Compendiums and Compendium Expansions are frequently associated with rulebooks and can be accessed in-game and online. By default, In-game Compendium access aligns with the chosen Character Sheet template.. At any point, you can change Compendium access and settings in the Game Settings from your Game Details page.
You can check out our video tutorial on how to get started accessing and utilizing your compendium right away.
Once you purchase your Compendium Expansion, a purple button will appear offering the option to “Create Game.” Clicking the button will take you directly to the Create a New Game page. You can create a new game immediately after purchasing a Compendium Expansion in the VTT.
As seen in the example below, Compendiums and Compendium Expansions available on the Roll20 Marketplace will have a quick guide on the product page on how to access it, which Character Sheet is associated with the Compendium, and a link to any associated Bug Forum thread.
In-game Compendiums allow for easy access to rules and searching to help streamline your play. Some Compendiums are fully integrated in the virtual tabletop, allowing to drag entries from the Compendium into Character Sheets, or onto the tabletop.
For more on how to use the in-game Compendium, including drag-and-drop capabilities, or how to enable Compendium Sharing and Compendium Selection, please read the articles below:
- Compendiums [Text] How to use them.
- Compendium Sharing [Text] How to enable Compendium Sharing and how it works.
- Compendium Selection [Text] How to allow in-game access to specific Compendiums only.
Selecting the Correct Character Sheet
Compendium Expansions on the Marketplace page will indicate the recommended or required Character Sheet. These Character Sheets have been designed to utilize a particular Compendium first before integrated virtual tabletop functionality is available.
For example, choosing the officially supported D&D 5th Edition Character Sheet will automatically enable the 5th Edition Compendiums to be used in your game; Pathfinder sheets will enable the Pathfinder Compendium. You can choose a Character Sheet at game creation or by going to the Game Settings Page at any time afterward. To use your own Character Sheet, go to the Compendium Settings and select the desired Compendium System from the dropdown list. By default, this selection is set to "Determined by Character Sheet (Default)".
If you are unable to access the Roll20 Compendium within the Virtual Tabletop, be sure that the proper Compendium access is selected within the Game Settings Page as shown above.
A Bundle is a group of multiple Marketplace items assembled together in a convenient one-time-purchase package. For example, the Volo's Guide to Monsters Bundle gives you not only the Compendium Expansion, but also an Addon and a Module version of the book's provided battle maps. On a Bundle's marketplace listing, all included content is listed under Bundle Includes These Items:. If there is downloadable content (an image pack or a PDF for example), these will be available on the individual Marketplace item listings rather than on the Bundle's listing page. The access for these individual items will behave exactly in the same fashion as similar item type singular products.
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See how the in-app Compendium works by creating a game with any of the following free Compendiums.