Publisher Inquiries

The information below covers topics relevant to current and prospective Roll20 partner Publishers. If you have a question that falls outside of these examples, feel free to contact us through our web form. To review the difference between Publishers and Creators, click here

Art Packs and Card Decks  

Art Packs (Figures, Bordered Tokens, Portraits, Maps, etc.) are the easiest products to upload and sell on the Marketplace and use assets that many Publishers already have access to. Card Decks and Card Games are also straightforward and require very little support, if any, from Roll20 to convert. 

Adventure Modules and Addons 

Adventure Modules and Game Addons are more complex to build than Art Packs but not as complex as Character Sheets or Compendiums. They usually require an existing character sheet to be a useful Marketplace Item but are a great way to share content built for systems that exist on Roll20 already.

Character Sheets

Character Sheets are created using a combination of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Many games have community-developed Character Sheets, but we recommend that Publishers maintain their own, especially if they wish to use them as a base for Marketplace Products.

If a Publisher is in complete control of a Character Sheet and its related updates and maintenance, it is eligible to become one of our "Publisher Supported" Character Sheets, which is a special designation available to players during their selection process. If you would like your submitted sheet on this list, please contact us through our web form with the subject line "Publisher Supported Sheet"

The length of development time for a Character Sheet ranges from 20-500+ hours.

To learn more about Character Sheet creation, visit the Building Character Sheets article in theRoll20 Help Center. Our GitHub repository for sheets is located here.

Game List

When filling out a user profile, creating a game, or making a Looking for Group listing, Roll20 users can choose from a preexisting list of games that they’re interested in. If you would like your game added to our games list, it first needs a Character Sheet. If you have a game on Roll20 that doesn’t require a Character Sheet (such as For the Queen or Dialect) please reach out to us through our web form with the subject line “Game List” with your request.

Compendium Products

Adding structured data Compendiums on Roll20 is a time and labor-intensive process. We recommend that all Publishers begin with text-only Compendiums, and work in structured data at a later time. More information about Compendiums can be found here.

The length of development time for a typical Compendium ranges from 100-400 hours.

Charactermancer Products

Charactermancer for Roll20 must be built from an existing Character Sheet that has been designed with the Charactermancer in mind. At this time, we are only accepting Charactermancer Compendiums that have been created by Publishers or contractors with previous Charactermancer experience. If you are interested in working with one of our vetted contractors, please contact us through our web form with the subject line “Charactermancer Contractor.”

The length of development time for a Charactermancer ranges from 200-500+ hours.

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