Roll20


  • Pitcrew

    So after having an account there for years, I finally tried this place out and it was pretty neat. There are a lot of very powerful tools, and the ability to provide a visualized landscape on a game online is super helpful. In the past, I had a to make do with a shared google map for something comparable.

    Has anyone else tried this, either for OTT or possibly even to handle an in-MU plot?


  • Admin

    @tragedyjones I thought about it at some point but how would bookkeeping of character sheets take place, XP spends handled, etc if you wanted to apply this to more than a handful of players?

    I.e. scaling for more players seemed to be the issue.


  • Pitcrew

    It depends what you are using it for, really. Since this is MSB, I will discuss MU/R20 interaction. It would be fairly simple to have r20 open alongside a MU client for most people. Even if the ONLY thing being utilized is the map/table aspect. There is no need to integrate character sheets unless you wish to use the native dice roller for r20.

    If you wish to use it to support, say, a combat-heavy PRP, you could literally just have people sit in and look at the map, prompted through the game.


  • Coder

    Sounds neat for map purposes, but I know a number of people who play from tablets though, and I worry about the compatibility of the client and the resources required. Does anyone know how well (or if) it works?


  • Pitcrew

    @faraday said in Roll20:

    Sounds neat for map purposes, but I know a number of people who play from tablets though, and I worry about the compatibility of the client and the resources required. Does anyone know how well (or if) it works?

    My understanding is that the GM must have a premium/paid account for tablet support. I am honestly uncertain though. I do know there are apps for both Android and iOS.



  • I like Roll20 a great deal for online TTs but it doesn't strike me as really having the tools to act as a MU alternative at this time. The text interface is fine to capture play in a particular session, but saving completed scenes/subsequently linking them all together took additional work in gdocs or a separate wiki. You can run it alongside a MU client, of course, but once you're doing that I question why you aren't playing solely in the client or solely on Roll20.

    All that said, I suspect the features it lacks are a matter of things not being requested/the developers not perceiving there's an audience for persistent text environment support, since it's mainly a TT session platform at this point. I value it a lot for what it is.


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