I got the chance to meet Nolan T. Jones, Co-Creator Roll20.net and Co-Founder of "The Orr Group," at the Gen Con ENnie Awards. Roll20 began as an effort to keep developers Dutton, Jones, and Zayas in touch via long distance gaming. Their project became public with an eighteen day Kickstarter campaign in April of 2012. Since then it has attracted over 250,000 users as a free service. The program continues to be funded by subscribers who receive features that assist advanced gameplay. The Roll20 program added its 250,000th user over the weekend since launching the popular gaming platform eighteen months ago. I'm a big fan of Roll20, currently using the platform to run my Shackled City Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 game, so I was pleased to see that they won an ENnie for Best Software. I caught up with Nolan to see what was next for Roll20.
Michael Tresca (MT): Tell us a little about your company and about you.
Nolan T. Jones (NTJ): Roll20's creators are based out of Wichita, Kansas (Riley Dutton), Washington D.C. (Richard Zayas) and Las Vegas, NV (me). Makes sense that we'd create platform for long distance gaming, doesn't it? Us each flying to Gen Con represents only the second time all three of us have seen each other in person since starting Roll20 in April 2012.
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