Most tables, virtual or otherwise, have a player who has been at this longer than others. When they see you drop that token of the gray-skinned man with a noose around his neck onto the VTT they know the group is facing a revenant. This isn't their first rodeo. They'll do their best to play without using that meta-knowledge. But they know. Now they need to decide whether they would normally use fire or radiant damage or are they only considering it to stop the regeneration? Would their character typically use a different type of spell that may not be as effective? It's a tough spot that no one wants to be in.
Imagine if you had a veritable stable of tokens of various undead creatures resembling revenants, zombies, and ghouls that you could replace the default token with easily. Now your players do not need to worry about meta-knowledge, they can play the game with the same mystery that their characters are experiencing.
Enlarge. Every token in this set is designed to fit into a 1x1 square when you drop it onto the VTT but the resolution of the image allows you to increase the size to 3x3 before you would see a quality drop off. So don't be afraid to cast that enlarge spell!
Powerful Roll20 Features. These bordered portrait tokens are best used in rollable tables to create Multi-Sided Tokens. Multi-Sided Tokens allow you to have multiple pictures represent a single character sheet. When you pull your NPC onto the VTT you can right click on them and randomly choose a portrait from the rollable table. One NPC, such as a bandit, can appear in groups with each one looking different but still retaining the statistics of the NPC.
Taking Advantage of Mods. If you are a Pro User then you can leverage the skill of Roll20's talented community of scripters to make your task as a Dungeon/Game Master easier:
• Mods like The Aaron's TokenMod allow you to quickly assign a character sheet and stats to a token on your table.
• Keith Curtis wrote the Faces script which has an intuitive user-interface that helps you build multi-sided tokens from uploaded art.
Using Mods like these unlocks the full potential of tokens like mine and other talented marketplace creators. Mix and match and take your game to the next level of immersion!
Note: When using Keith Curtis' Faces Mod you cannot use art assets dragged out from marketplace purchases. You must instead download the assets you want to use and upload them into the game.
Credit Where Credit is Due. These portraits are generated using the Artflow Platform with a Creative Commons license for commercial use. The token frames are licensed for commercial use from Heroic Roleplaying Press.
License: Roll20 End User License Agreement
(Personal Use Only, Do Not Distribute)