Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Goodbye to Roll20?
So, I've been getting a few questions about how or why I deleted my Roll20 account. here goes...
This morning, I went to look at my listing to see how many people wanted to join today's game. All I found was a comment from someone quoting Roll20's rules against advertising.
I did have a link to Cha'alt... praise be its name, in the thread about my game. The subject line was "What is Cha'alt?" and it directed people to the DriveThruRPG page where Cha'alt... praise be its name, is available (including the 32 full-page preview).
I also had a link to my own Crimson Dragon Slayer D20 house-rules (free PDF), so players would know what to expect. I created it specifically to get Roll20 players up to speed on how my D&D is different than all the other versions out there.
I didn't have a lot of time before the kids got up for school, and I wrongly assumed this guy was some kind of Roll20 admin or staff. Since I'd had a few negative experiences with Roll20 in the past, I decided to simply delete my entire account in a fit of pique.
After getting the kids to school, I looked up the person who posted Roll20 rules on my thread. Turns out, he was just a "member" who'd joined Roll20 six months ago. WTF, who does that?
9 times out of 10, when I delete my account from a website, there's some kind of backdoor to reverse it. Not so with Roll20. So, that account is gone.
I created another one because I really wanted to GM today. When I get some free time, I'll look for an alternative virtual RPG platform. But for now, it was easy enough to simply create a new account and make another listing for today's game.
That's it. Looking forward to introducing new players to Cha'alt... praise be its name. See you at the imaginary table!