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The Roll20 Community Wiki is intended to serve as a community resource for help and documentation of the platform, as well as tips and tricks for best using Roll20 with your tabletop games. We welcome community contributions and would love for you to help us create the best resource we can for your fellow Roll20 users!


See the Roll20 Help Center for Official Documentation. The Help Center info is sometimes worse, sometimes better than the Community Wiki. If the Help Center have mistakes, Contact Roll20.

Pages that need help:

The wiki editor

Contents

Contributing to the Wiki

The Roll20 Wiki is written using the Wikitext markup language, the same one used on Wikipedia and Fandom Wikis, but you can also use HTML & CSS.

The Roll20 Wiki runs on a somewhat older version of MediaWiki, so some newer features used on other wikis aren't available here.

Wiki Purpose & Suggestions on what to add

Some ideas on what is a good fit for the Roll20 Community Wiki:

  1. Content that the entire community will find useful. Guides, Tips & tricks for variety of Roll20-related features, suggestions on how to implement certain elements in a game, pages with resources and links to relevant forum posts, pages on other sites, or video tutorials.
  2. Guides & tips on playing specific games/rule systems on Roll20. Pages like Star Wars D6, World of Darkness & Pathfinder contains various tips on how to play the games, and can serve as a hub for related pages.
  3. Info & tips on how to use a specific character sheet. Roll20 have hundreds of community-contributed sheets & a handful of official sheets, of which only few have any extra info on how to use them, and all works slightly differently. All Official Character Sheets don't have documentation pages on the Help Center, and even when they do, the page might lack some info, so creating/updating the Community Wiki's version of the page could be a good idea. Sometimes even creating a short wiki page addressing a common issue with a sheet will make it easier for other to figure it out.
  4. If the Official Help Center is lacking Documentation for some feature, is confusing or too short, have errors, it can be a good idea to update the Community Wiki's page for the same topic. If a page for it doesn't exist, one can be created, and featuring the clarification to the feature, along with a link to the Help Center article. You could also copy the full article to the wiki, and then expand/edit it to your liking.
  5. Linking great forum posts on pages related to a topic/feature. If good advice on a topic exist on a number of forum threads, it can be enough to just create a new wiki page for the topic and give a list of links to the threads, instead of writing a full-blown article on it. Having a wiki page for a topic makes the info more accessible/findable, even if it just links to a couple of forum posts. Invisible Tokens started that way.

Create New Page


To create a new page, you can either: 1. go directly to the url for the page you want to create, and you'll be shown a "this page doesn't exist" message. In the the top menu there is a "create" option, which you select. (e.g. go to https://wiki.roll20.net/Creating_Random_New_Page and you can create it. 2. use the Search option and search for the exact name of the page you want to create, and press Enter. It now show you a search result of the term, and says Create the page "name-of-your-search" on this wiki! with a red link if there is no existing page with that name, which will lead you to create that page, as it doesn't exist yet.

Check Category:Page Templates for some examples so you don't have to start from scratch when making a new page.

Name

Try give pages a descriptive,, so the page is more likely to be found on a wiki search. Afterwards, you can create redirects to the page

  • Example: 5E(https://wiki.roll20.net/5E) is the page displaying info related to D&D 5E, the most popular game on the platform, so makes sense to have a short and simple url.
  • Example 2: Complete Guide to Macros & Rolls(https://wiki.roll20.net/Complete%20Guide%20to%20Macros%20%26%20Rolls) Is a accurate and descriptive title for a guide. The page have a couple redirects, like Macro Guide, which make finding it easier even with alternative spellings, without confusing it with the Macros or How to Roll Dice-pages

Redirect

About: redirect pages

Example: 5ESheet redirects to D&D 5E by Roll20, Link Token redirects to Linking Tokens to Journals

Create the new page, and add #REDIRECT [[name of the page it should link to]], then save it. Now the new page redirect to the page you wanted.


Example:

A wiki page with only#REDIRECT [[Help:Contents]] would redirect to this page you're reading.

