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    FGU combat tracker not showing dead/dying nor making death saves for NPCs

    A day or so ago, CT stopped showing dead/dying and stopped making death saves for NPCs. My players say it shows dead on their side, but for me it only shows Unconscious. It was doing it like a day or two ago.

    It just changed and I am not sure why.

    5e ruleset, dnd dmg, mm, phb, Crow's Rest Island, rob2e modules. Version 2020-07-02. Is there a way to dump the config to paste here? I could not find it.

    Thanks,
    Marc

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    Welcome darklayne

    Are you running any extensions?
    From memory NPCs dont make death saves in 5E.
    Dead is dead!

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    Indeed, NPCs never make death saving throws and never have done - unless you are using an extension that does this. But I''m not aware of one that does. When an NPC reaches zero hp it becomes unconscious and the delete button appears on the CT so you can delete it from the Combat Tracker.
    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 to the wish list http://fg2app.idea.informer.com/

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    Ok, I understand what is happening. The other day I built an NPC using the character wizard and put him on the map as a hostile. He went through the dying + death saves. But monsters and true NPCs do not, they just get the red "-" to remove them.

    I wish the status icons on tokens were bigger and that there could be an actual death icon so we know where the bodies are.

    Thanks for your replies.

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    I believe there are extensions available for all those issues (assuming you're playing 5E), I would take a look at the extensions subforum and see if anything there meet your needs.

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    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 to the wish list http://fg2app.idea.informer.com/

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    I have a death/dying extension but I don't love it. I've taken to just replacing the npc's token with a blood splatter token (drag it from assets onto the combat tracker to easily replace that instance of it) until it's time to clean up. haha.

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    Here is the one I modified for Unity. Should work with any ruleset.

    https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...sion-for-Unity

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    This extension works really well for some of the issues:

    https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forum...53-5E-Enhancer

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    That did what I wanted, but the tomb stone was tiny. I had to edit the xml to remove the -20 to the icon size. Now it works well.

    Thank you

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