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How to create a Macro in Roll20 that delivers both a Sneak Attack and a Surprise Attack damage roll for a Soulknife Psychic Blade Attack

Greetings to my favourite D&D Roll20 Macronauts! I am rather new to Roll20 and I could really use your assistance in building the following Roll20 macro with the Free Edition if possible: I have a ...
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Enabling dynamic lighting in Roll20, but the dynamic lighting tab is missing

Trying to enable dynamic lighting but I'm missing the Dynamic Lighting tab shown in the official tutorial. My Game: The official tutorial:
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In D&D Beyond, how can I make a homebrew melee weapon that uses a spellcasting stat's bonus instead of STR/DEX?

I have a new druid player who is using a normal staff with the Shillelagh spell on it. While the spell is active, [...] you can use your spellcasting ability instead of Strength for the attack and ...
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How do I remove windows and doors on Roll20?

Roll20 recently released the "windows" and "doors" features for plus/pro subscribers, so that is great, and they are fun, but how do I remove them? They look and move like tokens, ...
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How to make a Roll20 macro that rolls Advantage and adds a modifier?

I have an Abjuration Wizard with the Improved Abjuration feature which lets me add my proficiency bonus to ability checks made when casting a spell such as counterspell. Additionally, my wizard also ...
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How can healers track all PCs' health without slowing combat?

I'm a GM and a couple of the players who have healing abilities are tracking others' HP on spreadsheets during combat. On the one hand, I love that they're looking out for each other. On the other ...
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On D&D Beyond or Roll20, how do you make a homebrew spell that crits on a 19 & 20?

I'm trying to create a custom version of the spell Scorching Ray for a warlock player. We create and maintain our characters on D&D Beyond, play on the Roll20 virtual tabletop platform, and use ...
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Can a Roll20 macro select a rollable table according to a roll(ish) result?

In coming up with an answer to this question, I found a method to reference a table according to a variable. Quite different to this question, the solution concatenates a variable to a table name ...
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How to show "Success" or "Failure" in roll20 macros?

I'm setting up Roll20 macros to play Frostmark, a DnD 5e derivative that has a mana mechanic of sorts; Spells are powered by souls and if you fail a soul check when casting a spell, you lose the soul ...
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Token Macro that whispers back at whoever clicked it

I'd like to create a "Lookup" token that has one clickable macro for each condition. If you click the macro "blinded", it puts the rule for the blinded condition in the chat. This ...
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How to make monsters stat blocks?

Is there a way that I can turn a character sheet into a monster stat block? I am trying to make some monsters, but there are sections for class and paragon path that are obviously meant for a PC. I ...
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Playing online without a VTT, and is it worth it? [closed]

New DM here. I have dabbled a bit with D&D in the past, including playing on FG back in 2010. I'm now looking to get back in to it and start up an adventure with my wife and a few friends. My ...
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What do official sources say about player access to the Monster Manual? [closed]

The Introduction of the Monster Manual makes it clear several times that it is a book for DMs (MM, p. 4; emphasis mine): This bestiary is for storytellers and world-builders. If you have ever thought ...
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How can I let players create and move their own tokens in Roll20?

When I run D&D online, I want to delegate to players the control of their tokens. If one of my players tells me they cast flaming sphere, I want to be able to tell them to go find an image of a ...
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How can I issue multiple commands from a single query choice in Roll20?

I created a set of macros using the API to generate attributes for characters on Roll20 to refer to their pronouns for use in macros. I currently have it set up with 3 macros, each with 4 lines ...
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How can I add attributes to all characters in a folder and set them to a default value?

I recently decided to consolidate my macros that refer to a character's gender by pronoun into a single one using attributes on the character sheet (ie subjective, objective, possessiveA, and ...
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Using the Beyond20 extension, how can I roll from my D&D Beyond character sheet in Roll20?

I recently discovered the Beyond20 browser extension and have installed it. The extension is supposed to make it so you can "roll" from your DNDbeyond character sheet and it will do the roll in your ...
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How to make a simple deck of magical cards that will be drawn randomly?

Sorry if the question was asked before, but I didn't find any good answers for me. Im a new DM playing on Roll20 and I'm making a new Class that fights with magical cards, dice and coins. ...
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How can I show the effects of illusions in Roll20?

My players are approaching a battle with Fraz-Urb'luu, who will have prepared the battlefield in some manner using an effect like Mirage Arcane and several other illusions and deceptions. Given that ...
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How do I help players frustrated by darkness in Roll20's dynamic lighting?

I recently moved my pathfinder 1e campaign online. After some experimenting I decided that the Roll20 dynamic lighting system was worth the investment. However during our first session using the ...
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Why can't I find this Map in roll20 that happens to be included in a module I bought?

I would like to show maps to my players of the town of Leilon (and Neverwinter, for that matter). It's my first time using roll20, so I went through the tutorial. It says that under the "Art Library" ...
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Online D&D Module Purchase: Roll20, D&D Beyond or Both

I want to run Lost Mine of Phandelver online. I've looked at Roll20.net and D&D Beyond. Both sites sell the module for the same price. My understanding is that Roll20 is a "tabletop", whereas D&...
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Group music/audio/ambience for Roll20 [closed]

So, I don't really like Roll20's audio system and it doesn't really align with the way I DM. I'm looking for a 3rd party application my group can all download while on the Discord call where I can ...
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What are 2 pros and 2 cons of using Roll20? [closed]

Considering the current health concerns we all face these days, I'm looking into virtual tabletop solutions. I've created a Roll20 account and am familiarizing myself with it. However, I'd like to get ...
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How do I scale maps appropriately for the grid for published adventures?

I recently purchased my first add-on with Roll20 and noticed that while Roll20's grid is a 5-foot square, the provided maps are 10-foot squares. How do I "scale" the map appropriately for the grid, ...
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How do I make it easier on my player in a one-on-one campaign of Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus?

