Item Types and Categories

When creating a new Marketplace Item Listing, your product must use one of the following Item Types:

  • Art Pack: Maps, tokens, props, etc.
  • Token Marker Set: Overlay icons such as statuses and conditions.
  • Game Addon: Short/one-shot Adventures, Rule Expansions, Card Decks, and other Play Aids to be added to an existing game
  • Game Module: Large, long-running Adventure campaigns, Board & Card Games, and Entire Rulebook Systems that can only be added at the game's creation.
  • Package: Collection of products that are not for sale individually
  • Dynamic Bundle: Collection of products that are for sale individually. Customers only pay for items they don’t already own.
  • Compendium: An RPG rulebook converted over to structured data so it can be browsed within the VTT or on the Compendium portion of Roll20's site. (Compendium Item Listings can only be created by Roll20 Staff)

There is an Item Category section that needs to be filled out in a product's Item Listing Properties. Categories, their subsequent Subcategories, and their Tertiary Subcategories will dictate where your Product will be sorted on the Roll20 Marketplace. The rest of this article will review all of them in order of Item Type.

The Art Category

The Art Category is applied to all Art Pack and Token Marker Set Item Types. This category can also be applied to Addons, Packages, and Discount Bundles Item Types if their content fits.

The Art Category has the following Subcategories:

Tokens Maps Token Markers Objects Weather

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Token Tertiary Subcategories

  • Figures: Transparent, full-body, non-bordered characters, viewed either top-down or from the side
  • Bordered Tokens: Character portraits cropped inside a border, typically a round one
  • Portraits: Character portraits, often added to Character entries, Handouts, or for a Customer to creating custom Bordered Tokens
  • Token Elements: Token borders, flair, overlays, or templates to help a Customer to create their own tokens
  • Status Icons: Status icons for Tokens (ex: poisoned) - sometimes used interchangeably with Token Markers Sets

The Game Category

The Category Category is applied to all Module, Compendium, and most Addon Item Types. This category can also be applied to Packages and Discount Bundles Item Types if their content fits.

The Game Category has the following Subcategories:

RPG Rulebooks Adventures Board and Card Games

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This Sub-Category goes deeper than any other on this list. It includes not only a tertiary list of subcategories but also quaternary subcategories for Play Aid Addons

RPG Rulebooks Tertiary and Quaternary Subcategories

  • Core Games: Compendiums, Modules, or Addons that include all the rules of specific RPG system
  • Bestiaries: Compendiums, Modules, or Addons that focus on lists of NPC and Monster entries for a specific RPG System
  • Rules Expansions: Compendiums, Modules, or Addons that include additional rulesets (i.e. Splatbooks) for a specific RPG system
  • Addons: Addons that are further sorted into the following categories
    • Characters: Collection of pre-generated characters and NPCs that could include character backgrounds for story building
    • Monsters: Collection of fully-statted monsters (not enough content to be considered a Bestiary)
    • Items: Collections of equipment, consumables, weapons, and magical items  
    • Locations: Fully fleshed-out descriptions and maps of a realistic or fantastical setting for a GM to set their Adventure in
    • Effects: Typically Rollable Tables or Card Decks that add nuance to a game (for example critical failure effects, chaotic magic effects, hazardous climate rollable tables)
    • Idea Prompts: Typically Rollable Tables or Card Decks that help give GM storytelling ideas for their campaign
    • Puzzles: A combination of various VTT elements that will challenge the Players with either on-table puzzles, riddles, or dungeon obstacles.
    • Play Aids: Custom event clocks and counters, game system Card Decks and Components
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