Roll20 Community Corner #5

The Roll20 Team

The Roll20 Team


Greetings rollers! It’s time for another Community Corner - your weekly inside look at what our Dev team is up to! On with the show…

Developer Spotlight

Hi rollers, here’s what’s new in the Tech Corner.

On the Production Server

  • Better Marketplace communication to prevent the appearance of double purchases.

  • New translation content, more of Roll20 translated, including purchase receipt emails.

  • Removal of Google Hangouts integration.

  • Bugfix: Fixed a Private Message issue where some users weren’t being detected as logged in.

  • Bugfix: Fixed Korean language translation having incoming issue with Game Details page.

On the Development Server

  • New language available for translation and gifting receipt language logic.

This was a transition week between the big push of last week including polishing some of the interactions from that push and gearing up for the next sprint. There is still a lot of fine tuning and polishing that remains the focus for Roll20 development in the near future. A big part of that focus is on creating better tools for the rest of the Roll20 staff to use to give them better functionality to do their jobs and automate some steps that had been previously done manually, usually by me(Steve K). It’s an investment in the future, front loading some work that the Roll20 community won’t immediately see the benefit from, but will pay off big time in the long run.

Speaking of investments in the future, a lot of my time has been taken up these last few weeks interviewing and onboarding new staff, including at least one new developer. This process isn’t over and we’re still looking for developers.

You might be thinking to yourself that you wouldn’t be qualified to apply. I’d say that the fact you’re still reading this developer spotlight suggests otherwise. These are entry level positions and if you love Roll20 enough to bother reading this, than you’re more qualified than you think. We at Roll20 believe the best ideas come from diverse thinking. If you’re unique, we think that’s awesome, and we want to hear from you. Please check out the listing and send your resume to

Community Highlights

This week from our API One-Click menu… It’s GroupInitiative! This script adds a command for rapidly adding large groups of tokens into the turn order.

Select and roll initiative for a whole selection of creatures all at once!

On the Marketplace

Add a little charm to your next game with a token pack from creator Kyle De Young - like his newest Happy Idiots Set 3 below!

Friendly and lovable player tokens for your campaign! This pack contains a variety of races and classes. Happy Adventuring!


Thanks for joining us for another look at things behind the scenes at Roll20, have a great weekend!


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