Feature Name Replacer

Latest version0.2.1
Minimum Core0.8.8
Compatible Core0.8.8
Last updated1 year ago
Created1 year ago
Languages English
Systems All systems
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A system agnostic module for Foundry VTT that replaces user specified keywords in the descriptions of items added to actor sheets.


What it does:

As you might know, the dnd5e system offers a compendium of Monster Features that is intended to allow you to quickly drag and drop features onto monster actor sheets to change or create custom monsters. However, in the description text you'll frequently come across monster name stand-ins such as {creature} or {type}. Currently you'd have to manually edit the description text to replace these words with the correct names, which can be a tedious task. 

However, this module will handle that tedious task for you! It can automatically replace the words "creature" and "type" enclosed in curly brackets when you drop any item on actor sheets. Or any keywords, actually. This is not dnd5e specific, so if you use a different system that has keywords you'd like to replace, then this module will do that for you. See the screenshot of the module's Keyword Settings below to get an idea for how that'd work.

For the dnd5e system, this module also introduces a "Named Creature" option in the ActorTypeConfig application of NPC actors (see the video below). Not only does this preserve any capitalized letters in the monster's name, but it also removes any preceding articles (like "The" or "the"). The module settings allow you to manually specify "Named Creatures", for game systems other than dnd5e.

Video of Feature Name Replacer

As of v0.2.0, you can not only specify keywords, but also what they should be replaced with using the Keyword Settings. An example is shown below.

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