Updating/Expanding the Wiki

Few thing to consider:

  1. Add images/gifs if possible. By default, wiki users don't have image upload access, but you can Contact Roll20, say you want to be mentioning your user ID, and why you want image upload access. More details: Help:Contents#Upload_Image
  2. If you are aware of an undocumented feature/quirk of Roll20, it's smart to mention it on the relevant page.
  3. After creating a new page, it's a good idea to add links to it on existing wiki pages where it's relevant. If there are no links or mentions of a new page, it's less likely to be found.
  4. Link to external resources. If there exists a great forum post, blog, or other site with relevant info, it's best to provide link to the original source, if you copy the content to the wiki.
  5. If a page starts to become very large, it might be a smart to split self-contained sections into their own pages. Then link to the new page on the original section & reduce the text to a summary of what the new page contains. Alternatively, you could use a Collapsible Section to hide a larger chunk by default. In some cases, transclusion could be a good idea
  6. The Category:Roll20-category is mean for core Roll20 aspects or features, and new pages should likely be categorized by some of it's sub-categories. Category:Guides, Category:Games and Category:Tips categories are great categories for most new pages. See Help:Contents#Categories for more info on existing categories.

Upload Image

By default, users can't upload images to the wiki. If you want to be able to upload images, either message Andreas J., or Contact Roll20 and ask for them to upgraded you Roll20 account's wiki permissions so you can upload images.

When your wiki account have been promoted to Contributor, see the Images-section for how to use and upload images & gifs on the Community Wiki.



Please don't

  1. Don't use the wiki for saving info on your specific campaigns.
  2. Don't use the wiki pages to lobby for changes to Roll20(doesn't have much reach anyway). Instead post to the Official Suggestions Forum(Forum) or vote/comment on existing suggestions. Wiki Talk pages are intended for discussion wiki changes.
  3. Don't use the wiki to ask questions about how Roll20 works. The Forums(Forum) are the right place for that. Basically nobody notices random new wiki pages, nor if there are any talk pages, so it's pointless anyway.


Page formatting

A few tips and tricks can help make pages look better and more readable; here are a few main pointers.

You can check the sandbox page for some often useful code snippets, and you can create your own sandbox to test/play around in, by going to your own wiki page(link in the sidebar), and then adding /sandbox to the end of the url. Then you'll have a personal test page under your own profile without having to worry about testing if you want to do some large/wild edits.

General

Bold text:
'''Bold text'''
Italic text:
''Italic text''
Strikeout text:
<strike>Strikeout text</strike>
code element
<code>code element</code>
Underscored text:
<u>Underscored text</u>
text block without formatting

Use <pre> element to wrap your text to get text block without formatting. Ex. <pre>text block without formatting</pre>

no wiki formatting:

Use <nowiki> element to wrap your text.

extra linebreak:
<br>

More about the Wikitext markup language

clear

using <br clear=all>, <br clear=left>, or <br clear=right> will create a linebreak which will force the later content to a new row, if there are images or other floating element on that would otherwise messes up the formatting and readability of the page. More about clear


Example:

[[File:Deftemplate-roll-hover-result.gif|left|thumbnail|300px|hovering over the result will show the breakdown of what went into the roll, and it's formula. See Ex.3 for the macro.]]
The result of "Normal" dice rolls is shown as individual dice images displaying the result on each dice separately, along with the total result, while inline roll results are displayed in as a single numerical result, where you can see the roll breakdown by hovering your mouse over the result.<br clear=left>
Inline rolls are just like regular rolls, with the following exceptions:

The above will result in the last line to start after the image, and not to adjust to the right of it, thanks to the <br clear=left> forcing linebreaks until the left side of the article is clear, in this case of the image floated to the left.

Headings

Use headings to structure a page if it contains multiple sections. If a page have enough sections, it will automatically generate a Table of Content.

See Heading Showcase for more info.

=Top Header=
The above creates the largest possible section heading, making the text blue

==Second Tier==
The above creates the second-largest possible section heading, with a black text. Subsequent headings are smaller and black.

Somewhere around Headings 5, the title tarts to become so small that it's hard to notice from the general text of an article, and normal, bold text pops out more.

Depending on how things look, the following can be a good idea:

====='''manually bolded headings'''=====

Table

Main Page: Help:Table

Using tables is a good way to organize some info in a structured way.

