Character for DM and one player?


I am working with my players on NPCs from their characters' backgrounds.

We wanted to make some characters which are hidden from other players and are only visible to the DM and that specific player.

However, we can only see two options:

  1. The players have an option to make a character "private", which makes the character's bio and full description hidden to others, but the character itself is still visible so everyone knows it's there.

  2. The DM has a "DM only character" which makes it completely hidden to ALL players.

Is there a way to have a character visible only to the DM and one more player?

I tried having the character GM only but give the player control over it, but it was still invisible to them after I saved it.


  • UselessTriviaMan
    Posts: 542

    Maybe a generic title for the character page, like "PC 1 Secret" and "PC 2 Secret" with pertinent info only visible to the relevant player?

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  • NimrodYanai
    Posts: 99

    I mean, sure, that can go around the problem...

    But from the answer I assume that it's not possible with the current settings?

    I guess I'll need to put in a request for it.


  • thaen
    Posts: 983

    Right, with the current settings, it's not possible to restrict viewing of any pages to one or more specific Players.  The closest that currently exists is the Player Secrets, and the Private Character checkbox.

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  • twiggyleaf
    Posts: 1,963

    I heartily recommend use of the Player Secrets feature in campaigns.


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  • GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 2,980

    We used the player secrets feature very heavily in They were essential and very useful!

    Just trying to help out.

  • NimrodYanai
    Posts: 99

    I appreciate the suggestions, but the player secret still makes the character visible to others, and just hides some of the information.

    What I am asking for is an option to hide the character completely for all but one player.

  • thaen
    Posts: 983

    Noted!  I'll add it to the Feature Request list.  Thanks!


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