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The Vault is a feature which allows you store pieces from a game. Currently it only supports storing Characters, but additional functionality is planned for the future for other types of game content (such as pages/maps, handouts, decks, etc.) Once an item is stored in the Vault, it can then be exported out to other games that you are a participant in.

Character Vault

The Character Vault allows you to store your own Characters so that you can use them in multiple games without the need to re-create them from scratch each time. For example, in society-style play you have a single Character that you play many different game sessions with, across different GMs, etc. Previously on Roll20 you would need to keep track of that Character yourself and then re-create it in each new game. However with the Vault feature, you can import the Character out of a game and into your Vault, and then re-export it out of your Vault and into a new game. Rinse and repeat, and now you've got a Character that travels with you between games.

The Vault is also useful for GMs to store pre-generated PCs that they may want to use in multiple Games, a stable of interesting NPCs, etc.

Importing Characters

You can import a character to your Vault from any Game you are a player or GM in. However, if you are a player in the game you must have permission to edit the Character to be able to import it to your Vault. Importing Characters is easy -- just click the "Import Character" button on the main Vault page. You'll see a list of Games to choose from. After you choose a Game, you'll see a list of Characters that you have permission to edit. Just choose the Character you want to import and press the "Import Character" button. The process may take a few seconds to complete.

Note that once the Character is in your Vault, it is stored as a "snapshot", meaning that it will no longer update or receive changes from the Game it came from. If you want to import an "updated" version of a Character, just delete the existing Character from your vault, and re-import it from the Game.

Exporting Characters

When you are ready to use a Character from your Vault in a new game, click the "Export to Game" link next to the Character on the main Vault page. You'll be presented with a list of eligible Games to export the Character to. Note that you can only export Characters to Games where:

1. You are the GM of the Game, or

2. You are a player of the Game and the GM has expressly turned on the "Allow Players to Import Characters" setting on the Game Settings page for that Game.

If a Game you want to export a Character to isn't showing up in the list, be sure that one of those criteria are met, and then reload the page.

Once the Character is exported to the Game, it will be up to the GM of that game to set it up (giving you permission to edit it) properly.