{| class="wikitable"
|+ 
|-
! Alice !! Bob !! Charlie
|-
| Elf || Dwarf || Human
|-
| Warrior || Mage || Expert
|-
| HP:12 || HP:7 || HP:9
|}

produces the following table:

Alice Bob Charlie
Elf Dwarf Human
Warrior Mage Expert
HP:12 HP:7 HP:9

Bold titles for each row:

Player Name Allan Beth Cecil
Name Alice Bob Charlie
Ancestry Elf Dwarf Human
Class Warrior Mage Expert
HP 12 7 9
{| class="wikitable"
|+ 
|-
! Player Name !! Allan !! Beth !! Cecil
|-
! scope="row"| Name
|| Alice || Bob || Charlie
|-
! scope="row"| Ancestry
|| Elf || Dwarf || Human
|-
! scope="row"| Class
|| Warrior || Mage || Expert
|-
! scope="row"| HP
|| 12 || 7 || 9
|}

Very large tables could be combined with Collapsible Section to initially hide them if the info isn't as important to show every time. Help with navigating/scrolling on larger pages.


Columns

Example of how you can have two columns side-by-side. the "clear: both;" div or br is needed to make things after the columns work normal again.

Content in left column

  • stuff
  • other stuff

Right column

lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum

  • content
<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 0px;">
'''Content in left column'''
* stuff
* other stuff
</div>
<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-top: 0px;">
'''Right column'''

lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum
* content
</div>
<div style='clear: both;'></div>

Message Boxes

There are a number of different message boxes that can be used on the wiki, and here are shown the most useful ones.

Standard


Occasionally, you may want a piece of text take precedence and draw the eye to something very important in the document you're writing. For this instance, use a message box.

{{notebox|notebox template is the simpler alternative, but less flexible}}


To add a message box to a wikipage, use this insert:

{{mbox | text = Insert Whatever You Want to Say Here}}

Orange

{{orange| This section have sever issues and is likely out of date}}

The Template:Orange can be used to highlight some semi-important thing, if you don't want to use the much stronger/dire Template:Warning with it's sign, or if the blue Template:Notebox infobox doesn't convey enough urgency.

Warning


{{warning|This action is irrecoverable, so proceed with caution }}

Cleanup


{{cleanup}}

{{Ambox
|nocat=true
| type  = style
| text  = This page could do with some cleanup ~~~~
}}

It can be a good idea to quickly sign off your name & the date by using ~~~~, which will add your name & the date quickly. That will help other to know how long the section have been in need of cleanup.

Other

{{POV}}

Templates

Wiki Templates can be used to make a wide range of things, such as creating info boxes & custom links, and can make wiki editing much easier. Below are a few of this wiki's templates. Most other templates are showcased on relevant sections of this page, such as image-related under #Images.

  • {{ profile}} - link to roll20.net profile page(not wiki)
  • {{Multiple issues}}
  • {{repo}} - links to github page, displays the logo.
  • {{Changelog version}} - usedful for creating API script or Character Sheet Changelogs
  • Roll20 links - templates to create various Roll20 links outside the wiki, showing where they are leading(Blog/Forum/Marketplace)
  • message/info boxes
    • {{notebox}} and {{orange}} are commonly used info-boxes on the page
    • {{Ambox}}} - the core template used for making the several info & notice boxes
    • {{Mbox}} - meta-template is used to build message boxes
    • {{HCbox}} – info box for linking to the Help Center-version of the page, mentioning community wiki isn't the official documentation
  • {{tlx}} - meta-template used for linking to the template's page, and the template page could show how to use it. E.g. {{repo}}
  • see Category:Templates and Category:Template Documentation for more


For pages describing content limited to Pro users, add the following at the start of the page:

{{pro only|page}}

{{pro only}}

Display "→" arrow symbol

{{rarr}}

Creating Templates

Use existing ones as templates.

Collapsible Section

Collapsable section(Example)
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse eget nunc id felis maximus ullamcorper. Quisque felis odio, commodo vitae lorem et, sagittis dictum mauris. Ut eu nibh et dolor vehicula gravida sit amet et sapien.

Sed vel ullamcorper arcu, non ultrices tortor. Vestibulum massa risus, varius eget molestie in, posuere quis massa. Mauris sit amet ligula lorem. Sed pulvinar dapibus urna, et pellentesque quam commodo et.

Code for the collapsible section, where having mw-collapsed will make it collapsed by default:

{| role="presentation" class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
| Collapsable section(Example)
|-
| Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse eget nunc id felis maximus ullamcorper. Quisque felis odio, commodo vitae lorem et, sagittis dictum mauris. Ut eu nibh et dolor vehicula gravida sit amet et sapien.

