rounded corners, no 3D Effects, no textures - simple, flat and clear.
    • Fonts replaced with Roboto Sans.
    • Font sizes and colors adjusted.
    • Color Coded Action Buttons for ease of use.
    • Script enhanced radial menu that features more unique icons than normally possible. Big thank you to Saagael.
    • Removed link Icons in Hotkey Bar - brought to you by MeAndUnique!
      -> You have to re-link already placed hotkey links to make the icon disappear.
      -> This functionality is now also available as the standalone "Bartender" Extension, measures are taken that there is no conflict if both extensions are active.

    Image Preview (slightly outdated)

    Theme: Hearth Beta 2.8 - Preview

    Video Preview (slightly outdated)

    Visual Extensions Support

    I try my best to make all available extensions visually compatible (there should be no code related problems). Not all extensions need dedicated support though, only those that add custom graphics assets and font colors.
    If an extension you use is not on this list, chances are it doesn't need extra treatment and works out of the box. If not, shoot me a message and I will take a look.

    Paid Extensions:

    • Polymorphism by Silent Ruin
    • Combat Groups by Silent Ruin
    • Map Parcel by Silent Ruin
    • Generic Actions by Silent Ruin
    • Equipped Effects by Silent Ruin
    • Assistant GM by Silent Ruin
    • Mad Nomad's Character Sheet Tweaks
    • Mad Nomad's Character Sheet Effects Display
    • Mad Nomad's Character Sheet Journal
    • Mad Nomad's Coin Manager
    • Mad Nomad's Party Combat Stats
    • Mad Nomad's Enhanced Encounter Window
    • Mad Nomad's Consumable Items
    • Portals Revamped by DiabloBob
    • NPC Random Treasure Drops by pr6i6est (Troy Monteith)
    • Automatic Record Links by pr6i6est (Troy Monteith)
    • 5E - Coin Converter by mattekure
    • Easy Lights by mattekure (update needed)
    • Toggle Effect Lights by mattekure
    • Fantasy Grounds Unity Weather Generator by Mattekure.
    • Bayne's Emporium

    Free Extensions:

    • Death Indicator Ex by Silent Ruin
    • Player Agency by damned
    • Sharing is Caring by damned
    • Halt! by damned
    • ReadyCheck by Celestian
    • Audio Overseer by Celestian
    • RFIA - Roll for Initiative Addon by Houndy
    • Floating Tabs by Scried Raven
    • Constitutional Amendmends by MeAndUnique
    • Extended Rest by MeAndUnique
    • Colorful Language by MeAndUnique
    • Bartender by MeAndUnique
    • Friend Zone by MeAndUnique
    • Combat Highlighter by DaddyOgreman / Ogremandude
    • Extended Language Fonts by Mattekure
    • Sign Language Fonts by Mattekure
    • TTRPG Safety Toolkit by Mattekure
    • Linker by Mattekure
    • Golarion Languages and Fonts by mattekure and callum
    • Token Height Indication by GKEnialb
    • Local Dice Tower by Thomas Delaplain (Minty23185Fresh)
    • Clock Adjuster by pr6i6est (Troy Monteith) and bmos (Icons only)
      -> Make sure to get the updated version by bmos found in the Clock Adjuster thread!
    • Mad Nomad's 3rd Party Updater
    • 5E Legendary Assistant by Stv
    • Combat Timer by Zygmunt Molotch
    • Theater of Mind by superteddy57
    • CalendarPlus by Darrenan
    • Unofficial Kingdoms and Warfare Extension for 5E by Saagael and MeAndUnique
    • Requested Rolls by srmccarty

    Compatibility Information

    All supported extensions are not necessarily compatible with each other and can potentially be outdated / not supported by their respective authors anymore. You have to make sure to check for this yourself.

    • If you are using Better Menus by Celestian, make it load after my Theme by adjusting the loadorder to 1501 or higher.
    • Font extensions like the ones by mattekure have to use a loadorder value of 1501 or higher to overwrite my theme. If they include font color code, they will overwrite mine though, which will lead to undesired results like badly readable fonts.

    In general I'd suggest to have my theme load last at all times, but for special cases like this.

    Get Involved

    Tell me what you think of the Theme, voice your opinions, make requests, don't be shy!
    Found an extension that needs support and I missed it? Great, tell me where to find it and I'll get to it asap!
    Found an Error? Please see post #3 on how to report it to me, or contact me on Discord (Sir Motte#1305) directly.

    The troops need coffee M'lord! Want to sponsor the war effort?

    PayPal War Chest

    Want to gift me something on Dungeon Masters Guild instead?

    Here's my Dungeon Masters Guild E-Mail Address.
    And here you can find my FGU Wishlist and my Maps Wishlist.

    Download, Installation and Project files

    • Subscribe to the FG Forge Item and Update your Fantasy Grounds Client.
    • Activate the theme listed as "Theme: Hearth" in your campaign details page in the "Extensions" section.
    • Done, I hope you like it!

    Alternatively you can Download the Theme from GitHub:

    Release Branch - Github Download
    Dev Branch - Github Download (Latest Build, but potentially unstable).

    Put the .ext file into Data/extensions within your FGU installation folder and activate the theme listed as "Theme: Hearth" in your campaign details page in the "Extensions" section.

    You can find the Themes Project Page on Github.
    You can follow my To-Do List and Progress there as well.
    Please see the Github Project File for information on what's going on with the theme.


    Sir Motte
    Last edited by SirMotte; January 31st, 2022 at 20:58.

