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Roll20 Alternatives

Roll20 is described as '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!' and is a virtual tabletop in the games category. There are more than 25 games similar to Roll20 for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Windows, Mac, Linux and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is MapTool, which is both free and Open Source. Other Roll20 like games are Fantasy Grounds, Astral Tabletop, Foundry Virtual Tabletop and Battlegrounds: RPG Edition.

Roll20 alternatives are mainly Virtual Tabletops but may also be Role-playing Games. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Roll20.
This page was last updated Jun 10, 2022
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  1. MapTool icon

    MapTool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPad

    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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    MapTool vs Roll20 opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MapTool is a great alternative to Roll20.

    Its a map making tool not a playing tool

    Negative comment almost 3 years ago
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    ericwaters

    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.

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    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.

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    Fantasy Grounds

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Wine
    • Steam

    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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    Fantasy Grounds vs Roll20 opinions
    Most users think Fantasy Grounds is a great alternative to Roll20.
    Aryanne

    The ArchCast use it. Therefore it is good.

    Positive comment about 1 year ago
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    Ugotsta

    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.

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    Astral Tabletop

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    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.

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    Almost everyone thinks Astral Tabletop is a great alternative to Roll20.
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    Foundry Virtual Tabletop

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    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.

    A lit tavern scene in Foundry VTT
    Foundry Virtual Tabletop vs Roll20 opinions
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    danielmichel

    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.

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    Battlegrounds: RPG Edition

    • Windows

    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.

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    Battlegrounds: RPG Edition vs Roll20 opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Battlegrounds: RPG Edition is a great alternative to Roll20.

    Prices of all licenses and bundles have been permanently lowered.

    Positive comment almost 4 years ago
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    Inkarnate

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    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.

    World & Region Maps
    Inkarnate vs Roll20 opinions
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    No VTT, just a map maker tool.

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    gTove

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    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.

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    Rolisteam

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    EpicTable

    • Windows

    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.

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    Owlbear Rodeo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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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