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Invisibility/layers/masking and ownership

PostPosted: November 26th, 2010, 9:51 pm
by md5i
I have a board which consists of a set of face-down (or invisible) tiles. Generally these tiles get turned face-up (or made visible) during the game as units move onto them.

One of the actions that players are allowed to do is to research face-down tiles, looking at them and retaining information about them until they are officially turned face-up. A player who has not researched the tile will not see this information. Multiple players can research the same tile. Masking or invisibility would seem to be a good fit, but I need to change the set of players that can/cannot see a tile. Any suggestions on how to go about this?

Re: Invisibility/layers/masking and ownership

PostPosted: March 13th, 2011, 2:30 pm
by AdamSzieberth
I am not surprised you havent got answer to this question. As I see changeing ownership in vassal is a torture. Even to trade a card you can use a temporary always-face-down deck, not to mention what you wanted. A simple hotkey function to Restricted Acces Trait could solve this, but current version don't have this feature.

Re: [messages] [Module Design] Re: Invisibility/layers/maski

PostPosted: March 14th, 2011, 11:11 am
by mkiefte
I honestly can't think of a way to change owners. Even a Replace trait will preserve the owner no matter what you do.

- M.

On 2011-03-13, at 11:30 AM, AdamSzieberth wrote:

> I am not surprised you havent got answer to this question. As I see
> changeing ownership in vassal is a torture. Even to trade a card you can
> use a temporary always-face-down deck, not to mention what you wanted. A
> simple hotkey function to Restricted Acces Trait could solve this, but
> current version don't have this feature.
>
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Re: [messages] [Module Design] Re: Invisibility/layers/maski

PostPosted: March 14th, 2011, 11:19 am
by Tim M
Me either. The closest I can come up with is to relinquish ownership and
pass to another player hand "unowned"

If restricted access allowed using of properties it could easily be solved

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I honestly can't think of a way to change owners. Even a Replace trait will
preserve the owner no matter what you do.

- M.

On 2011-03-13, at 11:30 AM, AdamSzieberth wrote:

> I am not surprised you havent got answer to this question. As I see
> changeing ownership in vassal is a torture. Even to trade a card you can
> use a temporary always-face-down deck, not to mention what you wanted. A
> simple hotkey function to Restricted Acces Trait could solve this, but
> current version don't have this feature.
>
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> Read this topic online here:
> viewtopic.php?p=22186#p22186
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