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Attention: This page is community-maintained. For the official Roll20 version of this article, see the Help Center for assistance: Change-Log .

This page summarizes the Roll20 Changelog between 2013 and 2019.

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The actively updated have been moved to the Help Center to this page



August 13, 2019

  • 17 new tracks in the Incompetech audio library.
  • A couple of typos in the English text.
  • Pathfinder 2 character sheet now supports NPCs.

Full release note: [1]

August 7, 2019 Hotfix

  • The Pathfinder 2 image now links to the correct compendium.

Full release note: [2]

August 6, 2019

  • The "What's This" icon on the turn tracker now has a working link.
  • Items on publisher pages now sort from newest to oldest.
  • Sheet workers on charactermancers now trigger the same as on character sheets.

Full release note: [3]

August 1, 2019

  • Pathfinder Second Edition Character Sheet is now available
  • The Pathfinder Second Edition landing page was added
  • Pathfinder Second Edition i Compendium and the Pathfinder Second Edition Core Rule Book is available for purchase in the Marketplace
  • Account Sync is now available with Paizo which allows users to add Roll20 purchases to their accounts
  • Chat Logs are now paginated to optimize load
  • A bug that caused Speaking As changes for all Players who control a token has been resolved
  • Bug fixes and enhancements for Marketplace Search and Creator Submission

Full release note: [4]

July 30, 2019

  • Bug fix for "Q" shortcut on ruler.
  • Bug fix for "Speaking As" change in API
  • Suggestion forum added API and Character Sheet tags.

Full release note: [5]

July 25, 2019 Hotfix

Full release note: [6]

July 23, 2019

  • Major marketplace backend upgrades.
  • The "open in new" checkbox in text editor is now properly aligned.
  • After you login, you will be returned to the page you were on before you logged in.
  • The confirmation dialog box when applying default settings to a game now displays all the setting types
  • Large animated images in handouts now resize properly when previewed.
  • Private messages now load much more quickly.
  • Large tokens on the VTT no longer disappear when scrolling.

Full release note: [7]

July 11, 2019

  • Deleting a character if you are using "Speaking As" for that character will now change the Speaking As to the player's default avatar.
  • Animated tokens now appear in the t Turn Tracker as a static image.
  • With Dynamic Lighting and Advanced Fog of War enabled, dim light will now darken enough to be clearly dim lighting.

Full release note: [8]

July 9, 2019

  • The Text drawing tool now functions properly in Chrome 73+.
  • The recover password feature is no longer case-sensitive.
  • Align to Grid displays the guidelines (the yellow box) again.
  • Starfinder sheet by Roll20: The mechanical benefits granted by feats are now dropping correctly in the character sheet.

Full release note: [9]

July 2, 2019

  • Using the shortcut key to change the status marker no longer leaves the marker in an editable state
  • When you upload an image to your character sheet's profile, it will now be added to your in-game image library immediately.
  • When your storage limit has been reached, attempting to upload audio will now display a human-readable error message.
  • Animated character avatars now display in chat logs when using "speaking as."
  • Resolved the issue with certain compendium pages not being able to connect.
  • Gumshoe: Selecting the investigation points correctly makes the NBA sheet and points available.

Full release note: [10]

June 27, 2019

  • Player avatars now change when changing the "Speaking As" in the chat window.

Full release note: [11]

June 25, 2019

  • Added "Aria" tags to the site to better support screen reader software.
  • Token tags in the marketplace no longer show "undefined" when you load more than 50 tokens.
  • The chat log was not displaying rolls from the roll template. This is now fixed, and rolls that were made when it was not working should display now.
  • Fixed unescaped characters and ampersands in several locations.
  • Bug fixes for the D&D 5e by Roll20 sheet
  • Pathfinder by Roll20 sheet can now use the level in "per day" calculations.
  • When removing an equipment item in the Starfinder by Roll20 sheet the carried bulk/wealth now updates.

