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Snell & Wilmer Advises Online Virtual Tabletop Roll20 in Strategic Partnership with OneBookShelf

July 13, 2022

LAS VEGAS - Snell & Wilmer advised Roll20, an all-in-one solution for organizing and playing digital tabletop roleplaying (TTRPG) games online, in its strategic partnership with OneBookShelf, a premier online marketplace selling digital and print-on-demand roleplaying games, war games, comic books and fiction. The strategic partnership is expected to empower players to manage content across platforms for nearly any tabletop game, connect more easily with other players, and step into games immediately, all in one place.

“Joining forces with OneBookShelf creates the best place to purchase, peruse, and play TTRPGs online, period,” said Ankit Lal, CEO of Roll20 in a company press release. “Since 2012, Roll20 has been the industry leader in virtual tabletop gaming, hosting content from some of the biggest publishers in the space, including Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, and Chaosium. With this deal, we gain significant progress on several of our user promises that dramatically improve the VTT, and will work together to continue adding new and exciting features to our already industry-leading platform.” Roll20’s partnership with OneBookShelf brings together a party of 40 technical wizards dedicated to improving product, code, and user experience. In the coming weeks, the new entity will add PDF support to Roll20’s virtual tabletop (VTT), giving GMs and players the ability to upload, read, share, and immediately play using any PDF in the VTT. At a later date, the companies will make OneBookShelf PDF libraries accessible within the Roll20 virtual tabletop experience and are committing to ensure that OneBookShelf PDFs will not count toward Roll20 storage quotas. Over the rest of 2022, Roll20 users can look forward to continued VTT improvements, faster dice results, more Dynamic Lighting updates, improved character creation and character sheets, and more.

Brian Blaylock led the Snell & Wilmer team advising Roll20 in the strategic partnership with the assistance of Carmen Gilbert and Bill Kastin.

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