How to play guide for Tabletop Simulator
This page will serve as a basic how to play guide for Tabletop Simulator. While there is very little information available at this time, we urge you to check back often, as new information is being added all the time! Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.
Tabletop Simulator has a Video Tutorial Series that gives a basic introduction to the game to more in depth information on how to use all the controls and how to create custom content.
There are currently 6 videos including the introduction with one more on the way. You can subscribe to Berserk Games' YouTube Channel to stay up to date or follow them on Twitter to get the latest development updates. The complete video series can be found on their website.
The introduction video goes over exactly what is Tabletop Simulator and how you can properly use it.
Part 1 - Basic Controls
Part 1 goes over the Basic Controls of Tabletop Simulator. It's important to play the mini tutorial before doing anything else, so you can learn the very basics. (Transcript)
Part 2 - Advanced Controls
Part 2 goes over the Advanced Controls of Tabletop Simulator. There are a lot of controls that only the host can do and the host can set permissions that other players can use as well. Be sure to press the ? key in game to bring up the full control scheme menu. (Transcript)
Part 3 - Hosting & Connecting
Part 3 goes over how to host a game and connect to other people's servers. As of Update v4.6 connecting to servers is more seamless for players. (Transcript)
Part 4 - RPG Kit
Part 4 goes over what exactly the RPG Kit and what you can do with it! Create your own dungeons and RPG setups. (Transcript)
Part 5 - Custom Content
Part 5 goes over how to create custom content. You will learn how to make your own deck of cards, import 3D models, and much more! (Transcript)
The Control Scheme is a full menu of the various keybinds and controls within Tabletop Simulator. To open up this menu in the game, press the question mark key (?).
All of these keybinds can be changed in game in the configuration menu.
Tips and tricks
Peek at a card: Hover over a card and hit Shift + Alt (Shift + Option on a Mac). This will display an "eye" icon so other players know you are peeking.
Deal a card to each player: Right click on a deck, go to "deal," and press the center of the color wheel.
Draw cards from a stack of components, like a deck: Hover over the stack and press a number key. This works for double digit draws as well, just type the number quickly. Note that this only works if the mod you are playing has hand zones defined.
Change a die face to a specific side: Hover over it and press a number key to change to that die face.
Change Rotation Axis of an item: Hold down Alt and then press Q or E to rotate the object in a different axis.