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Welcome to the Roll20 Community Wiki! The Wiki is the central repository of information about Roll20, including the Roll20 Documentation, community-provided tips and tricks, guides for using Roll20 with your favorite tabletop game, and more.
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<big>''Welcome everyone! Roll20 is now maintaining official documentation, FAQs, and help articles on the [https://roll20.net/help Roll20 Help Center.] Please be sure to visit for the most up-to-date information and assistance!''</big>
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As with everything Roll20-related, we rely on the community to help us create and maintain this information. So if you have some tips and tricks or other information to share, feel free to jump right in and contribute.
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Welcome to the Roll20 Community Wiki! This Wiki is the central repository of information about Roll20, including the Roll20 Documentation, community-provided tips and tricks, guides for using Roll20 with your favorite tabletop game, and more!
  
== Quick Links ==
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As with everything Roll20-related, we rely on the community to help us create and maintain this information. So if you have some tips and tricks or other information to share, feel free to jump right in and contribute. [[Help:Contents|Check out our Wiki Help page for more info.]]
  
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=The Roll20 Virtual Tabletop=
 
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
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==Getting Started==
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* '''[[Tutorial|In-App Tutorial for GMs]]:''' Roll20 has a built-in tutorial straight in the app to familiarize new GMs to the Roll20 platform
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* '''[[Introduction To Tabletop RPGs|Introduction to tRPGs]]:''' Never played a tabletop RPG before, but would like to know how? This video series should help bring a new gamer up to speed.
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* '''[[Video and Voice Chat]]:''' How to get video and voice chatting set up in a Roll20 Game
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* '''[[Code of Conduct]]:''' The official Roll20 Code of Conduct expected on our site.
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* '''[[Forum Posting]]:''' A walkthrough on how navigate and post on our official [https://app.roll20.net/forum forums]
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* '''[[Keyboard Shortcuts|Keyboard Shortcuts Reference]]:''' Our list of keyboard shortcuts for experienced users
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* '''[[Changelog]]:''' A list of all major revisions and updates to the Roll20 Platform
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* '''[[Game Management]]''': How to create, organize, and manage your games
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** '''[[Game Settings Page]]'''
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<br>
  
===Roll20 Documentation===
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==The User Interface==
 
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[[File:Roll20 Interface.jpg|right|thumb|400px]] The Roll20 Interface is broken down into four sections:<br /><br />
The Roll20 Documentation provides information on all the various features built in to Roll20. Chances are good if you have a question about how to use a Roll20 feature, this is a place to find it.
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'''1. The Tabletop:''' This is the largest portion of the playspace. This is where you set up your battle maps or board game play mats and where you'd place your tokens or meeples. You can also use it as a dry erase board.<br /><br />
 
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'''2. The Tabletop Toolbox:''' This toolbar on the left side of the Tabletop lists the various tools used for moving art assets, drawing, writing, measurement, rolling, and other that affect or interact with the Tabletop in some fashion.<br /><br />
'''Getting Started'''
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'''3. The Page Toolbar:''' When you click on the little tab on the top of the screen, this pulls down the Page Toolbar. This is where you can store multiple scenes (Pages) for the Tabletop and bounce players between them.<br /><br />
 
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'''4. The Sidebar:''' Lastly is the Sidebar on the right side of the screen. This has multiple tabs that manage the in-game chat, music/audio, character sheets and handouts, and Roll20's settings.<br />
* '''[[Tutorial|Tutorial]] -- an interactive tutorial that will teach you the basic tools available for free on Roll20'''
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* '''[[Introduction_To_Tabletop_RPGs|Introduction to RPGs]] -- a guide to absolute beginners to Tabletop RPGs
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* '''[[Roll20_Crash_Course|Crash Course]] -- a great overview for GMs on how to get started in Roll20'''
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* '''[[Getting_Started_GMs|Getting Started: GMs]]''' (Read if you're starting your first Roll20 Game)
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* '''[[Getting_Started_Players|Getting Started: Players]]''' (Read if you're joining your first Roll20 Game)
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* [[Video and Voice Chat]]
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* [[Playing in Google+ Hangouts]]
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* [[Changelog]]
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
 
<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
 
'''Finding A Game'''
 