Full release note: [12]

June 18, 2019

  • Token z-order fixes to prevent tokens you own and which have sight from being hidden behind fog of war
  • SendPing API bug fix (for the moveAll() function) and changes to add which players see and are affected by sendPing.
  • Jukebox audio sync
  • Shift+ping only affects the players on the current page and does not move players' views on other pages.
  • Fog of war Hide tool no longer overlaps
  • Player avatars now wrap correctly on smaller screens/browser windows
  • Advanced Fog of War renders correctly when Reveal Fog distance is very high.
  • Various character sheet bug fixes.

Full release note: [13]

June 13, 2019 Hotfix

  • Fixed an issue where monster tokens were not visible in compendium pages.

Full release note: [14]

June 11, 2019

Bug fix release:

  • The In-App "Purchase Asset" window now displays properly.
  • Games that you have left (not been kicked) no longer show in the Character Vault game dropdowns.
  • When players leave a game (not been kicked), they no longer count towards compendium use.
  • Raw HTML fixed when failing to login to an account when accepting an invite, and in Roll20 notification emails.
  • Various character sheet bug fixes.

Fill release note: [15]

June 6, 2019 Hotfix

  • Fixed an issue with API Scripts not found
  • Fixed an issue in which multiple tokens could not be deleted together.
  • Changed token z-order. This was rolled back, re-tooled, and re-released on June 18, 2019.
  • Fixed an issue with the tutorial not loading.

Full release note: [16]

June 4, 2019

  • Several bug fixes for Advanced Fog of War and auras
  • Ampersand and raw HTML fixes
  • Token and character sheet "controlled by" settings no longer autofill.
  • Compendium index styles returned to two-column layout

Full release note: [17]

May 30, 2019 Hotfix

  • Fixed Shift-Z and Z to s Zoom Tool
  • Fixes for the 5e Sheet by Roll20

Full release note: [18]

May 29, 2019 Hotfix

  • Fixed API scripts failing for character sheets that were improperly UTF-8 encoded
  • Fixed Personal notifications not being able to dismiss from the home page

Full release note: [19]

May 28, 2019

  • Animations in rollable table tokens are now supported
  • Items are now added to "Your Purchases" after redeeming a code
  • Fixed the API breaking when using certain character sheets
  • Fixed Player Avatar not moving to the correct location when "Player video/avatar location" option is set to "Top"
  • Moving a group of tokens no longer results in a ping each time
  • Transparent Backgrounds with Advanced Fog of War now correctly block previously revealed cells
  • Typos fixed: firebase error message, account page, and several typos in the tutorial (specifically the Art Library section)
  • Fixed translation issue with Addon Patch messages

Full release note: [20]

May 23 and 24, 2019 Hotfixes

  • Users are no longer logged out when going to the wiki.
  • Users who have access to the PHB through compendium sharing can now access PHB content.
  • The End-of-page "I'm Ready, Create Game!" Button in creating/copying a new game was non-functional
  • Several fixes to unescaped characters and raw HTML displayed throughout the site.

Full release note: [21]

May 21, 2019

  • Major infrastructure change to update a code library.
  • Token bars now have a compact mode options.
  • Fixed an issue in which the text overlay default settings were not being honored for new tokens.
  • New Tabletop Audio tracks have been added
  • D&D 5e by Roll20 Sheet fix for class and saving throw/spellcasting selection

Full release note: [22]

May 14, 2019

  • Several bug fixes for Advanced Fog of War
  • Fixes for the token bars
  • Page settings dialog box doesn't have a horizontal scroll in Firefox
  • Fixed the YouTube URL
  • Removed the mysterious grey box next to the toolbar

Full release note: [23]

May 7, 2019

Bug fixes:

  • "See More" button on site notification bell
  • AFOW Reveals in a circle when DL is on
  • Status icons and auras no longer rotate
  • Auras display when grid is disabled
  • Various fixes for character sheets

Full release note: [24]

May 2, 2019

  • Bring Your Own Beat - a major release for managing audio on Roll20.
  • Playlist management
  • Multichannel playback
  • Better playback controls, including track waveforms and scrubbing
  • External audio management tool

Full release note: [25]

April 30, 2019

  • Token bars can now be positioned in the token settings.
  • Dialect compendium is now in the compendiums page
  • Player directory is now more performative.
  • Bug fixes and Character sheet updates

Full release note: [26]

April 23, 2019

  • Token bar updates and text overlays
  • Character avatars accept wp4 and webm files.

