Best Foundry Virtual Tabletop Alternatives in 2020

    Foundry Virtual Tabletop is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Foundry Virtual Tabletop for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Steam and Linux. The best alternative is Roll20, which is free. Other great apps like Foundry Virtual Tabletop are MapTool (Free, Open Source), Fantasy Grounds (Paid), gTove (Free, Open Source) and Astral Tabletop (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. 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!
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      Roll20 vs Foundry Virtual Tabletop opinions
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      danielmichel Roll20 could be considered the industry standard of VTTs. It has its flaws and is quite limited compared to Foundry VTT but if you want to get a group of friends to gather around a virtual tabletop, Roll20 makes that easy.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.
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    4. gTove is a lightweight web application to simulate a virtual tabletop. Multiple maps and standee-style miniatures can be placed on the tabletop, and everyone connected to the same tabletop can see them and move the miniatures around.
    5. Astral is an online, tabletop role-playing platform for hosting and playing games either online or in person. Play together online with others and communicate through live video.


    6. 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.
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    7. Beyond Tabletop is a set of tools for RPG players with easy-to-use online character sheets and maps. Subscription-free and designed to be used on all devices online. Currently offering a battle map and character sheets for Pathfinder and D&D 5e.
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    8. Tableplop is an easy to learn, fun to use virtual tabletop for role playing games. It includes everything you need to play TTRPGs remote apart from audio chat and works great on mobiles and computers.
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      Tableplop vs Foundry Virtual Tabletop opinions
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      SummonToast An alternative for groups that want a simpler option without all the bells and whistles.
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      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.
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    9. From Steam: GM Forge is a Standalone Virtual Tabletop with competitive features, making it a good affordable alternative. When you buy a copy of GM Forge, your friends join you through their web browser without purchasing a copy.
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