Sed vel ullamcorper arcu, non ultrices tortor. Vestibulum massa risus, varius eget molestie in, posuere quis massa. Mauris sit amet ligula lorem. Sed pulvinar dapibus urna, et pellentesque quam commodo et.
|}

See MediaWiki Manual:Collapsible Elements for more tips


Table of Content

If you have 4 or more Headings, the page will automatically show a Table of Content(TOC) at the top of the page. You can force to have display it if you have fewer heading with adding this to the sheet:

__FORCETOC__

If you want to move the placement of the TOC on a page, you can place this in the appropriate place:

__TOC__

If youdon't want a TOC on the page, place this anywhere on the page:

__NOTOC__

There is an option for a sideways TOC, useful for A B C sections.

{{compact toc}}

You can also make the TOC appear on the right side of the page with:

{{tocright}}

Displaying Macros and Code

If you add HTML code, or other code/macros to a wiki without precautions, the wiki will misunderstand is as MediaWiki code, and change how the page/text looks, instead of showing the raw code.

For showing short code snippets in flowing text, using the <code> element is a good idea(and sometimes adding <nowiki> inside it), but if you want to show a block of code with several rows, use the <pre>-element instead. Roll Template code is always tricky to show, so it should always be either inside a <pre>-element, or shown using <code> + <nowiki>.

For really tricky sections, you might want to try using HTML entities(replacement code) to replace some character, so the wiki doesn't think it should process as wiki code. This section contains a few examples of this(press Edit to see the code).

Examples to copy:

<code><nowiki>/r 2d5+@{attribute|max}+[[4d4]]</nowiki></code>
<pre data-language="html"> </pre>

Macro without formatting
/r 2d5+@{attribute|max}+4d4 damage

The macro code above is just highlighted in italics using the Wiki formatting, and doesn't look good. The 4d4 here is supposed to be surrounded by square brackets, but they disappear if they're left naked to WikiMedia's markup conventions. Worse still, in this case, markup attempts to link it to non-existent page called "4d4".

Macro using <code> & <nowiki>

/r 2d5+@{attribute|max}+[[4d4]]

If you use the code element, you sometime need to wrap the code additionally in a <nowiki>-element before using <code> will look like this:
/r 2d5+@{attribute|max}+[[4d4]]

For inline notes and asides you can use <code> elements to embellish things like /roll 3d10 or #macroname.

To avoid creating links to non-existing pages when writing Inline Rolls, use <pre> or <nowiki> elements. <nowiki> element ignores all wiki formatting/templates/link-creation as can at time be needed together with <code> element to show some code without problem.

pre

Macro using <pre>

When surrounded by <pre> element, the macro is displayed in a separate code block, which compresses sideways and wraps text to newline if needed.

Styling pre element:

  • style="overflow:auto;white-space:pre-wrap;" - this is the css for a pre by default
  • style="overflow:scroll;white-space:nowrap;" - if the code is too wide for the page, and you want a sideway scrollbar instead of having code wrap to new line
/em attacks for 2d5+@{attribute|max}+[[4d4]], lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum long text example or something -lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum long text example or something -lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum long text example or something lorem ipsum ibidem ipsum long text example or something-

The above code shows a scrollbar instead of wrapping.

Here is the wiki code for making a pre element with sideway scrollbar & nowrap:

<pre style="overflow:scroll;white-space:nowrap;" data-language="html"> </pre>

Displaying HTML/CSS/Javascript code with syntax highlights

For displaying blocks of code like HTML/CSS/JavaScript on the wiki(like in the context of Character Sheet or API code), it's best to use the <pre> element, and additionally style the section with style="overflow:scroll;", and to add syntax highlight to make the code more readable with data-language="html", like in the below examples:

HTML

<pre style="overflow:auto;white-space:pre-wrap;margin-bottom: 5px;" data-language="html">
<span>Here you have HTML syntax highlight in the code, maing it more readable</span>
<input type="number" name="attr_hp" step="any" value="10" min="0" max="20" /> <input type="text" name="attr_hp_misc" value="" placeholder="Other info about hp" />
<label>Robust? <input type="checkbox" name="attr_hp_robust" value="1" title="Check the box if your character is Robust" /></label></pre>

CSS

div.sheet-d4 {
    width: 35px;
    height: 35px;
    background-image: url("https://i.imgur.com/zkgyBOi.png");
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    color: transparent;
    display: none;
}

JavaScript

on("change:siz change:con sheet:opened", function() {  
  getAttrs(["SIZ","CON"], function(values) {
    let siz = parseInt(values.SIZ)||0;
    let con = parseInt(values.CON)||0;
    let hp = siz + con;
    setAttrs({                            
      "hitpoints": hp
    });
  });
});

Click "Edit" for this section to see how the above examples work and the wiki code.