* [[Looking_for_Group|Looking for Group Tool]]
 
* [[Player_Directory|Player Directory]]
 
 
 
 
'''The Tabletop'''
 
'''The Tabletop'''
 
 
* [[Tabletop Overview]]
 
* [[Tabletop Overview]]
 
* [[Aligning Maps]]
 
* [[Aligning Maps]]
 
* [[Manipulating Graphics]]
 
* [[Manipulating Graphics]]
* [[Token Features]]
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* [[Token Features]]<br />
 
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<div style="float: right; width: 45%; margin-left: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
'''Pages'''
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'''The Page Toolbar'''
* [[Page Toolbar]]
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* [[Page Toolbar|Page Toolbar Overview]]
 
* [[Page Settings]]
 
* [[Page Settings]]
 
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</div>
 
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'''Sidebar'''
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
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'''The Tabletop Toolbox'''
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* [[Toolbox Overview]]
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* [[Select and Pan Tool]]
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* [[Layers]]
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* [[Drawing Tools]]
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* [[Fog of War]]
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* [[Turn Tracker]]
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* [[Dice Rolling GUI]]
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</div>
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<div style="float: right; width: 45%; margin-left: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
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'''The Sidebar'''
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* [[Text Chat]]
 
* [[Art Library]]
 
* [[Art Library]]
 
* [[Journal]]
 
* [[Journal]]
* [[Character Sheets]]
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* [[Compendium]]
* [[Card Decks and Rollable Tables]]
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* [[Jukebox]]
 
* [[Jukebox]]
* [[Text Chat]]
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* [[Collections]]
 
* [[My Settings]]
 
* [[My Settings]]
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** [[Advanced Shortcuts|Advanced Keyboard Shortcuts]]
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</div>
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<div style="clear:both;"></div>
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<br />
  
 
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==Gameplay==
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px;">
 
'''Rolling Dice'''
 
'''Rolling Dice'''
 
* [[How to Roll Dice]]
 
* [[How to Roll Dice]]
 
* [[3D Dice]]
 
* [[3D Dice]]
 
* [[Dice Reference]]
 
* [[Dice Reference]]
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* [[Macros]]
 
* [[QuantumRoll]]
 
* [[QuantumRoll]]
* [[Macros]]
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<br>'''Tips'''
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* [[Geomorphic Map Tiles]]
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* [[Linking Tokens to Journals]]
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* [[Useful Macros]]
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* [[Using Roll20 while Playing In-Person]]
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<br />
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[[:Category:Tips|See all Tips and Tricks »]]
  
 
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<br>'''Troubleshooting'''
'''Troubleshooting'''
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* [[Solving Technical Issues]]
 
* [[Solving Technical Issues]]
* [[Audio Visual Troubleshooting]]
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* [[Video and Voice Chat Troubleshooting]]
* [[Subscription FAQ]]
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* [[Optimizing Roll20 Performance|Optimizing Roll20's Performance]]
 
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* [[Customer Support FAQ]]
 
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[[:Category:Docs|View all documentation &raquo;]]
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<div style="float: right; width: 45%; margin-left: 5%; margin-top: 20px; margin-bottom: 20px;">
 
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'''System Guides'''
'''Toolbox'''
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* [[Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition]]
 
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* [[Toolbox Overview]]
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* [[Dice Rolling GUI]]
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* [[Drawing Tools]]
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* [[Fog of War]]
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* [[Layers]]
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* [[Select and Pan Tool]]
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* [[Turn Tracker]]
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'''Advanced Features'''
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* [[Dynamic Lighting]]
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* [[Mobile Tablet Support]]
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* [[Keyboard Shortcuts]] and [[Advanced Shortcuts]]
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* [[API:Introduction|Roll20 API]]
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* [[Dev Server]]
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* [[Transmogrifier]]
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* [[My Vault]]
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'''Miscellaneous'''
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* [[Live Stream and Record Game Sessions]]
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* [[Optimizing Roll20 Performance]]
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* [[Game Management]]
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* [[Image Best Practices for Roll20]]
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'''Site Policy'''
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* [[Acknowledgements]]
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* [[Terms of Service and Privacy Policy]]
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* [[Terms of Service and Privacy Policy#Notification of Copyright Infringement (DMCA Policy)|DMCA]]
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* [[Marketplace Asset EULA]]
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* [[Security]]
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===Additional Info===
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'''System Specific Guides'''
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Below you'll find links to community-created guides on running different games in Roll20. These are just suggestions, you can run your games in Roll20 however you'd like, and Roll20 works with hundreds of games not listed here.
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* [[Dungeons and Dragons Next|Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition]]
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* [[Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition]]
 
