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The Roll20 Wiki is intended to serve as a community resource for help and documentation 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!

That said, there are a few things we actively discourage at this time:

  • The wiki is for content that the entire community will find useful. Please don't use it to post information relevant to a specific game/Campaign that you are running.
  • The pages in the Docs Category are only to contain factual information on official Roll20 functionality. These pages are created and maintained only by the Roll20 Staff. Feel free to create additional pages outside that category for workarounds and other non-official tips.
  • Please do not use wiki pages to lobby for changes to Roll20 features. That's what the Suggestions forum is for. Talk pages should only be used to discuss changes that need to be made to the wiki page itself or to clarify existing functionality.


Using the Wiki

If you're new to the MediaWiki software that we're utilizing (the same used to power Wikipedia), you can view a lot of helpful information on it here.


There are a series of wiki categories to keep pages organized. The larges ones are:

  • ': For thorough run-through of how to play a particular tRPG system in Roll20
  • ': Many pages under the Games category fall in here too; anything extensively explained should use this category
  • ': For smaller pages that cover a portion of the Roll20 platform (I.e. tips and tricks)
  • Marketplace: This Category are for creators regarding their content placed on the Roll20 Marketplace
  • ' For guides dedicated to specific character sheets
  • ' For pages largely dedicated to Roll20 macros

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

[[Category:Category Name]]

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

Uploading Images

If you are a new user adding content to the wiki, the option to upload images is disabled by default. If you need to include screenshots or diagrams, contact a Roll20 Developer to enable upload privileges.

Message Boxes

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

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

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 tag 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.

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.

  • q <span style="font-family:Pictos;">q</span> Chat tab
  • P <span style="font-family:Pictos;">P</span> Art Library tab
  • N <span style="font-family:Pictos;">N</span> Journal tab
  • u <span style="font-family:Pictos Custom;">u</span> Jukebox tab
  • l <span style="font-family:Pictos;">l</span> Collection tab
  • y <span style="font-family:Pictos;">y</span> My settings tab
  • 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

Macros and other Code Snippets

If you want to share Macros, complicated dice rolls, or CSS and HTML code, it might be a good idea to put your examples inside <pre> tags.

A messy example:
/roll 2d5+@{attribute|max}+4d4
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".

This looks cleaner (and appears precisely as written) when surrounded by <pre> tags:

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

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

To avoid creating links to non-existing pages when writing inline rolls, use <pre> or <nowiki> tag. <nowiki> tag ignores all wiki formatting/templates/linkcreation as can at time be needed together with <code> tag to show some code without problem.
Click "Edit" for this page to see how the above examples work.

See also WikiMedia's documentation on formatting tags.