Roll20 for iPad is a free-to-use set of digital tools optimized for pen-and-paper tabletop games. Take advantage of Roll20’s powerful “QuantumRoll” dice engine, community-submitted roleplaying character sheets, visual handouts, text chat and more at your physical gaming table, or as a second screen with the online Roll20 Virtual Tabletop.
Be advised that currently the application must be used in conjunction with a campaign started via the free-to-use Roll20 Virtual Tabletop.
- Fixed a bug which could cause the app to hang while loading some games.
- Fixed a bug which caused journal entires to load in the incorrect pane when you clicked on a link in a journal entry.
Ratings and Reviews
A so-so companion app, not a replacement for the site
I can’t speak to using this as a GM (I presume you cannot), but as a player character it’s at most useful in a pinch, and more likely a so-so companion app if your laptop’s screen is just to small to hold everything.
My group doesn’t play with a map, so the fact that’s missing isn’t an issue (it is billed as a companion app, after all). However, without the map, this really should be made split-view/slide-over compatible. It also has a glaring functionality omission: the ability to see roll results when using macros and/or the [[xdy]] roll command notation. If you miss your 3D dice roll because someone else rolled shortly thereafter (or have that turned off), and your character has the ability to, say, re-roll 1’s, you’re out of luck unless someone else is on desktop and will tell you.
The only use case I can see for this is if you’re using a tiny laptop as primary and need the 2nd screen. It’s not useful when traveling with just an iPad, for example. If they filled out the feature list to make this more than a companion app, added multitasking support, and added a custom dice keyboard + touch-based stat controls, I’d be willing to spend money on this. As it is, it’s not super useful.
Garbage and an embarrassment
I joined the pro membership solely for the ability to use this app and the app is non-functional. After you log in it hangs in "loading" forever. I let it load once for 15 minutes just to see what would happen, the answer is nothing. I couldn't get the stupid app to even load. Now I am aware that this is a very limited and bare bones app that is severely lacking in features, but all I really wanted was to view my character sheet on my iPad to free up space on Roll20 on my laptop. It couldn't even do that. This is unacceptable for the app to be so abysmal that it can't even open. The devs should be ashamed and they should remove this app until it's out of the Alpha stage and ready for prime time.
Not the whole game, but pretty good for reference
For all the people who want to play Roll20 in an app, this is not it. You can't see maps, you can't create *anything,* and you can do very little in-game play-wise. So thats a total bummer. As a DM this app is good to use as reference as you are using the desktop version. On your ipad you can pull up player stats, check your notes, check the compendium all without messing with the desktop version. You *can't* edit or create notes or handouts or things of that matter, which is not very handy. At this point the app seems to be stable, fortunately. It would be nice if it were a little more useful.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.