** 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. 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.

Roll20 alternatives

  • Battlegrounds: RPG Edition

  • Battlegrounds: RPG Edition (aka BRPG) is virtual tabletop software designed to enhance your pen-and-paper roleplaying games, whether your players are in the same room, or on the other side of the world.

    tags: online-gaming virtual-game-table virtual-tabletop vtt
  • Fantasy Grounds

  • Fantasy Grounds is a virtual tabletop to help facilitate play of tabletop-style role-playing games online with a GM (game master) and one or more players. It replicates what you would traditionally do around a physical table, such as rolling dice, managing character sheets, keeping campaign notes, sharing handouts and images, and moving tokens or figures around on a map.

    tags: WINE virtual-tabletop
  • MapTool

  • MapTool is an online, multiuser, networked, graphical, interactive, programmable virtual tabletop. Requires Java 6+. It can be used for face-to-face play, or Internet role-playing in real time even if your players are on the other side of the world. MapTool in particular works great with voice-chat services!

    tags: custom-repos macros-feature view-blocking virtual-tabletop vtt
  • EpicTable

  • EpicTable is a virtual tabletop (sometimes referred to as a “VT”) that allows you and your friends to play your favorite pen-and-paper roleplaying games, regardless of whether you’re sitting across the table or across the world from one another.

    tags: virtual-tabletop vtt
  • Rolisteam

  • Rolisteam helps you to manage tabletop role playing games with remote friends/players. It provides many features to share maps, pictures and it also includes tool to communicate with your friends/players. The goal is to make Rolisteam-managed RPG games as good as RPG games around your table. To achieve it, we are working hard to provide you more and more features.

    tags: games virtual-tabletop vtt virtual-game-table
  • Mipui

  • Mipui is an online, grid-based map editor, with focus on simplicity and collaboration - all edits appear in real-time to other viewers.

    tags: dungeon-mapper map-editor mapping virtual-tabletop
  • Dungeon Sketch

  • Dungeon Sketch is a lo-fi tactical combat map for tabletop roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons. This is meant to replace the whiteboard or graph paper that sits in the middle of a gaming table.

    tags: dungeon-mapper map-editor mapping
  • Beyond Tabletop

  • Beyond Tabletop is a set of tools for RPG players who want to enhance their in-person game sessions with cleanly designed, easy-to-use online character sheets and maps. Our web application is subscription-free and designed to be used on all devices. We currently offer two products - a battle map, which is designed to accommodate many RPG systems, and character sheets, which are built for the Pathfinder system (with more systems on the way!)

    tags: dice dungeons-and-dragons virtual-tabletop
  • D&D Beyond

  • D&D Beyond is the official digital toolset for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. Twitch integration and a massive online compendium of official characters, spells, items and more provide an easy to use system with everything dungeon masters and tabletop D&D gamers need for an epic adventure.

    tags: dungeons-and-dragons role-playing-game virtual-tabletop