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Character Creation on Roll20.net

By BabeLincoln | Chaotic Luck | 25 Apr 2021


In these current times of Covid fears, a lot of people have been looking for ways to hang out with friends virtually. This includes long time tabletop fantasy players that play games like Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder, and Call of Cthulhu. 

One of the easiest places to still get together and have a game night is at Roll20.net. It allows you the freedom to play most any tabletop style game through their platform for free. They have game creation tools to make custom games as well as licensed content and rules for major entries in the genre. I personally enjoy the selection of official Dungeons and Dragons content.

To start with Roll20 simply visit their website and create a FREE account. Once this is completed you will have access to games with other friends that have Roll20 or you can join one of the numerous games that are being hosted by DMs around the world. You will want to decide at this point if you would like to play a free session or choose one of the paid sessions hosted by a professional DM.

Once you are part of a game there is a bit more prepwork to get yourself ready for the upcoming gaming session. You will need to enter the game and fill out your character sheet. This is the most difficult part of the setup, and it is dependent on what game system you choose to play with. There is a Charactermancer built into the Roll20 system. It allows for quick and easy character building and allows for interest and entertainment to supercede the number crunching by speeding up the process and making it more approachable for new players.  

 

 

Character sheet by Roll20

After a few times creating through the Charactermancer you should have a pretty good idea of how your sheet should look and be built. Come up with a few different character ideas because the chances of your survival are small and playing with different characters with wild attributes is fun! My favorite to play is Dungeons and Dragons 5E as a Bard!

 

Sources:

Www.Roll20.net

Wizards of the Coast game systems

 

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