Learn How to Use Foundry VTT Easily
What is Foundry VTT?
Foundry VTT is a virtual table top for playing tabletop role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulu, Pathfinder, and a whole bunch more. It supports over 100 systems and boasts over 500 community developed modules that add new functionality or can help you tailor the game to your preferences.
If you want to get started with Foundry then the Foundry Basics series will cover everything that you need to know to use it as a GM and the Player's Guide will get your players up to speed quickly.
The Foundry Basics
This guide is broken into 5 distinct parts and will take you step-by-step through installation and setup, importing your first map, adding walls and lights, adding your players, creating their actors, and how dynamic line of sight and fog of war works. If you already know how to do some of these things though feel free to skip around to the sections that interest you and keep an eye out for the 'Pro Tip' cards which highlight some lesser known features of Foundry VTT. Let's get started!
Hello everybody! This series will walk you through how to use Foundry as a GM. If you’re a player, I’ve got a player’s guide just for you over on YouTube. If there’s a big update to any of the topics in this series I’ll make an update and record new video as needed. So if…
Hello everybody! Now that we have Foundry VTT installed and configured with a world set up we can get to the best use case of a Virtual Table Top: displaying maps.
In the last guide we set up our map and now we can start setting up our players, their characters, and the tokens that will represent them on the map.
Hello everybody! We’ve got our map created, our players added, and some tokens on a scene that can look around but there’s a problem. They can see everything on the map! Let’s fix that now by going over how to add walls, the different types and what they do, and a few things that will…
Hello everybody! Now that we’ve got our map imported and walled up properly we’re going to take a look at lighting and how it impacts dynamic line of sight. The first thing that’s important to know is that DMs see differently than their players. A player’s visibility is always limited to what their tokens can…