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In a Roll20 game, a player doesn't have access to all the tools as the Gamemaster(GM) of a game does.

Many of the Roll20 articles are written from the perspective of what the GM sees, so a player shouldn't be worries if they don't see all the things in their game that are shown on various Roll20 guides.

Older Guide: Getting Started Players



What players can't do

A (non-exhaustive list of things the players can't do normally, some of which aren't completly obvios to a first-time user. With APIs, you can go above and below these

  • character sheets/N Journal-tab
    • Players can't create their own character sheet, or handouts. The GM must create it. and then assign control of the character/handout to the player(s), for the player to be able to use it fully. (There exists an API called "Welcome Package" that can automatically do this for players when they join.)
    • Players can't update the image of the Avatar or the Default Token for their Character, nor resize their token. Only the GM can do this.
    • Players can't import characters from their Character Vault, unless the GM have enabled this setting(and the game has Full Vault Access.
  • Sidebar
  • Players can't change the page their tokens are on
  • Toolbar
    • several of the tools are only available for the GM.

Player permissions

The GM can give the player permissions for certain things, which grants them access to read and/or edit to things. This includes things like:

Players can always use the Drawing Tools, and move any Token they control, unless prevented by an API(see below).


Some GM-only features can be indirectly be granted to players through using different APIs, such as:

  • emas -- Provides player !emas and !as commands.(emote as)
  • Roll20 Audio Master -- API commands to manage the u Jukebox
  • MapChange -- has option to allow players to control what page they see
  • (don't remember name) -- allows the player to create new character sheets for themselves

There are also API that can limit players more that normal:

  • DryErase – An API that can stop players from drawing on the map, deleting any drawing instantly.
  • TokenLock – Allows GMs to selectively lock the movement of Player Tokens.

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