Full release note: [27]

April 16, 2019

  • Update for 7 million users
  • Bug fixes

Full release note: [28]

April 11, 2019

  • Rise of the Runelords new game fix
  • Character sheets updated

Full release note:[29]

April 2, 2019

  • Global illumination fixed when Dynamic Lighting is disabled.
  • Official Cypher System character sheet released.

Full release note:[30]

March 29, 2019 Hotfix

  • Advanced Fog of War not working with Dynamic Lighting vision multiplier fix
  • Tokens with sight have infinite vision with global illumination

Full release note:[31]

March 27, 2019

  • Infinite scroll and lazy load on all audio track sources
  • FX tool disabled when WebGL is disabled.
  • Marketplace update bug fixes
  • D&D 5e by Roll20 character sheet updates
  • Various typo fixes

Full release note:[32]

March 26, 2019

  • Database update for the Marketplace

Full release note:[33]

March 19, 2019

  • My Audio uploads now supports .wav files.
  • Searching the Battle Bards and Tabletop Audio libraries have user interface has improved, and now uses additional metadata to help finding the track you want better and faster.
  • Page Settings and Page Settings Default user interface has been updated to be more clear.
  • Polish has been added as a language option.

Full release note:[34]

March 12, 2019

  • Incompetech metadata is now available in the jukebox search and has been standardized.

Full release note:[35]

March 8, 2019

  • Advanced Fog of War no longer sees through corners
  • When the map grid size is anything other than 1, dim light now reveals as it should.
  • Uploading webm files supports transparency
  • Static gifs no longer convert to webm files.

Full release note:[36]

March 5, 2019

  • Image uploads outside the VTT now work 100% of the time.
  • Animations no longer have a blurred frame.

Full release note:[37]

February 26, 2019

  • Quick removal button for Fanburst and Soundcloud tracks in your game's jukebox
  • Fixed the default grid color issue where it was setting the grid color to transparent

Full release note:[38]

February 22, 2019 Hotfix

  • Updated WebRTC to improve connectivity and fix whispering
  • (Bug fix) Custom cantrips now correctly add an attack.

Full release note:[39]

February 20, 2019

  • Release of Rise of the Runelords
  • Minor UI updates for marketplace animations

Bug fixes:

  • Deleted games now removed from Pickup games
  • Attributes no longer hidden for some D&D 5e monsters in the compendium.
  • Pathfinder bestiary no longer triggering an error
  • "Show Closed Without Status" no longer shows archived posts from other forums.
  • The top of the content box is no longer cut off when sending PMs

Full release note:[40]

February 14, 2019 Hotfix

  • Released the My Audio feature! See the forum announcement for details.
  • Increased storage and upload caps to 3GB for Plus users, 6GB for Pro. * Increased upload limit for all users to 20 MB for audio files.
  • Suggestions Forums: Now have filters by tag, as well as a way to view your own posts and votes.
  • (Bug fix) Items on map layer no longer show token bars
  • (Bug fix) The play/pause button on animated tokens no longer covers the status icons.

Full release note:[41]

February 12, 2019

  • Added a Notice in the u Jukebox Fanburst tab to notify users of Fanburst's shutting down, and what Roll20 will be doing.
  • 5e Sheet Worker Refactoring - an ongoing project to rework the sheetworkers in the 5e sheet has begun.
  • Replaced the icons for the "Won't you be my neighbor" and "One of Us" achievements.
  • Dungeon of the Mad Mage had a significant update. Please patch your module!

