The perfect blend of automation and control for any RPG Game!

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Online Roleplaying - Leveled Up

Fantasy Grounds is a virtual tabletop to help facilitate play of tabletop-style role-playing games online with a GM (game master) and one or more players. It replicates what you would traditionally do around a physical table, such as rolling dice, managing character sheets, keeping campaign notes, sharing handouts and images, and moving tokens or figures around on a map.

Through the use of rulesets, Fantasy Grounds also supports automation that helps improve gameplay and removes some of the tedious aspects of playing an RPG, while still retaining that level of detail in the background.

Realistic 3D Dice

The dice rolling is a feature that has set Fantasy Grounds apart from the competition since the very beginning of virtual tabletops and is still one of the most loved features for our system. Take a look at the video to see how easy it is for users and try out the demo to see for yourself. Dice rolling is an integral part of any RPG experience.

Library Modules

RPGs often require players and GMs to look up a lot of info during the game. Fantasy Grounds simplifies this with free, built-in library modules for the PFRPG and 3.5E rulesets. These library modules provide details on new abilities, spells, monsters, weapons and armor and more. Extensive library modules are also included with the commercial rulesets available for purchase, such as Savage Worlds, Call of Cthulhu, Castles & Crusades and Rolemaster Classic.

In addition to this, you can build your own library modules by creating new items, NPCs, etc. and then exporting your custom library modules for use in any campaign you run.

Shared Maps

Fantasy Grounds uses a light-weight approach to maps that gets you playing as quickly as possible, while still allowing for some great map features such as fog of war (masking), areas of effect, distance and movement paths.

We include some built-in maps for use in fantasy settings, but you can also install any of the great map packs we provide from various publishers and artists or simply drag a map you find on the internet into Fantasy Grounds and use it immediately.

Random Table Support

Starting with our CoreRPG ruleset, our systems now support random table generation. You can use this for generating random names, monster encounter tables, planet types, weather, or any such system.

Any rulesets built on top of CoreRPG have this feature built-in.

Built-in Tokens

The GM and Ultimate licenses come with several hundred built-in tokens for use in a fantasy campaign. Additional token packs are available for free on the forum or from our store. We have a wide variety of token styles available from a number of excellent artists.

If you already own a lot of token images, you can place any JPG, GIF or PNG file in your tokens\host or tokens\shared folders and use them alongside the built-in tokens

Export Your Custom Creations

Don't keep all your great GM ideas for your players alone - share them with other GMs.

No matter what you create - NPCs, custom monsters, items, maps, or stories - you can export these out into your very own custom module. Any GM can open a custom module inside their campaign to access all the creations and then close it when they are finished to keep their campaign from becoming cluttered.

CoreRPG = Any Game System

Your virtual tabletop should be capable of handling any game system, while still providing great GM tools and campaign management. CoreRPG does this exceptionally well and is also the basis for many of our current rulesetsi, as well as every future ruleset we will release.

CoreRPG is also available for advanced users to extend and use in their own custom rulesets.

Advanced Automation

Automation is where Fantasy Grounds really begins to shine. Whether it is the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (R), Rolemaster Classici, or Savage Worlds, you can be sure that our official rulesets will sport some very cool time-saving features for both players and GMs. In the example here, we showcase how the PFRPG ruleset can really make combats flow smoothly for your campaigns. Games like Savage Worlds will have different automation, such as initiative systems based on poker card draws.

Want to build your own automation? You can peek under the covers of any of our official rulesets to see how we've built it and use that same technique for your creations. Many of our add-ons and extensions come from Fantasy Grounds users who have done this very thing.

Wiki Videos

Wiki User Guides

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Be sure to check the links to the left to visit our Wiki page for more videos and documentation specific to each game system. The wiki is also a place to find other community created rulesets for other popular systems.

Fantasy Grounds License Comparison

Feature Free/Demo
One License Covers All Players In a Group N/A No Yes
Be a Player in a Game Master's Game Demo Mode or to Ultimate GM only Yes Yes
Create Characters While Connected to a Game Master Yes Yes Yes
Create Characters While Not Connected to a Game Master
* if you also own the ruleset being used. Some rulesets and data packs may require an active license to use.
Yes - * Yes Yes
GM Can Create Unlimited Campaigns Demo Only Yes Yes
Create and Use Custom Hotkeys for Common Tasks
* hotkeys are saved per campaign
Yes Yes Yes
Number of Simultaneous Players Game Master Can Host
* 6+ players with a typical campaign and DSL connection or better
1 Demo player only Only Limited by Bandwidth* Only Limited by Bandwidth*
Number of Free Players GM Can Host 1 During Demo Mode 1 During Demo Mode Unlimited
Can Allow Free Players and Paid Players to Play Together No No Yes
Access Player Libraries Yes Yes Yes
Access GM Libraries in Demo mode Yes Yes
Includes 32 Animal Tokens No Yes Yes
Includes 72 Character Tokens No Yes Yes
Includes 138 Fantasy Monster Tokens No Yes Yes
Import and Share Maps
hex grids, square grids or no grids
Yes, not saved Yes Yes
Create custom auto-roll tables Yes. Not saved Yes Yes
Export Custom Adventure Modules
story entries, maps, encounters, NPCs, tables, items
No Yes Yes
Character Sheet Control
Can edit 1 or more characters sheets
Yes Yes Yes
Included D&D (R) 3.5E Ruleset Yes Yes Yes
Included D&D (R) 3.5E OGL Libraries*
* OGL Libraries contain lists of spells, monsters, class abilities and equipment marked as Open Gaming License content by Wizards of the Coast
Yes Yes Yes
Included D&D (R) 4E ruleset Yes Yes Yes
Included D&D (R) fifth edition ruleset (5E) Yes Yes Yes
Included D&D (R) Fifth Edition Basic Rules and SRD 5 Content No Yes Yes
Can buy and use licensed D&D fifth edition modules No (only what is shared by DM) Yes Yes
Included PFRPG Ruleset Yes Yes Yes
Included Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (R) OGL Libraries*
* OGL Libraries contain lists of spells, monsters, class abilities and equipment marked as Open Gaming License content by Paizo LLC
Yes Yes Yes
Included Numenera Ruleset Yes Yes Yes
Included CoreRPG Ruleset for Any Game System Yes Yes Yes
Create Custom Ruleset or Extension using XML and LUA Scripting
Check out the Developer Guides Wiki
No Yes Yes
Install Official or Community Ruleset
Check the wiki for many rulesets
No Yes Yes
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