The launch of the 5th Edition SRD a few weeks ago has prompted a flurry of activity here at Roll20. Today we’re excited to introduce to you two new tools that will help any GM or player of a 5th Edition game play better, both online via our virtual tabletop and in person. 5th Edition OGL Character Sheet by Roll20 The first new addition to the Roll20 toolset is a character sheet that we have developed in-house specifically for use in 5th Edition games. Taking advantage of the latest sheet features that we have to offer, such as Sheet Workers , the sheet is incredibly fast and performant, while still providing an incredible number of time-saving features that will speed up any game. It’s fast. Opening in mere milliseconds, we’ve used all of our expertise to craft a sheet that can open with the utmost speed, so information is only a click away anytime during your game. It’s helpful. We’ve included auto-calculations backed by Sheet Workers that will calculate everything from your AC to the total weight of your inventory. It’s well-designed. The familiar and well-designed interface will feel right at home to any 5th Edition player, and we’ve added extra touches like Roll Templates to help your game look the best it can on your screen. For all the details of the sheet and a full overview of all the features it has, see the official page on our wiki (still a work in progress). On the other hand, if you’d like to just jump in and experiment, you can select the sheet for your game by choosing the “5th Edition (OGL by Roll20)” option when creating a new game. 5th Edition SRD Compendium You may remember that a few months ago we launched a new feature called the Compendium, featuring Pathfinder content and rules. Today we’re expanding the Compendium feature to include the complete rules for the 5th Edition SRD . More than just another place where the rules have been re-hosted online, however, our Compendium brings some really handy features for the busy GM. Find anything, fast. The Compendium features a search bar at the top of the screen that you can use to search for nearly anything -- a spell, an item, a monster, a class, even a condition, an attribute, or any other rule you might need to quickly reference during your game. Powerful filtering options. Beyond just searching by keyword, though, you’ll find that the Compendium features an advanced search capability unlike anything currently available. Want to know all spells available to the Wizard class by level? Or how about all Monsters by Challenge Rating ? Or get even more specific -- how about all Monsters that are Monstrosities and can cast one or more spells ? Open and community-driven. Our goal is to provide a resource that the whole community can freely use. Anyone can apply to help edit the Compendium and keep it up to date, and all of our data is freely available in JSON format; for example, here’s the Fireball entry: https://app.roll20.net/compendium/dnd5e/Fireball.json
. So the next time someone wants to build a tool like an encounter builder or a spell list, they can pull from this data quickly and easily. Free of ads. No annoying ads of any kind on the Compendium, so you can promptly find the information you need. Mobile optimized . Every page is fully optimized to render on mobile devices such as phones and tablets so you can take the rules to your in-person game on the go. Additionally, we’ll soon be adding an update to Roll20 for Android and iPad to take advantage of these Compendium updates. We’re excited to see what types of things you can do with the Compendium -- be it searches, tools, or just using it to more quickly run your games. Let us know how you’re using it! Sheet + Compendium = Amazing Each of those new tools is exciting by itself, but it’s when you put them together that they really shine. Starting today, if you are using the new 5th Edition OGL by Roll20 sheet in your game, you’ll find a new tab on the right sidebar -- the Compendium. You have direct access to the full 5th Edition SRD right from inside your game, so you can browse by category or directly search for anything you might need to immediately reference while you’re running your game. Just click the name of an entry to open it in a small window. You can then minimize that window or even pop it out so you can move it to another screen. And best of all, manual entry of Spells and Monsters are now a thing of the past! You can drag-and-drop an entry from the Compendium directly into the appropriate section of the 5th Edition OGL sheet, and it will automatically fill in the correct values. For example, drag the Fireball spell into a spell slot, or drag the Goblin monster into the NPC section of the sheet, and watch as the values are pulled from the Compendium and your sheet is filled in for you. We’ve currently enabled full support for Spells, Monsters, and Items so they can directly import into the sheet. We’re excited to share these new features with you today, so test them out and let us know what you think!