Full release note: [42]

February 5, 2019

  • Action buttons can now be enabled inside repeating sections.
  • Several hotfixes went out last week related to Get a New Look.

Full release note: [43]

January 29, 2019

  • Get a New Look supports animations and rewrites Advanced Fog of War, Dynamic Lighting, and Fog of War.
  • GM Layer Opacity setting in the layer selection menu.
  • Fog of War, Advanced Fog of War, and Dynamic Lighting page settings now collapse.
  • My Games page now paginates.
  • Charactermancer developer documentation is now available and character sheet authors can check in charactermancer-enabled sheets.
  • Dramasystem compendium released.

Full release note: [44]

January 22, 2019

  • 5e D&D by Roll20 sheet: NPCs have a 2-column layout by default, but collapse or expand when the window is resized.
  • Suggestions Forums tags have been updated and made visible.

Full release note: [45]

January 15, 2019

  • Moderator role changes, addition of Forum Champion role.
  • Support for Xanathar's Guide to Everything in 5e D&D sheet and Charactermancer.

Full release note: [46]

January 8, 2019

  • Charactermancer Level Up feature released for 5E
  • NPC layout on 5e sheet updated to 2-column layout

Full release note: [47]


December 18, 2018

  • Updated the database server operating system for stability.
  • Site notifications bell displays notifications as links.
  • Wizards of the Coast content updated for the errata and subclass pages fixed in the SRD
  • Pathfinder sheet updated with drag-and-drop

Full release note: [48]

December 11, 2018

  • Starfinder compendium with Alien Archive release
  • Starfinder character sheet updated with drag and drop

Full release note: [49]

December 4, 2018

  • Site Notifications: There is now a "bell" icon to notify you of sitewide updates.
  • Advertisements for non-logged-in users on public-facing pages

Full release note: [50]

November 26, 2018

  • iOS App updated to 2.0.1 in the Apple Store.

Full release note: [51]

November 6, 2018

Full Release Notes: [52]

October 30, 2018

  • New Tabletop audio tracks added.
  • More information sent in eventinfo.
  • Resizing the Jukebox window resizes the track names.
  • Users cannot rename themselves as "[DELETED]."

Full Release Notes: [53]

October 23, 2018

  • Handouts can now be duplicated.
  • Quick Dice hover selector was added.
  • Social media links updated sitewide in the footer.
  • 5e OGL global modifiers new styling.

Full Release Notes: [54]

September 18, 2018

  • Pathfinder Charactermancer added to the official Pathfinder sheet. Announcement: [55]
  • Android App 1.8.0 released to Google Play - Fixes the charactermancer popup.

Full Release Notes: [56]

September 4, 2018

  • Custom AC calculations and the global AC modifier section added to the official 5e OGL sheet.
  • Charactermancer for 5e OGL Sheet has an opt-out dialog box and new styling.

Full announcement: [57]

August 31, 2018

  • Burn Bryte Playtest launched for Pro users. Full announcement: [58] (Pro forum only)

August 28, 2018

  • Updated functionality in handout and character sheet link URLs; a backtick symbol (`) at the start of the URL will send the entire URL (minus the backtick) to the chat window. In this way, you can embed rollable tables, dice rolls, etc. into handouts and character sheet text.
  • Updated the backend functionality for a future feature. This update disables dragging and dropping compendium items that are subheads (for example: an individual class feature from a character class).

Full release note: [59]

August 14, 2018

  • Ruler updates! Full announcement: [60]
    • Icon changed and sub-menus enabled for snap to center, snap to corner, and no snapping.
    • Page settings updated for custom units and measurement method
    • Euclidean has been added as an optional measurement method for hex grids
    • When the map view is zoomed, the labels for the ruler remain the same size.
    • The ruler now displays both the units of measurement and the number of squares or hexes being measured.
    • You can now show and hide the ruler from other players. The GM will always see all rulers.
    • You can now "sticky" the ruler so it remains visible after letting go of the mouse button.
  • Alt+Double-click now opens a character sheet directly to the sheet tab.
  • Charactermancer finishes more quickly.
  • Official Starfinder character sheet released. Full announcement: [61]

