February 2020: Massive community, Official material from D&D, Pathfinder Second Edition and others, loads of community-supported character sheets,big token/map/asset marketplace, platform/backend work is done actively

Roll20 is the largest and most popular VTT (as of 20201) that was first published in 2012 after running a successful Kickstarter.2 It's browser-based and is available free with subscription options for more features, as well as a massive marketplace with official adventures for games like D&D 5E, Pathfinder Second Edition, Call of Chutulu, FATE and Starfinder.

In January 2020, Roll20 released updates for the Zoom Tool3, and made Custom Token Markers available.4

Roll20 have plans to relaunch their mobile app in Q2 20205, with will at launch enable dice rolling & chat from you phone, and the diceroller will have an offline mode available.6. It will eventually include help for character sheet support.

Elegantly simple
Roll20's virtual tabletop, Compendium, and Character Building tools are powered by HTML5 technology and run directly in your web browser. There’s nothing to download or install and no messy configuration files for Game Masters or players. Want to invite someone to your game? You merely send a short link. And there’s never a need to do scripting or other tedious tasks, it all just works.

Storytelling, Enhanced
Other digital tabletop gaming tools try to turn pen-and-paper experiences into an automated video game where your creativity is restricted. Roll20 instead gives you ways to enhance your own unique storytelling games via drawing tools, simple handouts, secret whispers, background music, and other real-time shared elements.

System agnostic
Roll20 doesn’t favor one set of mechanics over another, so it can be used with a variety of games. Play D&D online (any edition), Pathfinder, Shadowrun, Savage Worlds, FATE, board games, and more. Whether you need basic dice rolls or advanced macros, turn trackers or simple markers, you’ll find that Roll20 works easily with any tabletop gaming system.

Easy to Use
Being a game master is hard enough. Roll20 makes as it easy as possible saving you the hassle of installations or configurations. Simply open Firefox or Chrome via Windows, Mac, or Linux and log in to Roll20 via your browser.

It's just as easy to invite players. Send them a quick link and they’re in your game, ready to play. This is the simplest way to bring an online group together so you spend more time playing, and less time swearing at firewalls.


  • Browser-based, Chrome & Firefox
  • Built-in video and voice chat7
  • Many community-created character sheets8
  • Built-in Art Library with web search
  • 3D Dice & truly random QuantumRoll9
  • Music10
  • Dynamic Lighting (Subscription Feature)11
  • API (Subscription Feature)12
  • Rules/Monster Compendiums13
  • Animated Tokens14


  • Free
  • Plus (Subscription): $4.16 / mo or $49.99/ year
  • Pro (Subscription): $8.33 / mo or $99.99/ year
  • Marketplace Adventures, Rule compendiums, art assets, monsters16
  • Feature breakdown


Links Community
Roll20 Crash Course Roll20 Twitch
Roll20 from Scratch 57min Youtube tutorial Roll20 Twitter
Interactive Tutorial17 Youtube
Roll20 Helpdesk Roll20 Forum
Roll20 Wiki Unofficial Roll20 subreddit
Roll20 News Blog Roll20LFG on Reddit
Industry Report Q4 2019 Instagram


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