Fantasy Grounds is described as 'virtual tabletop to help facilitate play of tabletop-style role-playing games online with a GM (game master) and one or more players' and is a virtual tabletop in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Fantasy Grounds for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux, Mac and iPad. The best alternative is Roll20, which is free. Other Fantasy Grounds like games are D&D Beyond, MapTool, Foundry Virtual Tabletop and Owlbear Rodeo.
Fantasy Grounds is mainly a Virtual Tabletop but alternatives to it may also be Role-playing Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Fantasy Grounds.
Roll20 is the free, easy way to play tabletop games (such as pen and paper RPGs) online with others. It's completely web-based, so it runs right in your browser. It supports video and voice chat, background music, character sheets, a massive art library, and more!
Most users think Roll20 is a great alternative to Fantasy Grounds.
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 vs Fantasy Grounds opinions
pros, cons and recent comments
It's free and really, it has all the shit Fantasy Ground has (except Dice Rolling --- I THINK), but that's what I'm wanted because we are also using Discord.
Howerver, because of how good MapTools is, there is a high chance we are just doing it in this sofware. 10/10.
Positive comment • almost 2 years ago
Really good free tool to manage your tabletop game, doesn't come with with many predefined rulesets, but it's very flexible in creating these, so you can even play with your own ruleset
Foundry VTT is a standalone application built for experiencing multiplayer tabletop RPGs using a feature-rich and modern self-hosted application where your players connect directly through the browser.
Owlbear Rodeo is a simple VTT that requires no registration and offers map sharing and drawing, dice rolling, voice chat, and other features that allow for a simple-to-use tabletop encounter experience.
A fun, easy to use, Open Source tool for tabletop RPG players to manage their characters, campaigns, and parties. The goal is to help you focus more on the game by bringing your paper character sheets into the 21st century.
Standard Action is a tabletop gaming application designed to be simple, but flexible. In game, Standard Action features an interactive game board, live chat, dice rolls, a turn tracker, customizable token stat bars, and much more.