August 7, 2018

July 17, 2018

  • Official Starfinder character sheet released to Dev server

Full changelog: [62] (Pro only forum)

  • Ongoing: Bug fixes for charactermancer, text editor, and the 5e OGL sheet

June 26, 2018

  • Charactermancer launched to all users
  • Compendium sharing launched to all users
  • Character Vault updates and user experience improvements
  • Wiki update and UI improvements
  • Text editor upgrade
  • Dice matching mechanic

Full changelog: [63]

June 5, 2018

  • Charactermancer launched on Dev server

Full announcement: [64]

May 4, 2018

  • Code of conduct updated
  • Made links to Marketplace publisher page more dynamic and available in more places
  • Bugfixes
    • Fanburst API error handling to prevent the jukebox from failing
    • Marketplace publisher page bug fixes
    • Fixed a card duplication bug involving stealing and a user losing their connection temporarily
    • Fixed an issue preventing pdf downloads for addons from being accessible

Full changelog: [65]

April 27, 2018

  • Marketplace Publisher Pages
  • Game Search results are now much faster
  • New site wide bug handling system
  • New Roll20 banners
  • i Compendium updates
    • Source and expansions dynamically link
    • Abbreviations in-app are now much easier for publishes to set
    • Search speeds improved
  • Bugfixes
    • Marketplace searching and ordering fixes
    • Game redirect when accessing when not properly logged in
    • In-app Compendium search causing some queries to hang

Full changelog: [66]

April 6, 2018

  • Outage on April 4
  • New tabletop audio track
  • New wiki and dev server hardware
  • Performance improvements to Marketplace and Compendium

Full changelog: [67]

March 30th, 2018

  • New API Update available
    • Access to Advanced Fog of War
    • Access to Card Deck Functionality
    • Bugfixes for imgsrc property
  • Compendium Speed Improvements
  • Expected Outage on April 3rd when we move the Development Server and Wiki to new hardware

Full changelog: [68]

March 22nd, 2018

  • Official Pathfinder Sheet available for all users with release of first Pathfinder Module "War of the Crown #1"

Full changelog: [69]

February 28th, 2018

3 Million User Update

  • The second rebuild of our built-in WebRTC leaves beta status
  • Top-to-Bottom Marketplace resdesign
  • Compendium Upgrades
  • Upgraded Game Patching system
  • Pathfinder partnership announced
  • API Upgrades Coming Soon

Full changelog: [70]

January 26th, 2018

  • Release of Official Star Trek Adventures Character Sheet

Full changelog: [71]

January 12, 2018

  • Launch of the beta second rebuild of our built-in WebRTC
  • Website Cleanup

Full changelog: [72]

January 5th, 2018

  • Sizable Update to the Official 13th Age Official Sheet

Full changelog: [73]


December 12, 2017

New Game Management Queue System

  • Tasks such as adding a Module to a game, adding Addons to a game, creating copies of a game, and the patching of Addons/Modules have all been moved to the same web host that rollbacks are currently being served on. This takes them out of the main site traffic to make these processes run faster.
  • Implementing this change alters how the Create New Game process works. Instead of jumping straight into the Virtual Tabletop after clicking on the I'm ready, Create Game! button, your browser will be directed to the new game's Details Page.
  • The button "Join Game" has had its text changed to "Launch Game" so that the terminology is more universally understood by the game creator and the players.

Full changelog: [74]

September 26, 2017

Fog & Function Update

Full changelog: [75]

March 8th, 2017

  • Pay To Play tag added for LFG listings in the LFG Tool
    • Changes made to Pay to Play posting on the LFG Forum
  • LFG forum Captchas
  • Marketplace Changes and Improvements
  • New Tabletop Audio track added and one more updated
  • Currently working on WebRTC fix
  • Currently working alongside Fanburst for a fix with Jukebox issue

Full changelog: [76]

February 2nd, 2017

  • Game Default Settings are now available for Pages, Tokens, and Character Sheets
    • An Applier is available in-game to convert existing content to the new Game Default Settings
  • Pro users can now Roll Back their games via the Game Details Page
  • WebRTC now has a Mic Input Indicator to help voice-only users identify which user is speaking.

