As a DM for homebrew games, I used Roll20 for 2+ years. When it works, its OK. When it doesn't, its frustrating. I use a lot of custom rules and they are simply not supported due to a lack of modularity within the system. A simple variant of Proficiency Dice in 5e is outlined in the rules, and even it is hacky and not well supported on Roll20.
The format feels like it was made two decades ago, and the web console spits out warnings and errors left and right. There has even been some conspiracies / drama with some of the higher-ups at Roll20, showing a lack of leadership.
Please, let's let Roll20 die. Support another system.
Not easy to learn, not friendly controls
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Ahhh well then I can help with some suggestion. When my regular game could not happen due to covid we tried online. It’s not as much fun (because part the joy of dnd is not having to look at a screen) but we were able to play using a discord group. It was okay. If we did it again I’d try it use https://roll20.net/. - Source: Reddit / 1 day ago
Another thing we did recently is pay for a pro dm to take us through a new game. My son (and me) is a big avatar the last airbender fan and a new ttrpg launched based on that ip and the company (magpie games https://magpiegames.com/curated-play/) runs curated sessions of these to help you start to understand the system and its super fun. This is all done via the Internet and we use roll 20 (https://roll20.net/)... - Source: Reddit / 2 days ago
You start by reading the free basic rules to D&D 5e found on the wizards of the coast website. After that you create a practice character and boom you are all set to find a group to actually play with. Try r/lfg or roll20.net to look for games that are beginner friendly. - Source: Reddit / 5 days ago
Good place to start is probably http://roll20.net which is one of the bigger apps / communities used to do just this. They have a fairly decent looking for group section. But there are loads of alternatives, such as "Foundry VTT" or "Fantasy Grounds ". - Source: Reddit / 6 days ago
You can utilize online-tools like Roll20 https://roll20.net/ or dndbeyond https://www.dndbeyond.com/my-characters to create character-sheets simple with links that let you roll for attacks and stuff so you can understand the sheet more easy. - Source: Reddit / 6 days ago
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