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Roll20 & DTRPG Are Teaming Up | EN World | Dungeons & Dragons


Is the Roll20 Market or any OneBookShelf Market going to close down?​

No. Each Roll20 and OneBookShelf have been doing nice previous to this, and now we’re even stronger. There isn’t any danger of something shutting down.

Do we have to signal a brand new contract?​

In some unspecified time in the future within the coming months, whenever you log into your OneBookShelf website writer account, you’ll be prompted with an replace to your writer settlement. There’s no materials change to any phrases of enterprise; it’s simply an replace to account for authorized formalities of the settlement.

Equally, there might be no change to the Roll20 Market Creator settlement.

Will there be any adjustments to my charges or royalties?​

Your charges and prices related to both group will keep the identical.

Will there be any adjustments to any OneBookShelf websites?​

All OneBookShelf marketplaces (together with DMsGuild, Wargame Vault, DriveThruComics, and so on.) will proceed to function with out change as a part of this amalgamation.

Will we be coping with new representatives now?​

Nobody beforehand with Roll20 or OneBookShelf is leaving on account of these adjustments. Your contacts stay the identical as earlier than. In the long run, the publisher-facing groups from either side will step by step be working extra intently collectively to serve you higher.

How does this transfer assist publishers?​

This consolidation is an efficient strategic transfer for each events that’s been years within the making, and it places us all collectively nearer to the person expertise we wish to ship.

This transfer ought to deliver you higher gross sales as a result of it supplies a superior alternative to fulfill present buyer calls for: It is possible for you to to promote content material to individuals the place they’re truly enjoying video games on-line. With Roll20 launching PDF assist on the digital tabletop, there’s new worth to PDF content material for tabletop RPG gamers, with minimal conversion funding.

The overlap of Roll20 prospects and OneBookShelf prospects is surprisingly small, which suggests this can be a giant cross-selling alternative, bringing content material from every platform to the opposite platform’s viewers – thus bringing extra prospects and driving extra gross sales for you.

Additionally, you will be capable to current and promote your content material in all obtainable codecs, and in no matter combos and pricing schemes you favor (whereas we offer information on what we discover to be finest practices for maximizing income).

Will we have to handle two separate accounts now?​

For the second, sure, however in the long run, we anticipate you’ll have a single writer account that lets you handle titles throughout all marketplaces.

Are the marketplaces going to be becoming a member of collectively too?​

So far as we all know at this juncture, they are going to stay separate.

What do the adjustments seem like within the shorter time period?​

First, content material accessibility. Thousands and thousands of customers keep important libraries of content material they’ve bought on OneBookShelf websites; with just a little teamwork, we’ll be capable to hyperlink these libraries instantly into person accounts on the Roll20 platform. Meaning a buyer will be capable to pull up PDFs they purchased on DriveThruRPG and entry them instantly inside their Roll20 sport.

Subsequent, file measurement and storage limits. We consider customers ought to be capable to entry recordsdata hosted in a DriveThruRPG library with out affecting their storage limits on Roll20.

And what’s the long-term plan?​

As the brand new DriveThruRPG market (now being previewed) and the Roll20 platform change into extra intently built-in, we will supply customers all the benefits of the most important VTT platform on the market, which is enhancing continually, plus all of the quality-of-life advantages {that a} new market design, industry-veteran employees, and our big collective catalog of content material can present.

These built-in options ought to enchantment to publishers and content material creators, since improved retailer performance embedded seamlessly into the Roll20 VTT atmosphere means their content material will acquire higher publicity to a wider viewers of potential prospects, proper within the sport area the place they’re already enjoying these video games.

Past these issues, we are going to want time for our groups to work extra intently collectively and develop a roadmap primarily based on our present and anticipated capabilities.

Can we promote PDFs on the Roll20 retailer?​

Quickly, sure. We are going to make it potential, pending technical groups reviewing and assessing that implementation.

Growing your capacity to make gross sales through the Roll20 platform is a excessive precedence.

Will we be capable to promote print-on-demand titles through the Roll20 retailer?​

No. For now, nothing adjustments relating to POD books or playing cards on OneBookShelf websites. You’ll nonetheless set them up and promote them, as ever, through the OneBookShelf/DriveThru interface.

What if we’re engaged on VTT content material now or we already promote VTT property?​

That’s nice. In the event you already promote on each Roll20 and on DriveThruRPG, then not a lot adjustments for you. If something, extra individuals will see your content material, purchase it, and be capable to use it straight away.

Finally, your single account might join you to each platforms, so it ought to simplify some issues in your course of.

Will there be a chance for “Hybrid PDF” packaged content material?​

Hybrid PDF content material refers to maps and tokens semi-converted to VTT content material (versus a full compendium conversion), for use on Roll20 collectively along with PDF content material.

That is nonetheless a viable choice that may permit us to reap the benefits of each DTRPG’s and Roll20’s respective strengths within the brief time period, sure. As PDF integration is unlocked on the Roll20 Market, that content material might be complemented by Addons, Modules, or Compendiums that pull out a few of the PDF titles’ most VTT-friendly options, making for a quick conversion venture with quick added worth for patrons.

What if we don’t care about VTTs or different digital platforms?​

That’s superb too! However if you’re open to it, then this new association would possibly show you how to transfer into an area the place lots of people play video games, giving your content material a lot higher publicity.

Nevertheless, you may carry on making and promoting PDFs simply as you do now.

Is DriveThruRPG nonetheless working with different VTTs like Fantasy Grounds?​

We aren’t planning any adjustments to how Fantasy Grounds or Foundry content material is offered on OneBookShelf marketplaces. We nonetheless wish to keep pleasant relationships with different VTT platforms, however a few of these particulars and plans are nonetheless into consideration.

However briefly, if they’re nonetheless keen to work with us, then we really feel the identical approach.

What about Astral: Will we shut it down?​

Sure, we might be closing the Astral VTT platform in August. We might be making an announcement relating to this throughout the subsequent week, and we’ll supply some new choices to customers there.

OneBookShelf neighborhood applications: Do all of them have to be renegotiated?​

We have now already spoken with a few of our largest licensors, and we plan to talk with different publishers who’ve neighborhood applications with us within the coming days.

It’s our hope and our intent that we’ll finally be capable to open up all of our current and future neighborhood applications to Roll20 content material.

How does this modification have an effect on my exclusivity?​

Any exclusivity you had promoting on OneBookShelf websites, except for DMsGuild content material, or on Roll20 now opens to promoting throughout each marketplaces.



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