Roll20 Guide

Recently Roll20’s Kristin has created an official Help Video Tutorial on “Adding Images to the Roll20’s Tabletop”. Not only is this a really helpful tutorial but Kirstin has used My Sea, Boats and Tokens set in the video below , which allows you to see how the transparent tiles and tokens work in the set. Click the image below to start the video


Many thanks to Kristin from Roll20 for doing this video , I am sure many people will grateful for it.

 

Basic written guide to getting started

A step by step guide to help you upload background maps & tokens.

Roll20 is FREE – both as a player and for the Game Master / Dungeon Master.
IMPORTANT : The best browser to use is Chrome, next is Firefox. Don’t bother with IE.
1. Go to the Roll20 Website: www.roll20.net – will open a new window.

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2. Scroll down and click the create an account button
– Fill in your details and create an account.

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3. You should now be here – Click on -> Start a New Campaign button

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4. Fill in the campaign Name – ignore The Tags for now,
click I’m Ready Create Campaign

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5a. Choose the Map layer from the tool bar on the left – (see image below)
then Find and open your token/map folder on your PC/Mac
Drag your background map onto the Roll20 screen.
It should start automatically Uploading your map onto the Roll20 Screen.

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5b. Choose the Zoom tool (see image above)select say 40%-50% to allow you to see the whole Screen area
and resize your map (by pulling edges)

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6. Now your map layer is sorted, go to the toolbar on the left again
Click on and select the object & token Layer ( see image below)

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7. then Find and open your token/map folder on your PC/Mac
Drag your token onto the Roll20 screen.
It should start automatically Uploading your token onto the Roll20 screen.

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8. Ok the Token should be now on your token layer( which is above the map layer),  so  you can Resize, rotate or add info to it – (add a name and other info click on token and then on the cog ). Rinse and repeat to upload other tokens.

saul_wynne_sm PIXEL_ARTEnjoy!

All the Best

Saul Wynne
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Roll20 HELP VIDEOS

Roll20 GM overview video

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Roll20 Player overview video

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