If your regular (or irregular) tabletop gaming session has moved online and you’re using a virtual tabletop like Roll20, Fantasy Grounds or Astral then you might find yourself needing to bootstrap your virtual assets at short notice.
In other words, you might need maps to play on and tokens to represent PCs, NPCs and the enemies they face.
In addition to the maps and tokens you get access to by simply having an account, these platforms have marketplaces where you can buy more and most also let you import your own creations.
Roll20, for example, supports jpg, jpeg and png files. Astral supports jpg, jpeg, png, gif and even mp4 or webm for animated tokens.
Matts Massive Map Menagerie is 20 GB of free to download (or raid as needed), copyright compliant tokens and maps for your use.
This collection isn’t new but is being resurfaced again with the surge of people self-isolating and experimenting with online but tabletop RPGs. As a result, you may find these same files in other free bundles.
Do you have any tips or tricks for getting started with virtual tabletops quickly and easily?