|Fog of War||Yes|
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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
Based on our record, Roll20 seems to be a lot more popular than Tableplop. While we know about 114 links to Roll20, we've tracked only 6 mentions of Tableplop. We are tracking product recommendations and mentions on Reddit, HackerNews and some other platforms. They can help you identify which product is more popular and what people think of it.
If any VTT is used it's going to be tableplop.com. - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
I built TablePlop which is a free VTT you can use. It's not as minimal as Shmeppy but it is built for minimal setup time. For free you get 100mb upload space for files and you generally won't use up all that much for just images. It also does character sheets, dice rolling and initiative of that's useful to you. - Source: Reddit / 12 days ago
Could try tableplop, I think it might be heavier than owlbear, but might hit your sweet spot. Haven't really tested myself, just know it's a relativity light vtt. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
To add to the other suggestions, I use Tableplop. I open the maps twice, once in spectator mode to be streamed to my TV and once normally, where I can manage all the hidden stuff. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
Or you can use this instead: https://new.tableplop.com/. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
There are a lot of grid-less maps available, use a search engine to find certain maps. Pinterest has a lot of maps also. I also get maps from drivethrurpg.com and roll20.net. - Source: Reddit / 6 days ago
The answer to those will give you a hint how to address the whole "make a character" and "learn the basics". If she's a computer person, maybe sign her up for roll20.net and walk her through character creation. If she's a book person, do that with a copy of the player's handbook and whatever various extra books with races and classes. - Source: Reddit / 7 days ago
Turns out what I wrote in the last update was an understatement, because the Roll20 is already finished! - Source: Reddit / 8 days ago
Just a quick update on the upcoming Roll20 sheet for ya: It's almost ready to use! - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
Personally, I haven't found a good way of using battlemaps in combination with darkness rules other than roll20.net premium, which I can't get. Soooo, when I'm DMing I just have all my maps well lit and don't worry about it. I find that if I want players to focus on other senses, all I have to do is mention a smell carried on the breeze through a corridor and they're all about smelling EVERYTHING for the rest... - Source: Reddit / 18 days ago
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