Full changelog: [77]


December 21st, 2016

  • More bug fixes to Roll20 WebRTC
  • Added Pop-Out functionality for video

Full changelog: [78]

November 29th, 2016

  • New Video Chat Officially Launched
  • Changes Made to the Official Forums

Full changelog:

Video Chat Announcement [79]
Roll20 WebRTC Official Bug Report Thread [80]
Forum Changes Announcement [81]

November 11th, 2016

  • Added further integration with Compendiums
    • In-Game Source Indicators in the 5th OGL SRD
    • In-Game Drag and Drop functionality
    • Better Character Sheet Integration

Full changelog: [82]

November 2nd, 2016

  • Quality of Life Fixes
    • Page Size Warning
    • Dev and Main Server Art Library Merge
    • Re-categorization of the All Flesh Must Be Eaten system
    • Compendium Performance Improvements
    • Roll20 WebRTC Tweaking
    • Search the Jukebox with Fanburst URLs

Full changelog: [83]

October 25th, 2016

  • Added the ability to gift Marketplace content to another user

Full changelog: [84]

October 17th, 2016

  • Sheet Worker Support (API)

Full changelog: [85]

October 11th, 2016

  • Added more updates and stability to the Roll20 WebRTC video chat feature
  • New campaigns created from this point forward will have the Roll20 WebRTC chat tech option selected at default

Full changelog: [86]

October 4th, 2016

Full changelog: [87]

September 28th, 2016

  • Incompetech music library added to to the Jukebox library

Full changelog: [88]

September 26th, 2016

  • SoundCloud locks down its API. SoundCloud tracks added to the jukebox are no longer playable, but are still accessible to retrieve the tracks' URL.
  • No changes to Tabletop Audio tracks
  • Developers seeking alternative audio resources

Full changelog: [89]

September 19th, 2016

  • Module Patching System for marketplace module corrections
  • Relocation of the Exit Game button to the top of the Settings Tab
  • New Exit Game Landing Page
  • Decks and Tables tab renamed to l Collections tab
  • Macros section moved from y My Settings to new l Collections tab

Full changelog: [90]

September 7th, 2016

  • New Video Chat (Roll20 Beta WebRTC)

Full changelog: [91]

August 26th, 2016

  • Character Vault Permission Changes
  • Pro and Plus Subscribers can continue to export Characters into any game. In addition, players in your games can now export their Characters into your games even if they don't have a subscription.
  • Non-subscribers can now export Characters into games where the game creator has a subscription. In addition, if you create a game based on a paid Module, you and your players can export Characters into that game as well.
  • Bug Fix where a character's token is unlinked from its sheet during export.

Full changelog: [92]

August 15th, 2016

  • Performance Improvements for Large Games

Full changelog: [93]

July 13, 2016

Full changelog: [94]

May 17, 2016

Full changelog: [95]

April 5, 2016

  • API One-Click Install
  • New API Architecture
  • Character Sheet Zooming
  • Infinite Deck Fixes

Full changelog: [96]

March 8, 2016

  • Improved F/X Tool
  • Re-Order Repeating Section Rows
  • API Support for F/X Tool
  • API Support for GM Page
  • Repeating Section Events and Attribute changes
  • Misc Bug Fixes

Full changelog: [97]

Feb 18, 2016

Full changelog: [98]

Feb 11, 2016

  • Character Sheet Speed Boost
  • Character Sheet Bug Fixes

Full changelog: [99]

Jan 26, 2016

  • 5th Edition OGL Character Sheet by Roll20
  • 5th Edition SRD Compendium
  • 5th Edition SRD Compedium integration into the Roll20 Virtual Tabletop

Full changelog: [100]

