Dungeons & Dragons has finally stepped into the 21st century. The world’s oldest RPG has launched D&D Beyond, a free to use website that provides access to multiple tools and rules needed to play the game.
D&D Beyond is split across the free and paid premium sections. Free users are provided with the free D&D rules and the character building tool. Essentially allowing them to play the game without any bells and whistles. Everything else is locked away in the premium section.
Subscriptions are also further split into two categories. The $2.99 a month Hero tier allows players to create and store an unlimited number of characters, and also access content created by other players. It’s this second option that will likely draw people to subscribe.
The $5.99 a month Master tier option is something designed for Dungeon Masters. Subscribers here are allowed to upload their own custom content to the servers and share it with other players. More importantly, it also allows the DM’s to add players to a campaign and share their homebrewed materials within the game. Essentially allowing a DM to provide additional content for his or her players.
Electronics aids have been rapidly becoming popular in the tabletop game space. RPG players have been building their own character creation programmes for decades now, and it’s about time that Wizards of the Coast has caught up with the times.
[Source: D&D Beyond]