BYOND Tabletop Gaming

by Shadowdarke
BYOND Tabletop Gaming
Provides the virtual resources that a game master and his or her players need to enjoy traditional tabletop (pen and paper) roleplaying over the internet. [More]
To download this game for your Linux/Mac installation, enter this on your command line:

DreamDownload byond://Shadowdarke.BYONDTabletopGaming##version=16

Emulator users, in the BYOND pager go to File | Open Location and enter this URL:


Version 16
Date added: May 8 2002
Last updated: Oct 13 2008
Last played: Oct 26 2019
481 fans

Waiting List

Only Windows users can play this game. If you have an emulator, you can join the waiting list to be informed when a new server is ready to play.

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BYOND Tabletop Gaming is a virtual tabletop that brings traditional pencil and paper roleplaying games into an online environment. BYOND Tabletop Gaming lets you get together and play when your friends are too far away to game in person.

BYOND Tabletop Gaming provides a secure chatroom, powerful dice features, and shared virtual sheets. You only need to supply the game rules for your favorite face to face RPG, the game master, and some players.


Customize and share sheets

  • BTG lets you build custom sheets (for characters or other data) and save them locally on your computer. The same sheet may then be loaded on a different server.
  • Sheets may be locked so that only the owner and gamemaster may edit and/or view that sheet or specific sheet fields.
  • Sheets are shared in real time. Any modifications you make to a sheet are instantly updated on the display of all other players with that sheet open.
  • BTG sheets support Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) features available to Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Powerful Die Rolling

  • Multiple ways to enter die rolls: Command line text, a popup die roller window, or single click preset dice macros in your BTG sheets.
  • Includes Special die rolling features for more specialized game systems: Target numbers, subtract the lowest die roll, reroll if a die is the maximum, and more

Colorful chat

  • Players may change their chat name and text color easily
  • Create quick aliases for switching rapidly chat name, icon, and color on the fly.
  • Emoticons ( =) ;) :-P et al) in chat text coverted to smiley icons thanks to Spuzzum's s_smiley library.
  • Create any number of chat groups for private messages.
  • Send images, web links, or pre-scripted text to specific chat groups.


  • Optional password protection for each game server.
  • Host and GM may mute, boot, or ban any player.
  • Host and GM may view the BYOND key and IP address of each player.
  • GM may assign chat names and text colors, and prevent abusive players from altering their chat name or color.
  • Automatic mute if a player spams the game.

Maps for Miniatures

  • Move icons/images around the play area just like miniatures on your tabletop.

Latest Update

Version 16: 09-18-07
Bug fixes
  • The Kill command no longer leaves blank spaces in the players list.
  • Icon fields based on the same icon in different states display properly now.
  • You can now close Sheet Panels named "Players" and "Dice".
  • The "May use HTML" flag in player settings works now.


There are no hardcoded Game Masters in BYOND Tabletop Gaming. Not even Shadowdarke has special powers or priveledges when on someone else's server. If someone claims that they are a special GM and does something they should not be able to do, then they are abusing a bug and you should report it in the BTG forum so that it can be fixed promptly.


Clipper9876: (Dec 5 2023, 2:29 pm)
This was a really large part of my childhood and teenage years. there has yet to be a platform that's on par with what this game and community had.
Recently I've started trying out Quest portal , its still not as good as byond table top gaming was but they got the right idea and the keep updating it!
I don't know what happend to my original accounts so i made this one back in 2015 when i was feeling nostalgic about this place. For me this was most of my childhood to teens was spent here.
Its been a really long time ^_^ Life has been alot different than i imagined it was when i was a kid ^_^ I hope everyone is doing well and living their best life!!
Sinetta Lockspin#6725
Galuna: (Jun 10 2022, 2:10 pm)
I wanna make a memorial post too!

There was a lot of drama here sometimes, but it definitely got me through my teenage years. It helped me refine my roleplaying skills and learn how to actually write. I remember how I used to use 'Proper Case' when I started. I miss people, and can be reached at [email protected]. Can give out discord there, too.
Zique: (Mar 12 2022, 5:55 pm)
Agreed. I wanted to use TextMudPuddle as a backup but couldn't :(
Texter: (Oct 26 2021, 4:06 pm)
THis tool was legendary.
Sivithis: (Oct 21 2021, 1:25 am)
Oh wow, this really doesn't work with current Dream Daemon, and seeing how it was practically abandoned in its heyday...
Shame, all those campaigns lost, like tears in the rain.