Overview

The dashboard is the main page for each game system, it lets you manage your characters and campaigns. Here is an example dashboard for the Dungeons & Dragons - 4th Edition dashboard. The Dungeons & Dragons - 4th Edition Dashboard 

1) Homepage link This will take you back to the homepage from the dashboard. 
2) Local Characters Local characters are stored within the browser rather than in the cloud. This means you can make and view your local characters without having an account or being logged into the system. See the section below for more information on local characters. 
3) Persisted Characters Persisted characters are stored against your account within the cloud, this allows you to back up your character and share it across any computer you log into the system with. See the section below for more information on persisted characters. 
4) Import Characters Importing characters allows you to restore characters you have previously exported, you will be required to enter the data which you exported originally to restore your character. 
5) Campaigns Campaigns let you use your characters to play your own campaigns with your friends, you can create your own and send the invitation code to friends or just get their invitation code and join their game with that, see the section below for more information on campaigns. 
6) Plugin Loader This lets you load any plugins you want to use with the system, you need to have the url for the plugin descriptor and then the system will allow you to use it, this is available on all pages. 
7) Account Details This allows you to check your account details, it also lets you change your password and other account related actions. 
8) Log Off This will let you log off from the system, so your persisted characters and campaigns will no longer be accessible.



Local Characters

dnd4ed-local-character-diagram 
2.1) Name This is the name of your character 
2.2) Level, Race & Class This is the characters current level, their race and their class, this may be different for systems which have multiple classes or are class-less, or without levels etc, however it will always be some summary of the character. 
2.3) Main Statistics This is will vary based on the game system, in this example it is the characters ability scores and action points. In other systems they will usually be the prominent statistics, there will be tooltips when you mouse over each value providing additional information as to what the data relates to. 
2.4) Level Progress This may not always be visible, in the case of level-less systems. In some cases such as the Starwars Saga Edition there may also be other progress bars, which show other contextual information, such as the characters dark side points. 
2.5) View Character This will open the character sheet for this character, you will be able to edit and save the character for viewing or usage within campaigns. In most browsers middle mouse clicking or ctrl+clicking on buttons will load the sheet up in a new tab/window in-case you want to keep the current page open. 
2.6) Export Character This will open the export screen for you to save the character data, the data should be copied and pasted into a notepad style program for using later if you need to import or share your character. 
2.7) Persist Character This option will only be available for users who are logged in. The character can then be saved in the cloud so you can download it onto any supported device or browser. There are a limited amount of persistent slots for accounts, however this may be changed in amount going forward. 
2.8) Last Save Time This is the date and time that the character was last saved at, this is useful for comparing if a character in the cloud is newer than a local one. 
2.9) Delete Character This will allow you to delete your character or any known characters within the browser. This will only delete the single character and only from your browser, it will not effect persisted versions of the character, and will ask you for confirmation before you do so. 
2.10) Secondary Statistics These will differ per game version, but are generally other useful statistics. Like the main statistics any mouse over of the value will give you a tooltip providing further information on what the value is. 
2.11) Portrait This is your characters portrait if you have specified one, this can be changed from the character sheet.

 

Persisted Characters

You will only be able to see persisted characters if you are logged in to the system, each account has a limited number of persisted slots across the game systems. dnd4ed-persisted-character-diagram 
3.1) Name This is the name of your character 
3.2) Level, Race & Class This is the characters current level, their race and their class, this may be different for systems which have multiple classes or are class-less, or without levels etc, however it will always be some summary of the character. 
3.3) Main Statistics This is will vary based on the game system, in this example it is the characters ability scores and action points. In other systems they will usually be the prominent statistics, there will be tooltips when you mouse over each value providing additional information as to what the data relates to. 
3.4) Level Progress This may not always be visible, in the case of level-less systems. In some cases such as the Starwars Saga Edition there may also be other progress bars, which show other contextual information, such as the characters dark side points.
3.5) Download Character This will allow you to download your persisted character from the cloud for viewing and editing, this will then be kept as a local character unless it is persisted again. 
3.6) Last Save Time This is the date and time that the character was last saved at, this is useful for comparing if a character in the cloud is newer than a local one. 
3.7) Delete Character This will allow you to delete your persisted character. This will only delete the single character and only from cloud storage, it will not effect local versions of the character, and will ask you for confirmation before you do so. 
3.8) Secondary Statistics These will differ per game version, but are generally other useful statistics. Like the main statistics any mouse over of the value will give you a tooltip providing further information on what the value is. 
3.9) Portrait This is your characters portrait if you have specified one, this can be changed from the character sheet.