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Free Roll20 Alternatives

The best free alternative to Roll20 is MapTool, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Roll20 and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Roll20 are Astral Tabletop, Inkarnate, gTove and Rolisteam.

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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  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Online
  • Android Tablet
  • iPad

Roll20 is the free, easy way to play tabletop games (such as pen and paper RPGs) online with others. It's completely...

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  1. 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.

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

    Its a map making tool not a playing tool

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    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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  2. 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.

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


  3. 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.

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    No VTT, just a map maker tool.

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  4. 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.

  5. 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.



  6. 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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  7. Standard Action

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. MasterScreen

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

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

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