Dungeons & Dragons 5e goes digital with D&D Beyond

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Dungeons & Dragons is a game that has traditionally been played with pen and paper. Given today’s access to devices including laptops, tablets, and smartphones, more players are migrating partially or fully to digital means of playing the game. While there have been digital tools that augment and enhance the game in the past, there hasn’t been an official digital toolset for fifth edition from Wizards of the Coast. Until now. The company has announced that they’ve partnered with Curse to bring D&D players a digital toolset with many features in the form of D&D Beyond.

“D&D Beyond speaks to the way gamers are able to blend digital tools with the fun of storytelling around the table with your friends,” said Nathan Stewart, Senior Director of Dungeons & Dragons. “These tools represent a way forward for D&D, and we’re excited to get them into the hands of players soon!”

The new digital toolset hopes to make game management easier for not only players but for Dungeon Masters as well. Some fo the key features of D&D Beyond include:

  • D&D Compendium with Official Content
  • Create, Browse, & Use Homebrew Content
  • Manage Characters – Build, Progress, & Play
  • D&D News, Articles, Forums, & More
  • Access Anywhere, Anytime, on Any Device

If you’re interested in trying it out, you can head over to the D&D Beyond website, roll a natural 20, and sign up for the beta coming later this year — hopefully before the summer if the announcement trailer is any indication. Are you looking forward checking out and using D&D Beyond or do you prefer the traditional pen/paper/book method of playing Dungeons & Dragons? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.

  Source: Wizards of the Coast  Source: D&D Beyond

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