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FAQ

Below are the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) for the website.
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5etools != better20

It's not a question that is asked honestly. This is just something you should know.
BetteR20 is different than the website. They use the same data (more or less) but they are not the same. So if your question is about the Roll20 Script, this likely won't help you.


How do I Report a Typographical / Spelling / Formatting error?

There are none. (Kidding.)
Go to the [discord server] #typos channel (not the #issues channel) and post the location, specifics about the typo and what is the accurate replacement of the text in question.


How do I Report a Bug?

First, you're going to have to confirm there is a bug/issue.
Please review basic Troubleshooting steps to confirm you've taken the troubleshooting steps and gathered the information needed to request support.


It's not working or working poorly. What do I do to fix that?

Review the Troubleshooting guide, gathering the requested information and documenting how to reproduce, or correctly document the error.


I get the message that the js files from jsdelivr.net couldn't be loaded. anyone else got that problem too?

That means the CDN is being blocked, likely by your provider. You may wish to check on that. If you are attempting to run the site local, and offline you need to download the components locally.


<script type="text/javascript" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/combine/npm/[email protected]/dist/jquery.min.js,npm/[email protected]/dist/js/bootstrap.min.js,npm/[email protected]/droll.min.js,npm/[email protected]/dist/list.min.js,gh/weixsong/[email protected]/elasticlunr.min.js,gh/ajaxorg/[email protected]/src-min/ace.js"></script>
<script>
   window.jQuery || document.write('<script src="local_path_of_file"><\/script>');
</script>


I cannot see <content> on the <content> page

On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app .
At the top right, tap More .
Tap History Clear browsing data.
At the top, choose a time range. To delete everything, select All time.
Next to "Cookies and site data" and "Cached images and files," check the boxes.
Tap Clear data.


CR Scaling

Crazy Attacks!?!

The DMG's guidance for how a CR rating works, has some pretty broad/vague rules for defense and offensive abilities. When you put them into practice, they work - sorta - but as the CR scales upward the more obvious the problem is with the DMG's formula.
Work Around:
Try to not modify the CR of a creature by +/-4 steps in the CR. If you do, you might wind up with a creature with a single attack that deals 320+ damage and a AC of 24+. To make it more functional, you should manually review and adjust the creature by adding additional attacks or traits.


Renderer Demo

How does this thing work?

Honestly, for the most part - it works just be existing. Its mostly used for reference. To take a look at the code and structures already in existence and then attempt to plan on how to implement the content you wish to add, or modify in the way you intend.
Review the rendered content and find the action/element you'd like to include within your own homebrew; then in the left-hand panel, CTRL+F and search for a text string from that rendered element. Read the converted description, review the code in which its function is defined and used. Then attempt to build your own using that section as a foundation to work from.


It just returns a blank screen?!

When you insert your JSON into the renderer code panel, the updated render just clears the text from the renderer/information panel.
What is happening:
Your code likely is rendering correctly; but data sets (for an eample "items": [) are not supported to render directly, instead you've just defined data versus asking it to render a portion of that data. You'll need to remove the leading declaration and its brackets [ ] to test to confirm that though.


It won't show my item/feat/trap/hazard/vehicle/book... custom JSON

See prior question's answer


What does "Invalid JSON! We recommend using JSONLint" mean?!

When I put the code in, it doesn't seem to change anything and instead by the Render Button, I see "Invalid JSON! We recommend using JSONLint.".
What that means:
Your JSON code fails at validation, which often means :
  • you have a missing character to open or close a entry. --> all { } & [ ] need to be paired
  • an extra or missing , --> the last line of an entry, if no additional data follows shouldn't have a comma, if more data will follow, it needs the comma.