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    Hall of Fame

    • The nameless soul led on in silence. A ghoustly figure floating just a few feet in front of me, ragged clothes billowing in an otherworldy breeze.
      The translucent body shimmered in a faint silverish, blue light. I followed it into a room, that looked to have been a study at some point in the distant past.
      Crumbling parchment and dried out inkpots, old maps of long lost kingdoms and tomes of forgotten wisdom lay about in a somewhat orderly fashion.
      "Remarkable!", I thought, as I let my eyes examine the treasures before me. The ghostly figure stopped and turned to me, his fair face seemed to kindly smile as he noticed the exitement in my eyes.
      His hands began to gesture around the room, pointed at some of his belongings, and then at me. He smiled again.
      I understood, nodded, bowed deeply and then returned his smile. Certainly not as fair as his, but in kind.
    • Where wares and coin change purse and hands, the one called Bayne there proudly stands, manifold a craft displayed, unlucky those who come too late, missing out on goods so great!
    • Kindred spirit, generous soul, artful script makes worth a scroll, it's weight in gold and read out loud. Thank you bmos, you can be proud!
    • The one who shares with golden heart, bright in soul and sound in art, has given plentiful his craft; abundant the amount amassed; eyes wide open I childlike laughed. Thank you Dud-in!
    • The incantation rose about, the whisper soon became a shout as magic made his body stout. Thanks to Nick Frost for donating!
    • When darkness crawls and shadows loom, one misstep here could spell our doom; Smart the one with torch and lamp, will be remembered as a champ; As he who gave the gift of light, has earned himself the title knight.
    • The cartographers pride is a finished map. The travelers joy is a detailed map. The adventurers staple is a bundle of maps - They all came signed by the one whiteTiki.
    • Whispers in the kings hall, the traveling bards, puffers on the street, voices at the regulars' table, the birds in the trees; They all sing praise to the one Aridhro, who made sure the army's soldiers won't use adrenaline during battle, but solely move on caffeine alone.
    • The warriors raise a freshly brewed toast to cmtpcm, who contributed to the cause with a large gift of coffee!
    • The Valkyries cheer, for their master has spread his wealth and name to support the cause. MadNomad!
    • Hushed voices whisper a glorious name. A supporter that aided the cause! Did you hear it too?
    • The heavens sing of a name, angelic and pure, an euphony to ears and heart. Its wielder brought gifts from the storytellers wares!
    • The scribes bow their heads in awe to, MeAndUnique, Saagael, mattekure, Superteddy57, Styrmir, damned and Trenloe for their help and ingenuity with complex scripture.
    • Wisdom poured by CMYKMatter and Drowbe helps the eye stay focused.


    -Removed outdated editions, they will eventually come back again.
    Alpha 2.0 - Old Geezer+hotfix
    Beta 2.1 - Rolling Sledge
    Beta 2.2 - Sloshing Brains+hotfix
    Beta 2.3 - Beleaguered Mudpile
    Beta 2.4 - Fragrant Dungeon
    Beta 2.5 - Sweaty Hilts
    Beta 2.6 - Plucked Horse
    Beta 2.7 - Doting Elderbrain
    Beta 2.8 - Assassin's Spoon
    Beta 2.9 - Pathhider
    Beta 2.9.1 - Tiny Squid
    Last edited by SirMotte; December 9th, 2021 at 23:40.

  3. #3
    Reporting Issues

    Either describe where and what, and/or simply send a screenshot that illustrates the problem.


    • FGC or FGU?
      - FGC: There is no support by me, sorry, the theme is purely FGU based.
      - FGU: Did you make sure my Theme loads after other extensions? It uses a loadorder value of 1500. In rare cases other extensions need to load after my theme (like Better Menus).

    • Are you on the latest version of FG and the Theme?

    • Are you sure you don't have duplicates in the extension folder or other themes active at the same time?

    • Are you using the 5E ruleset?
      - Yes: Read below
      - No: Right now I do not work on other rulesets but for basic Pathfinder 2E support, but please report here anyway. I just might fix it, if it's not difficult to do so.

    • Have an Error-Log?
      use /console in chat to bring up the console again in case you closed it already.
    • Got me a screenshot?

    • Are you using other extensions?
      - Yes: Does the error still occur when you disable all other extensions?
      - Yes: What is/are the conflicting extension/s?
      - No: Read below

    • When does the error occur and is it tied to a specific interface component?

    • Is the error reliably reproducible?
    Last edited by SirMotte; June 11th, 2021 at 19:51.

  4. #4

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    Vendsyssel (Denmark)
    Great work there.

  5. #5
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    Well it’s certainly dark
    If you need to contact customer support or if there is something that you would like to see in Fantasy Grounds that isn't currently part of the software or if there is something you think would improve a ruleset then add your idea here http://fgapp.idea.informer.com/

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by viresanimi View Post
    Great work there.
    Thanks! It will only get better .

    Quote Originally Posted by Zacchaeus View Post
    Well it’s certainly dark
    Yes it is! I added some information on screen brightness, as this theme is very sensitive in this regard.
    Last edited by SirMotte; May 18th, 2020 at 02:35.

  7. #7
    Funny how a skin change can make something look 'old' or 'modern'. This looks modern.
    Fantasy Grounds Unity Lives! Good job, Smiteworks!

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Three of Swords View Post
    Funny how a skin change can make something look 'old' or 'modern'. This looks modern.
    Thank you very much. I'm kinda shooting for a more modern look.
    Later down the line I may introduce a version that is a little bite more dynamic, talking simple color gradients and the like. No promises though .
    Last edited by SirMotte; May 18th, 2020 at 20:48.

  9. #9
    Update to v0.7

    - Added missing Icons (still some to be done)
    - minor changes to colors
    - minor changes to icons
    - changes to font sizes
    - changes to font colors
    Last edited by SirMotte; May 24th, 2020 at 20:26.

  10. #10
    Looking good! I'll have to give it a try.

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