Starting a game with an Addon

Need help getting a game started with an Addon in general? This document provides a step by step walk through to get you playing as fast as possible.

There are currently two ways to get Addons into your game: Creating the game directly from the Roll20 Marketplace OR Adding to pre-existing games.

Starting directly from the Roll20 Marketplace

Below outlines the step to go about creating your game with an Addon directly from the Roll20 Marketplace! You can expand the sections for screenshots and additional information.

1. Ensure you are signed in
To add an Addon directly from the Roll20 Marketplace,  you must Ensure you are signed in to your Roll20 account. If you are not signed in, there will be a link to do so readily available on the product page.
2. Navigate to Roll20 Marketplace page
Navigate to the product you wish to create your game with. For this example we will be using The Camp Clearwater Massacre provided by DMDave!
3. Claim the Addon
To claim the Addon, click the "FREE ADDON" button. This will automatically add it to your account. Note: This does NOT make the game for you.Select_Free_Addon.png
4. Create the game
To create the game, click the "Create Game With Addon" button. This will automatically navigate you to the "Start New Game" page with the Addon selected as well as the recommended character sheet.
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5. Ensure the correct product is selected
You should now find yourself on the "Start New Game." You will notice a picture of the product letting you know it will be added to the game at creation. You will also notice that the recommended character sheet is pre-selected.
6. Choose a name (and tags)!
Choose and input a name for your game in the related field. You will also find an optional "Tags" field where you can put in keywords that can help you relocate your game in the future.
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7. Create your game!
Click the "I'm ready, Create Game" button to save your changes!
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8. Launch your game!
You will be redirected to the "Game Details" page for your new game. Select the "Launch Game" button to check out your Addon!
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9. Need more help?
You can head back to Roll20 Crash Course to learn more and check out our other information to help you get started!

 

Adding to pre-existing games

Below outlines the step to go including an Addon in a game that already exists. You can expand the sections for screenshots and additional information.

1. Ensure you are signed in
To create a game or access game settings you must Ensure you are signed in to your Roll20 account.
2. Create a game (If you already have a game, skip to step 6)
If you don't already have a game, you can create one here: Create a game. Once your game is created you can add as many Addons as you like!
3. Choose a name (and tags)!
Choose and input a name for your game in the related field. You will also find an optional "Tags" field where you can put in keywords that can help you relocate your game in the future.
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4. Choose a character sheet (Optional)
If you are already planning to run a game for a certain system you can check the character sheet drop down and search for it! Once you have found it, just click and you are ready to move on!
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5. Create your game!
Click the "I'm ready, Create Game" button to save your changes!
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6. Expand the "Game Addons" section
You will be redirected to the "Game Details" page for your new game. From here, find the "Game Addons Section" a bit down the page and expand it.
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7. Choose an Addon
Find and select an Addon for your game from the drop down list. Once you have found it, just click and you are ready to move on!
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8. Add the Addon to your game
Click the "Add to game" button to start the process of loading the Addon into your game.
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9. Check that the Addon was added successfully
Check that the Addon was added successfully. If it has, you will notice a green box appear telling you so!
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10. Launch your game!
Select the "Launch Game" button to check out your Addon!
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11. Need more help?
You can head back to Roll20 Crash Course to learn more and check out our other information to help you get started!
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