Jan 18, 2016

  • New Servers
  • 3D Percentile Dice
  • Updates to Repeating Field Fixes, Attribute Fixes, etc.
  • Translation Project Updates
  • Online Status Indicator
  • plus several misc fixes

Full changelog: [101]


Dec 15, 2015

Character Sheet focused update, including:

  • Character Sheet Worker Scripts
  • Better Repeating Sections Support
  • Pop-Out Chat and Jukebox
  • New Roll Template Logic
  • Plus misc fixes

Full changelog: [102]

Sep 22, 2015

Large update which included:

  • PayPal Integration
  • Roll20 Tutorial launched
  • Revamped Jukebox features - Playlists, Now Playing Widget, Play on Load, Tabletop Audio Integration, API Jukebox Support
  • Rename/Color Macro Buttons
  • Changes to Player Tokens, API Token & Misc Bug Fixes

Full changelog: [103]

May 20, 2015

Player Directory and Roll Template changes, including:

  • A revamp of how the Player Directory works, including new functionality
  • Three new helper functions for use with Roll Templates; rollGreater(), rollLess(), and rollBetween()
  • The addition of the ability to use other roll template rolls in place of comparison numbers

Full changelog: [104]

April 27, 2015

Medium-sized update which included:

  • Nested Inline Rolls
  • Chat Timestamps
  • New Achievements
  • Better Forum Searching

Full changelog: [105]

March 23, 2015

Post Update of Holding bugfix and polish update, including:

  • Multiline text in roll templates
  • Popout character sheets fix for Chrome Beta (v 42)
  • Fixed 3D Dice and macro visibility issue, and more.

Full changelog: [106]

March 10, 2015

The Update of Holding, our third major update to the Roll20 platform. Lots more than covered here, but the highlights include:

  • Folders added to the Journal
  • Popout Character and Handout windows
  • 3D Dice overhauled
  • Roll Templates added
  • New chat commands, API updates, and more!

Read more the blog post:

Full changelog: [107]

January 27, 2015

API bugfix update addressing the following issues:

  • Getting a "heartbeat timeout" or "script closed due to error" message when you come back to a game that was previously working fine
  • Getting a "script closed due to error" message without further explanation
  • Issues with previous sandbox instances not closing properly, leading to "double execution" of API scripts
  • Not solely an API issue, we also fixed a bug yesterday that was causing some dice rolls not to work (including inside of API commands) on the Dev Server when 3D Dice were enabled

Full changelog: [108]


November 11, 2014

Medium-sized update which included:

  • Restricting token movement so they can't move through Dynamic Lighting walls
  • A "Light Multiplier" setting for Dynamic Lighting to support Low Light Vision mechanics in systems such as Pathfinder
  • A Global Illumination setting to support outdoor environments where there is daylight, well-lit houses, etc.
  • A reroll-once operator for games such as D&D 5E
  • Drag-and-drop roll buttons off of sheets directly onto your macro quick-bar
  • Turn order counters

Full changelog: [109]

September 3, 2014

Improvements to the Card Deck system, including:

  • Choose a specific card to deal from the deck
  • Choose to play cards to the table as "tokens" with all token-related features such as bubbles
  • Store info in the cards when they are placed in a hand then back to the tabletop
  • Press 'z' to zoom in on any item selected on the tabletop... Plus more!

Full changelog: [110]

June 25, 2014

A "minor" update which included:

  • New zoom features
  • Better image uploads
  • Added the new Character Vault feature.
  • Improvements to the LFG search

Full changelog: [111]

May 28, 2014

Data Delve, our second major update to the Roll20 platform. Too much to mention here, but the highlights include:

  • QuantumRoll, our new "true" random number generator for dice rolling
  • Character Sheets
  • Server Upgrades
  • Improved Video/Voice
  • ...and a whole lot more (including hundreds of tweaks and bug fixes).

Read all about it on the blog post:

Full changelog: [112]

January 20, 2014

Minor update which addresses some lignering issues from Rugged Reroll and has some improvements to the ordering of rendering elements on the tabletop.

