Meet the 6 best online tabletop RPGs!

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Even with so many successful electronic games, tabletop RPGs have never lost their charm and fun. Telling a story, rolling dice, counting houses and making decisions still attracts thousands of players, and proof of that is the existence of online tabletop RPGs! Below you will find a list of the 6 best platforms for you to have the same experience as in-person tables, on your computer screen. After all, it's not always possible to gather everyone in the same place, but that's not why the Campaign should stop. Check out!



1. Roll20

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Probably the most popular online tabletop RPG in the world, Roll20 has all the tools you need. Compatible with more than 10 systems (Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Pathfinder, etc.), the platform offers several options for customizing scenarios, tokens, characters, abilities and monsters. In case you still can't find what you want, Roll20 allows you to upload your textures and images to insert on the map.

Roll20's tools are also very intuitive and practical, making the role of the GM much easier. Everything you need to use is always visible on the screen.

2. Fantasy Grounds

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Another one of the big ones. Fantasy Grounds has more RPGS licenses than any other online tabletop roleplaying site. With support for 20+ systems like D&D, D&D Classic, Vampire, Traveller, Pathfinder and others. The game also has hundreds of images for you to use with monsters, characters, places, animals, etc., as well as several ready-made maps of caves, dungeons and tunnels.

The only big downside of Fantasy Grounds is that the free version is demo only, meaning most of the content is paid.



3. RRPG Firecast

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RRPG Firecast is visually more limited than the options above but still has all the tools needed for a good campaign. The site supports the main RPG systems like D&D, 3D&T, Vampires, GURPS, etc.

4. Astral

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Astral is possibly the most visually beautiful online tabletop RPG you'll find. With over 12.000 items and images to insert into your story, you'll never run out of options for monsters, places, characters, etc. The platform also has numerous visual effects for you to insert on the board, making the experience much more dynamic.

The disadvantage of Astral is that it does not have a license to use the Dungeons & Dragons system, relying only on other titles such as Call of Cthulhu, Vampire, Pathfinder, Fantasy Age, etc.

5. Fabletop

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Fabletop is a much more humble online tabletop RPG than the ones mentioned above. With a minimalist visual identity, the game does not have many options for images and accessories to use in the stories. The platform also doesn't have a license to use famous RPG systems, so it uses its own set of rules that is well explained on the official website, which ends up being the biggest "charm" of the game. In addition, we recommend Fabletop for novice players who want to learn what tabletop roleplaying is.


6. Table

Access Taulukko here

Taulukko is an online tabletop RPG from our country that hardly has any visual elements. All interaction takes place through the platform's chat and players only have access to a few images to illustrate characters and monsters. Here you can fully edit your file so you can create your own system or replicate one of the famous ones.

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