Leaving Name/Timestamp

If you want to sign your name & date to a message or section, you can quickly do so with writing four tilde characters.

Example:

I just remembered this is a feature on many wikis. Andreas J. (talk) 12:35, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

I just remembered this is a feature on many wikis. ~~~~

Dice Roller

You can integrate a copy of Roll20's dice roller on a wiki page, to enable people to try things out on the page, instead of forcing them to open a Roll20 game to test a roll or syntax. You can leave it empty, or include a default "roll" that people can use straight away instead of having to type it out. The user can edit what's in the dice roller as they want, but will show the original one if the page is reloaded.

The following command types work in the dice roller: /r, /roll, /gr, /gmroll

These doesn't work: /em, /w

Inline Roll Labels works in the Dice Roller.

Example:

/r 3d6+2

Wiki code:

<div class='diceroller'>
/r 3d6+2
</div>

The q Text Chat page displays a dice roller under the Rolling-section, and the Dice Reference page have multiple examples.

Transclusion

Main Page: Help:Transclusion

MediaWiki: Transclusion - include parts of one page into another page, which avoids needing to update several pages if they have a shared section transcluded from a separate page.

If a large page has sections transcluded to a sub-page, it also makes it easier to link & redirect to the section if it exists on on a separate page, as the

  • <noinclude> - Content within the <noinclude> ‎</noinclude> tags is excluded from transclusion on the target page. This content still appears on the source page.
  • <includeonly> - Content within the <includeonly> </includeonly>‎ tags is transcluded on the target page, but does not appear on the source page.
  • <onlyinclude> - Content within the ‎<onlyinclude> </onlyinclude> tags is transcluded on the target page, and also appears on the source page.

Examples:


Advanced

  • Use HTML & CSS on the wiki to create custom layout and looks, or to make minor adjustments if something doesn't quite line up well.
    • Example: The Front Page uses several tricks, so it's source code is worth checking out for ideas.

Images & Videos

How to handle Images, Gifs & videos embedded to a page

Images

The image from the wiki frontpage

If you are a new user adding content to the wiki, the option to upload images is disabled by default.

If you want to be able to upload images, either message Andreas J., or Contact Roll20 and ask for upgraded Community wiki permissions(to upload images).

To upload an image to the wiki, go to the Upload file (page found in the wiki sidebar, accessible only if you have updated wiki permissions)-page, and then select the Browse-button to upload. You can upload images & gifs, but they can't be larger than 2mb.

Help:Images - mediawiki

Image inclusion follows this format:

[[File:Roll20 video sm.jpg|thumbnail|250px|right|The image from the wiki [[Main_Page|frontpage]].]]

Some tags that can be used:

thumb, framed, frameless

The thumb-tag is the easiest to use, as you can decide the position of the image, resize it, and have caption under it.

For some of the other tags you can't change the size of the image with some tags.


Image as a link:

You can link to another wiki page or an external site. Twitch.png links to Roll20's Twitch page, and

[[File:Twitch.png|20px|link=https://www.twitch.tv/roll20app]]
Dragging a rolled dice from the chat to the map, and using it as a token.




Make Image Resize

If you add the "resize" class to images, it will shrink the image if the page is resized. Doesn't seem to work with "thumb", so can't have description/default size on image that is resized.

[[File:Roll20con-2021.jpg|530px|right|link=https://blog.roll20.net/posts/save-the-date-roll20con-2021-is-november-12th-14th/|Go to Roll20Con 2021 Blog Post(Oct. 8th)|class=resize]]

Gif

Works identically to Images, with the difference that the gif continuously animate. You're limited to uploading 2mb files, just like images.

