Wednesday, May 4, 2022

DnD Beyond X Wizards of the Coast

I deal with Wizards of the Coast as both a customer and as a merchant and the last few years has seen me have to graciously accept that WotC has bigger fish to fry than two game stores in KY. I get it, I really do, but I seriously doubt Target, Walmart, or Amazon will host Magic: the Gathering tournaments.

As a customer I've been nervous about their plans for 5.5/6E, especially where DnD Beyond is concerned. Our RPG group owns everything on there and that was a hefty investment. I assumed, at some point, they'd move away from DnD Beyond and expect us to buy all of those books again.

I'm glad to see I was wrong about that. Our group was delighted to see WotC buy DnD Beyond and I feel like our investment is much safer and far more future proof.

DnD Beyond has never been perfect, why DID it take 3 years to get a dice roller and how do you not have enough manpower to add in Unearthed Arcana any longer? However, it has always been worth the investment when it comes to character generation and storage and the character sheet on my iPhone is pretty darn slick. In short, I like it and have grown so accustomed to it that I miss having that type of app for other RPGs.

I hope WotC's ownership proves to be a positive move and I'm looking forward to Spelljammer and Dragonlance. In fact, I'd really like to see the Magic: the Gathering settings Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty and New Capenna as DnD settings in the next year but who knows?

I'm just going to take win of DnD Beyond and mind my own business for a few days.

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