* [[Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition]]
 
* [[Dungeons and Dragons 3.5]]
 
* [[Dungeons and Dragons 3.5]]
 
* [[Pathfinder]]
 
* [[Pathfinder]]
* [[Cypher System-Monte Cooke Games]]
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* [[Cypher System-Monte Cooke Games|Cypher System]]
 
* [[Shadowrun]]
 
* [[Shadowrun]]
 
* [[Savage Worlds]]
 
* [[Savage Worlds]]
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* [[GURPS 4th Edition]]
 
* [[GURPS 4th Edition]]
 
* [[D00Lite]]
 
* [[D00Lite]]
* [[Black Crusade|Warhammer 40,000 RPG Black Crusade]]
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* [[Black_Crusade|Warhammer 40,000 RPG Black Crusade]]
 
* [[Dark Heresy 2nd Edition]]
 
* [[Dark Heresy 2nd Edition]]
 
* [[Star Frontiers]]
 
* [[Star Frontiers]]
 
* [[Tavern Tales]]
 
* [[Tavern Tales]]
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[[:Category:Games|See all System Specific Guides »]]
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==Beyond the Application==
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
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'''Your Games and Content'''
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* [[Best Practices for Files on Roll20]]
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<br>'''Finding A Group'''
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* [[Looking for Group|Looking for Group Tool]]
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* [[Player Directory]]
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* [[Private Messaging]]
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* [[Community and Safety features]]
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</div>
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<div style="float: right; width: 45%; margin-left: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
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'''Broadcasting your Games'''
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* [[Online Role Playing:Index]]
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* [[Live Stream and Record Game Sessions]]
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<br>'''Site Policy'''
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* [[Acknowledgements]]
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* [[Terms of Service and Privacy Policy]]
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* [[Terms_of_Service_and_Privacy_Policy#Notification_of_Copyright_Infringement_.28DMCA_Policy.29|DMCA]]
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* [[Code of Conduct]]
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* [[Marketplace Asset EULA]]
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* [[Security]]
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</div>
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<div style="clear:both;"></div>
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</div>
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-top: 20px;">
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<div style="background:#E8F5FF; border: 3px solid #07C; padding: 10px;">
  
[[:Category:Guides|See all System Specific Guides &raquo;]]
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==Subscriber Features==
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'''[https://app.roll20.net/account/supporter Subscription Page]:''' A list of our subscription tiers, their perks, and how to upgrade your account. <br />
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'''[[Subscription FAQ|Roll20 Plus & Pro Subscription FAQ]]'''
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-bottom: 20px;">
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* [[Dynamic Lighting]]
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* [[Advanced Fog of War]]
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* [[Mobile Tablet Support]]
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* [[Custom FX]]
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* [[Roll20_Table_on_Tablet_Support|Table on Tablet]]
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</div>
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<div style="float: right; width: 45%; margin-left: 5%; margin-bottom: 20px;">
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* [[Dev Server]]
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* [[Transmogrifier]]
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* [[My Vault|The Character Vault]]
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</div>
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<div style="clear:both;"></div>
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===Custom Sheet Creation===
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* [[Building Character Sheets]]: The How-To for making your own character sheets ''(for Pro Subscribers Only)''
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** [[Sheet Worker Scripts]]: An advanced feature of the Character Sheets system which allows the sheet author to specify JavaScript which will execute during certain events, such as whenever the values on a sheet are modified.
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** [[Roll Templates]]: These are a special facet of the Character Sheets system which provide additional layout and styling options for the display of roll results.
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* [[Beginner%27s_Guide_to_GitHub|Beginner's Guide to GitHub]]: How to upload a character sheet for community use
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* [[Character Sheet i18n]]: How to set up your Sheet to be easily translated into other languages
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<br>
  