[[File:DragDiceFrom Chat.gif|thumb|left|350px| Dragging a rolled dice from the chat to the map, and using it as a [[token]]. ]]



Common Symbols

Common Roll20 icons with templates to show them: ( ) y x

{{Lock}} {{Unlock}} {{Gear}} {{Hammer}} 

Other useful symbols:  ·

{{dot}} 

Roll20 UI Icons

If you want to display the actual icons used on the Roll20 interface (such as y, l, F, etc.) for clearer instructions in your wiki, you can add a <span> element that briefly changes the needed font-family that is used for them.

The font families used for the Roll20 icons are Pictos, Pictos Custom, and dicefontd20, and they're available for use within the Roll20 wiki. Going to the font's storefront will give you the character key for the font. Use this key to identify which character displays which icon. Check the Icon Fonts section on the CSS Wizardry page for a full list of symbols from the fonts.

When you want to add an icon in your wiki, include these HTML snippets, substituting the letter you need for the Pictos or Pictos Custom font family.

  • Sidebar
    • q / q<span style="font-family:Pictos;">q</span> Text Chat tab
    • P / P <span style="font-family:Pictos;">P</span> Art Library tab
    • N / N <span style="font-family:Pictos;">N</span> Journal tab
    • i / i <span style="font-family:Pictos;">i</span> Compendium tab
    • u / u <span style="font-family:Pictos Custom;">u</span> Jukebox tab
    • l / l <span style="font-family:Pictos;">l</span> Collections tab
    • y / y <span style="font-family:Pictos;">y</span> My Settings tab
  • Toolbox
    • w <span style="font-family:Pictos Custom;">w</span> Select and Pan Tool
      • Hand.png [[File:Hand.png|middle|15px]] Pan mode
    • b <span style="font-family:Pictos;">b</span> Layers
      • @ <span style="font-family:Pictos;">@</span> Map & Background layer
      • b <span style="font-family:Pictos;">b</span> Objects & Tokens layer
      • E <span style="font-family:Pictos;">E</span> GM Info Overlay layer
      • r <span style="font-family:Pictos Custom;">r</span> Dynamic Lighting layer
    • i <span style="font-family:Pictos Custom;">i</span> Drawing Tools
      • a <span style="font-family:Pictos Custom;">a</span> Draw Shapes tool
      • c <span style="font-family:Pictos Three;">c</span> Polygon/Line Tool
      • q <span style="font-family:Pictos Custom;">q</span>Text Tool
      • # <span style="font-family:Pictos;">#</span> Clear Drawings tool
    • e <span style="font-family:Pictos;">e</span> FX Tool
    • s <span style="font-family:Pictos;">s</span> Zoom Tool
    • Ruler.png [[File:Ruler.png|middle|15px]] Ruler Tool
    • Place-light-torch-icon.png {{torch}} or [[File:Place-light-torch-icon.png|middle|18px]] Place Light Tool
    • C <span style="font-family:Pictos;">C</span> Fog of War
      • E <span style="font-family:Pictos;">E</span> Reveal
      • c <span style="font-family:Pictos Three;">c</span> Polygon Reveal
      • C <span style="font-family:Pictos;">C</span> Hide Areas
      • # <span style="font-family:Pictos;">#</span> Reset Fog
    • Udl-hide-icon.jpg [[File:Udl-hide-icon.jpg|middle|15px]] Darkness Tool
      • Udl-reveal-icon.jpg [[File:Udl-reveal-icon.jpg|middle|15px]] Reveal
      • Udl-perm darkness-icon.jpg [[File:Udl-perm_darkness-icon.jpg|middle|15px]] Permanent Darkness
      • Udl-explorer-icon.jpg [[File:Udl-explorer-icon.jpg|middle|15px]] Explorable Darkness
      • Udl-polygon-icon.jpg [[File:Udl-polygon-icon.jpg|middle|15px]] Polygon
      • Udl-rectangle-icon.jpg [[File:Udl-rectangle-icon.jpg|middle|15px]] Rectangle
    • t <span style="font-family:Pictos;">t</span> Turn Tracker
    • t <big><span style="font-family:dicefontd20;">t</span></big> Dice Rolling GUI
    • ? <span style="font-family:Pictos;">?</span> Help Tool

