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  • Sign placed
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Placeable✔️ (2 wide × 2 high)
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 0
Research1 required

The interface of a Sign with the text "This is a sign".

The Sign is a decorative furniture item that can store a player-written message. A Sign must be placed and then the Open / Activate button must be pressed on it to edit or display its message. A Sign can be placed on top of blocks, beside them, or hanging from their underside. On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, Mobile version Mobile version, Nintendo Switch version Nintendo Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader version, they can also be placed on walls. A Sign's message can be up to 10 lines long, at 48 characters max per line, for a total of 480 characters maximum per sign. Signs can be used for decoration, labeling areas, adventure text, etc.

On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, Signs are limited to 16 characters, with a maximum of 5 numbers, and no punctuation or special symbols can be used.



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SignSignWork BenchWork Bench
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Lead AnvilLead Anvil
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  • Desktop 1.2.4: Fixed bugs with the Sign / NPC chat display again.
  • Desktop 1.2.3:
    • Fixed bug where Sign bubbles would appear in the wrong place during reversed gravity.
    • Fixed bug where info accessories displayed info when you looked at empty Signs but not when you looked at Signs with text.
    • Fixed bug where the selected item was affected by pressing numbers while editing Signs.
  • Desktop 1.0.5: Destroying a placed Sign while you are reading it will no longer cause your character to become frozen.