'''Tips & Tricks'''
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===Roll20 API Content===
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A Pro Subscriber benefit, the Roll20 API allows users to write their own scripts which alters many of the default processes of Roll20.
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<div style="float: left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-bottom: 20px;">
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'''Getting Started'''
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*[[API:Introduction|API: An Introduction]]
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*[[API:Use Guide| API: Use Guide]]
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<br />'''API Reference'''
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*[[API:Objects|Objects]]
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*[[API:Events|Events]]
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*[[API:Chat|Chat Events and Functions]]
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*[[API:Utility Functions|Utility Functions]]
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*[[API:Function documentation|Function documentation]]
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*[[API:Sandbox Model|Sandbox Model]]
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*[[API:Debugging|Debugging]]
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*[[API:Cookbook|Cookbook]]
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</div>
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<div style="float: right; width: 45%; margin-left: 5%; margin-bottom: 20px;">
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'''Cookbook (Examples)'''
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*[[API:Basic Examples|Basic Examples]]
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*[[API:Advanced Examples|Advanced Examples]]
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*[https://app.roll20.net/forum/category/46806 API Scripts Forum]
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<br />'''Community Scripts'''
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*[[API:Script Index|Script Index]]
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<div style="clear:both;"></div>
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[[:Category:API|See all API Pages »]]
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</div>
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* [[Geomorphic Map Tiles]]
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==Character Sheets==
* [[Linking Tokens to Journals]]
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This section explains how character sheets work within Roll20 as well as provide guides for some of the available community sheets.
* [[Useful Macros]]
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* [[Character Sheets|Character Sheet Basics]]: How to add a character sheet to a campaign
* [[API:Script_Index|API Script Index]]
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* [[Charactermancer]]: How to use the guided character creation and leveling tool
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* [[Character Sheet Index]]: This is a list of every sheet we currently have available on the Roll20 Character Sheet Database
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* [[Building Character Sheets|Building Character Sheets]]: How to go about building a character sheet
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** [[Sheet Worker Scripts|Adding Sheet Workers]]: How to add Javascript Sheet Workers for enhanced functionality
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** [[Roll Templates|Adding Roll Templates]]: How to design Roll Templates to make your sheet output awesome
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** [[Character Sheet i18n|Adding Multi-Language Support]]: How to setup your sheet for Internationalization
  
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===Character Sheet Documentation===
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<div style="float:left; width: 45%; margin-right: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">'''13th Age'''
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* '''[[13th Age Official Sheet]]''*'''''
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* [[13th Age Legacy Sheet]]
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'''Dungeons & Dragons'''
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* ''5th Edition''
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** '''[[5th Edition OGL by Roll20]]''*'''''
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** [[DnD5e Shaped Character Sheet|D&D 5E (Shaped)]]
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** [[Roll20:DnD5e Character Sheet|D&D 5E (Community Contributed)]]
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* ''4th Edition''
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** [[DnD4e Character Sheet]]
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'''Dungeon World'''
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* '''[[Dungeon World Official|Dungeon World Official Sheet]]*'''
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<br>
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'''GUMSHOE'''
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* '''[[GUMSHOE Official Sheet]]*'''
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<div style="float: right; width: 45%; margin-left: 5%; margin-top: 20px;">
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'''World of Darkness'''
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* '''[[New World Of Darkness Official Sheet|Chronicles of Darkness Official Sheet]]''*'''''
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'''Pathfinder'''
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* '''[[Pathfinder Official | Pathfinder Official Sheet]]*'''
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* [[Pathfinder Community Sheet | Pathfinder Community Sheet]]
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'''Savage Worlds'''
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* [[Savage Worlds Tabbed]]
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'''Starfinder'''
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* '''[[Starfinder Official]]*'''
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'''Star Wars'''
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* [[Star Wars WEG D6 character sheet|Star Wars D6]]
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* [[SWRPG-API-Compatible|Star Wars FFG RPG]]
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* [[Star Wars Saga Edition Character Sheet|Star Wars Saga Edition]]
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* [[StarWars5E-Sheet]]
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''<nowiki>*</nowiki> Character Sheets designed and supported officially by Roll20''
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<br>
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[[:Category:Character Sheet Documentation|See all Character Sheet Guides &raquo;]]
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[[:Category:Tips|See all Tips and Tricks &raquo;]]
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==The Roll20 Marketplace==
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===General Info===
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* [[Marketplace Asset EULA]]
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* [[How to Access Marketplace Content]]
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<br>
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===Guides for Content Creators===
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* [[Creating Marketplace Assets]]
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* [[Creating Marketplace Modules]]
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<br>
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===Modules===
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====Wizards of the Coast====
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* Lost Mine of Phandelver
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* [[Storm King's Thunder]]
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* [[Volo's Guide to Monsters]]
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* [[Monster Manual]]
  
