Friday! What a wonderful word. Work has been tearing me down this week and the reason for lack of posting. But! that is no excuse not to do a Friday Question.
I've been doodling a handful of maps recently. One of the things I keep in mind is I rarely play at the table any longer. Most of our games are on-line. What is the difference? Fog of war can be tricky in revealing sections. The on-line programs handle it pretty well, but some have devastating quirks.
One of the big issues is secret doors. You can't note a secret door with a big S. Everyone will see it. There were a few times when we all got a good laugh when a GM would do the reveal and we'd see the tail end of an S sticking out. "I'm checking for secret doors by that S in the corner."
Question all you brilliant folks is, how do you depict your secret door or just hidden stuff when using on-line maps? I know many just do rough drawings and just sketch as the party goes, but I'm interested in when you have a pre-made map, what do you do to keep it secret from the prying eyeballs of the players?