  • Tokens that "have sight" are now drawn on top of everything, preventing limited line of sight viewing angles from hiding the token.
  • Pings and Measurements are now drawn on top of everything else as well, allowing GMs and Players to point out things on the tabletop even if they're hidden to the players.
  • Pings, measurements, and waypoints now no longer appear to players if they are done on the GM Layer.
  • A "GM Notes" field was added to the Handouts
  • Better proxying of external (web search) images.

Full changelog: [113]


December 16, 2013

Rugged Reroll, Roll20's larget update to-date. Short summary:

  • Improved performance of large map rendering
  • Added Field of View, and Line of Sight
  • Improved built in voice chat
  • Added Token Actions, Target Variables, Target Abilities
  • Added Waypoints system for token movement and measurement
  • Added Linkable Journal entries
  • Changes to Campaign Management, and ability to make campaigns public (Pro only)
  • Added ability to place players on different maps
  • Updates to API (Pro only)
  • New special FX engine (Pro only)

Full changelog: [114]

August 6, 2013

  • Introduced Status Effect Icons, over 50 icons to use to keep track of status effects and other information about your tokens
  • Introduced Roll Queries, a way to gather information to use in a roll or macro on a per-use basis
  • New token display settings to determine where (top, bottom, etc.) status effect markers should be shown, and customize the color of token bars for your Campaign
  • A new Deal to Initiative feature, very useful for games such as Savage Worlds which use card-based drawing to determine turn order. Matching new turn order sorting option to sort by card/suit.
  • Inline roll highlighting of crits/fumbles
  • Shadows for 3D Dice
  • New improvements to communication on the site, including PM archiving and editing and a Dismiss All Notifications button

Full changelog: [115]

July 16, 2013

  • Introduced the Transmogrifier, a tool to help GMs share resources between their campaigns
  • Introduced Inline Rolls, a new roll tool which has more compact results and can be used to do "sub-rolls" inside of other rolls
  • Added floor() and ceil() functions for use in rolls
  • Fixed crashes relating to the 3D Dice system
  • Enabled Rollable Tables for ALL users (including Base/Free accounts)
  • Added chat history clearing options

Full changelog: [116]

June 25, 2013

  • Usability improvements to the Character editor, tokens, macro quick bar, etc.
  • Group rotation and scaling added
  • WebRTC trial underway to test new video chat implementation

Full changelog: [117]

June 6, 2013

  • Small update focused primarily on improving lost connection detection

Full changelog: [118]

June 4, 2013

  • Modules (collections of maps, tokens, sounds, characters, and handouts which are pre-generated and made into a Roll20 Campaign) were introduced. One free and one paid module were available at launch.
  • The Roll20 API was enabled on the Main Server for Pro users.

Full changelog: [119]

May 14, 2013

  • Card decks were improved, with additional options for how cards are played to the tabletop, new hand management display, and a discard pile.
  • The API was further improved, including state object persistence between play sessions and the ability to create new objects

Full changelog: [120]

April 30, 2013

  • The Roll20 API was introduced
  • The Roll20 Wiki was unveiled.
  • New features for the Journal including tagging + searching journal entries, drag and drop re-reordering of attributes and abilities, players can edit Handouts, and more.
  • Custom turn order entries
  • Hide the right sidebar
  • Macro and abilities editor made easier to use

Full changelog: [121]

April 8, 2013

  • New Chat features including commands and avatars
  • Auras now appear under tokens
  • Weighting of Rollable Tables now possible

Full changelog: [122]

March 13, 2013

  • Rollable Tables and Dice Tokens now available, allowing customization and "physical" use of dice
  • Z-Order and Rendering Improvements

Full changelog: [123]

January 28, 2013

  • Complete Overhaul of the Roll20 Forums
  • Campaign Forums
  • Private Messaging

Full changelog: [124]

2012 and Earlier

For a list of updates that occurred prior to 2013, please see the following forum post.

Full Changelog: [125]