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We hold a high standard for discussion in the community areas of our site (including the Forums, Looking for Group system, and Wiki), beyond our Terms of Service. By choosing to participate in the community here, you are expected to abide by the guidelines outlined below. This is our community, and as stewards of it, we have an obligation to promote a healthy and positive discourse.


General Code of Conduct

Intended Use

The Roll20 Forums exist to discuss topics directly related to the use of the Roll20 program. Anything that more fittingly could be discussed on another website should be discussed there.

Please understand that violation of any prohibited item may lead to deletion of the corresponding article without prior notice, temporary or permanent ban of your forum account, or other measures.

Common Courtesy

It is expected that all discussions will have a tone of respect. It is important that all discussions are held in an intelligent and amicable manner. There will be no tolerance for any person-based attacks, passed judgement (be it on issues ranging from gameplay to lifestyles), or incendiary language (dramatic communication with the intention of provoking a strong reaction from other users). This does not mean that debate is disallowed- only that it must be constructive. However, critiquing of posts is only allowed when specifically requested by the original poster.

Civil Discussion

Discussion should be centered around adding to our community in an intelligent manner. For that purpose, we ask that you refrain from:

  • Repeated submission of content unrelated to the theme of a thread or topic, obstructing communication.
  • Repeated intentional submission of identical content or incomprehensible content, or "trolling".
  • Submission in a language other than a designated language (for moderation purposes).
  • Criminal acts or conduct related to said acts in submissions.
  • Discrimination, insults, slander or offensive speech; damaging the reputation or trustworthiness of another.
  • Use of foul language and aggressive tone.
  • Publication of any personal information or information related to personal privacy, regardless of ownership.
  • All conduct potentially bringing disadvantage to our company or the management of our company.
  • Any other behavior deemed inappropriate by administrators.

Trolling, whining, passive aggression, reliance on memes, spamming, irritating repetition (including topic/post duplication), and intentionally unclear or misleading posts are not welcome. Furthermore, while these areas are intended for adults, clearly explicit content is prohibited. Please make an effort to use the best grammar available to you.

No Piracy Allowed

We do not allow the encouragement or distribution of pirated works. This is not meant to target the showing of interfaces or fan work accomplishments- only actions that undermine the rights and property of others.

Competing Interests and Sales

Any promotion of outside sales items or fundraising is prohibited without prior approval from Roll20. Exceptions will be granted only for items that are of strong interest to the community and do not compete with our own products. Please contact for approval.

Official Sources of Information

While we encourage all of our users to aid each other by answering questions and making suggestions, the only official source of information regarding Roll20 comes directly from those marked as members of the
Roll20 Team
Mod Team
. Any requests made by them within a topic require strict adherence.

Furthermore, any attempted impersonation of moderators or Roll20 staff will result in an immediate permanent ban.

Prediction of Developer or Moderation Action

Any and all posts predicting how a Developer or Moderator will address an issue will be deleted- with the offending poster being banned. If you see an issue on the forums you think needs attention, please "Report" the post and let the Moderators address it- do not attempt to publicly solve (or predict the solution) yourself.

Similarly, arguing with Moderators or Developers on the forums will result in a ban.

Abuse of the "Report" Function

The "Report" function keeps the community safe and the team vigilant. Any abuse thereof will result in a warning and if the behavior persists, a ban.

Enforcement of the Code of Conduct

Use of the community areas is a privilege, not a right. By participating in the community areas of Roll20 (Forums, Looking for Group system, Wiki, etc) you are agreeing to abide by this Code of Conduct. If you choose to disregard it or attempt to circumvent its intent, we will take appropriate action, including removal of your ability to participate in the community areas of Roll20. This applies equally to both free and paid users of Roll20.

If you feel that another user has acted inappropriately or violated these guidelines, please use the "Report" function to notify us or contact us at as needed.

Please keep in mind that while we cannot personally respond to all reports, we do read them all.

Posting to LFG & Paid GMing

Looking for Group

LFG listings for 18+ games must be marked as such. Any content in your public LFG listing including your game description, username, or game forum posts, must be PG-13 in nature, content that breaks our CoC or ToS will be removed.

Each individual Roll20 game should operate in a spirit of consent for both the Game Masters and players involved; everyone should be in agreement as to the actions happening around their virtual table.

Please only reply in LFG listings that you are actually interested in joining. Comments that do not reflect the original poster's request are considered “off-topic” and against the CoC.

Roll20’s Looking for Group tool is only for games being played in Roll20. Any listings advertising for games or groups outside of Roll20 will be removed from the site.

Pay to Play/Paid GMing

For the time being, paid Game Mastering is allowed without prior approval. Roll20 is not responsible for any payment transactions and cannot enforce any private arrangements. ​

Pay to Play games on the LFG Forum require a link to their Looking for Group Tool listing and may not be advertised on the LFG forum without a link to their LFG listing.

Pay to Play posts in the LFG forum MUST contain the following disclaimer: “This game will require payment to the Game Master at a rate of (to be filled with a description of your method, amount, and frequency of payment). Roll20 is not responsible for any payment transactions and cannot enforce any private arrangements."

There is a checkbox in our Looking for Group tool for "Pay to Play" games. If you are creating a Pay to Play LFG listing, you must click on this checkbox and list the desired price per session/game in the field that's provided. This will automatically place the required payment disclaimer for Pay to Play games to your listing. ​ Any Pay to Play games on the LFG Tool and/or Forum that do not list method, amount, and frequency of payment will be considered off-topic and disabled.

Links to Patreon (or other Patreon-like sites) are only permitted for pre-approved community members who are contributing either Character Sheets or API Scripts. If you wish to solicit your players directly for funding you may do so privately, but no such links are permitted in a public forum.

Enforcement of this Code

Use of the community areas is a privilege and not a right. By participating in the Roll20 forums, Looking for Group system, and other community areas of Roll20, you are agreeing to abide by this Code. If you choose to disregard it or attempt to circumvent its spirit, we will take appropriate action, including removal of your ability to participate in the community areas. This applies equally to both free and paid users of Roll20.

Individual Forum Aid

Several forums have unique posting elements. Be certain you see to their individual guidelines:

Code of Conduct Last Updated: December 13, 2016