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 is the most popular Windows, Mac, Linux & iPad alternative to Roll20.
- - MapTool is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to Roll20.
Comments about MapTool as a Alternative to Roll20
Although it's not the most intuitive VTT it there, MapTools is a mature and stable choice. It's free (and Open Source), has loads of features, an active development team, and a lot of community content as well. There's no voice/video chat, but that's what Discord is for.1
It's a virtual tabletop, and it's multiplayer online. It does dice rolls. It supports displaying the vision of the characters, showing which parts of the map are visible, and which are hidden.4
Its a map making tool not a playing tool-38
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...
- - Fantasy Grounds is the most popular commercial alternative to Roll20.
Comments about Fantasy Grounds as a Alternative to Roll20
Feature-wise and performance-wise, very similar to Roll20. Fantasy Grounds has advanced automation and is available through Steam which makes it a little more accessible to Steam users.2
The ArchCast use it. Therefore it is good.-1
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.
- - Foundry Virtual Tabletop is the most popular Web-based, SaaS & Self-Hosted alternative to Roll20.
Comments about Foundry Virtual Tabletop as a Alternative to Roll20
There's a wide expansion of scripted RPGs you can plug and play.1
It's a one-time purchase for the Game Master, then you have it for life. Has all the features that Roll20 arbitrarily locks away plus a seemingly infinite amount of amazing add-ons thanks to a very active community.0
Foundry is a one time purchase VTT with far greater capabilities and customisability.0
MasterScreen is the ultimate set of tools for running tabletop or online roleplay campaigns and managing intricate fictional worlds. Runs on every device without any downloads. Built by nerds and free for everyone.
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.
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.
Mipui is an online, grid-based map editor, with focus on simplicity and collaboration - all edits appear in real-time to other viewers.
Inkarnate is an all-in-one fantasy mapmaking platform with a free version and a huge library of assets. With Inkarnate, one can create world and region maps, city and village maps, battlemaps and interiors, as well as scenery maps.
Comments about Inkarnate as a Alternative to Roll20
No VTT, just a map maker tool.2
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...
Comments about D&D Beyond as a Alternative to Roll20
Roll20 is a much fuller set of tools at this time.0
Doesn't have enough features to justify the switch0
It's just some minor assets, no connectivity or maps. No better than forum RP.4
Leave your books, character sheets, and dice bags at home. Fight Club 5th Edition serves as a digital character sheet that can be all you need to play a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game.
- - Fight Club 5th Edition is the most popular Android, iPhone & Android Tablet alternative to Roll20.
Comments about Fight Club 5th Edition as a Alternative to Roll20
I love Fight Club 5e, but it's not comparable to Roll20. Fight CLub 5e is a great tool for playing D&D 5e in person, while Roll20 is for online TTRPG play.0