Chat Commands

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MapTool's chat system supports a number of "slash commands" (that is, commands preceded by a "/" character) that execute particular actions when typed directly into chat.

General Usage

To use a chat command, you type directly into the chat window, using the following format:

/command argument

where command is one of the commands in the table below, and argument is an appropriate argument (a dice roll, or a string of text, etc.) upon which the command acts.

NOTE: Remember, the commands shown below are always preceded by a forward slash (/) character.

NOTE: Slash commands will only work correctly in a MapTool macro if they are the first text in the macro. This is a result of macros simply being text that is "stored up" until it's pushed into the chat window where it's executed. However, many chat commands have related macro functions that can achieve the same effect within only a part of a chat message. Those functions are pointed out below where applicable.

Built-in Commands

Command Built-in Alias (if any) Description
about a Opens About window
addtokenstate tsa Add a new token state that can be set on tokens
alias alias Create a command alias
clear clr Clear the chat window
clearaliases Clear all aliases
color cc Change your chat text color. Color must be in hexadecimal format, e.g. /cc #ff0099
emit e Broadcast text to all connected players without revealing who sent it (GM-only command)
emote me Broadcast an emote to all connected players
emotes mes Broadcast an emote to all connected players, adding the possessive ('s) to the end of the token name.
gm togm Send text to GM exclusively (see [g:])
goto g Go to location or go to token, e.g. /goto X,Y or /goto tokenname (see goto())
help h Display a list of available commands
impersonate im Speak as if you were someone or something else (typically, speak as if you were a token)
loadaliases Load a file that contains aliases, one per line, with a : between the name and the value (just as if you were typing it in)
loadtokenstates tsl Load all of the token states from a file
ooc Out-of-character chat (chat is enclosed in double parentheses)
reply rep Reply to the last player to whisper to you
roll r Roll dice (using a Dice Expressions) and broadcast result to all players (see roll())
rollgm rgm Roll dice and broadcast result only to yourself and the GM
rollme rme Roll dice and show the result only to yourself
rollsecret rsec Roll dice and show the result only to the GM (hiding the result from even yourself)
savealiases Save all current aliases to a file
savetokenstates tss Save the current set of token states to a file
say s Broadcast a message to all connected players
self Send a message only to yourself (see [s:])
settokenproperty stp Set the value of a Token Property (see setProperty())
settokenstate sts Set the value of a Token State (see setState())
table tbl Run a table lookup, e.g. /tbl tablename value-to-lookup (see table())
texturenoise tn Turn Perlin noise on/off and get/set values.
tmacro tm Run the given macro on the selected token (see [macro():])
tsay ts Say the given speech on the selected token (see getSpeech())
version v Outputs MapTool version to chat.
whisper w Send a message to a specific player (see [w():])

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