===This Wiki in Other Languages===
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====Monte Cook Games====
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* [[Cypher_System-Monte_Cooke_Games|The Strange: Rulebook & The Curious Case of Tom Mallard]]
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* [[Cypher_System-Monte_Cooke_Games|The Strange: Dark Spiral]]
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==This Wiki in Other Languages==
 
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Revision as of 18:57, 24 March 2020

Welcome everyone! Roll20 is now maintaining official documentation, FAQs, and help articles on the Roll20 Help Center. Please be sure to visit for the most up-to-date information and assistance!

Roll20 video sm.jpg

Welcome to the Roll20 Community Wiki! This Wiki is the central repository of information about Roll20, including the Roll20 Documentation, community-provided tips and tricks, guides for using Roll20 with your favorite tabletop game, and more!

As with everything Roll20-related, we rely on the community to help us create and maintain this information. So if you have some tips and tricks or other information to share, feel free to jump right in and contribute. Check out our Wiki Help page for more info.

Contents

The Roll20 Virtual Tabletop

Getting Started


The User Interface

Roll20 Interface.jpg
The Roll20 Interface is broken down into four sections:

1. The Tabletop: This is the largest portion of the playspace. This is where you set up your battle maps or board game play mats and where you'd place your tokens or meeples. You can also use it as a dry erase board.

2. The Tabletop Toolbox: This toolbar on the left side of the Tabletop lists the various tools used for moving art assets, drawing, writing, measurement, rolling, and other that affect or interact with the Tabletop in some fashion.

3. The Page Toolbar: When you click on the little tab on the top of the screen, this pulls down the Page Toolbar. This is where you can store multiple scenes (Pages) for the Tabletop and bounce players between them.

4. The Sidebar: Lastly is the Sidebar on the right side of the screen. This has multiple tabs that manage the in-game chat, music/audio, character sheets and handouts, and Roll20's settings.

The Tabletop

The Page Toolbar

The Tabletop Toolbox

The Sidebar


Gameplay

Rolling Dice


Tips


See all Tips and Tricks »


Troubleshooting

System Guides


See all System Specific Guides »

Beyond the Application

Your Games and Content


Finding A Group

Broadcasting your Games


Site Policy

Subscriber Features

Subscription Page: A list of our subscription tiers, their perks, and how to upgrade your account.
Roll20 Plus & Pro Subscription FAQ

Custom Sheet Creation

  • Building Character Sheets: The How-To for making your own character sheets (for Pro Subscribers Only)
    • Sheet Worker Scripts: An advanced feature of the Character Sheets system which allows the sheet author to specify JavaScript which will execute during certain events, such as whenever the values on a sheet are modified.
    • Roll Templates: These are a special facet of the Character Sheets system which provide additional layout and styling options for the display of roll results.
  • Beginner's Guide to GitHub: How to upload a character sheet for community use
  • Character Sheet i18n: How to set up your Sheet to be easily translated into other languages


Roll20 API Content

A Pro Subscriber benefit, the Roll20 API allows users to write their own scripts which alters many of the default processes of Roll20.

Cookbook (Examples)


Community Scripts

See all API Pages »


Character Sheets

This section explains how character sheets work within Roll20 as well as provide guides for some of the available community sheets.


Character Sheet Documentation

13th Age


Dungeons & Dragons


Dungeon World


GUMSHOE

World of Darkness

Pathfinder


Savage Worlds


Starfinder


Star Wars


* Character Sheets designed and supported officially by Roll20

See all Character Sheet Guides »

The Roll20 Marketplace

General Info


Guides for Content Creators


Modules

Wizards of the Coast

Monte Cook Games



This Wiki in Other Languages

Page d'accueil (Français) (French) »