Character Sheet

  • & / & <span style="font-family:Pictos;">&</span> Add, Repeating Section
  • ( / ( <span style="font-family:Pictos;">(</span>/{{Lock}} Lock, repeating section
  • ) / ) <span style="font-family:Pictos;">)</span>/{{Unlock}} Unlock, repeating section
  • / '''<big>≡</big>''' Reorder symbol, repeating section.
  • w / w <span style="font-family:Pictos;">w</span>/{{Bubble}} Send to chat
  • y / y <span style="font-family:Pictos;">y</span>/{{Gear}} Settings, gear icon
  • x / x <span style="font-family:Pictos;">x</span>/{{hammer}} or {{wrench}} Alternative Settings icon.
  • Charmancer-logo.png Charactermancer logo

Misc.

  • {{button|{{3dots}}|white}} - Token Settings -Player Permission menu
  • o {{folder}} - like oAdd-button
  • UI buttons: y, +, -, #, z, s, z, |
  • Delete, Apply Changes, cUpload, Save Settings, +Add

Dice

  • t <span style="font-family:dicefontd20;">t</span> d20
  • d <span style="font-family:dicefontd4;">d</span> d4
  • f <span style="font-family:dicefontd6;">f</span> d6
  • h <span style="font-family:dicefontd8;">h</span> d8
  • j <span style="font-family:dicefontd10;">j</span> d10
  • l <span style="font-family:dicefontd12;">l</span> d12

Youtube

Tutorial for the Drawing Tools

You can have an embedded youtube video on a page.

This can be achieved with the following format. You need to copy the end of the url for your video and replace MH78AOhNyuA in the below example. Otherwise it seems to take the right|center|left-parameters, along with a numerical value which represent pixel-width of the video.

{{#evp:youtube|MH78AOhNyuA|Tutorial for the [[Drawing Tools]]|right|400}}

It doesn't seem possible to make the video start with specific time using the normal t?=120 end to the url.

Links

If an article mentions things that have a wiki page, it's useful to link to that page the first time it's mentioned. For example, there exists several Star Wars RPGs and some of them have guides on the wiki. Sometimes links outside the wiki is also useful.

With some link templates, urls that contains = may result in broken links, unless you specify that it's the 1st parameter which is used. Templates - Anonymous parameters


Example:

use
{{twitter|1=roll20app/status/1354617919653752832?s=20 tweet}}
instead of {{twitter|roll20app/status/1354617919653752832?s=20 tweet}}

You may also replace the = with &#61; in the url, to keep a link from breaking.

Inter-Wiki

How to link to other pages on the Roll20 Community Wiki.

Example:

Simple link to Journal wiki page:

[[Journal]]

Link to the wiki's front page, with a custom link name.

[[Main_Page|front page]]

Link a subsection of an article.

For example you might need to mentioning there are limits to compendium sharing. You can find the exact name of an sub-section, by copying the link from the ToC.

[[Compendium_Sharing#What_are_the_Limitations_of_Compendium_Sharing.3F|limits to compendium sharing]]


Main Article

Shortcut to make a link to another article, and indicate it to be the main article on the subject.

Main Page: Journal

{{main|Journal}}

Wiki Meta

Link to a Category page. It can be useful to link to a category page, such as all user-created Category:Tips. You need to place a : in front of the page name, like:

[[:Category:Tips]]

Link to a wiki template: {{forum}} - {{tlx|forum}}


Roll20 links

Here are a few templates that makes linking to other parts of the roll20 site better, and make it clear to what part the links lead(Forum, Blog, Marketplace, etc.)

User Profile

You can link directly to a Roll20 user's profile from the wiki, instead of typing the full url. The second method doesn't show the symbol for the link going outside Roll20.

[https://app.roll20.net/users/4/ Roll20 Dev Team]
{{user profile|4|Roll20 Dev Team}}


Forum

Documentation: {{forum}}, {{fpl}}


A template that can be used to link to Roll20 forum post, showing the roll20 logo, and indicating it's a link to the forum.

Example: Roll20 Community Code of Conduct(Forum)

{{forum|post/125912/roll20-community-code-of-conduct Roll20 Community Code of Conduct}}

The url placed in the forum-template is everything after https://app.roll20.net/forum/, which the templates will ad automatically.

