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General News - Dungeons & Dragons going digital

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. RPGWatch

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    [​IMG]From The Register: Dungeons & Dragons is going online:

    Dungeons & Dragons finally going digital

    Character sheets and bits of the rule books look like they're coming to the Web

    Seminal role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons looks to be going digital.

    The game's publisher, Wizards of the Coast, calls its new effort "D&D Beyond", describes it as "a digital toolset for use with the Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition rules" and has given the service the tagline "Play with advantage".

    Wizards' canned statement says the service will "take D&D players beyond pen and paper, providing a rules compendium, character builder, digital character sheets, and more-all populated with official D&D content." We're also told the service "aims to make game management easier for both players and Dungeon Masters by providing high-quality tools available on any device."

    Details of just what's on offer are thin, but the beta signup site for the service says subscribers will get the following features:
    • A "D&D Compendium with Official Content"
    • The ability to "Create, Browse, & Use Homebrew Content"
    • The ability to "Manage Characters - Build, Progress, & Play"
    • D&D News, Articles, Forums, & More
    • Anywhere, anytime, access on any device
    That repetition of the "any device" point suggests this will be a web-based effort, rather than an app.

    The promo video below offers a limited look at the service, suggesting it will digitise character sheets and offer some content from the game's famously-detailed rule books.

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