So I'm running a new campaign on Roll20, going through the Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus module that WotC released a few months back. It's my first time running a campaign in several years, so ...
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How do I make a Roll20 macro that prompts the user for a save type once, and then outputs the save as though you clicked it on the character sheet?

How do I make a macro for Roll20 that will prompt the user for a save type once, and then roll a save for the chosen ability and output it in a format that matches the format of if they clicked it on ...
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How can I make a Roll20 macro that shows different text depending on the result of a die roll?

I would like to roll for the random Chaos Bolt (first level spell) damage type, which is variable. In play, I have to roll 1d8 and as a result I get the ...
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How can I have a Token with a Macro on Click in Roll20?

I would like to add a token (legend button) to the world overview, which allows to click another token and show a description of the place. So far I have created a token (A), which has a token macro (...
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How do I make this Roll20 macro for saving throws work while only asking for the type once?

I'm trying to create a saves macro for DnD 5e in Roll20 that asks for the type of save once and then specifies which save type it is. For example expected output may be "Lucy rolls a [19]/[10] for a ...
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Why does Roll20 give me two results for a roll instead of one?

When I roll in Roll20 (with my crossbow as an example) I get output, like below, in the game log. Why are there two numbers? In the below example, there is the number 8 and the number 25. The ...
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In Roll20, how do you restrict PCs' vision in situations like fog?

For situations like Obscuring Mist and other vision impairment that overcomes Darkvision (and similar abilities), how have you successfully enforced that in Roll20? My PCs would probably meta-game if ...
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How do I fix this Roll20 macro for starting gold after first level?

Can anyone help with this macro? I am trying to generate random starting gold per PC levels, but it only allows me to do it if I put a character’s name. For example: ...
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How to make digital content available for Roll20 for an adventure you published on DMsGuild?

Recently, I emailed Roll20 about optimizing an adventure for their platform so it can be released both on DMsGuild and Roll20. Roll20 replied that they are very interested in having DMsGuild content ...
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Why is the Searing Smite spell not listed in the Roll20 spell list?

Why is the searing smite spell not listed in the Roll20 spell list? According to the page for the spell on D&D Beyond, it's listed in the PHB on page 274.
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What is the correct damage for a Dragonclaw's Scimitar?

I purchased the roll20 version of Hoard of the Dragon Queen a while ago. It includes all the monsters needed for the campaign. The roll20 version of the Dragonclaw has two attacks included: Scimitar: ...
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How can I make a macro for rage in Roll20?

So I'm playing using Roll20, and I just took a level in barbarian. I want to save my DM time and set up a macro for rage myself, problem is I have literally not a clue how macros work and the 3.5e ...
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What is the Roll20 syntax needed to add a +1 bonus from the Weapon Focus feat to an attack with a long arm?

Under Weapon & Armor Proficiencies > Attacks: I am trying to add a bonus +1 to my attack with a long arm because of the Weapon Focus feat (1st level soldier). I tried: ...
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What questions should I ask in player applications?

I will be starting a Pathfinder game on Roll20 though I don't have any experience gamemastering in an online environment. I am going to be putting together an online questionnaire to recruit and ...
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How to manage party out-of-combat exploration on Roll20?

I'm running The Emerald Spire on Roll20 and my players keep running about the map when not in combat "exploring". While this may not be an issue in other games, in this game there are an abundance of ...
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In Roll20, how can I check whether my character's ability scores have the racial ability score increase included?

A while back I rolled the ability scores for my character. However, I can't remember at all if racial ability score increases were already somehow added to my ability scores. Is there a way for me to ...
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How can I set up a Roll20 macro to roll certain additional dice depending on the results of an initial die roll?

I am playing a wonderful homebrew campaign running D&D 5E via Roll20 (I have a Basic account), and I have just rerolled as a wizard. One of my spells, prismatic spray, requires that I roll 1d8 for ...
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Is there a way to turn off default crit damage rolls in roll20?

I have a crit table I use for random crit events. The table is recursive and triggers whenever a 20 is rolled, but the default programming in Roll20 also rolls the additional damage roll that's built ...
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What is the correct spell attack bonus for a cleric casting Guiding Bolt?

For a Cleric with Wisdom 16 and Proficiency Bonus 2, if they cast Guiding Bolt, shouldn’t they get an Attack of +5? From PHB p.58 (Spellcasting Ability). In Roll20 it seems to only give the Attack as ...
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How to let people see different things based on distance, abilities etc

I am using roll20 to play with some friends, and there is an issue we cannot solve. The problem is that we don't know how the game master can let different players see different portions of the map. ...
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How can we kick our novice roleplayer out of the group for being a poor match, without alienating them from the hobby?

I have someone in my group who is completely new to the hobby. We are now 12 sessions in, and I will most likely need to remove them from the group: Our play styles don't match, and the rest of the ...
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How do I make a macro in Roll20 for the Fickle Attack Mythic ability?

I have a rogue in my party that just started playing in a high level campaign of mine who chose a mythic ability called Fickle Attack. I wish to make it easier on him by making a macro that does the ...
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Roll20 macro for Sneak Attack showing only crits

I'm trying to automate my sneak attack with my weapons. Currently I have the following ...
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How can I use Roll20 to reroll some dice until I get no duplicates?

Is there a command or macro that would help me roll 5d11 until I get no duplicate values? At the beginning of each session I roll 5d11 and if there are any repeating numbers I roll again until there ...
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Things to include or exclude from a roll2o LFG post? [closed]

I'm trying to run a roll20 Pathfinder game and I feel like my posting is getting very little attention or interest. Here's the ad I posted: Magic as you would know it has been gone for eons, you live ...
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