Compare 5E Bug thread(Forum) and 5E Bug thread

Compare {{forum|post/8033570/d-and-d-5th-edition-by-roll20-q1y2020 5E Bug thread}} and [https://app.roll20.net/forum/post/8033570/d-and-d-5th-edition-by-roll20-q1y2020 5E Bug thread]

The more compact {{fpl}} only requires the permalink number to a forum reply/thread, so individual comments can also be linked to:

Roll20 Dev reply(Forum)

{{fpl|10245813/ Roll20 Dev reply}}


Blog

Documentation: {{blogs}}, {{blog}}

Link to Roll20 blog posts. You discard the https://blog.roll20.net/posts/ part of the url.

If the blog post url contains /posts/ in the url, use {{blogs}}; if it has /post/, use {{blog}}

Lost Mine of Phandelver: Roll20 Q & A(Blog) Updated DL version 1.0 is live(Blog)

{{blogs|lost-mine-of-phandelver-roll20-q-a/ Lost Mine of Phandelver: Roll20 Q & A}}
{{blog|640321601818198016/updated-dynamic-lighting-10-is-live Updated DL version 1.0 is live}}

Help Center

It's often a good idea to link to the Official Roll20 Help Center page.

Getting Started

{{hc|categories/360003756533-Getting-Started Getting Started}}

Documentation: {{hc}}, {{HCbox}}

Marketplace

Roll20 Marketplace(Market)
Free Spacer - Ptolemy Sector Archive(Market)

{{market| Roll20 Marketplace}}<br>
{{market|browse/module/7363/free-spacer-ptolemy-sector-archive Free Spacer - Ptolemy Sector Archive}}

Documentation: {{market}}

External Link

If you want to link to a page outside the wiki, you need to use single brackets. An icon (like this) appear after these links by default.

  • any links leading to other parts of roll20 will show a roll20 logo
  • for a number of sites like youtube, github, wikipedia (and more), instead shows that site's logo.
  • below is a number of templates to simplify/shorten some urls for commonly referenced sites

Example: Roll20 Blog

[https://blog.roll20.net/ Roll20 Blog]

There are a few sites that have custom links that can make it easy to see where they lead, and using them looks better than the normal single bracket method.

Github

A template you can use to link to code or other things that are on GitHub. It will also show a small Github icon after the link to show where it leads.

Documentation: {{repo}}, {{gist}}, {{sheet-gh}}, {{api-gh}}


Example:

Roll20's Character Sheet Repository,

{{repo|Roll20/roll20-character-sheets  Roll20's Character Sheet Repository}}

The url placed in the forum-template is everything after https://github.com/, which the templates will add automatically.


Example:

code snippet by GiGs

{{gist|G-G-G/52b96cff0b827c42f9d04ab411fb42e8 code snippet}} by GiGs

Youtube

Documentation: {{yt}}, {{yt.be}}, {{yt.playlist}}


Example:

Rolling DiceRoll20 Tutorials

{{yt.be|xKXpKIiB5WM Rolling Dice}}
{{yt.playlist|PLTj75n3v9eTljjooh-nIr_LFAeHatTeI4 Roll20 Tutorials}} 

Wikipedia

Wikipedia link: HTML or Computer Accessibility (a11y) Wikipedia-Black-W.png to have logo.

[[wikipedia:HTML|HTML]] or {{wiki|Computer_accessibility|Computer Accessibility (a11y)}}

{{wiki}}


Categories

A categorized page is easier to find, so please add at least one relevant category to any new page you create. There are few of the main wiki categories:

To add a category to a page, simply add this line of text at the very bottom:

[[Category:Category Name]]

Some categories can be added with templates, like {{cleanup}}, {{stub}}, {{dmbox}}

If the page falls under multiple categories, add another category tag underneath first and so forth (don't combine them in one tag).


Content

Some main categories used on the wiki:

Wiki Administration


'See Also' or 'Related Pages' section

Sometimes it's useful to have a section at the end of a page dedicated to a list of relevant other pages or links elsewhere. A character sheet guide could have a GitHub link to the sheet's source code, or pages on making maps could link to other map-related wiki pages. Toolbox Overview is a good example of a page listing higly related pages


Related Pages

  • Sandbox - wiki page that contains lots of often useful wiki code snippets for editing the Roll20 Community Wiki. by Andreas J.
  • Sheet Guide Template - template page for creating a char sheet info page

See Also