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Snell & Wilmer Advises Online Virtual Tabletop Roll20 in Acquisition of Demiplane

June 14, 2024

LAS VEGAS – Snell & Wilmer advised Roll20, a comprehensive platform for organizing and playing digital tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs), in its acquisition of Demiplane, a premier character-building solution for TTRPGs. Demiplane's addition enhances Roll20's expanding suite of offerings, which includes Roll20 Tabletop, DriveThruRPG, and Dungeon Scrawl. This acquisition aligns with Roll20's mission to connect gamers and provide them with innovative tools to bring their campaigns to life, whether in-person or online.

“Demiplane’s streamlined yet powerful character builder and easily searchable compendium are deeply complementary to Roll20’s ecosystem,” said Ankit Lal, CEO of Roll20, in a company press release. “We’re excited to get Demiplane’s technology into more hands by and adding support for new systems. However you play – in-person, online, or a little of both – we have you covered!” 

Combining Demiplane’s technology with the world’s most popular virtual tabletop paves the way for integrating the two platforms, unlocking greater in-person and online gameplay options for the over 15 million players, game masters, and game publishers Roll20 serves.

"Since first starting Demiplane, our goal has been to introduce great tabletop games to new and existing players and game masters around the world. We've been able to do that for nearly a dozen game systems in over thirty countries thanks to our great team and publishing partners," said Demiplane Co-founder and CEO Peter Romenesko. "This partnership with Roll20 and DriveThruRPG supercharges several key strategic areas of focus for us. We're looking forward to pushing into new territory together and are excited to embark on this next chapter for Demiplane."

Brian Blaylock led the Snell & Wilmer team advising Roll20 in the acquisition with the assistance of Amanda Dick.

Snell & Wilmer’s mergers and acquisitions attorneys are well-versed in providing strategic, innovative legal and business services for complicated corporate transactions. They have extensive experience with transactions in a variety of industries, including highly regulated industries where the intersection of business and government requires a particularly strategic and risk-sensitive approach. Their experience, coupled with deep industry knowledge, allows them to provide thoughtful, innovative, and comprehensive solutions for their clients. Snell & Wilmer’s clients include sellers, buyers, investors, banks and bankers, venture capital firms, private equity firms, institutional lenders, independent directors and committees, management groups, creditors, and creditor committees.