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8BitNinja
2015-12-07, 05:09 PM
Hello everyone, I was wondering how I can make invisibility work

the idea is for a meta-effect and people not seeing a piece, but how can you actually hide a creature?

Flickerdart
2015-12-07, 05:30 PM
What game? It can be as simple as casting invisibility in magic-heavy games like D&D, to a flat out impossibility in something like Everybody is John.

8BitNinja
2015-12-07, 05:33 PM
What game? It can be as simple as casting invisibility in magic-heavy games like D&D, to a flat out impossibility in something like Everybody is John.

I just need to be able to hide an enemy, not necessarily the effect

AceOfFools
2015-12-07, 05:38 PM
Are you asking how to mechanically define invisibility?

Flickerdart
2015-12-07, 05:39 PM
I just need to be able to hide an enemy, not necessarily the effect
In what? Miniatures, theatre of the mind, chess?

daremetoidareyo
2015-12-07, 05:39 PM
I just need to be able to hide an enemy, not necessarily the effect

Is the enemy working with you or resisting?

You can secretly disguise the enemy to appear as someone else using magic or skills

You kill the enemy and stuff him into a trunk.

You can max out perform:ventriloquism and kill/knockout/sleep the enemy and Weekend at Bernies it.

You can kill the enemy, and raise him as undead zombie, and then disguise him to be someone else.

You can kill/sleep everyone but the enemy, thus rendering him invisible.

Jeraa
2015-12-07, 05:55 PM
Is the enemy working with you or resisting?

You can secretly disguise the enemy to appear as someone else using magic or skills

You kill the enemy and stuff him into a trunk.

You can max out perform:ventriloquism and kill/knockout/sleep the enemy and Weekend at Bernies it.

You can kill the enemy, and raise him as undead zombie, and then disguise him to be someone else.

You can kill/sleep everyone but the enemy, thus rendering him invisible.

I believe the OP is talking about hiding the creature token on the battle map, not the creature itself in a game. In which case, label one side of the map with letters, and an adjacent side with numbers. That gives each row and column a designation, so you know that the invisible creature is in square A6 or G4, for example.

Mark Hall
2015-12-07, 06:13 PM
I believe the OP is talking about hiding the creature token on the battle map, not the creature itself in a game. In which case, label one side of the map with letters, and an adjacent side with numbers. That gives each row and column a designation, so you know that the invisible creature is in square A6 or G4, for example.

This is the best option, I think, if you're running a battlemap scenario.

daremetoidareyo
2015-12-07, 06:33 PM
I believe the OP is talking about hiding the creature token on the battle map, not the creature itself in a game. In which case, label one side of the map with letters, and an adjacent side with numbers. That gives each row and column a designation, so you know that the invisible creature is in square A6 or G4, for example.

That makes so much more sense.

8BitNinja
2015-12-07, 07:56 PM
This is the best option, I think, if you're running a battlemap scenario.

Yes, I am running a battlemap

Thanks for telling me how to hide the pieces

The Orc sunk the battleship which is the name of the Fighter

Aran nu tasar
2015-12-07, 08:41 PM
I keep track of what square the invisible creature is in. If it is a player, the mini can be on the battlemap without issue and I just make sure to have enemies act as if they couldn't see it; if the invisible creature is an enemy, I usually leave a mini to mark its last known location.

goto124
2015-12-07, 11:07 PM
Use a double-sided Battleship thing for the battle grid. (http://digital.hammacher.com/Items/66141/66141_1000x1000.jpg)

nedz
2015-12-08, 02:56 AM
I just use a sketch map - possibly just in my head - and add or remove the figure, as appropriate, at the start of each player's turn.

8BitNinja
2015-12-08, 01:17 PM
I just use a sketch map - possibly just in my head - and add or remove the figure, as appropriate, at the start of each player's turn.

Thanks, this will help me DM in the future