One of my players is playing a Way of Shadow monk, and really likes the Shadow Step ability. However I have been having two issues with DMing effectively for him:
- Describing the shadows. I haven't really figured out a way of displaying shadows well on a digital map. I'm not exactly an artist and, since we use Roll20, I mostly used pre-rendered maps. So what ends up happening is he will ask, “Where are the shadows?” and I have to, rather un-immersively, say there a shadow 20 feet away, etc. I suspect it ends up feeling like the shadows wouldn't be there if he hadn't asked.
- Making the shadows useful. I'm not positive if this is a problem or not, but so far the shadow step ability — while interesting — has not actually aided him in any way. This may be related to the first issue.
So basically: How can I make Shadow Step more readily useful in Roll20?