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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 ...
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How to handle a troublesome player even before the game starts

I'm preparing a game in Roll20. I have listed the game as looking for players. I'm not a picky person with my players if they are nice. One guy has shown up very excited about the idea of my game. ...
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As a DM how do I make a Macro for monster attacks and Save Check in R20

I wanna make a Macro that uses @Selected but I dun't know how to put it in a way that whenever I've selected a monster when I press the attack1 button in the Bar the monster I am selecting will roll a ...
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Is there a definitive set of monster icons or images that is royalty free? [closed]

I'm about to start broadcasting a D&D campaign on roll20 via twitch.tv. My current account is loaded with images that are, suffice to say, copyright infringement. I intend to replace all of the ...
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How can I manage a party that has grown too big?

I always wanted to try playing D&D and recently got a group of friends together to play online with on Roll20. No-one in the group has any experience playing D&D or any tabletop RPG before. ...
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How to facilitate equal speaking opportunity in a voice-only online game

New GM to two players, both with limited D&D experience (we're playing 5e). We're all well versed in written roleplay, but theater and acting doesn't come overly naturally to any of us. Add in the ...
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How do you set up ToB maneuver macros for Roll20? [closed]

I'm using Roll20, and I'm trying to figure out how to set up macros for Tome of Battle maneuvers so I can put them in my macro bar to speed things up. However, I have no idea how to set up macros. ...
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Adding a fixed value to a macro roll in Roll20

I want to write a macro that rolls another macro and adds a fixed value. Example: /me is spotting with a bonus of 2 @{Charname|spotcheck} + 2 I just can't get ...
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Macro for rolling multiple dice, keeping several but not adding them

I'm trying to set up macros in roll 20 for a savage world game I am playing. We're not using the character sheets and such like in roll 20 so I am just trying to write general macros. For basic trait ...
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Percentage of played game sessions by RPG?

A few months ago, I saw a pie chart with the percentages of games played on Roll20 or Fantasy Grounds (a virtual tabletop system), with a count of sessions played per RPG. Does anyone know a source ...
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Handling fights with many combatants and constantly changing initiative values

How can I handle many different initiative values in a non-standard initiative system? This is a problem that came up in a recent (Roll20) session of the German RPG "Splittermond". Splittermond uses ...
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How do I make shadows more obviously present and usable with Shadow Step, in Roll20 with pre-made maps?

One of my players is playing a Way of Shadow monk, and really likes the Shadow Step ability. However I have been having two issues with DMing effectively for him: Describing the shadows. I haven't ...
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Do Shadowrun limits “belong” to skills or actions that use those skills?

So, I'm attempting to fill out a character sheet for Shadowrun 5th Edition on Roll20, and under the "Skills - Active" section, it asks for the "Limit Source" (Physical, Mental, or Social) for the ...
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How to Roll a Check on Roll20 Via Chat Commands?

So, me and my friends are playing D&D 3.5 using the default sheet template complete with macros and all. The problem is, when I ask for them to roll a check, they have to search for it on their ...
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What do I need for setting up a Shadowrun 3 character sheet on roll20?

I'm trying to set up a Shadowrun 3 game on Roll20, but they only have the Shadowrun 2 character sheet and macros. I'm not clear on everything Shadowrun 3 needs yet — am I able to get away with ...
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On Roll20, is it possible to fill in character sheets without being in a game?

I played Pathfinder on Roll20 last night for the first time and everyone had to wait for me to make a character. I was unfamiliar with the character sheets and with Pathfinder so it took a while. The ...
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Metagaming and Collusion while Gaming in Roll20

Metagaming has always been a facet of tabletop RPGs, for good or for ill. The impact that metagaming has on game itself can run from highly beneficial, such as when a group acts on player information ...
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How can I make a Talislanta character sheet that will work for Roll20?

I need a character sheet for the game Talislanta. It needs to be able to the take Strength value and add it to appropriate skill rolls whenever I click to button for that roll. I've been trying to ...
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Helping players remember NPCs with uncommon names

In my game of The Dark Eye we play in the south of Aventuria, and thus the players come across many NPCs with names that are not that common (especially compared to common german names) and my players ...
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How To, on rolling up my own character [closed]

I connected with a Dungeons and Dragons DM online. He let me know he's got a campaign they play once a week. I haven't played since the early 90's. The whole online thing is a surprise. The ...
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Can a macro update a token's sheet?

Short story: I want a macro to change the sheet of the token it is using OR a heal macro. Long story: I am using the bars in the token menu to keep track of a crit system. This system works like ...
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Multiple chats in a campaign of roll20

I'm thinking to use Roll20 for a political campaign. The possibility of sharing character sheets and rolling dices and other features are great. There is however something that I can't do: splitting ...
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Rolling initiative for a group of tokens in Roll20?

Is there a way to select a group of generic tokens in Roll20, have them roll initiative, and have these values added to the turn tracker? The following command does it for one selected token: ...
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The scale of my maps are HUGE! What can I do about it?

Newbie GM here again, now confused about map sizes: I'm overlaying the maps from this site onto R20 for a Hoard of the Dragon Queen adventure. The 'problem' (if there is one, there might not be) is ...
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In Roll20, how to program a macro that mimics the built-in attack function?

In R20, when you make an attack roll using the built-in char sheet for 5E, it outputs 2 results (with modifiers and everything) in a single line. I'd like to do this with a Macro, so that I can access ...
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Where can I find free digital dungeon tiles? [closed]

I'm currently running a D&D 4e campaign on Roll20. I have been drawing the maps in Roll20, but it's a hassle and I'd like to switch to something pre-made. Most of the tiles on Roll20's site aren't ...
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/roll formula for critical hit damage in roll20

I posted this over on the Roll20 support forums but I figured I'd ask here as well. Basically I want to incorporate bonus damage dice in my attack macros. Right now I've got this line: ...